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Spotlight - Steven Simpson, President

AUSTIN - Steven Simpson always knew he wanted to run his own company, work with big, heavy equipment, and move dirt. About two years ago, he finally made his dream come true....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Denis & Sonia Phocas Owners

AUSTIN - Sonia and Denis Phocas were both born in Southern Africa and grew up witnessing firsthand the struggle between the apartheid regime of South Africa and those who resisted it....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Sara Wilkus, co-owner, vice president; Michael Boy, co-owner, president Travis Roofing Supply, Austin, TX

AUSTIN – Sara Wilkus says she and her brother, Michael Boy, are Irish twins since they were born just 15 months apart. Born into a military family with a father in the Air Force, the siblings and their parents were used to starting fresh in new places – a skill that has helped the duo establish a nationwide network of roofing supply companies, each independently owned and operated....

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03/29/2017 18:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Richard Minyard, Owner, Minyard Sons Services and Centex Spiral Pipe

AUSTIN – Richard Minyard did not go to college, even though he was offered an athletic scholarship to Mississippi State University. By the time he was 15, he was already running his family’s business....

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02/24/2017 18:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Scott Hall, Vice President, Matheus Lumber Company Inc., San Marcos

AUSTIN – As a celebrated high school and college quarterback, Scott Hall probably could have had a career in the National Football League. He’s humble about his stellar time as a famous Texas athlete, but his alma mater, University of North Texas, is not....

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01/25/2017 19:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Will Schnier, PE, CEO, BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting

AUSTIN – Will Schnier was born in Virginia Beach, VA. but he didn’t end up staying. Because of his father’s career, the family became world travelers early on....

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12/29/2016 15:51:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - HVAC & Plumbing - Everyone needs water

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It seems like the construction industry is booming. We have been slammed since opening our doors eight years ago....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cedar with style

AUSTIN - Taking time out for a photo with Construction News Austin Editor at Cedar Supply in Kyle, L-R: Jason Sanders, John Gonzales and Carter Smith...

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Creating a winning social media strategy

AUSTIN - Every business looking to achieve success through social media needs to have a well written social media strategy designed to reach their customers and get the desired result. Just as social media channels are not equal in scope, demographics and reach, all social media channels might not be right for your company goals....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Lightning safety when working outdoors

AUSTIN - Lightning is a dangerous natural force. Annually in the United States, cloud-to-ground lightning occurs 20 to 25 million times and over 300 people are struck by lightning. During the past 30 years, about 50 people, on average, have been killed by lightning strikes every year, and many more suffer permanent disabilities....

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