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Spotlight - Brian Lauterjung, President, Rizzo Construction Inc

AUSTIN - Last March, Rizzo Construction Inc. founder Robert “Bob” Rizzo stepped down to enjoy a well-deserved retirement and passed the torch to his son-in-law Brian Lauterjung. Although Lauterjung has worked at the company for almost 20 years, he is finding his new role as company president to be a brave new world. With the help of great books, great mentors, great employees and a great father-in-law, Lauterjung enjoys his work more than eve...

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07/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Craig Welborn and Brian Welborn, Welborn Woodworks LLC

AUSTIN - How were you both introduced to the construction industry? Craig: We actually started working for John King Construction in Austin when we were 16. We started on the bottom rung, carrying equipment and materials from one part of the job site to the other. Then we just stuck with it over summers and we both did a little remodeling in college....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Marlon Cotham, Cotham Construction Services & Roofing, Cedar Park, TX

AUSTIN - Throughout his life, Marlon Cotham studied business icons to get an idea of what made them so successful. He absorbed the lessons he gleaned from their lives and implemented them when he established Cotham Construction Services & Roofing. Eleven years later, he knows that the greatest lesson he learned, to believe in himself, is the main reason for his success....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Doug BerryAnn, Doug’s Plumbing Co.

AUSTIN - Doug BerryAnn has a Midas touch when it comes to establishing plumbing businesses others want to buy. He feels his current business of five years, Doug’s Plumbing Co., is a keeper though, and he has found the charm in his third time as a plumbing business owner....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/27/2018 19:42:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Jim Whitten, Roof Consultants LLC, Austin, TX

AUSTIN - From the top of a roof to the top of a company there is nowhere to go, but up. His career was formed through opportunities. Now the reigns are in his hands and he’s ready to continue....

Created by : lvelasquezcn
03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Sonny Horton, President, BCS Concrete Structures LLC

AUSTIN - Although it took a little convincing, Sonny Horton is happy he listened to his good-friend-turned-busi-ness-partner Joel Garcia and established BCS Concrete Structures. Thirteen years later, the company has grown to nearly 300 employees and is headed toward other exciting growth as well....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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08/28/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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08/28/2018 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

Created by : contributorcn
08/28/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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08/28/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0