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Spotlight - Lone Star General Services LLc, Mario Williams

AUSTIN - What do you do when you have three generations of entrepreneurs, each specializing in their own thing? Not wanting to let any of the family entrepreneurships fall by the way side, Mario Williams decided he needed to find a way to streamline the businesses and yet help oversee their continued success....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Antonio Giovanni Naylor, President, Reliance Architecture

Where were you born? AUSTIN - Where were you born? I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. My dad was in the service and he immediately made sure I was a US citizen so there wouldn’t be any issues. From what I understand, you can get dual citizenship if you are born in Germany with military parents, but the way my dad did it, that ruled that out for me....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Tyler Mason, Co-owner, Dakota Horizon

AUSTIN - Where did you grow up? I grew up in Alamo, NV, which is about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. I’m fourth generation from Southern Nevada and moved to North Dakota about six years ago....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - David Shica, DS Surfaces

AUSTIN - Coming from very humble beginnings, David Shica has risen above many tribulations and hardships to own and operate a successful countertop shop....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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....

Created by : cwright
04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0