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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....

Created by : cwright
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....

Created by : cwright
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....

Created by : cwright
12/29/2016 15:51:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Bret Hall, Division Manager, Swinerton Builders

AUSTIN – Bret Hall’s father, David Hall, served in the U.S. Navy as a submarine navigator/quartermaster and the family was stationed in San Diego when Bret was born....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 15:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Rusty Morgan and Kevin Jones, Owners, Structura General Contractors

AUSTIN – Rusty Morgan, president and CEO, and Kevin Jones, vice president and COO, of Structura General Contractors, are not brothers in the traditional sense, but their trajectory through life has been so similar that they could have been....

Created by : cwright
10/25/2016 14:53:00 | 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...

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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....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0