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Spotlight – Rex Webb, co-owner, Patriot Erectors Inc

AUSTIN – The 38-acre facility where Rex Webb and Parley Dixon own Patriot Erectors in Dripping Springs started life as a therapeutic horse riding facility....

Created by : cwright
08/30/2016 15:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Steve Anthony, Owner, TimberTown, Austin

AUSTIN – Steve Anthony was born in Corpus Christi, but only lived there two weeks before his father, who was in the Navy, was transferred....

Created by : cwright
07/27/2016 19:28:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Glyn Landrum, General Manager and former owner, Current Electric Inc., San Marcos

AUSTIN – Glyn Landrum left his hometown of Rockport to attend Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos and never left. He received a degree in biology in 1977 and attended graduate school for a couple of years before leaving to go to work for what was then M&N Electric in 1980....

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 13:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Chris Strand, President/CEO, Stan’s Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

AUSTIN – After visiting a friend in Venezuela for three months after college, Chris Strand realized he didn’t want to spend his life in the cold climate of Michigan where he was born and raised. So, he took his rusty car and the $1,200 he had in his pocket and set out for a warmer environment....

Created by : cwright-au
05/26/2016 15:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Chris Kelley, President/CEO, Jeff Kelley, Vice President/Sales Manager, Amber Kurkowski, Vice President, Bilt Rite Scaffold/Bilt Rite Insulation

AUSTIN – Chris and Jeff Kelley, brothers and new owners of Bilt Rite Scaffold, were a little surprised when they realized that the company that was established in 2006 had hit its 10th anniversary in April. Chris and Jeff bought the company in August 2015....

Created by : cwright
04/27/2016 16:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Karl Conger, President and Owner, DKC Construction

AUSTIN – Karl Conger thought he was going to coach college sports – but life had a different plan for him....

Created by : cwright-au
04/01/2016 18:34:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0