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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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Spotlight – James Gill, Owner, Austin Rent Fence

AUSTIN – Where are you from? I was born and raised in Corpus Christi. I went to WB Ray High School....

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 16:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Robert Case, Owner, Rock Solid USA, Kyle, Texas

AUSTIN – Tracing Rob Case’s history to find out how he came to be in the decorative concrete business is an interesting tale with many twists and turns. From a grandmother who came to the United States from Denmark to a great-grandfather who was a banker in the California Bay Area, the family’s history traces the history of the United States from before the Great Depression to modern times....

Created by : cwright-au
02/01/2016 17:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Ragu Sada, Owner, G2 Builders

AUSTIN – You could say that Ragu Sada grew up in the construction industry: His father worked for Turner Construction in Chicago for 45 years....

Created by : cwright-au
12/30/2015 15:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – William Biggs, President/Owner, Biggs Plumbing Co. Inc.

AUSTIN – William Biggs thinks his mother was trying to create a Renaissance man when she raised him – involving him in many different endeavors such as piano lessons, flying lessons and fencing....

Created by : cwright-au
12/01/2015 21:32:00 | 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