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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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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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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0