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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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12/30/2015 15:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0