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Spotlight – James Johnson, Owner, J. Johnson Contracting

AUSTIN – After gaining experience working on commercial jobs for a local general contractor, James Johnson felt it was time to open his own company and he went for it....

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07/01/2015 20:47:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Richard Scott, Owner, Aquatic Excellence Austin

AUSTIN – Inspired by his two children’s interest in swimming, Richard Scott began designing swimming pools full time in 1989. He has designed more than 300 pools during his career....

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06/04/2015 15:59:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Lee Lanford, Owner, Heart of Texas Metalworks, Manor, TX

AUSTIN – Lee Lanford is serious about metal working. Not only was he the first person to graduate from Austin Community College’s (ACC) art metal work program, he also traveled the country as a traditional journeyman for five years to perfect his craft. ....

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05/01/2015 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Thomas Russell, Owner and Master Electrician, Russell Electric

AUSTIN – Master electrician Thomas Russell established Russell Electric in Leander after he gained experience in the trade working as a journeyman and lead electrician....

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04/01/2015 14:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Sarah Andrews, CSI CDT, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, Owner, Sustainable Solutions

AUSTIN – Sarah Andrews has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years and has a passion for green building....

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03/02/2015 16:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Marie McGrath, CEO, Demand Lighting

AUSTIN – Working in the LED lighting business is exciting to Marie McGrath because of the impact it has on the environment....

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01/09/2015 22:36:00 | Viewed: 46
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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:...

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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?...

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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...

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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....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0