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Green for green space

AUSTIN – Heavy Equipment Co. was a recent sponsor of the Forever Green Golf Tournament on Jul. 11 at Lions Municipal Golf Course.  The tournament benefits “Save Muny” in their efforts to protect the green space.  Thirty-one teams participated. Pictured, L-R: Luke Brenner, Heavy Equipment Co.; Willie Lott, Heavy Equipment Co.; Tre Leoni, WPM Construction; Frank Preketes, WPM Construction. –cw...

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07/28/2016 14:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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The reel deal

AUSTIN – The Reynolds Company sent Team REYNOLDS to ‘reel and deal’ in the Pescadore Tournament Jun. 4 at Baffin Bay. –cw...

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07/28/2016 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Shooting skills

AUSTIN – Rajshree Sarda, project manager of G2-Fastrack (a new wing of G2 Builders Corporation that focuses on built-out spaces under 3,000sf), visited Yellowstone National Park to hone her skills as an avid photographer. –cw...

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07/28/2016 13:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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That’s the way to party!

AUSTIN – 360 Electrical Contractors, Austin, threw a party/picnic/BBQ for its employees on Jun. 4 at Emma Long Park at Lake Austin. –cw...

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06/27/2016 14:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Beach building

AUSTIN – According to Kurt Goll, architect with Journeyman Company, this is what happens when an architect takes his son to the beach. Looks like Kurt’s son, Miles Goll, 17, got into the spirit of beach building. According to Kurt, Miles plans to be an architect and builder just like his dad. –cw...

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06/27/2016 14:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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That’s how you do it!

AUSTIN – Kevin Charboneau, ELK Electric field superintendent, and Johnny Torrance, Crawford Electric salesman, landed a big catch at Port O Conner recently. –cw...

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06/27/2016 14:17:00 | 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:...

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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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