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Catching some cool

AUSTIN – Leah Baxter, business development director, and Patrick Flynn, president/CEO, of Flynn Construction spent some of the hot summer in the coolness of Alaska, fishing on the Kenai River. While on their trip, they caught sockeye, pink and silver salmon. Leah’s silver salmon was the first one of the season with the Kenai Cache Outfitters.  “Our guide was really excited!” she says. –cw...

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09/30/2016 20:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Destin-ation wedding bells

AUSTIN – Chris Kelley, president/CEO of Bilt Rite Scaffold/Bilt Rite Insulation, popped the question to girlfriend Katie Hodges while the couple was on vacation in Destin, FL. She said yes, and happily shows off her new bling. –cw...

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09/30/2016 16:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Just taking a stroll

AUSTIN – Amanda Shanks, Halff Associates Inc. in Austin spends time with Rufus Porter and Rigby Danger at a local park. –cw...

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08/30/2016 19:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wired for iron

AUSTIN – Carlos Cuellar, owner of Fenix Post Tension, felt bad for his 11-year-old daughter who wanted to run in an Austin half marathon, but knew she wasn’t going to be able to keep up with her more athletically-inclined mother and two brothers....

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08/30/2016 15:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas summer fun

AUSTIN – Chris Kelley, Bilt Rite Scaffold/Bilt Rite Insulation, far left, above, had a good day bay fishing recently with some friends....

Created by : cwright
07/28/2016 14:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Summit summons

AUSTIN – Jon Smiley, iON Constructors, got the big picture at the top of Christmas Mountain on Terlingua Ranch in West Texas during a recent dirt bike trip to the Big Bend area. –cw...

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07/28/2016 14:04:00 | 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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0