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Industry Folks - Joey Mejia, BOKA Powell

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Joey Mejia remembers the first time he was introduced to the architecture field as a student in a Weatherford High School architecture class. Assigned with the task of drawing a house floor plan, a new world – and career path – opened up to him....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Melisa Byron, Kevco Electrical Construction Inc.

DALLAS/FT WORTH - For Melisa Byron, taking a job last year as an administrative specialist at Kevco Electrical Construction Inc. is what she calls “totally new thing” career wise....

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06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Tinkie Davidson, Soci Tile and Sinks

DALLAS/ FORT WORTH - When Edwina Davidson was a little girl, her rambunctiousness earned her a reputation with her two siblings – and a nickname that stuck with her for life....

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04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Donna Hauptmann, Kitchen Designer/ Sales Representative, ProCraft Cabinetry, Dallas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Novelist George Eliot once mused that it’s never to late to be what you might have been, and Donna Hauptmann is a true testament to that. When the former Harker Heights, TX flower shop owner found herself going through some major life changes, she decided to take control and pursue a college degree....

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03/30/2017 21:34:00 | Viewed: 0
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Kiss her ring!

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Construction News set out to ask industry folks about the lucky charms they carry, and we admit that we had some preconceived notions of what we’d see (Rabbit’s feet. Special coins. Bits and bobs that dangle from key chains.)....

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02/27/2017 16:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Carrie Edomm, Controller, Astro Sheet Metal Co. Inc

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Carrie Edomm was never one for making lists, but now she has enough balls in the air to make it worth the effort. The 35-year-old wife and mom works as a controller at Astro Sheet Metal Co. Inc., serves as treasurer of the Subcontractors Association of the Metroplex (SAM) and last month began her new role as SAM’s executive director....

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02/27/2017 15:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0