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Industry Folks – Michael “Brent” Person, Construction Manager, Lucky Construction

DALLAS – If anyone can write a happy ending to his own story, Brent Person can. Once homeless and now widowed, one might assume he would rail against the heavens. Instead, Person is unceasingly grateful for his life....

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08/04/2014 15:09:00 | Viewed: 55
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Industry Folks – Rebecca “Reba” Drafts, Painter, McSweeney Commercial Painting Inc.

DALLAS – The blond braids swinging on either side of her smiling face could be for convenience (paint gets in everything!), but given her fun personality, it’s hard to imagine McSweeney Commercial Painting Inc.’s Rebecca “Reba” Drafts in any other hairstyle. The two hair ropes swing in unison with her brushstrokes as she speaks animatedly about the craft she’s loved for nearly 30 years....

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08/01/2014 14:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Taunda Tustison, Estimating Clerk, Austin Industries

DALLAS – Taunda Tustison will probably never experience the joy of buying a cheesy personalized keychain from a random gift shop. That’s because her South African mom and her Californian dad gave their daughter a sweet but uncommon name....

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05/01/2014 15:11:00 | Viewed: 228
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Tee for two

FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth/Tarrant County and Dallas chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC) took golf to a “hole” other level Apr. 8. The chapters co-hosted the 8th Annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course for 184 registered members and guests. Although 40-mile-per-hour winds nearly whipped the players off of the course, the golfers kept swinging through both the morning and aft...

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04/30/2014 20:01:00 | Viewed: 9496
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Industry Folks – Fabian Grimaldo, Assistant Store Manager, All-Tex Supply

DALLAS – Yes, Fabian Grimaldo is that guy. You know, the guy that comes into work whistling. The guy who has a smile for everybody and happily greets him or her by name. The guy who oozes a let’s-go-team attitude. The guy who likes – no, loves! – Mondays....

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04/01/2014 19:52:00 | Viewed: 361
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Industry Folks – Mark Hartness, Senior Certified Dupont Tyvek Specialist, Weatherization Partners Ltd.

DALLAS – The year 2013 was very good to Mark Hartness....

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01/08/2014 22:39:00 | Viewed: 2591
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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