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They started it!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Garland branch parking lot of ABC Supply Co. Inc. was filled with “Founder’s Day” festivities Jun. 7 as guests feted Ken and Diane Hendricks. The couple established the roofing material distribution company 35 years ago and has grown it into a 700-location powerhouse....

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Worth the wait

DALLAS/FT WORTH - After five years of preparation, Ron Wygal is ready to introduce his latest venture. In June, Wygal unveils his new design/build firm, Endurance Constructors, and the talent-ed team he has brought together to bring it to life....

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Job Site - BLH Building Inc

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Juan Campos of Grand Prairie general contractor BLH Building Inc. is kicking up some dust! Campos is helping to transform the former (and iconic) Sally’s Floral Shop at 4215 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth into an attorney’s office. In addition to preserving the shop’s refrigerated case, the new owners also hope to repurpose the shop’s sign. Construction will be slated for completion this summer. –mjm...

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New again

DALLAS/FT WORTH - If Aguirre & Fields’ new address – 5320 N. Tarrant Pkwy. in Fort Worth – sounds familiar, that’s understandable: The engineering and planning firm’s previous office was only steps away in the same business park. However, business has been booming, and the firm needed room to grow....

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A-plus trades

DALLAS/FT WORT - Ninety-eight apprentices representing nine trades celebrated the end of a four-year journey Jun. 15. The Construction Education Foundation (CEF) hosted its annual graduation ceremony at Irving’s Westin Hotel, acknowledging all of the graduates for their efforts and sacrifices as they mastered their trades. –mjm...

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Open air open house

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The rain held off Jun. 22 so that Bobcat’s McKinney location could host its open house outside. The team invited guests to grab a bite to eat from the food truck, meet the staff, inquire about services and watch demos. –mjm...

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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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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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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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