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Bro chance

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Brothers Jose Meza and Frank Meza were so close growing up that it had always been their dream to run a business together. The siblings got their chance in 2008 when Frank, who was freshly unemployed after 14 years, joined Jose, who was in charge of payroll at a concrete company....

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Enduring performance

DALLAS/FT WORTH - By pulling their strongest skill sets together the team at Endur Contractors have become a full service mechanical contractor. This includes mechanical, HVAC and plumbing, plus all types of welding is done in-house....

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Damage control

DALLAS/FT WORTH - From the college textbooks straight to the rooftops, Josh Wilson settled right into the construction industry. Wilson started his company named Bedrock Contracting in 2002. They specialize in commercial and residential roofing applications, as well as storm damage restoration....

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Full of attention

DALLAS/FT WORTH - They have been in the Dallas area for over two decades providing reinforcing steel as a rebar and post tension installer. Gabriel Cruz titles himself as operations manager for Gabriel Steel LLC. The company was incorporated in 1993....

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Cutting to cooling

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Between haircuts, Fort Worth barber H.B. Webb would peruse one of his many magazines and read about topics that had nothing to do with hair. It was in an issue of Popular Mechanics that H.B. read an article about evaporative cooling. Intrigued by the idea, H.B. built an evaporative cooler for his barbershop in 1941....

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Action seeker

DALLAS/FT WORTH - J.R. McColm was born busy. He spent much of his youth helping out his family in their business, which focused on excavation and, at times, concrete. As a teen, he started a power washing business to clean parking lots....

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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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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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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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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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