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Boiling joint

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - C1S Group treated its employees and trade partners to heaping helpings of crawfish Apr. 21. Hosted at the company’s Dallas office, the event featured live music to entertain guests and vendor booths to display the latest industry products. –mjm...

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04/27/2017 17:35:00 | Viewed: 0
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Painting Texas green

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH - As a successful painting contractor in California for 30 years, Jerry Noel had a lot of happy clients – and a lot of leftover paint. Which is why, after attending a local “green” show and learning that recyclers of paint were concentrating on the postconsumer content rather than the quality of the recycled paint, he decided he could transform old paint into an environmentally-friendly, high performance paint....

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04/27/2017 17:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Family fun

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Steele & Freeman Inc. hosted an evening of food and fun for its staff and their families Apr. 21. The event allowed the company to show appreciation for its employees and also show many of the field workers Steele & Freeman’s recently completed conference center. The families enjoyed made-to-order burgers, a bounce house, a beanbag toss, snow cones and a custom cake marking the event. –mjm...

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In memoriam - Patrick Douglas O’Brien

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Patrick Douglas O’Brien passed away Mar. 27. Born Jan. 27, 1935 in Gainesville, O’Brien graduated from Texas A&M University with a Civil Engineering degree in 1957.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and afterward began an engineering and construction career, co-founding Rogers–O’Brien Construction Company with Steve Rogers in 1969. He was past president of the Associated Builders and Contr...

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04/27/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Campaigning for a cause

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - After being nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year, Michael Schultz, whom you may know from Capital Pumping and being listed as a Top 25 realtor in the San Antonio Business Journal, is on the campaign trail to raise money for this great cause....

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04/27/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Family way

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - No matter how busy José Negrete, owner of remodeling business D&M Enterprise, gets with remodeling projects around the Metroplex, he’ll never need to clone himself to tackle it all. He simply assigns the work to four of his five sons, who have all learned at their dad’s knee....

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04/27/2017 15:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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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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