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Bands of brothers

DALLAS/FT WORTH - In the 1980s, two brothers started Irri-Con, a residential irrigation landscaping company. Today, another pair of brothers in the family continues to grow the firm, now known as general contractor HQS Construction LLC....

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It just comes natural

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Some buildings we walk into have such decorative landscapes outside. Natural Environments’ president Ron Zander was always involved with plants, since his father gardened. “I picked that up a little bit,” he said. In 1979, Zander established Natural Environments, doing landscape architecture, construction and maintenance....

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A generational trade

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Sandblasting and painting is in the Shotwell blood. Ask Mical Shotwell, COO of Shotwell & Son Inc. The company started in 1956 by his grandfather and great grandfather....

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Owning the name

DALLAS/FT WORTH - As a third generation plumber, Scott Ganske, owner of Ganske & Sons Plumbing, has hands-on experience all phases of residential and commercial plumbing jobs. He worked with his father until he decided to start his own company in 2003, which is family owned and operated....

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Crawfish a plenty

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Over 100 customers and friends attended the Big Sky Construction annual crawfish boil on Mar. 30 at their offices located at 407 Exposition Ave. -cmw...

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Celebrating 50 with 500

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Carl and Bunny Raba had a vision and in 1968 they began laying the groundwork to become an industry leader among engineering consulting firms. Together with Ronald Tolson, Raba & Tolson Consulting Engineers was established as a geotechnical engineering practice in San Antonio. By 1974, Dick Kistner joined the firm leading it into the expansion and practice of construction materials engineering....

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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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