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Thank space

DALLAS/FT WORTH - PCL Contract Bonding Agency took it all the way to the thank with its annual Thank You Party on Nov. 16. This year, the company broke with its traditional fare and stationed a gourmet burger truck at its Irving office, much to the delight of their industry professional guests. Some traditions (thankfully) never die though; PCL’s Clem Lesch wore one of his famous turkey neckties especially for the occasion. –mjm...

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Charmed, he’s sure

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The name of Fernando Meza’s company, Casanova Concrete, started off as a joke, but it’s one that Meza finds himself forever explaining....

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He’ll never go out of tile

DALLAS/FT WORTH - After Benjamin “Ben” Gurment’s service in the Army ended, he didn’t have to march far to find his next career. Ben ran into a buddy who owned a construction company and went to work for him, bringing along his tile-setter dad, Benny Gurment for the ride....

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One year in

DALLAS/ FT WORTH - Bobcat celebrated the grand opening of its Fort Worth location Oct. 24, which opened its doors last fall. Guests were treated to gourmet burgers, prizes, product demos and even had the chance to drive a remote control Bobcat through an obstacle course. –mjm...

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Even better with age

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Last year, Jimmy Toy’s construction career turned 40. Rather than spin out in a mid-career crisis at the milestone, Toy took the time to enjoy what he has achieved in those decades and appreciates all that he built upon it....

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In memoriam - Lynda Dodson

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Lynda Dodson, 66, passed away Nov. 2, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Dodson’s electrical contracting career began more than 40 years ago as a helper; she eventually worked as a facility service rep for JMEG Inc. and held master electrician licenses in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. She was a member of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association and the National Association of Women in Construction. A celebration of he...

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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