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Called upon

DALLAS/FT WORTH - When Mike Parsons was young, he was the kind of kid all of the teachers called on – but not for answers to Geometry or History questions. The teachers at his Lewisville high school often called on Parsons to repair their torn-up motorcycles (and one teacher’s race car) and fix broken items on campus....

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01/31/2019 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Get those shutters up

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Every house needs windows. And every window needs shutters, right? If so, then ask Jeff Varnell, whose wife Pam owns Shutter Up Quick, to get them for you....

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01/31/2019 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Making a comeback

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The 2008 recession was not kind to the construction industry. Many companies succumbed to its affects. Once such company was ICM – Improved Construction Methods....

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An added bonus

DALLAS/FT WORTH - When Milt Krueger suffered a stroke and was taken to the hospital in 1983, Randall Hughes knew exactly what to do. He gathered his co-workers at J Mil Sheet Metal Fabricators and instructed them that they must continue to work for their boss’ sake and to treat the situation as if Krueger was simply taking a vacation....

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Plumbing? Appsolutely

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Billy Stevens has always been an innovator and forward thinker. When Google first came out, Stevens saw the potential there and had the first and only plumbing company on the first page for two years on the Google search in the Dallas area....

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Foundation of youth

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On more than one occasion, Pete Vallejo Jr. has been considered a little young for construction. At age 13, he worked for his uncle’s rebar business, and stayed there until he was 21 years old. He then worked as a crew chief for a large Dallas construction company and went on to do the same for his cousin’s foundation business....

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01/31/2019 21:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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