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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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A safer Texas

DALLAS/FT WORTH - In 1991, the Texas Legislature took a stance on the skyrocketing workers’ compensation rates that affected Texas companies in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. This company originally known as the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, would later become known as Texas Mutual Insurance....

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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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