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Currently celebrating 40

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Aug. 15, 1977, Victor Jury Sr., David Meredith and Victor Jury Jr. opened the doors of their first Summit Electric Supply service center. Located in a terra cotta-brown brick building, it was not unlike the color of the surrounding Albuquerque landscape. Inside, five employees were ready to help the customers they hoped would come through the doors....

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Joining forces

DALLAS/FT WORTH -DLR Group is ready to go big in the Big D. In August, Dallas-based design firm Staffelbach joined the integrated design firm, enabling it to establish a Dallas base to serve Texas clients, expand its interiors expertise, and reach new clients for its courts, education, healthcare, hospitality, performing arts, retail, sports and workplace studios....

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Playing house

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Local builders and architects had a play date to design and construct adorable abodes for the pint-sized set, and all for a good cause! Playhouse entries for the “2017 Parade of Playhouses” were assembled and on display at Dallas’ NorthPark Center July 7-23. Proceeds from a raffle to win these miniature mansions benefitted Dallas CASA. –mjm...

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Room to foam

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty-one percent in 2012. Forty-six percent in 2014. Fifty-two percent in 2015. Fifty-six percent last year. These percentages are the share of builders reporting labor shortage in the construction industry. The concern is heightened in Dallas/Fort Worth as the area is experiencing both a population and construction boom....

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Branching out

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Construction in Cowtown just got safer. Houston-based National Trench Safety LLC opened its 32nd branch location in Fort Worth, strengthening its presence in the Metroplex markets....

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Renegade-run business

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Justin Silcox glances down at his tattooed arms with a self-explanatory chuckle when asked why he named his company Renegade Concrete LLC. But it’s his back tattoo asserting, “I am my family’s keeper” that explains how this renegade will be as a business owner....

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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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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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