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New again

DALLAS/FT WORTH - If Aguirre & Fields’ new address – 5320 N. Tarrant Pkwy. in Fort Worth – sounds familiar, that’s understandable: The engineering and planning firm’s previous office was only steps away in the same business park. However, business has been booming, and the firm needed room to grow....

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A-plus trades

DALLAS/FT WORT - Ninety-eight apprentices representing nine trades celebrated the end of a four-year journey Jun. 15. The Construction Education Foundation (CEF) hosted its annual graduation ceremony at Irving’s Westin Hotel, acknowledging all of the graduates for their efforts and sacrifices as they mastered their trades. –mjm...

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Open air open house

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The rain held off Jun. 22 so that Bobcat’s McKinney location could host its open house outside. The team invited guests to grab a bite to eat from the food truck, meet the staff, inquire about services and watch demos. –mjm...

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Two in one!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Good cake, good friends and a good spin on a mechanical bull – what better way to celebrate two huge company milestones? On May 25, Epic Supply Inc. invited employees, customers and vendors to a celebrate the grand opening of the company’s Fort Worth branch as well as Epic’s 10 year anniversary. Owners Jay and Shelly Hall and Ross and Vicki Ryon were on hand to welcome and reminisce with guests about the many good things t...

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In memoriam - Robert “Bob” Vernon Baylis

DALLAS/ FT WORTH -Robert “Bob” Vernon Baylis, a founder of City Wide Mechani-cal, passed away May 16, 2017 of neuroendocrine cancer. Born in El Dorado, AR, Baylis was a graduate of Longview High School and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M and a Jurist Doctorate at Southern Methodist University. A professional engineer registered in ten states, Baylis founded mechanical contracting company City Wide Mechanical in 1985...

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HQ heads into the future

DALLAS/FT WORTH - What better way to celebrate 30 years in the construction indus-try than to relocate to newly renovated headquarters?...

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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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