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Bonded brothers

DALLAS/FT WORTH - They’re the kind of brothers who would endure bb pellets and broken arms for each other (they have, and those are some funny stories – just ask them!). They finish each other’s sentences and read each other’s thoughts. And for the past six years, Michael Rhone and Mark Rhone have even worked side-by-side at CityWide Mechanical’s metal shop....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Singing the Blue’s praises

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Tara Wright, customer service representative at Blue Nail Enterprises in Garland, enjoys educating customers about the company’s general contracting, roofing, siding and window installation services. –mjm...

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Storm erasers

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma change businesses, and not just in cities they hit. North Texas companies, like JPaul Roofing and Construction in Richardson, are also adapting to the recent weather events. Fifteen of the company’s 22 employees are leaving the Richardson location to join the rebuilding efforts in Victoria, TX and Tampa, FL....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Equipped

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Rental One has added one more! The construction equipment and tool rental company’s newest location, its 11th, opened mid-August at 5600 E Interstate 20 Svc. Rd. in Aledo. Rental One chose the growing city between Fort Worth and Weatherford as a consideration for the customers in that area....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Good times, good times

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Employees that play together enjoy their days together, which is why Jordan & Skala Engineers in Dallas make it a priority to enjoy their group dynamic outside of the office....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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:...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0