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All aboard the supply train

DALLAS/FT WORTH - For 33 years DAICO Supply Inc. has been providing building supplies and customer service to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It all started with the founder, Darrell Arnold, in 1985, who is still actively involved within the company today. Darrell opened up their first warehouse in Jan. 1986 in Carrollton, TX....

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Prime doors and windows

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Steve Barron cut his construction chops while serving in the Air Force as a member of Civil Engineering’s mobile/rapid response Prime Beef team. He taught construction while at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls....

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Serving up style

DALLAS/FT WORTH - When Branden Cook, owner of Homeland Construction, builds a project, his life influences can’t help but express themselves. There’s the obvious imprint of Cook’s father, a mason by trade who built every house and barn the family had; it was from him that Cook learned how to frame, place rock, and build retaining walls and fireplaces....

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No stalling, just Stallons

DALLAS/FT WORTH - There is a little town in Tarrant county called White Settlement, which is kind of how this story began. Kirk Stallons remembers living in White Settlement and attending Brewer High School. In the mid-‘80s, a friend of his found land to purchase in the Aledo school district. It was five acres and they made plans to split it. “That’s how it all started,” said Stallons. Today, Stallons resides with his wife and his two son...

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I’m all striped up

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How many people make a career doing what they never thought they’d be doing? A lot, probably....

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Stilt to last

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Charlie Richardson still remembers his “first steps.” He was 16 and tottering on stilts on a job site, helping his dad install suspended acoustical ceilings....

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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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