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Spotlight - Masterpiece Grinding & Grooving

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - If Mike Puentes received his life in a box, he would leave the instruction booklet inside, take the parts out and figure out how assemble it on his own. Thinking outside of the box is a strategy that the president of Masterpiece Grinding & Grooving fully enjoys and one that has served him well – both personally and professionally....

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04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Mike Thalasinos, Owner, Boulder Designs of DFW, Irving, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Mike Thalasinos is not afraid of starting new things. Which is why, after starting and selling several businesses, he knew right away that he wanted to own his latest venture, Boulder Designs of DFW. But will it be his last?...

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03/30/2017 19:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Tamara Munson-Higgins, President, UNITY Commercial Solutions

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Tamara Munson-Higgins didn’t have family in the construction industry, but she did have entrepreneurial parents – the need to “always be doing something more” was clearly a genetic trait. After learning the industry ropes, she became a business owner and quickly learned that the role meant she would always be doing something more....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/24/2017 21:28:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Keith Lyles, President, Classic Superoof, Hurst, Tx

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It would be easy for a company president or a guitar player in a band to bask in the attention that may come his way. But Keith Lyles, president of Classic Superoof, is quick to divert the attention to a power bigger than him, as well as the credit for a life he loves....

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01/26/2017 22:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Gerald Franks, President, SL Commercial Services, Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Gerald Franks could have followed his family into the oilfield business, but a few construction jobs in his youth gave him a taste of what a career in the industry might be like. After lengthy stints for other companies, he eventually followed that lead, started his own construction services business, and five years later, feels that paying attention to those younger instincts led him in the right direction....

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12/29/2016 18:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Xavier de la Rosa and Frank de la Rosa, Co-owners, FX Concrete, Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The steps Xavier de la Rosa has taken in faith have been cast in concrete. When opportunity knocked in 2010, it was his drive, his father’s faith in him and his belief in himself that led their business, FX Concrete, to become a solid success. In six years, de la Rosa has expanded FX Concrete to include two additional supporting companies, and he strives to learn more about the industry so that he can make – and take –...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/28/2016 20:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

Created by : cwright
04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

Created by : mpaulcn
04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

Created by : mpaulcn
04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

Created by : cwright
04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0