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Spotlight - Kevin Hudson, President, Hudson Site Control LLC

DALLAS/FT WORTH - As the third generation in his family to be in the construction industry, Kevin Hudson knew early on that surveying was the career path he wanted to follow. With supportive parents and mentors and a passion for the field, he started his company in 1997 and later founded Hudson Site Control in 2005. Twenty years later, he still enjoys the true north he’s found....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Nathan and Elisa "E" Lane, Owners, Fast Lane Metalworks and Kitchen Kandy

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Teamwork definitely makes the dream work for newlyweds Nathan and Elisa “E” Lane, owners of custom metal fabrication company Fast Lane Metal Works and handcrafted hood range business Kitchen Kandy. The welded-at-the-hip couple is so in sync, they finish each other’s sentences, rarely spend a moment apart (even when motocrossing!) and hope it always stays that way....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Willie E. King Jr., Owner, The Basement Kings

DALLAS/ FT WORTH - Just try to tell Willie E. King Jr. that he can’t build a basement in Texas, or win every major martial arts competition in the United States, or live with as many of his relatives and loved ones as he can build a house around. The owner of The Basement Kings would not only do it, but also enjoy the challenge....

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07/27/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Isam “Jamal” Khoury, GE Greenway Environmental LLC

DALLAS/FT WORTH - As a young boy, Isam “Jamal” Khoury came to the United States full of his grandfather and father’s knowledge about how to improve the environments in which they lived, worked, traveled and shopped. It’s no surprise then that Khoury was inspired to forge two careers from it – one in environmental services and the other in real estate and development. He hopes to inspire his children by example to improve the world in th...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Innovative Design Build

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Ahad “Joe” Ghafoor has moved from his childhood home in Pakistan, studied for several years in two countries (and even broke his back!) to work in the construction industry. Even when things got tough for Ghafoor, he got tougher, and found ways around obstacles to create the life and work he wanted. Now, two decades after starting his own design-build construction firm, Ghafoor still is willing to do whatever it takes to kee...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0