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Spotlight – Rupy Shah, Owner, Stone-Tec, Inc.

DALLAS – With owner Rupy Shah at the helm, Stone-Tec, Inc. has grown from a four-person operation to a force to be reckoned with, offering turnkey solutions in natural stone, ceramic and mosaic tile....

Created by : Miles Smith
04/02/2013 21:21:00 | Viewed: 331
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Spotlight – Tammy Crooks, President/General Counsel, MetalMan Design/Build Corporation

DALLAS – Someone once told singer Paul Simon “it’s all happening at the zoo.” Tammy Crooks must believe it’s true, because the president and general counsel of MetalMan Design/Build has joyfully dedicated her career to creating and constructing environments for the fierce, furred, feathered and flying - and even shared one of her life’s happiest occasions with the flamingos and the lion....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
03/04/2013 21:41:00 | Viewed: 435
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Spotlight – Elizabeth Ponce, President, Ponce Contractors/Zion Contractors LLC

FORT WORTH, TX – A few years ago, Elizabeth Ponce arrived at an important meeting for a potential contract. Seated in the conference room were educated men, their hands folded expectantly on top of impressive portfolios. She couldn’t help but notice the college rings anchored on their fingers and felt a surge of intimidation, even though she was the president of two companies. How could Ponce – a petite young woman, who started her journey ...

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
01/31/2013 21:35:00 | Viewed: 671
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Spotlight – Francine Hawkins-Alegeh, Alegeh Autocad Design

DALLAS – Since she was a young girl, Francine Hawkins-Alegeh has taken care of others while taking care of business. Whether it was making sure her sister sat still in the pew on Sunday morning or making sure high schoolers make the most of their future, this drafting services business owner’s main joy in life is service to others....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
01/10/2013 15:18:00 | Viewed: 369
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Spotlight – Peter Holland, President, Holland Marble Company Inc.

DALLAS – One of 14 children, Peter Holland has a worldly sense about him. He was born, grew up and studied construction technology in Ireland. He runs Holland Marble Company, a successful supply, fabrication and installation business based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. And if you name it, he’s pretty much traveled to it, heading to locales such as Greece, Syria, Brazil, Spain and Italy....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
12/06/2012 19:40:00 | Viewed: 88
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Spotlight – Paul Ramon, President, Ramon Roofing Inc., and CEO, Ramon Franklin LLC

FORT WORTH, TX – Paul Ramon’s gift for gab is equal to his gift for jab, and the roofing expert and former boxer pulls no punches when it comes to talking about what he enjoys in life – basking in a job well done, belting out a favorite Mexican folk song, watching the sun descend over the water and uppercutting below-the-belt roofers by fighting for stricter legislation....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
11/09/2012 19:40:00 | Viewed: 375
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | 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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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0