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Spotlight – Stewart and Cindy Jones, Owners and Co-founders, Texas Specialties & Installation

DALLAS – Stewart and Cindy Jones started Texas Specialties in Arlington in 2001 with just a few employees and the classic American dream of self-sufficiency in their crosshairs....

Created by : Miles Smith
05/13/2013 19:47:00 | Viewed: 533
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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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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...

Created by : kestescn
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....

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