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Spotlight – John Patak, President, and Cody Brazil, Vice President, Cody Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.

HURST, TX – Cousins John Patak and Cody Brazil run Cody Air Conditioning and heating, a commercial and residential HVAC business in Hurst....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
10/12/2012 15:19:00 | Viewed: 6111
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Spotlight – Joe Jeter, Owner, Joe Jeter Sales LLC

DALLAS – Joe Jeter, owner of Joe Jeter Sales LLC, puts it plainly when asked to describe his business’s niche: it’s jackhammers and air tools that break concrete....

Created by : Miles Smith
09/07/2012 15:54:00 | Viewed: 356
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Spotlight – Jace Huffman, President, Huffman Consulting Engineers

JOHNSON COUNTY, TX – In Jace Huffman’s alternate universe, he has one hand wrapped around an RV steering wheel, his other hand wrapped around a mug filled to the brim with his own coffee shop’s java and an arm wrapped around his pretty wife’s shoulders as he barrels down Route 66....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
08/03/2012 16:00:00 | Viewed: 632
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Spotlight – Michael and Lisa Brown, Owners, Michael E. Brown & Associates, LLC.

DALLAS – Married for 12 years and running a business together for nearly four, Michael and Lisa Brown will admit that they’ve had “Mars” and “Venus” moments straight out of a Dr. John Gray relationship advice book. But, whether they are working feverishly in their offices, in opposite rooms of the home office, or cheering side-by-side at a Mavs game, there’s no doubt these two planets have aligned....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
07/09/2012 15:46:00 | Viewed: 71
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Spotlight – Jim Salter, President, Infinity Contractors International Ltd.

FORT WORTH, TX – You could take Jim Salter out of a ranch but you could never take the ranch out of Jim Salter, and for nearly 40 years, Salter’s passion for the mechanical, HVAC and plumbing industries could not be taken out of him either. Now, with the help of his two children, Salter will soon be making it his business to get back to his two ranches as much as possible....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
06/06/2012 15:51:00 | Viewed: 54
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Spotlight – John Avila Jr., President and CEO, Thos. S. Byrne Construction LLC

FORT WORTH, TX – Bongos beating. The Texas Longhorn fight song. The hum of a small, spinning propeller. And, maybe with a little luck, a saxophone wailing. Any sound could be emanating from John Avila’s office on any given day, but what is likely to be heard is the sound of a well-oiled machine - his company, hard at work, dropping and giving 20....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
05/07/2012 15:03:00 | Viewed: 748
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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