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Spotlight – Ken Tamburro, Owner Kenny Power Services

DALLAS – Little more than one year ago, Ken Tamburro, went into business for himself after a routine surgery revealed he would no longer be able to turn a wrench to make a living. With a young family to support, Tamburro took his final paycheck from that mechanic salary, and a personal bank loan, to start a hotshot company....

Created by : Brianne Thoen
07/03/2013 18:48:00 | Viewed: 343
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Spotlight – Anna Proccaccini, Owner, Anna’s Electric

DALLAS – Anna Procaccini started Anna's Electric in 1995, after years of working for the city of Dallas and a brief hiatus, during which she stayed home after the birth of her two sons....

Created by : Brianne Thoen
06/04/2013 15:38:00 | Viewed: 474
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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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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

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