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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....

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04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Mike Thalasinos, Owner, Boulder Designs of DFW, Irving, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Mike Thalasinos is not afraid of starting new things. Which is why, after starting and selling several businesses, he knew right away that he wanted to own his latest venture, Boulder Designs of DFW. But will it be his last?...

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03/30/2017 19:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Tamara Munson-Higgins, President, UNITY Commercial Solutions

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Tamara Munson-Higgins didn’t have family in the construction industry, but she did have entrepreneurial parents – the need to “always be doing something more” was clearly a genetic trait. After learning the industry ropes, she became a business owner and quickly learned that the role meant she would always be doing something more....

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02/24/2017 21:28:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Keith Lyles, President, Classic Superoof, Hurst, Tx

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It would be easy for a company president or a guitar player in a band to bask in the attention that may come his way. But Keith Lyles, president of Classic Superoof, is quick to divert the attention to a power bigger than him, as well as the credit for a life he loves....

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01/26/2017 22:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Gerald Franks, President, SL Commercial Services, Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Gerald Franks could have followed his family into the oilfield business, but a few construction jobs in his youth gave him a taste of what a career in the industry might be like. After lengthy stints for other companies, he eventually followed that lead, started his own construction services business, and five years later, feels that paying attention to those younger instincts led him in the right direction....

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12/29/2016 18:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Xavier de la Rosa and Frank de la Rosa, Co-owners, FX Concrete, Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The steps Xavier de la Rosa has taken in faith have been cast in concrete. When opportunity knocked in 2010, it was his drive, his father’s faith in him and his belief in himself that led their business, FX Concrete, to become a solid success. In six years, de la Rosa has expanded FX Concrete to include two additional supporting companies, and he strives to learn more about the industry so that he can make – and take –...

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11/28/2016 20:44:00 | 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....

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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