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Spotlight - Innovative Design Build

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Ahad “Joe” Ghafoor has moved from his childhood home in Pakistan, studied for several years in two countries (and even broke his back!) to work in the construction industry. Even when things got tough for Ghafoor, he got tougher, and found ways around obstacles to create the life and work he wanted. Now, two decades after starting his own design-build construction firm, Ghafoor still is willing to do whatever it takes to kee...

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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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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