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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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Spotlight – Chad Murray, Owner, Masters Services, Denton, Texas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – As a military veteran, not much intimidates Chad Murray, especially starting a business. But, as much as Murray chose to go into the chimney business, the chimney business chose him as well – twice. Now, the owner of Masters Services is confident that, no matter what happens, he will always be unafraid to choose a business that best suits his life....

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10/25/2016 18:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Matt Price, Owner, MP Custom Fabrications

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – A little distance usually makes the heart grow fonder. In Matt Price’s case, briefly stepping away from his craft to try something completely different helped him see he was going in the right direction all along. These days, with 11 years of business ownership under his belt, Price continues to be content with his career and the creative outlet it provides him. He’s also excited about a new collaboration with an old fri...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
09/30/2016 14:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Jim Fontaine, CEO/President, Tella Firma Foundations

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Building businesses has been a life-long passion for Jim Fontaine, but the idea to build a business in the construction industry surprised even him. When a bad thing happened to his dream lake home, he turned it into a “sometimes bad things happen for a reason,” and then turned that lesson that into a new business path....

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08/30/2016 16:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – David Snell, Owner, DFW Custom Wood Floors

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Although it would seem that a man who owns three businesses would live to work, David Snell actually works to live the good life, and to live it now. By working smarter and not harder, Snell can slip away from work to spend his time his way, which is usually by the water....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/28/2016 18:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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