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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...

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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....

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07/28/2016 18:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Ken Morrison, Founder/President, StoneCoat

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – For Ken Morrison, there is a thrill in finding the “next big thing” – the thing that no one knows about that is destined to become a staple in people’s lives. That’s why he was so excited to stumble upon StoneCoat, a sprayable stone that he hopes will become the next big thing in construction. But even if he succeeds, will it tame his entrepreneurial spirit? Even if it doesn’t, he can always count on his family ...

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06/27/2016 15:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Holly Hall, President/Partner, HPD Architecture

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Holly Hall isn’t afraid of the word “no.” Or change. Or what others think. Or what the future holds when it’s uncertain. Instead, she embraces it as an adventure. Hall earned two degrees, pursued a career in the male-dominated field of architecture and started – and sustained – her own firm in a blistering economy. Now, true to form, she’s enthusiastic about her next challenge: Reimagining what she wants HPD Ar...

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05/26/2016 19:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Daryl Bowen, President, Taurus Commercial Inc., Dallas

DALLAS – The characteristics of the zodiac sign Taurus include practicality, reliability and an eye for beauty, which made Taurus Commercial Inc. the perfect name for Daryl Bowen’s general contracting company. It also speaks volumes about how the May-born Bowen approaches both his work and his free time. Whether Bowen is building one-of-a-kind projects or sailing the seas, he can be counted on to make sure he approaches it with practicality a...

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04/27/2016 19:06:00 | 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...

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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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