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Spotlight – Samentha Tiller, President, DMI Technologies, Inc., Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – When Samentha Tiller left a struggling company and 47 co-workers resigned too so they could work for her, it spoke volumes about their confidence in her. Tiller has worked hard not to let them down. For more than a decade, the former farm girl has put her work ethic to the test as she has built DMI Technologies from the ground up. As her staff has doubled and her locations have tripled, she has learned to let go and trust ot...

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02/26/2016 17:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Jeff McBrayer, President, ATMAC Mechanical

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – A heart for service is what led former accountant Jeff McBrayer to leave the fast track of corporate accounting and lead a North Texas mechanical contracting company to be “Service at Work.” Nearly 11 years later, the president of ATMAC Mechanical LLP reflects on lessons learned and the team that helps him get it done....

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02/02/2016 16:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Henry Yiu, President Kathy Dress, Partner, PDI Group, Dallas, PDI Green Technology (DBA), Dallas PDI Electrical (DBA), Dallas PDI Expert Steel (DBA), Venus

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Before Henry Yiu and Kathy Dress defined the American dream together, they defined it for themselves, each on a different journey through immigration and success in America. Now, with a few construction-related companies to their credit, they are helping others who have similar journeys behind them and in front of them....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
12/30/2015 17:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Randy F. Boyd, President, AC Supply Co., Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – As the second generation in a three-generation family business, AC Supply Co. president Randy Boyd not only continues his dad’s legacy of work, but also enjoys encouraging the next generation coming up in the business – and the industry – to be the best they can be. Boyd also just might recruit the fourth generation of family to work in the business....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
12/02/2015 15:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Clay Spicer, President, LCR Contractors, Dallas

DALLAS – Whatever was set in front of LCR Contractors’ Clay Spicer, he always marched sure-footed toward it, first in the Army, and then in his construction career. When April 4, 2004 was put in his path, he marched toward that too, and it is a mission he has been on ever since....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/02/2015 17:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Steve Lucky, President/CEO, Lucky Construction, Inc., Dallas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – “Lucky” isn’t just his name, it’s how Steve Lucky got his first real break in construction. Since then, the president and CEO of Lucky Construction Inc. has spent the past 28 years building a successful general contracting business. Over the years, however, he has learned that success in business, while nice, is not as important as helping others succeed in business....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
10/13/2015 15:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0