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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 ...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/27/2016 19:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Kevin Butler, President/Partner, Merrick Butler, Vice President/Partner, Butler and Butler Construction/Butler Masonry, Lancaster, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Brothers Kevin and Merrick Butler have masonry and construction in their bloodline, thanks to observing their father run his own masonry business. After reestablishing that company for themselves, they now are celebrating Butler & Butler Construction/Butler Masonry’s 10-year anniversary with a blow-out party, and a look back on how it all started....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/01/2016 15:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/02/2016 16:23:00 | 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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