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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...

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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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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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