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Spotlight - Innovative Design Build

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Ahad “Joe” Ghafoor has moved from his childhood home in Pakistan, studied for several years in two countries (and even broke his back!) to work in the construction industry. Even when things got tough for Ghafoor, he got tougher, and found ways around obstacles to create the life and work he wanted. Now, two decades after starting his own design-build construction firm, Ghafoor still is willing to do whatever it takes to kee...

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Masterpiece Grinding & Grooving

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - If Mike Puentes received his life in a box, he would leave the instruction booklet inside, take the parts out and figure out how assemble it on his own. Thinking outside of the box is a strategy that the president of Masterpiece Grinding & Grooving fully enjoys and one that has served him well – both personally and professionally....

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04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Mike Thalasinos, Owner, Boulder Designs of DFW, Irving, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Mike Thalasinos is not afraid of starting new things. Which is why, after starting and selling several businesses, he knew right away that he wanted to own his latest venture, Boulder Designs of DFW. But will it be his last?...

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03/30/2017 19:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Tamara Munson-Higgins, President, UNITY Commercial Solutions

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Tamara Munson-Higgins didn’t have family in the construction industry, but she did have entrepreneurial parents – the need to “always be doing something more” was clearly a genetic trait. After learning the industry ropes, she became a business owner and quickly learned that the role meant she would always be doing something more....

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02/24/2017 21:28:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Keith Lyles, President, Classic Superoof, Hurst, Tx

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – It would be easy for a company president or a guitar player in a band to bask in the attention that may come his way. But Keith Lyles, president of Classic Superoof, is quick to divert the attention to a power bigger than him, as well as the credit for a life he loves....

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01/26/2017 22:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
12/29/2016 18:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0