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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....

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12/29/2016 18:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/28/2016 18:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Responding to OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy

SAN ANTONIO - In late 2018, the federal courts of appeals for Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi overturned thirty seven years’ of precedent in deciding that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration can issue citations for a workplace hazard to entities other than the actual employer of the worker exposed to the hazard....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit and prohibited exclusions

SAN ANTONIO - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit includes significant enhancements in both the coverage required and in the manner in which coverage is required. One of those enhancements is that this Exhibit not only details certain coverages that must be provided but goes on to prohibit a variety of exclusions that cannot included in a downstream party’s insurance program....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - YOU are not your business

SAN ANTONIO - When it’s time to sell your business, you might discover you tied too much of yourself into it. Your money, assets—even your reputation—can be so entwined in the business that they’re difficult to separate. Unwinding those ties can be costly and confusing. Save yourself the trouble and consider the following areas to address while creating your exit plan....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - College isn’t for everyone

SAN ANTONIO - Moreno is a former Career & Technology Education (CTE) instructor, during which time he worked to build the gap between construction companies and schools. He is currently visiting the CTE program at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, trying to make connections between construction companies and the district’s schools....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0