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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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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...

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05/26/2016 19:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Cranes and derricks in construction: Operator qualification

AUSTIN - OSHA changed the regulation governing crane operator certification in construction. First, this final rule removes the requirement that crane operator certifications include the crane’s rated lifting capacity. The two testing organizations that have certified the majority of operators have issued certifications by “type” but not “capacity.” These certifications, therefore, would not have been valid without a change to the rule....

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11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - What to do if you suddenly become involved in a multi-party construction defect lawsuit?

SAN ANTONIO - Times are changing. Around Texas, there is an onset of multi-party construction defect lawsuits. In the Valley and recently in Bexar County, various school districts have filed lawsuits. In the current climate of public owners or owners of multi-family housing units, construction defect lawsuits are becoming prevalent. When public owners are involved, the two or four year statutes of limitation do not apply. Instead, lawsuits may be...

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11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Part III: Plan ahead for accounting for new long-term contracts

AUSTIN - Your company established the completed contract method of accounting for long-term contracts that are exempt from Code Section 460 because its gross receipts fell under the $10 million threshold....

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11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Embracing staffing & technology challenges

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It’s a good time to be in construction and engineering/ architectural design in Texas....

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10/29/2018 17:01:00 | Viewed: 0