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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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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...

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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....

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04/01/2016 15:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Getting your I-9 house in order

HOUSTON - From the 2016 Presidential campaign up through the furor over separation and detention of immigrant families this summer, immigration has been a top priority of President Donald Trump and his administration. Regardless of your personal politics, if you are an employer in construction or any related industry, you are in the crosshairs of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) now more than ever before....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Strong return to work strategy; key to good Workers’ Comp experience

AUSTIN - I’d like to share a best-practice strategy that can change your Workers’ Comp. experience for the better. Strongly consider a dedicated person to manage your Workers’ Comp. claims. This person needs to be genuinely caring for the welfare of your employees, but also a tough “bull dog” personality type. You want to be prepared with a strategy of using Return to Work and a Bona Fide Offer of Employment Letter (get sample from y...

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax law impacts accounting

SAN ANTONIO - Many commercial construction projects can extend beyond one year. Federal tax law provides special rules for accounting for these long-term contracts (Internal Revenue Code Section 460). The rules apply to all long-term contracts unless the contract is exempt due to several exceptions provided by the tax law....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - The future of roofing

AUSTIN - Jody C. Delino graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lamar University. He has been part of the Fifth Wall family since 2007....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0