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Spotlight – Steve Lucky, President/CEO, Lucky Construction, Inc., Dallas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – “Lucky” isn’t just his name, it’s how Steve Lucky got his first real break in construction. Since then, the president and CEO of Lucky Construction Inc. has spent the past 28 years building a successful general contracting business. Over the years, however, he has learned that success in business, while nice, is not as important as helping others succeed in business....

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10/13/2015 15:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Anuj Patel, President/CEO, AP Engineering Consultants Inc.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Growing up, Anuj Patel was surrounded by family members determined to succeed despite impoverished circumstances. Aware of his advantages, it lit a fire in him to gain as much education as he could, move to America and pursue his dream of working in construction....

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08/31/2015 20:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Freddie Lopez, Owner freddieamerica.com, Grand Prairie

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The “American Dream” is one Freddie Lopez has woken up to every day since childhood. Watching his immigrant mother work hard to provide for her family in a new country, Lopez never forgot the lesson of self-sufficiency, especially as an adult as he forged his own path in the electrical industry. As his electrical contracting company’s name – freddieamerica.com – implies, Lopez is grateful for the opportunity to liv...

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07/31/2015 20:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Glen Pierce, President, Glenco Roofing, Fort Worth

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Baseball was his life; roofing was his dad’s. When Glenco Roofing president Glen Pierce decided to leave the family business and barrel up, it would be nearly two decades before he would decide to round the bses and slide into home for good....

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07/08/2015 20:27:00 | Viewed: 0

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What sets a person on their path in life? Is it another person, whose own life serves as inspiration, or is it an internal spark that propels a person forward? In Dustin Gadberry’s case, maybe both played a part. The self-described “lifetime entrepreneur” would probably have been inspired to start any number of businesses, but it was a close family member who provided a strong foundation for a future career in construc...

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06/03/2015 20:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Dustin Gadberry, President/CEO, Gadberry General Contracting and Construction

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What sets a person on their path in life? Is it another person, whose own life serves as inspiration, or is it an internal spark that propels a person forward? In Dustin Gadberry’s case, maybe both played a part. The self-described “lifetime entrepreneur” would probably have been inspired to start any number of businesses, but it was a close family member who provided a strong foundation for a future career in construc...

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06/03/2015 20:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0