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Spotlight – Holly Green, President, Brettco Roofing

FORT WORTH – Holly Green, president of Brettco Roofing, feels right at home among the men of the construction industry – that’s probably because, growing up, she had to hold her own among a family of boys. However, she also counts the women in her family among her greatest influences. Either way, she knows how to handle herself, whatever side of her the occasion calls for....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/01/2015 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Tom O’Brien, Owner, Lone Star Synthetic Turf

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Tom O’Brien loves to whip out his cell phone, access Google Earth, and show people the aerial view of his home, especially in winter. It’s good to be the owner of Lone Star Synthetic Turf – his yard is an eternal oasis of vibrant green standing out in stark contrast against the brown of lifeless lawns around it. O’Brien has created emerald oases like these throughout the Metroplex for hotels, apartment complexes, pla...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/27/2015 19:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – John Clark, President, USA Renovations Inc., McKinney, Tx

DALLAS – Where opportunity meets preparation, that’s where you will find John Clark, president of USA Renovations Inc. With his enthusiastic drive and entrepreneurial spirit, Clark has embraced out-of-the blue opportunities, and turned them into success stories....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/02/2015 20:35:00 | Viewed: 25
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Spotlight – Todd Sternfeld, Owner, Superior Concrete Products, Euless, TX

DALLAS/ FT WORTH – Don’t fence Todd Sternfeld in! The Superior Concrete Products owner thrives on busting through barriers in tried-and-untested areas, such as when he introduced – then sold – precast concrete fencing and paneling to a skeptical U.S. market....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
01/12/2015 20:43:00 | Viewed: 43
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Spotlight – Erick McCallum, Owner, CG Environmental – Cleaning Guys

DALLAS – Ebola wasn’t something CG Environmental – Cleaning Guys owner Erick McCallum ever guessed would earn his company international attention. However, all of that changed when news cameras zoomed in on his crew entering the contaminated apartments and hospitals once occupied by Ebola patients. After 23 years, the company that Texas’ construction industry relied on to handle its most hazardous construction materials was going to clean...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
12/10/2014 22:16:00 | Viewed: 238
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Spotlight – Melanie Kuhr Murphy, CEO, Signature Millwork

DALLAS – Despite growing up in the construction business, Melanie Kuhr Murphy describes her ownership of an architectural millwork company as “unintended.” However, she can’t seem to help being pulled back to her roots, not just in construction, but in one other unintended – and very unexpected –way as well....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/06/2014 16:19:00 | Viewed: 10
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0