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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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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0