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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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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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Spotlight – Geoffrey Gross, President, Concept Surfaces, LLC. Dallas, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Since he was young, Geoffrey Gross has had a blazing work ethic, a refusal to take “no” for an answer, a desire to create work he would love every day and people who believed in his ideas. Ten years after he founded his hard-surface material business, Concept Surfaces LLC, in his garage and guided it to success, Gross still has all of those things and more....

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05/01/2015 15:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

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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...

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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....

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02/02/2015 20:35:00 | Viewed: 25
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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

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