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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....

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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...

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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....

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11/06/2014 16:19:00 | Viewed: 10
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Spotlight – Roy Rogers, Owner, FLR Solutions Arlington

DALLAS – When FLR Solutions owner Roy Rogers handles a piece of material, fresh off of one of his machines and shining like a new nickel, he treats it with the utmost respect and reverence. For Rogers, it isn’t “just” material. It’s a symbol of the training and experience gained from his years of hard work, a genuine appreciation for his craft and, most importantly, the courage to follow his bliss on his own terms....

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10/07/2014 16:04:00 | Viewed: 49
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Spotlight – Tim Shelton, Owner, Innovative Sound Products

DALLAS – When musician and product developer Tim Shelton couldn’t find the right product to muffle the loud volume his instruments made, he decided to make it himself. That decision led him on a career path that was quite different than, yet influenced by, his original work. Since then, he’s hit all of the right notes professionally and is making sweet music in his personal life as well....

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09/29/2014 18:27:00 | Viewed: 93
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Spotlight – Ken Black, President, B & B Windows Inc.

FORT WORTH – Surrendering. It takes a great deal of strength to do it, but, as B & B Windows Inc. president Ken Black has discovered at crucial and tragic moments in his life, sometimes surrendering to a situation is the only way to move through it....

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08/01/2014 14:34:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0