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Spotlight – Taylor Doyle, Owner, Concrete Tailored Design and David Doyle, Principal, Elite Construction Pros

DALLAS – Never in her wildest dreams did Taylor Doyle (neé Pennington), owner of Concrete Tailored Design, believe that the construction industry she grew up in would play a role in her romantic life. David Doyle, principal at general contracting company Elite Construction Pros, couldn’t quite believe that applied to him either. But after their first discussion about concrete evolved into future discussions of marriage, both Taylor and David...

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
09/30/2013 19:49:00 | Viewed: 1119
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Spotlight – Del Nevius, President, North Texas Crane Companies Inc.

DALLAS – Despite being from a small town, Del Nevius is a “go-big-or-go-home” kind of guy. Nevius goes big in his crane business, whether he’s buying or selling. He goes big in his personal life (his marriage is six decades strong). He has a big heart for animals. He even likes his vehicles big (and wants them even bigger!). Just don’t ever expect Nevius to “go home” because he has absolutely no intention of doing such a thing....

Created by : Melissa Jones-Meyer
08/28/2013 14:35:00 | Viewed: 195
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Spotlight – Kevin Richardson, Owner, Kevco Electrical, Inc.

DALLAS – Roughly 30 years ago, Kevin Richardson started his own electrical company with little more than a couple hundred dollars in his checking account Richardson made it through that first year as the only employee, to build a successful business with 50 employees that serves the Dallas Fort Worth area....

Created by : Brianne Thoen
08/02/2013 14:39:00 | Viewed: 139
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Spotlight – Ken Tamburro, Owner Kenny Power Services

DALLAS – Little more than one year ago, Ken Tamburro, went into business for himself after a routine surgery revealed he would no longer be able to turn a wrench to make a living. With a young family to support, Tamburro took his final paycheck from that mechanic salary, and a personal bank loan, to start a hotshot company....

Created by : Brianne Thoen
07/03/2013 18:48:00 | Viewed: 343
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Spotlight – Anna Proccaccini, Owner, Anna’s Electric

DALLAS – Anna Procaccini started Anna's Electric in 1995, after years of working for the city of Dallas and a brief hiatus, during which she stayed home after the birth of her two sons....

Created by : Brianne Thoen
06/04/2013 15:38:00 | Viewed: 474
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Spotlight – Stewart and Cindy Jones, Owners and Co-founders, Texas Specialties & Installation

DALLAS – Stewart and Cindy Jones started Texas Specialties in Arlington in 2001 with just a few employees and the classic American dream of self-sufficiency in their crosshairs....

Created by : Miles Smith
05/13/2013 19:47:00 | Viewed: 533
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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