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Industry Folks - Arrow Services Inc.

HOUSTON - Ann Marie Hartwell, project manager and estimator for total demolitions, started working for Arrow Services Inc. at the end of August this year, but has been in the industry for 14 years. She says the company is a perfect fit for her because she has known, and even worked with, most of the other employees for years. “I love working here because everyone feels like family and there is almost no turnover.”...

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10/31/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Raba Kistner

HOUSTON - Many people will tell you that Nabil Ghannam is a fun-loving guy with a kind heart. He feels this way because he loves his job and the people he gets to work with....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - United Site Services

HOUSTON - With the position of Sales Administrator, an employee has to talk to many different people every day, and that’s what Shawna Sletmoe likes most about her job at United Site Services. With her bubbly personality and joy for life, people enjoy talking to her, too....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Coasting towards success

HOUSTON - A company that was established in 1980 by a grandfather has been handed down generation to generation, and Jake Siegrist will be the third generation of owners at Coast Graphics & Signs, Inc....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Metal Building Supply

HOUSTON - To start the day at Metal Building Supply (MBS), Pat Rothman and another employee open the store and wait for everyone else to arrive. After that, Rothman sets to work in his own little building. He picks up the tools that need fixing, which is pretty much everything. “Battery tools, all the electric tools, and some generators, air compressors, trash pumps, and basic construction tools.” In other words, if it’s broken, he can prob...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation

HOUSTON - Tommy Lee has been in the safety industry for almost four decades with W.S. Bellows Construction Corpo-ration and saw his work rewarded with one of the highest awards he and the company can receive....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0