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Eyes on the ground

HOUSTON - Even as he looks down, Tom Freeman looks ahead. Much of what Houston parks on and walks on is what Freeman has focused on for the past 12 years....

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From flames to fabulous

HOUSTON - Born and raised in Houston, TX, Alfonso Sanchez made his start in construction by doing maintenance. He worked in apartment complexes and became a maintenance supervisor. He learned a lot in management and repair services. For quite some time, it had been on Sanchez’s mind to leave and become his own boss. He knew he has what it takes and wanted the opportu-nity to make his own money....

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Linking up the industry

HOUSTON - Carol Warkoczewski, MSOLE, AIA compares the Institute for Leader-ship in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) to Switzerland. That’s because her nonprofit organization dedicated to building leadership, excellence and predictability in capital project planning, design, delivery and operations isn’t biased....

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Supplying solutions

HOUSTON - Crawford Electric Supply, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, is Texas’ largest electrical distributor. With 26 locations between Texas and Louisiana and more than 650 employees, the company is used to conducting business on a large scale....

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Semper structures

HOUSTON - New Orleans native and now-Houston resident Ron Boehm said he’s “been through a few” hurricanes in his time. These experiences have come in handy when his company – Aerohaus Metal Buildings – builds another airplane hangar or structure for someone. Wherever his buildings go, they have to be built according to the local code. In the Houston area, a structure has to be able to withstand winds of 139 miles per hour. This is up fr...

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Brother knows best

HOUSTON - Larry Kemp and his brother Tim Kemp had spent almost their entire careers as teachers, coaches and athletic directors. When Tim wanted to supplement his school-based income, he started a parking lot striping business in 2003 and then spent two years trying mightily to convince Larry to do the same. It wasn’t something Larry initially wanted to bond over with his brother, however....

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Focus - Resurrecting HS training

DALLAS/FT WORTH - A 4th generation Texan, State Representative Keith Bell resides in Forney, TX. Before being elected to represent House District 4 in November 2018, Bell served as a trustee on the Forney ISD School Board for 20 years; elected as president 14 times. He has been in the electrical field since 1976 and founded Intex Electrical Contractors Inc. in November 1983 and serves as CEO/President. A serial entrepreneur, he has owned and oper...

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06/28/2019 21:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Electrical contractors positioned to thrive

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors are well positioned to thrive in today’s economy, but there are additional challenges to overcome in the years ahead. An overarching issue facing the electrical construction industry is a protracted worker shortage at all levels due to market demands. Challenges of innovation and generational change are forcing contractors to adjust to a shifting landscape....

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Focus - Parking downtown

AUSTIN - Incorporated in 2009 by two native Austinites, Edge Electric Inc. is proud to take part in the growth of their eccentric city. Over the past 10 years, they have taken time to build a structured environment and invest in a quality team, which has afforded them the capability to complete high profile projects within required budgets and timelines. Maintaining the “quality over quantity” mindset has allowed Edge Electric to build s...

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Focus - More efficient energy practices

HOUSTON - Allied Electric in Beaumont was formed in 1975. When Matt Rokovich was 16 years old, he went to work there and started out as a shop/delivery driver. Allied Electric later branched out to the Houston market. Rokovich became a co-owner alongside the person that trained him who passed away in a tragic helicopter accident in 2012....

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