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Honest man starts honest company

HOUSTON - Customers are not just customers to owner Chris Anderson. They become part of the Honest Overhead Door family because “they help build what the company is today.” Most work is received through referrals, so Anderson credits the success of his company to his customers. He recognizes that going above and beyond for customers will have a reciprocal effect; those same customers send their friends and loved ones to Honest Overhead Door f...

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A team that cooks together

HOUSTON - Marton Roofing Industries, Ltd. recently celebrated “40 Years of Excellence” in 2016. The company started in 1976 by Keith Marton. During their 40th anniversary year, the company reflected on their success and recognized customers for their support. It is important for the company to keep Mr. Marton’s vision alive by “maintaining reliability and integrity throughout the years.”...

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A Navy man in The Woodlands

HOUSTON - Chris Degen was born in St. Petersburg, FL but raised in Texas. He grew up in Spring and Montgomery, which are small towns not too far from where he and his business are now in The Woodlands, TX. A U.S. Navy man, Degen served as an operations specialist. Then he entered the construction world and hasn’t looked back since....

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Class in session

HOUSTON - Construction News’ newest member is editor Tracy Peters. But you can call her “Mrs. Peters,” as she is an official teacher as well....

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Breaking ground for a new home

HOUSTON - In 1939, D.D. Danner started a security business, Danner’s Inc., at the mouth of the Houston ship channel providing security guards for the waterfront. Today, the company has taken security a step further....

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A winning season

HOUSTON - Last year, two important events took place: The Astros won the World Series, and Wildcat Electric Supply celebrated its 50th anniversary....

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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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