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Electric growth

HOUSTON - For seven years, the Houston branch of Prism Electric has been growing by attaining good work and having good resources. But not it that order....

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In memoriam - Patrick Douglas O’Brien

HOUSTON - Patrick Douglas O’Brien passed away Mar. 27. Born Jan. 27, 1935 in Gainesville, O’Brien graduated from Texas A&M University with a Civil Engineering degree in 1957.  He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and afterward began an engineering and construction career, co-founding Rogers–O’Brien Construction Company with Steve Rogers in 1969. He was past president of the Associated Builders and Contractors (AB...

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More than three decades

HOUSTON - McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is not only busy building in Texas, the company is also celebrating 35 years in the state....

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Drywall for all

HOUSTON - After moving from Fort Myers, Fla. to the Houston area in 2009, Jim Smith is getting a grasp on the Texas landscape....

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Fire sale

HOUSTON - After get its start in Houston, Impact Fire Services has expanded across Texas and into other states....

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Well-deserved R&R

HOUSTON - Hart Plumbing Southwest sent some of its employees to sporting events across the state to give them a chance to relax....

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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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