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Internal compass

HOUSTON - Changing directions is nothing new for Robert Beach who, with his wife Michelle, helms BC Commercial....

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High hopes

HOUSTON - After earning a degree in engineering in his home country of Mexico, but being unable to obtain a job in that field, Oscar Vela, owner of Hi Precision Drywall, decided to move to the U.S. for a better life. “I had my degree in engineering and I couldn’t find a job for three years.”...

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Providing years of service

HOUSTON - Charlie Jones, owner of Chaparral Plumbing in Spring, started his plumbing career in 1967 after moving from Point Blank, TX. He went to work as a plumber’s helper at a small company in Houston....

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Creating a sheen

HOUSTON - Steve Williamson, owner of Cement Shine, was a stockbroker when a friend of his approached him with the idea for a concrete service company in 2004. “It sounded appealing and was a much needed change that felt right.”...

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Stomping ground

HOUSTON - The construction industry can be a roller coaster ride at times. The anticipation of what can happen next is similar to that of a design build firm. Habitat Construction Company started small and has grown steadily since 1999. “It’s been a little bit of a roller coaster, but every year has been better than the previous one,” says Uri Ghelman, COO. They added more carts to their roller coaster when they began to do commercial real ...

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Company Spirit

HOUSTON - Houston Area Glass Association. L-R: Lindsay Price, Irene Lopez, David Bridges, Mario Ortiz, Cody Snyder, James Lucas, and Jonathan Oldfield. -te...

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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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