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Made to fit

HOUSTON - They are all over job sites. No, we are not referring to hard hats, trucks or people. We are referring to mobile offices and prefabricated buildings. Those take construction too, before they make it onto a job site, especially if they are built to accommodate a particular area....

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06/29/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Glazing goals

HOUSTON - The name is American Glazing Services. The concept of glazing can be overlooked, but it shouldn’t. It wasn’t for Edgar Lopez who owns American Glazing Services....

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Clean machine

HOUSTON - When life handed him lemons, Abdi Rezaei made lemon cleaner. After the business he started with a friend didn’t pan out as he had hoped, Rezaei took the lessons he learned and established a completely different business, Sharp Cleaning, in 2011....

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06/29/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Called to masonry

Houston - Every once in a while, Jason Mueller’s phone will ring – and it isn’t a customer....

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Warrior golf

SAN ANTONIO - As Memorial Day approached, Baker Triangle showed their support and respect for those who so unselfishly gave so much. The 11th Annual Baker Triangle Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project was held May 25. –cmw...

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06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Gypsum in his blood

HOUSTON - The only time Juan Casanova hasn’t done drywall was when he was stationed on an aircraft carrier while in the Marine Corps and he was a personnelist behind a computer all day....

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05/31/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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