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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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Successful foundation

HOUSTON - Foundation Building Materials (FBM) was started in 2011 by three business partners who saw a void in the growing specialty building materials market and sought to fill it. Ruben Mendoza, John Gorey and Tom Fischbeck, all with previous building materials industry experience, started FBM to provide professional contractors with a new and highly customer-focused option for sourcing materials and delivery....

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No rule breaking

HOUSTON - Not everyone starts his or her career in junior high, but Daniel Dean, owner of Daniel Dean Land Clearing & Dirt Work, sure did. Dean has two and a half decades of experience and his team love what they do. Dean does have six rules that he asks his team to follow....

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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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Hitting the slopes

AUSTIN - Construction News’ Dana Calonge shared this photo of her and husband Dick in Breckenridge, CO where the two escaped to celebrate Dana’s birthday. -cmw...

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Accounting - New year, new ideas for recruiting and retaining employees in the construction industry

AUSTIN - For the U.S. economy, the positive signs continue: unemployment rates are at historic lows, consumer spending is increasing, the stock market–while volatile at times–continues to set new records and optimism is at an all-time high....

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Legal - Effective emergency planning critical to managing OSHA investigations and rising incident penalties

AUSTIN - The stated purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA has promulgated various standards to create rules employers must use to protect their employees from hazards....

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Insurance - Managing your fleet exposures - driver qualifications

AUSTIN - What is the biggest risk for your operations? A worker injury, a big liability claim, a large property loss?...

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