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Winner, winner chicken dinner

HOUSTON - Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) held a BBQ Cook off where families had a finger-licking good time. - te...

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10/31/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Celebrating 50 years

HOUSTON - Leo Joeris got his foot in the construction door when he went to work for his brother Joe after the war. After getting some valuable experience he became an acoustical ceiling contractor before going back into the general construction side of working for William Matera Construction....

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Just a stone’s throw away

HOUSTON - Alfredo Ruiz and Diego Urdanta, both originally from Venezuela, have been friends since second grade. They went to college with the intent of majoring in subjects that were similar, but Diego decided to study civil engineering and Alfredo studied marketing. After graduating, Diego took an office job and Alfredo sold everything from computers to fish....

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Building up capital

HOUSTON - Family-owned and operated since 1980, Capital Insulation is beginning to grow in thanks to Kyle and Amber Baker who took over the business about three years ago....

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What’s in a name

HOUSTON - Two years ago, Mike D. Roberts, CEO of Beraht Envelope Systems, had a construction company with a friend, but after their office was ruined during the Tax Day flood, they decided to go their separate ways....

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Reminder on contractor best practices in disaster remediation construction projects

HOUSTON - In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we want to remind builders and contractors of certain best practices and of the laws that apply to the industry as a whole and specifically for disaster remediation contractors performing work in Texas....

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10/30/2017 14:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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