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Making the right choice

HOUSTON - Starting a construction company was an easy decision for Danielle Wright, and one she says that was strongly encouraged by other companies....

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Houston in the Hurricane Harvey rescue

HOUSTON - The executive director of IEC, Bob Wilkinson, is the Commander at VFW Post 8790 in Spring Branch. This Post, along with others, provided five big rigs of supplies, and have helped with unloading, sorting, and donating other items for the flood victims of Harvey. - te...

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The future of architecture

HOUSTON - Wouldn’t it be great to have a job where you felt like you were playing a game all day? That’s exactly how R. Michael Lee feels about what he does....

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Customer service is tops

Houston - For most people, starting their own business by themselves is difficult, and Gary Vossler, president of Vossler Plumbing Company, can attest to that, but it’s all worth it in the end....

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Paving his way to success

Houston - After working at running the family concrete business for 10 years, Eric Murphey (with “e”) decided it was time for him to start his own company....

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Staying in the game

HOUSTON - At 84 years young, George Parker has paved the way for the emerging generation who want to be a part of the construction industry. His business, Specialized Building Systems, Inc. (SBS) has been selling wall and ceiling protection products for 41 years....

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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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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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