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Look at that one

HOUSTON - Sometimes we don’t realize how much a door can do for us. Sometimes we don’t know what door to go for, but when you have someone like Ryon Oates who specializes in door installation and helps his customers locate products, you can rest assure your door(s) will be ready to open and close...

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11/29/2018 22:32:00 | Viewed: 0
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A family doctor

HOUSTON - Being in the electrical contractor business is truly a family affair for the Padilla clan....

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11/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Supplying the force

HOUSTON - In the old days, one would get the newspaper to read the Help Wanted ads. Employers looking for employees would post their needs and hopefully someone would respond....

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10/30/2018 22:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Brand new lineup

HOUSTON - Sometimes a manager has to shake up his lineup with new players. This is what Robert Chupungco, president of ACY Industries, did with his stable of stone and quartz products....

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10/30/2018 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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He lifts you up

HOUSTON - The verbal form of escalar, translated from the Spanish, means, “to climb.” As a noun, it can be translated as “ladder.”...

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10/30/2018 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Doing business right

HOUSTON - Following a venture as a business owner was the right move for Brandon Hoge, owner of Structured Foundation Repairs Houston. They are the first ones to venture off and expand the company from its original roots in the Dallas area. Structured Foundation started in 2003 in the Dallas area....

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10/30/2018 22:00:00 | 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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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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