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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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Stomping ground

HOUSTON - The construction industry can be a roller coaster ride at times. The anticipation of what can happen next is similar to that of a design build firm. Habitat Construction Company started small and has grown steadily since 1999. “It’s been a little bit of a roller coaster, but every year has been better than the previous one,” says Uri Ghelman, COO. They added more carts to their roller coaster when they began to do commercial real ...

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Ride for freedom

SAN ANTONIO - Approximatly 800,000 motorcycles rolled into D.C. from around the country for the 31st annual Memorial ride on Sunday, May 27. The ride begins at the Pentagon, through DC, then onto Potomac Park by the Lincoln Monument. Thousands of spectators lined the streets along the route to observe this spectacular event, waving flags and remembering what Memorial Day is all about. It’s a great place to be to celebrate our military veterans...

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06/28/2018 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction News in the Big Apple

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News’ editor, Melissa Jones-Meyer and son Avery, take in the sights in New York’s famous Times Square....

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06/28/2018 11:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Current flow of electricity

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors work in a very competitive electrical construction industry. Electrical workers must be trained in safe work practices and National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant installations. Jobsite conditions can vary with tight scheduling demands affected by special equipment, such as lighting, generators, and distribution equipment....

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Focus - Programmable switching

HOUSTON - A native of Houston, Hengst began his electrical trade career in 1974. He became a Journeyman in 1977 and then progressed to be a Houston Master Electrician (HMEL 205) in 1990. His career has covered industrial, aviation and commercial installations throughout the greater Houston area, combining hands on and management roles. He is a principle member for the IEC on Code Making Panel 8 and a member of UL STP 5 and 6 along with a number ...

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