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Family pack

HOUSTON - It was time to move closer to family and go for a new opportunity. Alec McCullough is originally from the Dallas area and his wife is from Mexico City....

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Cool hand George

HOUSTON - Jorge (George) Campos is the product of hard work and initiative. He is the owner of Airtech Air Conditioning & Heating, and is a true success story....

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Good stains

HOUSTON - The word “stain” usually doesn’t refer to a good thing. The very definition sounds bad: “A colored patch or dirty mark that is difficult to remove.”...

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Top o’ the world, Ma

HOUSTON - Randy Reynolds got his start in the flooring business when he went to work at his father’s floor company back in 1988. Gary moved Reynolds Tile and Flooring to Houston in 1980. Randy worked part time for Gary in a wide variety of positions, eventually working his way up to vice president....

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Success is in survival

HOUSTON - It is incredible to watch your business grow, isn’t it? And what can make it strive are the people you bring into your business. Survival in our construction industry is a jungle of its own. So when you reach 35 years of work, you realize your survival skills have done you good....

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All who wood

HOUSTON - A little bit of patience can go a long way. Carlos Ramirez treats his customers with respect and patience. Before Ramirez became co-owner of Custom Carpentry By Carlos he had to start somewhere....

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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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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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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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