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Flooring family

HOUSTON - When Chris Johnson opened up a business account, the bank asked for his company’s name to put on the paperwork. Realizing he had not created one, Johnson found inspiration in his two sons, age 4 and 6, and christened the company Johnson & Sons on the spot....

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08/29/2018 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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Fam-tastic legacy

HOUSTON - When Antonino “Tony” Quinones Jr., a project manager at Stone River Excavation and Concrete, talks about his father and mother, Antonino Quinones Sr. and Maria “Luz” de la Luz, it’s like a love letter to great parenting. So it’s no surprise that Quinones Jr.’s dream excavation job would be one his father would enjoy....

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To say “Hi”

HOUSTON - Eric Stevens with Jo-Vale Stucco & Stone took a moment to say “Hi” to Construction News while picking up an order at Mastercast Inc. in Katy, TX. -cmw...

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07/27/2018 11:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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100 years and a new leader

HOUSTON - The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) has a new leader for 2018-2019....

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07/27/2018 11:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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From toilets to tanks

HOUSTON - For Steve Williams, owner of Houston Water Heaters, the “aha!” moment came when he was working for another company and had to do a hot water heater install for a lady. When he handed the $1,000 check for the job over to the company’s receptionist, that’s when he knew “I was on the wrong side” of the transaction....

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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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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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