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Spotlight – Anthony Rios, Owner, Joe Aquirre Tile Inc.

HOUSTON – Galveston, TX-based Joe Aguirre Tile Inc. has operated for seven decades. Owner Anthony Rios says his grandfather Joe Aguirre, Sr. came to Galveston in 1938 to work as a terrazzo helper at Jennie Sealy Hospital, which is now The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB)....

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05/02/2014 15:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Robert Garrett, Owner, R.M.G. Electrical Inc.

HOUSTON – Master electrician Robert Garrett is the owner and operator of Houston-based R.M.G. Electrical Inc., a commercial and industrial electrical contractor....

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04/02/2014 14:53:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Eric Bruce, Owner, Michael Neil Cabinetry

HOUSTON – Eric Bruce and his brother-in-law run Michael Neil Cabinetry in Sugar Land, TX. The company is a custom cabinetry and millwork shop....

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02/27/2014 20:07:00 | Viewed: 468
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Spotlight – John Juzswik, President, Building Specialties Inc.

HOUSTON – Building Specialties Inc. (BSI) was established in 1951. The company began as a residential insulation company in Houston installing batt and blowing wool insulation in new homes in Sharpstown, Oak Forest, and Glen Brook Valley. BSI installs HVAC pipe and duct insulation, plumbing insulation, building insulation, spray on fireproofing and spray foam insulation....

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02/04/2014 21:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Brad Flack, President and Owner, Storm-Tex Services LLC

HOUSTON – Brad Flack says Houston based Storm-Tex Services had a great year in 2013. Flack has been involved with stormwater quality management since 2004 where he learned about permitting, turf establishment, erosion control and detention pond maintenance...

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01/09/2014 21:02:00 | Viewed: 516
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Spotlight – Doug Long, President, Power Vac America Inc.

HOUSTON – “People are becoming more aware of the health effects and problems associated with poor indoor air quality and the benefits of a clean HVAC system,” said President Doug Long, Power Vac America, Inc....

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12/02/2013 21:02:00 | Viewed: 68
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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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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0