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Spotlight - David Stone, American Fire Systems, Inc.

HOUSTON - Stone has encountered many successes and struggles in his professional career, but 15 years into starting American Fire Systems, Inc., he is able to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Stone also heads the Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas, along with being involved in other associations....

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06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Oxford Builders Inc.

HOUSTON - William Sanchez takes an employee-first approach with his company, Oxford Builders. Oxford specializes in doing jobs contractor do not think about until the time comes, and that niche has led to the company celebrating 20 years in business....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Garrett Hart, President, Hart Plumbing Southwest

HOUSTON – When you look around Garrett Hart’s office, it’s easy to see why his company, Hart Plumbing has been successful for three generations....

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03/31/2017 15:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Alyse Makarewicz, President, AMB Architects

HOUSTON – Alyse Makarewicz is president of AMB Architects and is using the coaching and lessons she has learned over the past four years to change the way she operates her business....

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02/27/2017 17:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Tom Forney, Chief Executive Officer, Forney Construction

HOUSTON – What is your background? I grew up in Houston and went to Memorial High School. I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Construction Science....

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01/27/2017 20:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Rusty Stafford, Owner, Stafford Services

HOUSTON – Rusty Stafford started Stafford Services in Bellaire, Tx., as a one-man operation in 1969. As the business grew, he hired a crew to help him with new installations, service and repair work....

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12/30/2016 16:19:00 | 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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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0