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Spotlight – Bob Ray, President, Ray Glass Co. Inc.

HOUSTON – Bob Ray grew up in the glass industry in Rosenberg. His father Grady O. Ray and his mother Martha started the company in 1949 in a building on the far west end of Rosenberg....

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05/01/2015 18:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Javier Zavala, Owner, Universal Building Materials LLC

HOUSTON – After working for a lumber company for 30 years, Javier Zavala opened Universal Building Materials LLC in Houston. The company has operated since 2012....

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04/01/2015 14:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Tony Miller, Owner, Miller Electrical Construction Inc

HOUSTON – Tony Miller remembers clearly when he and his wife and co-founder Karen first opened Miller Electrical Construction Inc. in 1984....

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02/27/2015 19:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Jerry Jackson, Owner, Classic Paint and Wallcovering Services Inc.

HOUSTON – From an early age, Jerry Jackson learned a good work ethic from his mother and father....

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02/05/2015 20:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Leticia Elias, Principal, Elias Commercial Roof Systems

HOUSTON – Leticia Elias enjoys solving customer’s roofing problems on a daily basis. She is a roofer at heart....

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01/13/2015 15:36:00 | Viewed: 42
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Spotlight – Chris Burke, Owner, The Insulation Guru

HOUSTON – Chris Burke has worked in the construction and insulation business for more than 20 years....

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12/31/2014 16:29:00 | Viewed: 36
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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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