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Aspiring to new heights

HOUSTON - The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) hosted its annual conference, SubExcel, in Denver, CO on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Mar. 15-18, with a theme of helping contractors reach their peak performance....

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Gobble, gobble

HOUSTON - Avrien Veneralla, Hudson Building Systems Ltd., bagged two turkeys on opening day in Fredericksburg, TX and another one on April 4 in Sonora, TX....

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Sonora satisfaction

HOUSTON – Avrien Veneralla, Hudson Building Systems Ltd., and his friend, Randy Hodges shot this buck during a Dec. 17 hunting trip in Sonora, TX. –cw...

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Conquering mountains

HOUSTON – Mark Williams, from Walter P. Moore, shared this great picture of hiking in the mountains of Peru in November. In this picture, Mark says he was at 16,000 ft. and hiking the mountain pass was the highlight of the trip. –cw...

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01/27/2017 17:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Aguirre & pitch

HOUSTON – Aguirre & Fields LP employees joined a soccer league in June for a bonding activity. The team finished second in its two-month long league. Top L-R: Oscar Aguirre, owner, Aaron Debord, Bilal Ghandour, Jesse Loftin, Jonathan Payne and Brain Legaspi. Bottom L-R: Mariel Caballero, Lucy Caballero and Mahsa Arasto. On ground: Roy Buckfield. –cs...

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Now those are fans!

HOUSTON – Die-hard Texans fans Glenn and Carol Pitman, Pitman Construction, made the trek to Lambeau Field on Dec. 4 to watch the teams battle it out in the snow. –cw...

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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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