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Focus - Electrical contractors positioned to thrive

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors are well positioned to thrive in today’s economy, but there are additional challenges to overcome in the years ahead. An overarching issue facing the electrical construction industry is a protracted worker shortage at all levels due to market demands. Challenges of innovation and generational change are forcing contractors to adjust to a shifting landscape....

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06/28/2019 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Enjoying the ride

SAN ANTONIO - For 33 years Good Electric LTD has been operating and serving the San Antonio market. “We strive for success for our employees and customers. Honesty and integrity are of great importance to us. Our motto, ‘ Dedicated To Excellence’ truly means what we try and achieve,” says Varnum....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sustainable coatings for concrete

SAN ANTONIO - Carstens has been working in the concrete coatings industry for over 16 years. He was born in St. Louis, MO and lived his childhood in Santiago, Chile. His family moved back to the states in ’94. He has been in business for over 10 years and is very excited about what’s to come....

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FOCUS - Believe in yourself

SAN ANTONIO - For Becky Rodriguez, being a mentor to future female construction leaders is her inspiration and driving force. She is an active member and current president of the San Antonio Chapter of National Association of Women (NAWIC). Getting involved in associations and networking helped her meet other women in the industry and provided her with personal and career growth. “If it doesn’t scare you a little, you’re not challenging you...

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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - College isn’t for everyone

SAN ANTONIO - Moreno is a former Career & Technology Education (CTE) instructor, during which time he worked to build the gap between construction companies and schools. He is currently visiting the CTE program at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, trying to make connections between construction companies and the district’s schools....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Rethinking the recovery of attorney’s fees as a means to save costs

AUSTIN - In a construction dispute, settlement often makes a lot of sense based on fundamental matters such as certainty of outcome and conservation of time and cost. In fact, as a matter of public policy, the State of Texas encourages “the peaceable resolution of disputes” as well as “the early settlement of pending litigation.” But in many construction disputes—particularly those involving a couple hundred thousand dollars or less—t...

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Non-Owned Vehicle Risk Management

AUSTIN - Everybody’s got one, some larger than others, some are not even owned, but they still create a risk for the organization. Construction operations have so many worker safety (OSHA) and liability issues (construction defect, mold, silica, etc… ) they often neglect addressing one of the greatest risks to the organization, vehicles and safe driving. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the largest source of workplace fatalities in the w...

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Accounting - Five IRS audit mistakes to avoid

SAN ANTONIO - The IRS audits about one million taxpayers each year. While the agency is understaffed, that doesn’t mean you’ll slip through the cracks. IRS software automates the selection process now by flagging returns that show abnormalities: Perhaps the return deviates from what’s normally filed, or it’s been linked to a family member, investor, or business partner who is being audited. Also, the more money you make, the more likely y...

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Focus - Painting with guidance

HOUSTON - Johnny Perry has always had a passion for painting. “I realized my calling after God sent me to help out a church whose pastor was out of town,” says Perry. While visiting the parish, he painted the church giving new life to parish facility....

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