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Industry Folks - Mary Sweet, Surmac Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - The best way to describe Sweet’s job at Surmac is the wearing of many hats. She prepares bids, makes travel arrangements for crews, keeps track of the boss’ schedule and rents equipment for the job sites, to name a few....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Whitney Oldfather, Arrow Services Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - This native Texan isn’t riding horses on her acres of land, but she’s raising chickens. To be exact, 17 chickens. Oh and one rooster, two guineas, and two ducks. “They are just funny – I mean I haven’t killed any so I’m not eating the actual chicken. Obviously, I do get eggs and that’s fun. It’s like Easter every day,” jokingly says Whitney Oldfather. She also has her rescued lab mix puppy Charlie Brown. She says s...

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Industry Folks - Zeke Jones, Structure Tone Southwest

SAN ANTONIO - We all know there is no letter I in the word team, but there is a letter I in the word pizza. Zeke Jones, project superintendent at Structure Tone Southwest mentions on Fridays they try to do something for the guys if the job is going well....

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Industry Folks - Roman Perez, Jr., Arrow Services Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - Roman’s parents were born and raised in Corpus Christi and moved to San Antonio a few months before he was born when his father went to work on the large USAA construction project....

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11/28/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Michelle White, Leonard Contracting Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - Being a single mom is no easy task, but neither is being an office manager for a busy construction company. Michelle White, however, seems to have them both under control....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Joe Ochoa, Bear Readymix

SAN ANTONIO - I got involved in the construction industry through my original job training in the U.S. Army as a technical engineering specialist. This led me to my previous employer where I worked for 15 years and learned how to be manager and business leader....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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