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In memoriam - Randy Wyatt

SAN ANTONIO - Beloved comrade to the construction industry, George Randall “Randy” Wyatt, passed away at the age 62, Aug. 15, 2017 in Spring Branch, Texas. He was born in Karlsruhe, Germany on Oct. 14, 1954 and adopted by his parents George Larry Wyatt and Geneva Morris Wyatt when he was 1 1/2 –years old....

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Comfortable pillow

SAN ANTONIO - David Bucchi has been in the air conditioning industry since he was 19. He got started in 1977 while living in Houston. Born in Trenton, NJ, Bucchi’s family moved to Houston, TX in 1968. He attended Southwest Texas State in San Marcos....

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Hammering away

SAN ANTONIO - Alvaro Martinez would have no idea he would be the CEO of his own company when he married his wife. As it would turn out, Martinez’s father-in-law is the owner of Taeshin Corporation in Korea, the manufacturer of hydraulic hammers. This gave him the opportunity to start selling breakers....

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Working together

SAN ANTONIO - Owner Jack Karam who is no stranger to the construction industry established Geofill Construction in 2003....

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Stalking a contractor

SAN ANTONIO - In August, a couple of editors from Construction News were working in the New Braunfels area visiting construction companies, taking photos, etc. After leaving a construction site and interview, then taking a wrong turn to nowhere, we spotted a work truck with a Triple R Electric Logo on the side. We decided to follow the truck in hopes he’d lead us to a world of construction companies, at the least his office or a job site....

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Let the sunshine in

SAN ANTONIO - After spending 26 years in corporate America, Jeff and Kelli Owens wanted a change. Kelli had been a paralegal with Shell Oil Company and Jeff was on the sales and customer service side for an international business, a French oil company and later Halliburton. They wanted their own piece of the pie. They wanted something they could call “theirs” with an opportunity to work together and from home....

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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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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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