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Electrical full-circle

SAN ANTONIO - James L Freasier, Sr. and his business partner, after experiencing 20 years in electrical construction, renovations and upgrades, founded F & W Electrical Contractors Inc. in 1985. Their primary focus was high voltage and electrical distribution work for private and governmental entities....

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Texas-sized vision

SAN ANTONIO - BakerTriangle’s investment in a vision five years ago is starting to pay off for Texas construction....

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Someone has to do it

SAN ANTONIO - Numerous industries are dependent on fuel to operate, and many need a lot of it and some need it need it 24/7. And more importantly, companies need a source for this fuel....

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Windows to doors

SAN ANTONIO - Before Kerry Kirby got into the hardware business, he was a manufacturer’s rep for a residential products company based out of Dallas. He started right out of college and continued with that career path and went to work for a local San Antonio company where he got into the hardware business....

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A safer Texas

SAN ANTONIO - In 1991, the Texas Legislature took a stance on the skyrocketing workers’ compensation rates that affected Texas companies in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.This company originally known as the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, would later become known as Texas Mutual Insurance....

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In the Wright profession

SAN ANTONIO - Defining a millwright encompasses a lot of skills and craftsmanship. Bricklaying, painting, plumbing, welding and electrical work may be a part of a millwright’s job. These and other skills may be used to build concrete foundations for heavy equipment, assemble machines and parts, along with knowledge of building materials....

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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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