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Joyful building, cheerful memories

SAN ANTONIO - During the December month of celebrations and traditions, Central Builders Inc., held their annual Christmas party for their employees, customers, vendors and subcontractors at Retama Park to celebrate their success in 2018. The celebration included food, beverages and a live DJ, plus the camaraderie of the Central Builders employees from San Antonio and Denton....

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In memoriam - Gerald (Jerry) Elmer Gueldner

SAN ANTONIO - Gerald (Jerry) Elmer Gueldner passed away Nov. 19. He was 88 years old. He graduated a Central Catholic High School, class of ’48 graduate. He enrolled at San Antonio College and later enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he retired as a Major. He became a master electrician during his employment with Nathan Alterman Electric Company. He later joined his brother John Gueldner at Gueldner Electric Company....

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Alphabet group

SAN ANTONIO - Construction brought John Alvarez to San Antonio and he hopes construction – especially commercial – will be keeping him in the Alamo City for years to come....

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Cats and dogs living together

SAN ANTONIO - Ernest Juarez compares following stucco up work with paint to a marriage between a cat and a dog: unnatural and fraught with trouble. The Diamante Coatings owner increasingly faced that unholy union at the beginning of his career as he took on more painting projects....

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40 years of not working

AUSTIN - A young man of 14 getting ready to start high school usually only has one or two things on his mind. Likewise, a father with a daughter preparing to start high school has only one thing dominating his thoughts as well....

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How the Keck did it happen?

SAN ANTONIO - Let’s take it from the top. Tommy Keck was in the Air Force Reserve in 1973, going through basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Then he went to electrician school at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX....

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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