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PeopleReady

SAN ANTONIO - PeopleReady (trades labor placement) set up an office dedicated to Harvey disaster recovery in San Antonio and mobilized a workforce to the affected regions. Work crews were loaded onto busses at 4am for safe transportation to and from the Gulf, after a 10-hour workday. Large numbers of both skilled workers and general labor associates will be available for the restoration efforts in the months and years to come. The hotels, restaur...

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Bear Readymix

SAN ANTONIO - Joe Ochoa, general manager at Bear and volunteer firefighter, loaded up his flat boat and went to the Houston area to help wherever he could....

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Recognizing opportunity

SAN ANTONIO - Enjoying your profession is great, and having fun at the same time is even better. That is what Robert Bernhard says....

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Carrying on

SAN ANTONIO - In 2008 when the economy started to take a downward spiral, George Lieck and good friend Larry Acosta of Texas Interior Construction decided that it was becoming too hard to feed two families out of one company....

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Effects of the Hurricanes on the San Antonio Construction Industry

SAN ANTONIO - Setting aside the countless personal tragedies created by the recent hurricanes, we are starting to better understand the effects of Harvey on the local commercial construction industry. The oft reported and long lamented workforce shortage will only be made worse by the devastation....

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Reminder on Contractor Best Practices in Disaster Remediation Construction Projects

SAN ANTONIO - In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we want to remind builders and contractors of certain best practices and of the laws that apply to the industry as a whole and specifically for disaster remediation contractors performing work in Texas....

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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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