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Baker Concrete Construction Recognized as C3 Craft Training Champion

Baker Concrete recently achieved the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) Craft Training Champion Level. “We are proud to announce that we achieved the highest level of participation awarded by Construction Career Collaborative, or C3,” the company said in its March 10 announcement. “They are a coalition committed to craft training in Houston. We support craft and … READ MORE

MAREK Announces Senior Leadership Promotions for Houston Commercial Division

MAREK recently announced the promotion of Phil Nevlud to division president of its Houston commercial construction business. Jorge Rodriguez was promoted to managing director of field production and George Kissamis was promoted to managing director of estimating and project management. This team will lead sales and project management, as well as construction project delivery across … READ MORE

Driving Standards: Safe Driving and Construction Jobs

How does safe driving relate to construction job safety? This question has taken on a whole new meaning, given that many people must get to their projects from home, often driving long distances during early hours. There are many hazards on the road during this time that directly affect workers’ safety. Alcohol and drugs, fatigue … READ MORE

Paul Hoggatt, of Hoggatt, Inc., Among 2020 Masonry Hall of Fame Inductees

On February 6, ASA-HC member Paul Hoggatt, of Hoggatt, Inc., will be among four individuals inducted into the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) 2020 Masonry Hall of Fame. The event takes place during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. The Masonry Hall of Fame honors those who … READ MORE

Paul Hoggatt Retires After 37 Years as President of Houston Masonry Firm

In October, locally owned Hoggatt LP announced long-time President/Owner Paul D. Hoggatt would be retiring from the business effective Oct. 31. Paul started working for his father’s construction company, Hoggatt Masonry, as a laborer in the summer of 1958. He worked each summer and, during the year, attended bricklaying apprentice school at night. Upon graduating … READ MORE

LaPorte Named Among Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms

In its first ranking of this kind, “Construction Executive” magazine has named LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors to its list of Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms. Hundreds of accounting firms nationwide completed the survey to be considered for the list. Rankings were decided from a complex algorithm which considered the following: Revenues from construction practice, … READ MORE

In Memory of Bob Lightfoot, Chero-Key Piping Co., Inc.

Robert H. Lightfoot Sr. was born on April 3, 1931, in Houston, to Catherine and Thomas E. Lightfoot Sr. He passed away August 26 in Houston. He was a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, where he was on the rifle team, and graduated from the University of Houston, which he attended on a scholastic … READ MORE

Hurricane Preparedness: A Builder’s Responsibility

During severe weather, you are responsible for securing your jobsites for the protection of your employees, the public and property — as well as for yourself. Materials such as plywood, loose debris and scraps of two-by-fours become missiles capable of impaling buildings, brick walls and anything in their way. Construction debris can cause severe damage … READ MORE

Heat: Your Employees’ Summer Enemy

Summer has arrived once again, and blazing temperatures can spell trouble for crews that work outdoors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies five heat-related illnesses that employers and employees should recognize and understand in order to stay safe on the job. Read on for great information you can pass along to your crew. … READ MORE