News & Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest construction news and ASA-HC happenings. Useful information and tools are available to our members whenever they need it. To stay informed, click the links below:

Are Your Company’s Expectations of Professionalism Clear?

Have you ever had an employee conduct business in a way that is so unethical that you wonder if he or she missed the “professionalism boat” altogether? Professionalism is very important in the workplace and ASA provides tools to help specialty trade contractors make their expectations of behavior clear. One of these tools is the … READ MORE

Upcoming Events

Associate Member Peer Group Happy Hour Sept. 19 Event Details “Worker Safety on the Jobsite: Who’s Responsible?” Sept. 21 – General Lunch Meeting Event Details Annual Fall Fishing Tournament – Reel It In! Sept. 29 Event Details Schmooze & Mingle with Brookstone L.P. Oct. 4 Event Details “Hiring Employees: What the Fair Labor Standards Act … READ MORE

Tap Into ASA: Coulter, P.C.

“Texas Super Lawyer”, “Best Lawyers in America” since 2006; Board-Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1991; Top (“AV”) rating by peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Keith Coulter has represented construction companies since 1985.  Having over 30 jury verdicts, he handles trials, arbitrations, contracts, claims, lien and bond collections, insurance coverage, … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: WATERMARK

Watermark is a nationally recognized industry leader providing embroidered and screen printed corporate apparel, FR work wear and promotional items. Since 1994 Watermark’s owners Jason and Todd Elder have grown their operations in Victoria, Houston and Corpus Christi to be in the top 1% of the industry. Our team brings decades of combined professional experience … READ MORE

Learn How to Minimize Financial Losses and Maximize Margin Gains in New FASA Video-on-Demand

Identifying the tools and technology needed to best position your organization for a successful future can be daunting. In the newest video-on-demand available from the Foundation of ASA, “Technology and Transparency,” presenter Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting, Denver, Colo., discusses why these tools are critical to future profitability and provides examples of ERP systems, project management … READ MORE

HIRING EMPLOYEES: WHAT THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT REQUIRES

Join ASA-HC on Thursday, Oct. 5 for a S.A.C.K. lunch presentation by Andrews Myers, P.C. attorney Tony Stergio regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When hiring employees, FLSA has requirements that all employers must adhere to. This one-hour seminar will cover: How to properly classify an employee according to Federal law; The difference between … READ MORE

It’s Now Illegal to Text While Driving in Texas

On September 1, 2017, a new law went into effect banning the use of a portable wireless communication device for electronic messaging while driving in Texas. What exactly is “electronic messaging?” The signed bill defines it as “data that is read from or entered into a wireless communication device for the purpose of communicating with … READ MORE

WORKER SAFETY ON THE JOBSITE: WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

The Sept. 21 general lunch meeting panel discussion will center around who is responsible for the safety of workers on a job site when it comes to subcontractors and leased employee’s. Included will be who provides PPE, who does the risk assessment, who does the training, who reports the hours/incidents and who is overall legally … READ MORE

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