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:

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

HARVEY RECOVERY BEGINS

As the greater Houston area moves into recovery mode from Harvey, ASA members are getting back to work to help rebuild the city. If your office is up and running, please check in with ASA-HC so we know the status of our members. If there is anything the chapter can assist your company with, please … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: CHART WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Chart Wealth Management works with contractors and other family-held businesses in the areas of succession, retirement, estate, and executive compensation planning.  We focus on buy-sell agreements, 401k and other retirement plans, and overall financial planning for the owners and executives.  

Harvey Impact

As we enter day three of Harvey, the impact of the storm on the greater Houston area is still unfolding. The ASA-HC office is up and running, and available to be a resource if needed. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to facilitate communication between ASA-HC members with help you … READ MORE