TEXO Onsite Newsletter
May 12, 2015 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  L.L.P.
Upcoming Events
Friday, May 29, 2015
8:00 - 9:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$15 - TEXO & AIA Members
$30 - Non-Members

Trees are a major part of our community’s infrastructure. They add value to development projects and increase retail business in shopping districts. The tangible and quantifiable value of trees can only be maximized through professional planning and management of this important resource. Come learn more about the economic, social, and environmental benefits trees represent and key strategies to incorporate them into your next project.

Learn More & Register Now!
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
1:30 - 5:30 pm with optional networking to follow
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $100, TEXO Members Only

Executive Presence is a term that stands for a lot of things, but we all know what it means.  It means that when you step into the room, people stop and notice.  When you speak, people stop to listen.  Acquiring or polishing executive presence is a bit more complicated, though.  It’s a combination of understanding presence, as well as your substance and your impact.  It begins with self-awareness, includes understanding and building trust, looking at your personal biases, and making your communication style more intentional, so that it conveys the goal that you are trying to reach.   In these four hours, we will lift your personal presence, and have an immediate impact on your gravitas, while also giving you take-away tools to help you work on continuing to grow your presence in the weeks and months ahead. Speaker: Lee Jay Berman

Learn More & Register Now! 

Thursday - Friday, June 4-5, 2015
Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday, 8:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$350 - TEXO Members Only

The Adaptive Negotiation Skills Workshop is a lively, fun, and interactive program that studies negotiation theory and practice, game theory and negotiation ethics, and uses role-play simulations, case studies and high-energy, interactive lecture for maximum skill development. After experiencing the practical tools we share during this highly energetic program, seasoned business people will acknowledge having used tools like these, but never having completely understood the strategy behind them, and they will negotiate very differently going forward, crafting transactions in more creative, more responsive and more adaptive ways.

Registration is limited to 40 participants, Register today

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
12:00 - 7:30pm
OMNI Dallas Hotel at Park West
Full Conference:
$95 – AIA & TEXO Members
$50 – AIA YAF & Associate Members, TEXO YCC Members
Keynote Only:

$65 – AIA & TEXO Members


Think construction technology doesn't apply to you? Do you have questions about how to better use technology within your construction business? Don't miss this great opportunity to get a hands on experience from some of the leaders in Construction Technology.

Register Here

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
7:30 - 9:00am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$20 - SMPS and TEXO Members
$40 - Non-Members

This workshop will show how a firm can utilize social media to connect with influencers and boost sales. Topics to be covered include: Discussing the various social media platforms, when to use them, and why, Exploring preferred social media outlets in the A/E/C industry and a road map on how to use them, Showcasing how the analytics behind digital communication can drive business decisions, and Tips and tricks on how to have a social media presence.

Register today!

Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:00am - 11:00pm
Hurst Athletic Center
$300 per Team, TEXO Members Only

TEXO is proud to announce the 9th Annual TEXO Softball Tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The tournament is limited to TWENTY FOUR teams (only 7 spots remain!!) and spots are available on a first come first serve basis. This is the second competition in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile.

Team and Sponsorship Registration Available Now!

Monday, June 22, 2015
Morning Round
8:30am Shot-Gun Start
Afternoon Round
1:30pm Shot-Gun Start
Trophy Club Country Club (500 Trophy Club Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262)
Morning Round
Before June 1: $600 Foursome, $300 Twosome
After June 1: $650 Foursome, $325 Twosome
Afternoon Round
Before June 1: $650 Foursome, $325 Twosome

After June 1: $750 Foursome, $375 Twosome

Register now
for the 3rd event in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile!
ROMCO Equipment Company
Baker Triangle
Industry News

Over the past three weeks TEXO members have stepped up to contribute $43,075 towards the goal of $75,000 to the TEXO-PAC and $63,500 to the TEXO Advocacy Fund. 

TEXO–PAC, our Associations political action committee, is an essential part of the TEXO political policy and advocacy program. TEXO-PAC provides contributions in support of pro-business free market minded candidates for both statewide office and in local races. As state and local laws and regulations become an ever-increasing presence in your day-to-day business, TEXO-PAC works to make sure your voice is heard by lawmakers and those making public policy decisions. 

If you have not done so yet, you still have time to join the growing list of members who have committed to protecting our industry voice in the political arena. Please assist us in meeting our 2015 fundraising goals by clicking here

Thank you! 2015 TEXO-PAC and Advocacy Fund Supporters


CFMA is now accepting applications for their Spring Scholarship Awards.  Awards will include $1000 Academic Scholarships for active students and the new $500 Certificates of Award for candidates who have completed the CCIFP or CPA exam.  These awards offer a great opportunity to encourage area students to participate in the construction industry or to recognize the professional development of current employees and future leaders. 

Applications are due by May 15th and the scholarships and awards will be presented at the DFW CFMA Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at Timarron Country Club on June 8, 2015.   

Download the Application

The National Labor Relation Board’s ambush election final rule went into effect, April 14, 2015. Click here for more information and to download a Rapid Response Toolkit from the ABC National website (login required). 

TEXO is excited to partner with CIOAC (Construction Industry Outreach Advisory Council) on a Mentor Protégé Program which will begin soon.  The program will focus on professional development, productivity and overall ability to operate at a profitable level.  

If you are interested in becoming either a Mentor or Protégé, please review the website below for requirements and application process.

Click here for more information

It seems every major daily newspaper in Texas is reporting on the many job cuts in our state's oil and gas industry. AGC of America just released "Ready to Hire Again: The 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook." In summary, the 10-page report describes the growing shortage of qualified workers-especially craft workers. That's one of the reasons an industry coalition developed a new statewide workforce development website, www.texasconstructioncareers.com. It is designed to connect laid off workers to meaningful, well-paying jobs in the construction industry.  Employers can post positions, check out industry job fairs, and take inventory of all the craft providers in Texas. To learn more about the program and website, click here.
May 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

May 19, 26, 27

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
May 15, 22, 29


About the Program
The TEXO Safety First program is a hands-on, interactive orientation for commercial construction employees in all divisions so they can learn the essentials of jobsite safety. This unique program provides an industry specific orientation in safety which all commercial contractors can use. Endorsed by industry leaders in the field of construction safety, during each instructional session, participants handle the equipment they are being trained to understand and operate. Participants also have real-time conversations with the instructor and other class participants on the components of each module.

Learn More about TEXO Safety First
May 15, 29
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Construction Education Center (CEF)

The award winning TEXO Safety First program now has a Test Out option. By attempting the Test Out portion of TEXO Safety First, attendees will receive their TEXO Safety First badge and hardhat sticker after passing the test. For more information about requirements to participate in the TEXO Safety First Test Out program, click here.

TEXO is now offering advanced OSHA courses for those seeking to further their knowledge on construction safety. The following courses are offered as a part of the OSHA Education Center from the UTA Division for Enterprise Development Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS). To learn more about each class and to register, click below.

Electrical Standards- OSHA 3095
May 26-29
Learn More and Register

Saturday, June 13, 2015
7:00 am or 10:00 am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary to participants of the TEXO Safety First Program

Have you taken TEXO’s Safety First Program but have not had a chance to return for the 2.5 hour portion to receive your OSHA 10-Hour card? Did you know that you have six months to do so? 

On Saturday, June 13, 2015 TEXO will conduct 4 sessions of the 2.5 hour portion of Safety First. Only those individuals who have completed the 7.5 hour portion of the TEXO Safety First program from January 12, 2015 to the present are eligible to participate.   


6:30 am - check in
7:00 am - 9:30 am (English and Spanish)           

9:30 am - check in
10:00 am - 12:30 am (English and Spanish) 

Classes will be held at TEXO’s Dallas Conference Center located at 11111 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX  75229. 

You MUST present your valid ID and TEXO Safety First badge when checking in (No Exceptions).  

Each class size is limited to 40 and available on a first come, first serve basis. Click Here to Register NOW!

Trainings & Forums
Monday, June 8
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$65 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$185 - Non-Members

Register Now!
English- Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Spanish- Wednesday, June 17, 2015

8:00am - 3:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary- TEXO Members Only

TEXO will partner with the Crosby Group to host a Complimentary 6 hour Basic Rigging Training class for TEXO members only. The class will be held in English on Tuesday, June 16th and in Spanish on Wednesday, June 17th at TEXO’s Dallas Conference Center.  All attendees will receive the Crosby Certificate of Attendance,  The Crosby Catalog and ASME/OSHA Fundamentals Workbook and Laminated Rigging Card.

Register now! Class size is limited to 60.

Ford Nassen & Baldwin, PC
Slates Harwell LLP
Contract Bond Agency
Member Discount Programs
As a TEXO Member, you have access to some of the best industry deals and services available. Below are just a few highlighted Member Benefits services. To learn more visit our Member Benefits page on the TEXO Website.
You can get the best 401k on the market. 100% Unconditional Money Back Guarantee, Superb Investment Options, Award Winning Customer Service, and Significant Fee Discounts.  For a Free Evaluation and a Free Compliance Checkup of your current 401k, call Steve Heussner, Steve@MogulWealth.com, at 469-450-4663 or Kirk Quaschnick, Kirk@MogulWealth.com, at 214-420-7152 and mention TEXO.
Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service. Learn More
Enterprise Fleet Management
As a long standing partner of AGC and ABC, Enterprise Fleet Management would like to offer an innovative program that drives value for every customer by including best possible pricing and special incentives on vehicle acquisition; providing a separate line of credit; creating a cycling strategy to achieve optimum performance and best resale value; all while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership. Enterprise Fleet Management is a full-service solution for companies with small to medium-size fleets, we leverage our relationships with all manufacturers on most makes and models of cars, light- and medium-duty trucks across North America. Enterprise Fleet Management is a part of Enterprise Holdings; a family owned company that also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Truck Rental, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car brands. Learn more by contacting Tyler Slaughter with Enterprise Fleet today!

Enterprise Truck Rental
As a partner of the AGC, Enterprise Commercial Truck Rental would like to offer a special promotion to AGC members to save 20% on commercial truck rentals to all first time renters! Enterprise Commercial Truck provides a cost effective rental program that drives efficiency without sacrificing productivity. AGC members can rent a variety of commercial vehicles including: heavy duty pickup trucks, cargo vans, stake beds and box trucks. Learn More by contacting Blair Culley with Enterprise today!
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11101 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229




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