TEXO Onsite Newsletter
October 11, 2016 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  PLLC
Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 15
Silver Lake Marina, Lake Grapevine

The TEXO YCC Tailgate combines our final Challenge Cup events, sponsored by Acton Mobile, which are the Washer Tournament, Chili Cook-Off, and BBQ Cook-Off.  Come and hang out with over 500 TEXO members and their families at this can't-miss event! We will have activities for kids, and heated competition at the largest TEXO event of the year!

The event, sponsored by TDIndustries will be Open to the Public for Chili & BBQ tasting, and to watch the Washer Tournament. Entry for the public is complimentary, however, we ask that you help us support the North Texas Food Bank by competing in the Company Can Food Drive Competition.

Today is the last day to sponsor! Registration closes October 11 at 5:00pm. Click here to register teams, review the rules, and sponsor. 

Wednesday, October 26 
Construction Career Day at the DFW Education Center has been organized to introduce select, local students who have shown interest in construction to the exciting opportunities in our industry. Teachers will hand-pick students who have earned their chance to attend the event. By participating in the Career Day event, companies will be able to access potential new hires, tell students the real story of working in the industry and impact their career paths and futures.

Volunteers are needed to help make the day go as smoothly as possible! Fill out the Volunteer Form here and send to Beth Reynolds at beth@ntcef.org

Access the Sponsor Registration Form here!
This contest is designed to give members of the construction industry the chance to explain what a day is really like in your position. This video will be a showcase of the construction industry and the various career opportunities available. All employees of TEXO member firms are encouraged to submit! All submissions are due by October 28th.

Click here to learn more and to submit a video!
Thursday, November 3
7:00am - 5:00pm
Grapevine Convention Center
TEXO Members, Complimentary | Non-Members $50

Join us for the 2nd Annual Construction Safety Professional's Day at the Grapevine Convention Center! Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join industry peers for a full day of informative sessions and networking that prepares your employees for the challenges they will face on the jobsite in 2016 and beyond!
Save the date for the TEXO Gala! Registration and sponsorships will be available soon on the TEXO website.

December 2, 2016
Gaylord Texan- Grapevine, TX

Friday, December 2- TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala, Gaylord Texan
Thursday, January 12- 2017 AIA/TEXO Economic Update, TBD
Monday, February 20- ASC Region IV Student Competition, Crowne Plaza Galleria
Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22- TEXO/ASA Bass Tournament, Lake Fork Marina
Monday, May 8- TEXO Golf Open, Trophy Club Country Club
Saturday, June 3- TEXO Softball Tournament, Hurst Athletic Complex
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
Sales are coming to a close soon for the Winter issue of TEXO magazine. This final issue of 2016 will feature the Distinguished Building Award Winners as well as a Holiday Gala Recap.

With the DFW area continuing to grow, it is more important now than ever to brand yourself and promote your products and services to those who make the purchasing decisions. If you are interested in gaining exposure to 4 out of 5 North and East Texas contractors, click here to learn more or contact Will Worley, Publication Director at 352-333-3495 or wworley@naylor.com. We appreciate your support of TEXO and the industry!

Dallas Independent School District invites you to attend "In the Mix". Discussions will include enhancing your knowledge about the District’s 2015 Bond Program, increasing the level of participation among minority and women-owned companies, finding additional resources to help strengthen and diversify your team and networking with current and future contractors.

Thursday, October 13 at 4:00 pm 
Learn more and RSVP by clicking here!

October 26 - 27
Irving Convention Center
TEXO members get $100 off registration- use code TEXO100 
The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference will provide an ideal forum to learn about new and ever changing safety products, processes, procedures and technology in the construction industry. Click here to learn more and register!
Robyn Short is an experienced mediator for corporate, academic, nonprofit, and home environments who spoke at the ASC Region 5 Educator's Conference at the TEXO Dallas Conference Center. Robyn helps organizations through mediation, facilitation, onsite conflict training seminars, leadership training and educational classes, and dialogue circles and other restorative justice interventions.

If you are interested in more classes from Robyn Short, please visit her website to learn more and register!

The Contractor Development Alliance Mentor-Protégé program provides a vehicle for local M/WBE emerging entrepreneurs to partner with experienced construction businesses to enhance their business development and growth. Through successful matching of Mentors to Protégés, the program helps to expand entrepreneurs' technical, management, marketing, and others skills identified for improvement.

Access the Information & Application packet by clicking here!

Align your company with an important topic of interest! Click here for a list of all upcoming and archived ABC webinars!
The AGC of America is the voice of the construction industry. Click here for a list of all upcoming AGC events!
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.

Spanish: Monday, October 17 - Tuesday, October 18
Monday 7:00am - 4:00pm; Tuesday 7:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$75 per registrant

This course is available at the request of TEXO members who recognize a need to "refresh" the information communicated during their initial OSHA 30HR course.  Federal OSHA does not require a refresher of the OSHA 30HR course and does not provide a refresher card.  A certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion of the course. 

Register for the Spanish course by clicking here!

November 14
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

$65 TEXO Members | $185 Non-Members

First Aid/CPR classes are taught using methods which meet or exceed the requirements by OSHA. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued a wallet card and certificate of completion.

Register for the class here!


English: November 9, 10, 16, 17, 2016
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Spanish: December 14,15, 21, 22, 2016
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
7:00am - 3:30pm each day
$150 TEXO Members | $350 Non-Members

OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.

Register for the English class here!
Register for the Spanish Class here!

English classes are offered on Monday's and Thursday's

Spanish classes are offered on Tuesday's and Wednesday's

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours
Offered the last Friday of the month in both English and Spanish

Click here to register for classes!

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.


Construction Tool Box Safety Talks are an easy way for foremen and supervisors to supplement OSHA training efforts of their company or organization and keep safety front and center in their workers' minds. Each week a new topic will be introduced for your use. Each topic is designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations.

This week’s topic: Accident Prevention in Construction Work (English & Spanish)


Raymond L. Critchfield was a dedicated safety professional who impacted the construction industry through his passion, love of people, family, and friends. One of his greatest attributes was his ability to train people to recognize hazards and create a safer workplace. The Raymond L. Critchfield Scholarship Program provides scholarships to individuals pursuing or continuing a course of study in the construction health and safety profession. This program recognizes individuals for their high level of academic achievement, contribution to the profession, and intent to pursue construction careers in the discipline of construction health & safety.

This scholarship will assist the construction industry in providing trained safety professionals for the construction industry. Ensuring the success of these individuals will be essential to improving workplace safety for not only our projects, but for projects worldwide.

All applications must be received by TEXO no later than October 15, 2016. Click here to download the application!
Trainings & Forums

Tuesday, October 18
1:00pm - 4:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
TEXO Members Only - $150

Whether you are holding a small meeting, or communicating with a coworker, or presenting in front of a panel of clients, you are making presentations daily. Throughout this interactive session, you will participate in skill building activities that will test your current presentation skills and help you develop new ones.

Register by clicking here!

Monday, October 24
8:30am – 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center$50 TEXO Members | $100 Non-Members

This seminar is for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, bonding professionals, and other construction professionals providing goods and/or services to construction projects. Topics include identifying who is protected by statutory liens and bonds, knowing when and how to file statutory notice to protect payment rights, and finding out how contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers can protect their payment rights.

Click here to register!

Tuesday, November 1st
11:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
TEXO Members Complimentary | Non-Members $15

In this talk, human resource professionals will learn the impact poorly managed conflict has on people and organizations, what peace is (and isn’t) and why it matters, the skills workplace peacemakers embody, and the business value of peace in the workplace. Join Robyn Short and learn how to you can positively impact your corporate culture and start a ripple effect of positive change in your workplace. To register, click here!

Robyn Short

Thursday, November 10 - Friday, November 11
8:30am - 4:30pm; 8:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center 
$350 TEXO Members Only
Suggested attendee: 10+ years' experience

*Workshop limited to 30 attendees*

Using the proper communication techniques to convey difficult messages, manage perceptions, achieve buy in and get your message across is an essential component in personal and business interactions. Through this highly experiential workshop, participants will learn how to excel in managing emotion effectively, overcome difficult tactics and temper own responses during difficult conversations. Click here to register!

Betty Gilmore
The exam is offered at both the TEXO Dallas office and the TEXO Fort Worth office. If you have been approved to take the LEAN exam, please contact Lois Hamilton for more information and to schedule your exam!
The exam is offered at both the TEXO Dallas office and the TEXO Fort Worth office. If you have been approved to take the BIM exam, please contact Lois Hamilton for more information and to schedule your exam!

December 9 - Exam

Member Discount Programs
AGC of America and Willis North America are proud to offer a new, dynamic and cost-effective way for AGC member firms to offer quality health insurance and other employee benefits. The AGC Alternative is an employee benefits program built exclusively for AGC members. WATCH THIS VIDEO to learn more. Get a quote by calling us at 1-800-210-5290.
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!

CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program on behalf of the members of the Texas Chapters of the AGC. They offer expert claim and loss prevention services, year-round training opportunities, on-site job inspections and other exclusive member benefits, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events.

Contact TEXO
11101 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229




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