TEXO Onsite Newsletter
November 29, 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

Friday, December 2 
6:00 - 10:00pm
Gaylord Texan- Grapevine, TX

TEXO Member Pricing:
$135 per person ($1,350 per table- seats 10, $675 per half-table- seats 5)

Non-Member Pricing: 
$175 per person ($1,750 per table- seats 10, $875 per half-table- seats 5)

Join TEXO on December 2nd to celebrate 2016, recognize company and individual award winners and crown the 2016 TEXO Challenge Cup champion, presented by Acton Mobile. The TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala will be again be hosted at the Gaylord Texan and it is sure to be the event of the season. The Gala will begin with a networking event where you can mingle and meet fellow TEXO members. Dinner will be a 3-course meal served with wine and entertainment. The program will feature companies and individuals who have illustrated exceptional qualities during the building process. Many of these award winners will also be recognized for their achievements on the state and national level. After the program, join us for more networking and entertainment at the Post-Event Networking Lounge. Registration and sponsorships are available now!

Click here to sign up.
The Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is an ongoing and evolving effort to recognize companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation. All TEXO members are encouraged to submit nominations for each division and occupational category.

Deadline to submit an application to TEXO is Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
Oral presentations occur on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

To download the application and learn more about the process, please click here.
To print the instructions and contact list, please click here.
Thursday, January 12
4:00 - 7:00pm 
Trinity Groves 3015
AIA & TEXO Members- $35
Non-Members- $75 

Following a Preview of Current/Future Markets Trends by leading Economist Anirban Basu, a vigorously-moderated Panel of Developers will share perspectives on current Hot Products/Markets  --- and best opportunities in the near term.

Register Now

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
Thursday, September 14- TEXO Foundation Clay Bird Shoot Out, Dallas Gun Club
Saturday, October 21- TEXO YCC Tailgate, Silver Lake Marina

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
The 2017 TEXO media planner is now available to download. You have the opportunity to target 4 out of 5 contractors in North and East Texas by including TEXO into your 2017 marketing budget.
Members have approximately $9 billion in annual buying power and are constantly seeking new products and services. Recipients of TEXO communications include top general contractors, specialty contractors, developers, architects, engineers, service providers and suppliers. Additional readers include members of AGC, ABC, AIA and BOMA! Now is the perfect opportunity to ensure you gain maximum exposure next year in an industry that continues to thrive.
For more information about creating your marketing campaign, click here to download the media planner or contact Will Worley, Publication Director: 352-333-3495 or wworley@naylor.com.  We thank you for your continued support in 2017!
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.
December 12 
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office

$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 Fort Worth class here!


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 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: Prevent Winter Holiday Fires
For English, please click here.
For Spanish, please click here.

Trainings & Forums
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


Tuesday, January 10, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $250 | Non-Members $350

BIM Unit 1 Topic: BIM 101: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling

 Register Now

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $250 | Non-Members $350

Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems is a half-day course that introduces you to the foundational concepts of Lean Construction. 

Register Now

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am (Breakfast provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $50 | Non-Members $75
Suggested attendee: Anyone interested in planning for financial success.

Get on the right track to achieve your financial goals.
Understand the value of setting the foundation.
Understand how you can apply the goals to your personal financial situation.
Introduce, Educate, Illustrate.
One step closer to personal financial security.

Presenter: Kirk Quaschnick, President and Founder of Mogul Wealth Strategies, LLC. 

Register Now

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $250 | Non-Members $350

BIM Unit 2 Topic: BIM Technology

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Thursdays, January 26, February 23, March 23, and  April 13
9:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
4-series package: $1,500 total (TEXO Contractor members only)
Suggested Attendee: 5+ years' experience

Peace in the Workplace is a 4-day workshop series that will transform the way you lead, and in turn, how those who report to you lead, creating a ripple effect of positive change throughout your organization, and ultimately the commercial construction industry.

Register Now

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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