TEXO Onsite Newsletter
March 28, 2017 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  LLC
Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 30
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Silver Lake Marina at Lake Grapevine
$25 - TEXO Members Only

Join other TEXO Members for a time of fun, food and networking at Silver Lake Marina at Lake Grapevine. We will be joining with TEXO's craft training arm, the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas, as we celebrate their 20th Anniversary of providing training to our skilled workforce!

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Tuesday, April 4
8:00am - 9:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

The 2017 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Please join us for an informal gathering to introduce you and your company.  This breakfast is open to anyone interested in TEXO.  We hope you will join us!

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Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22
Lake Fork Marina

Registration and Sponsorships are now available! Click here to review the rules, download the Challenge Cup point system, and sign your team up!

4:00 - 6:00pm: Registration/Check-In
6:00pm: Cookout

5:30am: Registration/Check-In
2:00 - 3:00pm: Weigh-In

Register and Sponsor Now!


Wednesday, May 3rd 
9:00am - 4:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Your gift matters. Help us contribute and join TEXO for a blood drive! Visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code TEXO or click here to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, May 8
Trophy Club Country Club

Join us for the second Challenge Cup event of the year, sponsored by Acton Mobile! Our title sponsor for the event is Walker Engineering. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Early Registration – Ends April 21
Late Registration – April 22 - May 8

7:00am - Morning Round Registration / Breakfast
8:30am - Morning Round- Shotgun Start
1:00pm - Morning Round Completion, Lunch & Awards, Afternoon Round Registration
2:00pm - Afternoon Round- Shotgun Start
6:30pm - Afternoon Round Completion, Dinner & Awards

Registration and sponsorships are available now! Sign up today!
Grab a sponsorship spot in every TEXO Challenge Cup Event by becoming a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Sponsor! These sponsorship spots allow marketing opportunities throughout the year as well as give you important Challenge Cup points.

Current Sponsors:
Title Sponsor- Acton Mobile
Gold Sponsor- Marek; Procore; Humphrey & Associates; Mogul Wealth Strategies; TDIndustries
Silver Sponsor- Cokinos | Young; Dynamic Glass; BakerTriangle; Austin Commercial; The Beck Group
Bronze Sponsors- Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; Hill & Wilkinson; PCL Contract Bonding Agency; Ridgemont Commercial Construction; Prime Controls; CORE Construction;

Sign Up Today

Thursday, May 4 - AIA/TEXO Technology Conference
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
Thursday, December 7 - TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala, Gaylord Texan Hotel 

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News

There is limited inventory left in TEXO eNews and on the TEXO website - participate now before these prominent ad positions are gone!

TEXO eNews: 2 exclusive lower rectangle positions available. Rectangles, on average, receive 6-7,000 impressions per month. Only $2,370 for 12 months!

TEXO website: 2 run-of-site horizontal banners available. Banners, on average, receive 1-2,000 impressions per month. Only $2,150 for 12 months!

Readers and visitors include general contractors, specialty contractors, developers, architects, engineers, service providers and suppliers who spend more than $9 billion annually on products and services. For more information, click here or contact Myranda Lucero at Myranda.lucero@naylor.com or 352-333-6030 today!


Wednesday, April 12
11:30am - 1:00pm

The members of this panel have all broken into various levels of executive leadership within their organizations. During this highly interactive session, the panel members will share key lessons learned in their individual journeys through an open and candid Q&A discussion session to further explore the topic of leadership and the role of marketers within the C-suite.

Learn more and register today! Click Here.

Thursday & Friday, April 20-21
The Sheraton Dallas Downtown

Join your friends and colleagues in the D-B industry for this unique opportunity to network and earn up to 10.25 CEUs while learning the latest information on the hottest topics in design-build. For the convenience of conference registrants a block of rooms has been reserved at The Sheraton Dallas Downtown, 400 Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201. To reserve your room, please call the Hotel Reservation Office at (888) 627-8191 and ask for the DBIA Southwest Region group rate of $179 per night while supplies last, or visit http://tinyurl.com/DBIASW17Hotel to make your reservation online.

To learn more and register online, click 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.

April 19, 20, 26, 27
7:00am - 3:40pm
$250 Members | $375 Non Members
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

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 Here


Monday, May 8
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$65 Member Discount | $100 Non Members

This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses, injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens; choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest for adults. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

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Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Starting a safety program can be a daunting task. That’s why each year, ABC offers its STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) program. STEP is a proven and valuable resource designed specifically to support ABC members in the development and continued improvement of safety and training efforts, with a collective goal of ensuring continued worker well-being and health.

To learn more, click here. To apply, click 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: Excavations in Construction
Please click here. Toggle between English and Spanish at the top right of the page. 

Trainings & Forums

Wednesday, March 29
7:30am - 11:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$75 Members | $125 Non Members

In this interactive half-day workshop, we discuss how Hispanic cultures are different—and how these differences impact the jobsite everyday. Incorporating the latest research on Cultural IQ with construction-specific examples that drive safety, productivity, and retention, participants will leave with a new perspective on Cultural IQ and their jobsites.

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Morning Session:  April 6, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Afternoon Session:  April 6, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

This course provides a comprehensive overview on the serious threats posed by people assaulting within a corporate office or public environment.  You will learn how to safely and effectively respond to threats maximizing personal safety.  Additionally, the course will cover active shooter response protocol: how to run, hide and fight, do's and dont's as well as personal survival, situation awareness and response to an active shooter.  The final portion of the seminar will address emergency medical care for bleeding gunshot wounds.

Seminar Instructors:  Street Safe Defense Texas
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V - President/CEO of Street Safe Defense Texas
Larry "Gunny" Nichols - Chief Firearms and Personal Safety Instructor 
Rudy Blasich - Certified Firefighter/Paramedic 

Register for the morning session by clicking here
Register for the afternoon session by clicking here.

To download more information about the course please click here.


Tuesday, May 16
8:30am - 4:30pm (Lunch Provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Early Bird $300 | Regular $450

One of the biggest challenges for businesses today is integrating the Millennials or Gen Y twenty-somethings into a Baby Boomer culture. They are the newest generation to enter the labor market, arriving with their distinct ideas about what they expect from their jobs. They are our future leaders and our next generation of revenue-generators. So who are the Millennials and how do we manage their expectations while maintaining high performing organizations? Explore this question and more with speaker Scott Robley.

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Prepare for the credential by attending the four BIM Education Program courses. Successful CM-BIM candidates demonstrate they have achieved the learning outcomes in the training by passing the CM-BIM exam and will have the ability to carry the designation behind their name.

BIM Exam
Friday, May 19
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Register Here


A TEXO Women's Forum Event Exclusively for Women

Thursday, May 11
7:30am - 10:30am
Venue Sponsor: TDIndustries Dallas Office: 13850 Diplomat Dr, Dallas, TX 75234
TEXO Member Discount $50 | Non Members $75

Breakfast will be provided as you network with other industry members and take part in a workshop on getting the most out of your executive presence and using it to gain more impact.  Learn the power of group dynamics and how to read and run meetings from a position of strength.

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Lean Construction challenges all project stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. 

Unit 4
Wednesday, April 5
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$250 Members | $350 Non Members
Register Here

Unit 5
Wednesday, May 3
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$250 Members | $350 Non Members
Register Here

On Center Software
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 Chris Romanelli 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 Dwayne Phaure 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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