TEXO Onsite Newsletter
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Early voting will end on Oct. 30 with millions of Texans already casting their votes. If you have not taken advantage of early voting before Friday, then please make plans to vote on Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 3.
This is the time when every vote counts, and we need our combined TEXO voice to be heard by decision makers in Austin and Washington D.C.
TEXO, working in conjunction with our state and national associations, supports the list of candidates below in the 2020 election. If you are not sure who represents you, click here to find out
The annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) program, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, has been an ongoing and evolving effort by AGC of America to recognize companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee training and participation, and program innovation.
Applications are due to TEXO by Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
Oral presentations will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020
Did you know that the easiest way to support the TEXO Foundation is through AmazonSmile? In just a few clicks, you can set up TEXO Foundation to receive 0.5% of the price of tens of millions of eligible items purchased from smile.amazon.com
Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com and choose TEXO Foundation as your preferred charitable organization.
Step 2: Bookmark smile.amazon.com in your browser, and be sure to go there instead of the regular Amazon.com site for all future purchases. Consider downloading a browser extension that will automatically redirect you to smile.amazon.com whenever you go to Amazon.com (click here for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari).
Step 3: That's it! TEXO Foundation will receive any accumulated donations on a quarterly basis. 
For more information about AmazonSmile, click here.
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
Awareness is the key to preventing the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 in our workplaces. Most employers are now faced with creating protection plans and training for employees concerning COVID-19. TEXO has created this online training module to assist with the awareness training of COVID-19 required for compliance. Resources used to create the training were collected from OSHA, CDC, WHO, and Texas Health and Human Services.
English | Friday, Oct. 30 - Register Now
Spanish | Friday, Oct. 30 - Register Now
Join us in a paneled discussion with leaders from the architectural and construction communities as they explore the capabilities of three project management tools that have a high potential of collaboration. Through this discussion, we plan to dive into Procore, Bluebeam and Trello, and how these types of software have fostered virtual team collaboration during this unusual time.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom Meeting
Human resources has become increasingly difficult as the complex world we live in changes daily. Our special guests will provide a brief overview of trends they are witnessing and strategies they are developing internally to navigate 2020. After a brief presentation, we will open the roundtable up for discussion amongst the entire group regarding questions or trends everyone is seeing.
Special Guests:
  • Kimber Davison, Attorney, Griffith Davison
  • Randy Humphrey, Executive Vice President, Humphrey & Associates, Inc.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 5 | 9-10 a.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom Meeting
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our annual Holiday & Awards Gala has been canceled for 2020.
As an alternative opportunity for TEXO Members to get together safely to engage in fellowship and networking, we will be hosting two smaller Holiday Happy Hour events in Fort Worth and Plano.
Capacity at these events will be limited, so be sure to register ASAP to save your spot! These events are reserved for TEXO Members ONLY, and tickets will be $35 per person.
November Happy Hour: 
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 5 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Branch & Bird | 640 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
December Happy Hour: 
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills | 6600 Columbine Way, Plano, TX 75093
  • A "No Handshake" policy will be in effect at all events. This includes fist bumps, elbow bumps and other greetings that go against the 6-foot social distancing practices.
  • Social distancing practices will be put in place in all common areas.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration table and in front of all meal stations.
  • Common areas will be wiped down consistently throughout the course of the event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after any eating, blowing of the nose, coughing, sneezing and using the bathroom.
  • Attendees who have any symptoms related to COVID-19 are discouraged from attending any events. Attendees who have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or vomiting within the previous two weeks of the event should not attend.
Slates Harwell LLP
Reliable Paving, Inc.
Fastenal Co.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tools
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries, The Beck Group
Silver: AEC, Brasfield & Gorrie, Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos | Young, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Humphrey & Associates, Lee Lewis Construction, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, Rogers-O'Brien Construction
Bronze: CORE Construction Services, Dee Brown, Faber Technologies, Marek, Northstar Builders Group, SEDALCO, Turner Construction
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight, specialized loss prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz @ 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.
Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service. 
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