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A world-class development program for TEXO women leaders, this program design embeds nine sessions (one per month) covering three proven themes for successful leaders: Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Performance and Change. In addition to these topics, this program will provide self-assessment results and feedback from an executive coach, as well as inter-session activities to ensure practical application of learnings.
WHEN: March 1 - Dec. 6
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Some US cities monitored by Mortenson's Construction Cost Index saw modest cost declines in the latest quarter, and overall the index registered a 0.2% gain. For the year, costs were up 6.7%, but Mortenson concludes that "the overall outlook for nonresidential construction remains positive, despite persistent challenges and uncertainty regarding the overall economy."
Voters in McKinney, Texas, will be asked in May to decide on a $200 million bond issue to be applied to construction of a new commercial passenger terminal at McKinney National Airport. The vote was approved by the City Council, with the expanded airport seen as the third serving rapidly growing demand in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
Join TEXO, ABC Central Texas, ABC Greater Houston and ABC South Texas at our joint Tech Alliance conference THIS THURSDAY, Feb. 16. This premier event will connect the region's most forward-thinking companies for an opportunity to meet, collaborate and learn how technology is revolutionizing the construction industry and how it can positively impact the way you do business.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Silverlake 2200 | 2200 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine , TX 76051
Each year, university students in construction programs travel to DFW to showcase their skills and connect with TEXO member companies about career opportunities. Students participate in three divisions: commercial, design-build and heavy civil. This event gives industry professionals valuable face time with ambitious students and future recruits.
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 20 | 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Hurst Conference Center | 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
In today’s challenging economy, construction companies must:
• Get paid for the materials and services they provide.
• Pay only once for the materials and services they receive.
• Know what Texas laws protect its interests.
• Have the legal tools to necessary to succeed.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
The TEXO HR Committee invites you to join us Tuesday, February 28 for an in-person roundtable discussion on a hot topic amongst HR professionals and other business leaders alike – retention! Specifically, we will be focusing on compensations (including total comp statements & COLA) and benefits/perks.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 28 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Turner Construction | 8080 Park Ln Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75231
The 2023 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Wednesday, Febuary 1st. 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!
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 28 | 8-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11101 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
The two-day TEXO OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program provides general awareness for entry or field-level construction workers. The training program covers recognizing, mitigating, and preventing hazards on a construction site. We have incorporated a virtual reality component to enhance the participants' engagement and connection to the material.
WHEN: Mar. 1-2 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature a live instruction via Zoom and are available in a variety of days and time blocks to accommodate your learning schedule. Ideal for construction professionals looking to learn without the hassle of traveling. 
When registering for any of the classes below, be sure to list TEXO as who referred you to the program!
Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | Feb. 22-24 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Feb. 27 - March 3 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lean Construction Education Program | March 7 - April 6 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | Mar. 8-30 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Earlier this fall, Keyan Zandy, CEO of Skiles Group, had the pleasure of moderating a panel for Lean Construction Institute’s Dallas/Fort Worth Community of Practice on the historic labor shortage in our industry. Their goal was to identify what we’re facing, understand why it’s happening and explore how we might change the trend and engage the next generation of construction workers.
Slates Harwell LLP
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
It's a new year and a new chance to RISE TO THE CHALLENGE as the yearlong contest for the coveted trophy begins again. The 2023 TEXO Challenge Cup Series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, is now open for Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships. To learn more about these strategic investment opportunities and the benefits included with each sponsorship level, please click below. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Available Sponsorships:
Gold Sponsor – 3 left
Silver Sponsor – 7 left
Bronze Sponsor – 2 left
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 and specialized loss-prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz at 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.
By joining TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, you can provide an outstanding plan, save money and spend less time administering it. TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, from a government reporting standpoint, is treated like one large plan. The end result for you is a 401(k) plan with competitive investments, outstanding service and someone else doing a majority of the plan maintenance legwork.
Autodesk Inc.
Old Republic Surety Company