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Garry Boulard: Construction Reporter's Star Journalist
Garry Boulard has clearly made it as a journalist and author having published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor as well as authoring seven well-received books in the genre of historical nonfiction. He even has his own Wikipedia page—a true sign of success for our times.
Yet Boulard, like the business owners he interviews for Construction Reporter, is nothing if not humble. He is one of those remarkable individuals who has cultivated a habit of gratitude—a feeling he often expresses for his solid gig as lead freelance writer at Construction Reporter. His steady flow of news feeds and weekly features source much of the content for the online news service. [read more...]
Tami Brunk: Construction Reporter's Environmental Writer
But the journalist who first started writing for the Construction Reporter in 2008 sees no dichotomy between her two interests.
“As I see it, the construction industry has tremendous power to impact the health of our planet and future generations,” says Brunk, who co-founded and previously served as co-director of the Albuquerque-based Querencia Green, an organization dedicated to connecting neighbors to “green their streets.” [read more...]
Specialty Funding Sees Growth in Texas and Colorado
“We’re in West Texas from Amarillo to El Paso,” says Bob Underwood, the founder of the Specialty Funding Group (SFG) in Albuquerque.
“And we are seeing oilfield equipment manufacturing, oilfield service equipment, coming out of that area,” he says, adding [read more...]
El Paso's RK Green Mechanical Reps Thrives on Customer Loyalty
“At the end of the day, that’s really all I have to trade on,” says 74 year-old Green, who last year embraced the kind of challenge that might scare men half his age: starting his own company.
“The first thing we did was sit down with an attorney and get set up legally and properly,” says Green of the launching of what became RK Green Mechanical Reps.
“You have to have a team, and that team includes the attorney and the banker and the insurance man, this and that,” says Green. “That’s vital.”
LEED on Steroids: an Interview with Kent Beierle on the Living Building Challenge
Kent Beierle is a founding member and architect at Environmental Design Inc. (ēdi). ēdi is an Albuquerque-based architecture firm well known for its team of skillful sustainability and LEED consultants and trainers who have designed or consulted on upwards of 80+ commercial & 530+ LEED for Homes projects/units LEED certified projects across the state, nation, and overseas. [read more...]
Good Fences Make Good Business
Vassan and Viji Pillai of Peerless Construction are proof positive that in today’s economy firms can thrive when owners demonstrate an impeccable work ethic and dedication to their craft. The firm has been in operation in New Mexico since 1985, established by Vassan’s father, Rajan, under the name Indian Investors.
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This spring it was announced that Nordstrom Rack is planning to open a 35,000 square-foot outlet in the east Albuquerque shopping center.
In March 2014, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) sued one of its most highly compensated executives for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract after he resigned and took a job at its chief competitor, Zillow....
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