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“general contractors”

Problem Begins with P

It was a delight to be part of the Management Conference that the Texas Glass Association (TGA) held for its members on Friday, May 13, in Round Rock, Texas. (Glass TEXpo ‘21, which the association co-sponsored with USGlass magazine, was the first industry-wide event to be held post-COVID and we were all still wearing masks then, so it was nice to see—really see—full faces anew.) I enjoyed catching up with Felix Munson of Anchor-Ventana Glass, Kyle Sharp of Sharp Glass, who is serving as TGA president this year, Sam Hill of Oak Cliff Mirror and Glass, another backbone of the industry, and Kyle Lamb of Universal Glass, as well as… Read More »

Liability Creep

I admit it right up front: liability creep is my own shorthand for a phenomenon that afflicts the glass industry with frequency like no other. It’s expensive, ever-expanding and dangerous. Liability creep is downright creepy. Let me explain. Over the years, I’ve reported on a never-ending series of lawsuits and settlements that slowly but consistently expanded the liability of contract glaziers into areas you would never expect. Contract glaziers work for general contractors (GCs). And years ago, when agreements were signed they detailed what the contract glazier would do and what the general contractor would pay. The move to more detailed performance specifications has led to increased liability for the… Read More »

Wow Wow Wow

You know how it is when you studied something, got ready for it, knew what to expect and believed you could handle the challenge? You know how it is when you move from being intellectually prepared to actually going through it? You think you can handle it, and you’ve trained for it. And then you have got to do it. Or try to anyway. Well that’s me this month. Let me explain. Our Keycomm offices are scheduled to move over Christmas week. We’ve been here a long time and I would not say we’ve outgrown our space but we’ve outgrown its configuration. And we’re at the limit of what re-configuring… Read More »

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