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Roofing Day at the Texas State Capital

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March 6, 2019

I was honored to spend the day at the Texas State Capital on February 27, 2019 for Roofing Day. It was a great experience meeting with those who make our system of government work in Texas and spending time with so many of my hard-working friends in the roofing and…

Two requirements every contractor must be aware of before beginning work on their next home remodel project

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January 15, 2019

Texas Property Code 41.007 includes two important requirements for contractors who perform work on existing residential property, (i.e., repairs and remodels): 1. If you the contractor want to require a homestead property owner arbitrate their dispute with you, that requirement must be in 10 point bold font. 2. A residential…

The Skinny on Consequential Damages

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December 7, 2018

What are consequential damages and why do they matter? To understand consequential damages, you have to first understand direct damages. Direct damages are those that you’d typically think of as damages for breach of the duties one party owes another. On a breach of contract claim, they would include the…

Warning to Restoration Contractors and Roofers: The Old Way of Doing Business is Over.

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September 13, 2017

On August 3, 2017, the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth granted class certification against Lon Smith Roofing (LSRC), a prominent North Texas Roofer, for violation of the Texas Public Insurance Adjusting Act. Given the direction the courts in North Texas have gone in the past few years,…