This Is What It’s Like for Women with Construction Careers

By Shelby Skrhak / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Carla Gallardo never thought she’d love a job in construction. She wanted to be an architect until her engineer father swayed her to civil engineering. Besides, no one in her family ever worked in construction, so Carla was coming into the industry blind. Sort of. In 2008, a construction internship caught her eye while still […]

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Collin College Breaks Ground on The Construction Industry’s Future

By Contributor / November 7, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association  Craig Johnson had no idea who, if anyone, would turn up for Collin College’s first construction management course offerings. The newly hired instructor only had a few weeks to get the program up and running. Johnson expected around five students. He ended up with nearly 20. These […]

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More Than 100 Students Expected at the Dallas Builders Show

By Candy's Dirt / October 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

From Staff Reports When it comes to skilled workers, Dallas and North Texas are feeling the pinch. To help generate interest in trade education, the Dallas Builders Association has partnered with Dallas ISD campuses, mentoring students and offering real-life experience through the building trades program. On Nov. 13, more than 100 Dallas ISD students, including […]

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Dallas Builders Association Hosts Skyline High Construction Trades Students

By Bethany Erickson / April 25, 2017 / 0 Comments
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A few months ago, Dallas Builders Association president Michael Turner of Classic Urban Homes voiced a desire to address a need for more skilled workers by working with Dallas ISD to train and mentor students. In February, Turner began to reach out. “We have builders that are willing to mentor high school kids,” he said […]

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Dallas Builders Association Eyeing Dallas ISD Partnership

By Bethany Erickson / February 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you’re building a new home, or are a builder, this will come as no shock to you: It’s taking longer to get the job done, and it’s more expensive. In fact, at a recent annual meeting, National Association of Home Builders economist Robert Dietz said this shortage was actually holding home construction growth back.

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Sardone Construction Lead Carpenter Turns to Piratery with Backyard Playhouse

By Leah Shafer / October 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

Playhouses are some of the tiniest examples of good building and design. For the lead carpenter of Sardone Construction, a backyard playhouse was an opportunity to make his house fit the needs of the whole family – toddler pirates included. Bryan McLain was given the challenge to design a pirate ship playhouse for his son’s third birthday […]

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