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Bailes takes, succeeds with challenge of Guier

  Two years ago, owning a fence company was the last thing on Lea Bailes’ mind. Bailes, a 29-year-old Texan who has degrees in law and accounting from Baylor University, was enjoying his law practice. However, when father-in-law Kelly Guier decided it was time to retire, Bailes adjusted his career goals and assumed leadership of Guier Fence Company. Not because ...

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New market strategies in a down economy

With the downturn in the economy, construction company owners and independent contractors are scrambling to find ways to develop better marketing strategies to attract new business. After all, construction spending tumbled in February by $11.6 billion, or 1.3 percent, to $846 billion, a low last recorded in 2002, according to an analysis of the latest government figures. The days of ...

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Anderson completes deal with Brice Building

  The Anderson Companies have acquired Birmingham, Ala.,-based construction company Brice Building, one of that city’s largest and oldest contractors. Headquartered in Gulfport, Anderson Companies is the holding company of Roy Anderson Corp. and Harrell Contracting Group of Ridgeland, and is ranked by Engineering News Record in the top tier of general contractors by total revenues in the U.S.  The ...

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MCDP helped Logan launch Meridian company

Before he entered the construction industry 12 years ago, Earl Logan owned several video stores in the Meridian area. However, thanks to the Model Contractor Development Program (MCDP), Logan sold his interest in the stores and launched his own construction company in Meridian, Construction Plus.  Back in 2007, Logan became a member of the program’s pilot class after dabbling in ...

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A formidable duo

H.T., Billy Ware make up the only father and son to be honored by AGC   If it weren’t for his father, Billy Ware might be pleading cases before a judge instead of leading one of Mississippi’s most successful construction companies. His father, H.T. Ware, co-founded Mid-State Construction in 1958 and served as president of the company until his retirement ...

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What have we gotten for our stimulus dollars?

It has been over a year since the debut of the Obama administration’s $787-billion stimulus program. More than $36 billion in stimulus money has been spent so far on highways, bridges and transit systems. So what have Americans gotten for their money? Not enough, according to contractors and representatives in the construction industry.  Though the money has kept projects going ...

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Q&A: Bob Wilson, Executive Director, Mississippi Main St. Association

Downtown business Wilson finds success on Main Street A graduate of Delta State University, Wilson began his career with the Mississippi Main Street Association in 1998 as director of program services.  He has served as executive director of the organization since 2005 and is currently an appointed member of the 2009-2010 Delta Leadership Institute.  Wilson recently sat down with the ...

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Q&A: Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, MSDH

Healthy responsibility Currier steps in at Health Department at difficult time Dr. Mary Currier became Mississippi state health officer in early 2010 after serving as state epidemiologist from 1993 to 2003 and again from 2007 until 2009.  The Ann Arbor, Mich., native recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery for a conversation about public health in Mississippi ...

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Our favorite places to play

More Mississippi Business Journal readers play golf than any other sport, and they have chosen their favorite places to play in the Magnolia State To those that play, golf is a passion, an obsession, a romance and a nice acquaintanceship with trees, sand and water, veteran sportswriter Bob Ryan said. Waxing philosophically about the sport, late journalist Grantland Rice once wrote ...

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