April 25th, 2019

Contractors planning

By: Helen Callier Many home repairs do not require a permit and yet like clockwork, this time of year in late Spring, our phones start ringing with questions about when a permit is needed. From Contractors to home owners and even house flippers, here are a few questions that we have answered. We are widening our bathroom doors and upgrading our shower so my father’s wheelchair can pass through, do we need a building permit? Is a permit required for changing floors to…

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February 14th, 2019

Helen Callier

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Media Contact: Helen Callier, President 281.312.9981 Mobile | helen@permitusnow.com Permit Us Now Receives H-E-B Grocery Supplier Diversity Supplier of the Year Award President of Permit Us Now, H-E-B’s Annual Supplier Diversity Luncheon Keynote, to accept prestigious business award HOUSTON, Texas (September 10, 2018) – Permit Us Now was selected as H-E-B’s Supplier Diversity Supplier of the Year. Helen Callier, president of Permit Us Now, will…

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February 7th, 2019

Helen Callier

By: Helen Callier Over the past few weeks, we attended the Build Expo in Austin, Texas. We had the opportunity to visit many of the exhibitors, go to workshops and meet with possible new vendors. And while at the Expo, we had the opportunity to speak with City of Austin folks and suddenly the table was bombarded by a General Contractor with lots of complaints about how awful the permitting process is at the City of Austin and how his permits are always late. This outburst along with…

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January 16th, 2019

checklist

By: Helen Callier On December 3, 2018, I attended the first annual Asian | Turkish | Indo-American Chambers of Commerce Real Estate and Construction Summit in Houston, Texas. There were three industry panels that provided a treasure trove of industry insights and data along with two powerful keynote speakers including State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hager. Below are three key takeaways on industry trends for Real Estate and Construction in 2019 in Houston. …

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January 16th, 2019

checklist

By: Helen Callier With hundreds of billions of dollars and many more construction opportunities on the horizon for contractors, some jurisdictions are scrambling to handle the work load for plan reviews to issue building permits. And with recent hurricane-impacted areas along the Florida Gulf Coast and in the Carolinas, jurisdictions will become even more stretched. For contractors with sights set on starting construction in a timely manner, the question that swirls around often is how…

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