Tim Barton Construction, Inc.: Case Study

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Barton attended two years at SW Texas Jr. College in Uvalde and three years at Cisco Jr. College. He has a two-year associate’s degree. He doesn’t have any licenses or certifications in construction. From 1979-2008, he had his own company that built houses and some commercial projects. Tim Barton Construction started out as a sole proprietorship; he later formed Tim Barton Construction, LLC. He donated his time for construction of two churches. Barton has observed over 100 foundations being poured and at least 12 commercial projects when concrete was poured with a pump truck.

For the Gorman ISD project, Plaintiff hired Barton as the job superintendent to observe and report. The project was completed in August 2009, and Barton started worked with DSA as a job superintendent from 2009-2011, building a school. For the past five years, Barton has worked at Linus Construction with architects, engineers, owners, buyout projects, and superintendents to understand the scope of work. He defined a “project manager” as one who puts the package together, and defines the scope of work for subcontractors. A “job superintendent” is at the project watching the day to day construction. For Gorman ISD, he was more like a job superintendent but only had the power to observe, not to stop the work.
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A handwritten note indicates that Barton had worked with DSA on two prior projects in Cisco, TX (he worked with Rogers of Cadco on these projects). He interviewed only with David Perry before he was hired. He considered Gorman ISD as an employee of Gorman
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