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Vice President Garner Gonzales of Gonzales Contractors Speaks Safety by: Rob Tooke Posted: Mar 4, 2021 / 11:26 PM CST / Updated: Mar 4, 2021 / 11:26 PM CST MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar) – Fire crews in Midland had their hands full with a fully-involved house fire. The flames burnt a double-wide mobile home on W. County Road 55 Thursday morning. Fire officials said 2 people made it out safely. But the Midland County Fire Marshall’s Office is still investigating what sparked the fire. Investigator Rusty Winn said there are several different possibilities. “Either a cigarette wasn’t put out all the way before they left or possible electrical. We won’t know a little bit more until they finish overhauling,” Winn said. The hotter, windier weather is also a big risk. Not only can it fuel a fire, but it can make putting out one that much harder. “It’s a major role. As dry as it’s been right now, and due to still being in a burn ban and an extended drought, it makes it difficult being out here where there’s really nothing to block it. The wind picks it up and spreads it a lot quicker,” Winn said. Garner Gonzales owns Gonzales Contractors in Midland. He deals with a number of houses in the area and says there are steps a homeowner can take to avoid a fire. “Definitely call your bonded and insured contractors, get your HVAC system and units inspected,” Gonzales said. Gonzales also says there are some things that homeowners can easily overlook that can be a major red flag before a fire. He recommends checking all electrical systems within a home and ensuring all circuits are working. Gonzales also warns against faulty electrical fixtures. “A main place for a fire in a home is your kitchen. Don’t leave any cooking unattended,” Gonzales said. “Check your CO2 detectors, your smoke detectors… check your lint filters in your dryer.” The Midland County Fire Marshall’s Office says another good tip is to make sure to let any outdoor propane heaters or heat lamps to cool down completely before storage. If incorrectly stored, the heaters can warm up other material and spark a fire.

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Gonzales Contractors, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Midland Award
MIDLAND August 28, 2019 — Gonzales Contractors, LLC has been selected for the 2019 Best of Midland Award in the General Contractor category by the Midland Award Program.
Each year, the Midland Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Midland area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Midland Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Midland Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Midland Award Program
The Midland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Midland area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Midland Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Press Release

Gonzales Contractors, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Midland Award
MIDLAND August 28, 2019 — Gonzales Contractors, LLC has been selected for the 2019 Best of Midland Award in the General Contractor category by the Midland Award Program.
Each year, the Midland Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Midland area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Midland Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Midland Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Midland Award Program
The Midland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Midland area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Midland Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.