[DALLAS, TX] – Kent Companies Texas was recognized for a second year in a row as one of the Dallas/Fort Worth’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). Kent Companies will be honored at a symposium and awards gala on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Dallas Arboretum.
An independent research firm evaluated Kent Companies’ policies and performance with regard to compensation, employee enrichment, communication, diversity, community initiatives and strategic company performance. All Kent Companies Texas employees also participated in survey that measured the organization’s resources for employees. Kent Companies was recognized for innovative practices in employee education and development, enrichment, engagement and retention.
Kent Companies Texas Multi-Family Division President Keith Collinsworth shared, “As our team continues to grow across Dallas, Austin and the surrounding region, this award is confirmation that we’re doing the right things. We put our people first in every decision we make. We’ve expanded our training facilities, and we’ve created new opportunities for employees to advance within our team.”
Collinsworth continued, “We have very high-performing teams, and we’re proud of everything they accomplish. Many of our customers ask for the Kent Companies team by name because they know we’ll deliver safety, productivity, quality and customer service every time.”
Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan added, “We made people our priority for the first sixty years of our existence, and we’ll continue to do so for the next sixty years. Earning this recognition in Dallas/Fort Worth as well as West Michigan demonstrates that our values remain true across our entire organization.” VanderLaan concluded, “We’ve got tremendous talent and manpower in every market in which we build, and we’re ready to meet market demand at every level.”
About Kent Companies:
Kent Companies is a 3rd-generation family-owned business with expertise in commercial and industrial construction, mixed-use construction, multi-family housing, tilt-up concrete, post-tensioned cast in place structures and a full range of concrete-related specialties.
Kent Companies is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has operations in Detroit, Michigan; Dallas, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 900 concrete construction professionals nationwide, and the organization is ranked in the top 20 concrete contractors nationwide by ENR Magazine. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”