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Making Moves: Laura Mendias, Assistant Project Manager

“Laura is a constant on our team, and we would not function the same without her,” shared Victor Marshall, Operations Manager for Kent Companies’ Dallas-based commercial division. “She is our right hand, and everyone knows we can count on her no matter the task or timeline.” He’s talking about Laura […]

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Craft Your Narrative: Careers in Construction Month

Careers in Construction Month is an annual, nationwide initiative designed to increase awareness and appreciation of craft professionals and the entire construction workforce. The campaign was launched to inspire the next generation of craft professionals while telling the story of the current and past workforce’s legacy. To do our part, […]

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Construction Inclusion Week: Making Room for Diversity

There should always be a seat at the table for diversity. Our craftspeople and professionals all come from a blend of different backgrounds and create who we are as a company. We’re creative problem solvers because we make room for these unique perspectives across the board. As such, we’re participating […]

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The Value of Industry Associations for Concrete Contractors

Our colleagues across the country find incredible value in industry associations – from committees and conferences to networking and survey data. Industry associations work in partnership with contractors to create better industry standards, align on big picture initiatives and spur thinking about new technology, resources and processes. The connections and […]

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Material Shortages Drive General Contractors to Use New Techniques

Widespread shortages in material and skyrocketing prices have drastically impacted the construction industry, leading to development cost increases and project delays nationwide. The lack of accessibility to steel and lumber has caused many general contractors to look for new ways to build their projects. Don’t let supply chain challenges stop […]

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Building Stronger Communities in Charlotte

This October, we are thrilled to sponsor Choate Construction’s inaugural BuildStrong event. The festival will be held Oct. 9, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Symphony Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Proceeds benefit the Autism Strong Foundation, where they will then be mindfully donated back into our community to […]

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Building the Next Generation of Innovators and Thinkers

When the next generation of innovators and thinkers have ideas to make our team stronger, we listen. This spring, we partnered with five students from Calvin University on their capstone project. In late April, the students presented an executive recommendation and toolkit to implement a remote work policy for our […]

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Kent Companies Celebrates Women in Construction Week 2020

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – National Women in Construction Week emphasizes the growing role of women in the construction industry and highlights the opportunities available for women seeking careers in construction. Kent Companies celebrates WIC Week from March 1-7, 2020 with a feature series highlighting the diversity of professional roles held […]

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Kent Companies Announces 2019 Business Partner Awards

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Each year, Kent Companies honors key customers and suppliers whose partnership contributed to the organization’s success over the past year. Our intent is to share our appreciation with outstanding organizations whose efforts build long term value into our shared business relationships. Our nomination process involves a […]

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Kent Companies Announces Make it Happen Partnership with Dégagé Ministries

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – The mission of Kent Companies is to invest in our people, our customers and the communities in which we build. Kent Companies announced a new Make it Happen Partnership with Dégagé Ministries, a non-profit organization located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What’s different about Dégagé Ministries?  Dégagé […]

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