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2023 Fall Honor Coin Recipients

At the heart of every team are individuals whose dedication is a beacon leading collective success. At Kent Companies, the Fall 2023 Honor Coin recipients stand as pillars of commitment to our Four Hallmarks – Safety, Productivity, Quality, and Customer Service. Read on as we unveil the stories behind these […]

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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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The Honor Coin

Our founder, John VanderLaan made Kent Companies’ core values clear from the beginning. He said, “You’ve got to put your people first.” Sixty-five years, three generations, and 1,800 team members later, that still rings true. Generation after generation, we’ve focused on building people, building teams, and building remarkable projects. Three […]

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Safety in Numbers

“Safety in numbers means a group has more protection than an individual,” shares Manny Rodriguez, National Safety Director for Kent Companies. “Our safety program has two fundamental tenets. Our people are our first priority, and our data drives accountability.” Rodriguez is a 25+ year safety veteran in concrete construction. For […]

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Kent Companies Promotes Five to Division Manager Positions, Welcomes New Leadership

Kent Companies, Inc., the 9th largest concrete contractor nationwide, today announced leadership transitions to kick off the new year. The company has promoted five teammates to serve in Division Manager roles, including: Jordan Berens, Division Manager – In his role, Berens oversees development and profitability of Site Concrete operations across […]

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The Story of the Year: Our People

Our people have always been, and will continue to be, our story of the year. They’ve written our narrative since day one nearly 65 years ago. As I serve in my 13th year as CEO, proud is an understatement. I am impressed every day by the craftsmanship and professionalism of […]

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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 Connecting with Your People

It’s no secret construction is a challenging industry. Our people are strong, prideful and passionate, and endure strenuous work at the jobsite. What is the best, most effective way to extend your appreciation? Our leadership team makes it a priority to visit our jobsites to build relationships and have important […]

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