[DALLAS, TX] – Kent Companies announces the launch of two new operating divisions serving general contractors and developers across the South and Southeast. In the Dallas/Fort Worth market, Kent Companies’ new Single-Family Division installs post-tension concrete slabs for single-family detached homes in new communities. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a new Kent Companies division will install gypsum-based underlayments and sound control products for new construction and historic revitalization projects. The announcement coincides with a surge in Kent Companies’ field team to more than 1,500 concrete professionals nationwide.
In Texas, Kent Companies’ expansion into the single-family market builds on the organization’s successful track record as the premier place and finish concrete contractor for high-density mixed-use and garden-style residential properties. Executive Vice President Angel Alvarez shared, “We serve national and regional multi-family builders and developers throughout the DFW and Austin market. They know our team and our work are consistently defined by safety, productivity, quality and customer service.”
Alvarez continued, “We’re applying the same principles to the single-family detached housing market. Our field leadership delivers the highest quality residential slabs with safe, clean and well-organized job sites. We know our Texas soil conditions. We know the area’s leading home builders need to capture homeowner’s confidence from the ground up.” The Kent Companies Single-Family team began operations installing post-tension slabs in communities throughout Flower Mound, Texas.
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Kent Companies’ underlayments division is a strategic expansion to offer more comprehensive services on multi-family and commercial projects. Kent Companies offers over 30 years of experience installing underlayments throughout the Midwest. The Charlotte-based underlayments division will leverage this experience with a fully-trained team to install gypsum-based underlayments, sound control products, wear surfaces and self-leveling underlayments.
Kent Companies Regional Manager Jeff Kihm shared, “Throughout Metrolina, we’re known as a ‘total package’ concrete contractor, from tilt-up concrete to post-tensioned cast-in-place structures and site concrete. Flooring underlayments and sound control are complementary services that will help our customers simplify contracts and streamline project schedules.” Division Manager Nathan Myers will oversee business development and operations activities for the new division.
Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan added, “We have a long history of diversification to provide our customers a complete package – concrete construction plus related specialty services. These expansions in Dallas/Fort-Worth and Charlotte are made possible by our people. Their deep expertise and craftsmanship consistently deliver value for our customers across the country.”
Texas Single-Family Estimating & Project Management:
Angel Alvarez, Executive Vice President
Charlotte Underlayments & Sound Control Estimating & Project Management:
Nathan Myers, Division Manager
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 and Austin, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 1,500 concrete construction professionals nationwide, and the organization is ranked in the top 12 concrete contractors nationwide by ENR Magazine. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”