Continued Expansion throughout Austin, Central Texas Drives Sales, Employment Growth
[DALLAS, TX] – Kent Companies announced the promotion of Angel Alvarez to Executive Vice President of the Multi-Family Divisions. In his new position, Alvarez assumes responsibility for all estimating, project management and field operations for the Multi-Family Divisions in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Alvarez formerly served as the Vice President of Operations for the Multi-Family Divisions.
The Kent Companies Texas Multi-Family Divisions specialize in cast-in-place concrete podiums, parking garages, slabs on grade and other structures in residential, mixed-use and high density development. Alvarez’s promotion coincides with Kent Companies’ rapid growth throughout north and central Texas. Within the past year, the employee headcount for the Multi-Family Divisions surged to over 260 concrete professionals; an increase of 77% year-over-year. Today, Kent Companies employs over 1,300 concrete professionals nationwide.
Kent Companies Chief Executive Officer Jeff VanderLaan shared, “Angel communicates a very clear vision for our operations. Under his guidance, we’ve seen increased commitment to rigorous planning and processes. Our field leadership meets on a regular basis for in-depth manpower planning and safety reviews. As a result, we’ve regularly coordinated peak manpower days of 100+ concrete professionals on projects across the market.”
Within the last four years of Alvarez’ tenure, the Multi-Family Division has earned two Gold Awards and one Platinum Award from the American Subcontractors Association-North Texas Chapter (Junction 15 Apartments – Plano, TX; Jefferson Stonebriar – Frisco, TX; Elan Lakeside II/Overture Flower Mound/Lakeside Parkway – Flower Mound, TX).
VanderLaan continued, “At the same time, our customers will see our increased presence throughout Texas as Keith Collinsworth intensifies his focus on the role of Executive Vice President of Business Development for the Multi-Family Divisions. Keith has extensive networks and relationships based on his lifelong career within the concrete construction industry. His work helped lay the foundation for our rapid growth trajectory over the last decade. He’s widely recognized for his expertise within all types of multi-family concrete construction.”
VanderLaan concluded, “Kent Companies Texas sets the benchmark for multi-family concrete construction in Texas. We continue to grow throughout Austin and San Antonio because our customers recognize the safety, productivity, quality and customer service we deliver on every project. We have the right team in place to maximize on the opportunities in front of us. Our success comes from a deeply rooted commitment to our people, and that will continue to define our team as we grow.”
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; Columbus and Central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 1,300 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.” Learn more by visiting www.kentcompanies.com.