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February 2019 Round Up – Southeast

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Make it Happen Scholarships – Now Accepting Applications

The Make it Happen Scholarship program is another way we give back to the Kent family. Each year, scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate the highest level of integrity and commitment to pursuing their goals for their career. Applicants must be the legal dependent child of a full time Kent Companies employee and be under the age of 26. Applicants must be enrolled full time in college or a tech/trade school. Click here to apply for the Make it Happen Scholarship. Deadline: March 31st.

Unum Open Enrollment – Now through April 1

Unum is our voluntary life and accidental death and dismemberment plan. Open enrollment is from 2/1/19 to 4/1/19. During open enrollment, you can enroll in new coverage or make changes to your existing coverage. Contact Human Resources for signup forms and details about these benefits.


Grand Prize & Wild Card Winners Announced! 

Congratulations to our weekly winners:

  • Week 1: Fredy Martinez, Larry Mills
  • Week 2: Lee Blackmon, Erik Lokers
  • Week 3: Laura Armstrong, Jim Andrisco, Carlos Flores
  • Week 4: Jake Smit, Ulises Cortez

Grand Prize Winner: Jim Andrisco – Kent Companies Southeast 

Jim’s hand grinder video demonstration earned the highest score among all weekly winners. This video earned Jim $500 in cash!

Wild Card Winner: Carlos Flores, Texas Multi-Family Superintendent

Carlos’ video had the most minutes viewed on Facebook and YouTube. He wins $250 cash!

Contact your local safety manager to claim your prize!

The Kent Companies team submitted 41 videos, which resulted in 185 hours of viewing safety content – all created by the team, for the team. Go RED! 


Frankie’s Fun Park – Inspiring New Construction Talent

Kudos to Project Executive Dave McCauley, who recently volunteered with Balfour Beatty and Teach for America. Together, they hosted 25 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 9th-12th graders to talk about  the variety of people and skills it took to complete Frankie’s Fun Park, and how they too can achieve a career in construction.

Balfour Beatty shared, “A special thanks goes out to Dave McCauley with Kent Companies, Inc., our concrete trade partner who provided students with insight into opportunities in the building trades.”

Check out our Frankie’s Fun Park video on YouTube:


Division 110 – Studio Park

The Division 110 team poured level five of the canopy; 57,533 SF of cast-in-place deck. An additional 62,000 SF will be complete by April.

You’ve Got the Know-How: Blue Print Reading

Kudos to the participants of our recent  blue print reading classes taught by COO Dave Schoonbeck. Participants worked in small groups and gained practical, hands-on experience that will help them read and interpret plans. Their commitment to professional development is the RED Code at work!

Stay tuned for more training classes are planned throughout all Kent Companies offices.