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An interview with Ulises, Amazon & Elan Inwood

Para leer este boletín en Español, abra el mensaje en su navegador y seleccione “Español” en el menú de idioma. En su teléfono, desplácese hasta la parte inferior para buscar el menú de idioma y seleccione “Español.”

Working the RED Code: Ulises Cortez

The RED Code is our rule book for success. Austin Superintendent Ulises Cortez shares his perspective on leadership and how to make big things happen as a team.

We want your leadership perspective too. What are your keys to success? If you want to be interviewed about the RED Code, email Leah Gradl.


Kent Companies Gives Back: Nominations Now Open!

An important part of our mission is to give back in the communities where we build every day. YOU help us decide where we should give back in the community. Every April, Kent Companies employees can nominate their favorite charities and non-profit organizations for a charitable contribution. Nominations are accepted through April 30, 2019.

Click here to nominate a charity for a gift.

New this year, an employee committee will help evaluate all nominations. You can volunteer to help with this process in your local office. The time commitment is one meeting (in person or virtual) in early May. Contact Leah Gradl with questions.


Kent Companies Texas – Commercial Division

Project: Amazon Air Project 101

General Contractor: Hillwood Construction Services

Project Team: General Superintendent Thomas Casillas, Superintendent Fidel Salazar, Project Manager Melissa Kersh

Amazon Air Project 101 includes piers and grade beams; over 570,000 square feet of slab; 130 tilt-wall panels; 472,000+ square feet of slab on deck; and 1.2 million square feet of paving.



Kent Companies Multi-Family Division

Project: Elan Inwood

General Contractor: Greystar

Here’s a glimpse at recent activity at Elan Inwood, captured by our friends at Carbon Stories. We’ll share an interview with Sergio Alvarez soon!


Construction Trades Students Tour Studio Park – Grand Rapids

Several members of the Grand Rapids team partnered with First Companies Inc. to host construction trades students from Allegan Tech Center on a job site tour at Studio Park. The students connected classroom concepts to real-world construction as they reviewed rebar and post-tension systems, garage beams, and overall concrete construction job site management.

Thank you to David DeGraaf and Mike Thomas for serving as tour guides. Thanks to our all of our field experts including General Superintendent Troy Clinger, Mario Torrez, Clayton Schlotterbeck, Chris Fennema and Bruce Bolhuis. We’re grateful to Andy Findling and all of the instructors at Allegan for coordinating this real-world learning experience!