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Kudos, JSAs, Open Enrollment – Texas

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Open Enrollment: Now through June 30

Open enrollment for medical, dental and insurance benefits is now through June 30th. To add or change benefits, please contact Human Resources right away. The HR team is happy to answer your questions and help you maximize the benefits available to you.


Congratulations to 17 Spanish-to-English Graduates!

Seventeen Kent Companies Texas employees completed Spanish to English classes in our Dallas office. The classes met for several weeks, and every member of the class worked hard to master each lesson and make a presentation for the class. Human Resources Manager Tanya Escobedo shared, “Congratulations graduates! Every one of you worked so hard. We’re all proud of you. We’ll make more classes available soon.”


125+ Field Leaders Complete Electronic Communications Training

Kudos to the Commercial Division Field Leaders on completing a series of training on PlanGrid, ExakTime and professional email communications. Senior Project Manager George Sellers and Human Resources Assistant Laura Mendias led the courses.


Commercial Division Donates to Texas Can!

The Commercial Division recently donated an old Ford F-250 to Texas Can! Cars for Kids. Operations Manager Victor Marshall shared, “This organization does great work helping at-risk kids graduate high school. They get funding by fixing old vehicles and re-selling them. It’s great to know that we can put our resources to work for others in the community.”


Congratulations to our Honor Coin Recipients

In late May, we hosted six different Make it Happen events across the Midwest and Southeast. We celebrated the accomplishments of our team members and our growth across the country.

Congratulations to Phil Shafer, Jake Smit and Bob Despres on your recognition with a Kent Companies Honor Coin.


Among the many handshakes, atta’ boys, and stories shared…one thing rings loud and clear: Kent Companies is in the people business.

Our people are our first priority, and we’re thankful you share your skills with us every day. The future is very bright at Kent Companies, and we’ll always be the best place for people who want to work hard and be a part of something big.


  • Austin Employee Appreciation Event: Friday, September 27th
  • Dallas Employee Appreciation Event: Saturday, September 28th


Division 1810 – Foreman, Facilities Services

Kent Companies is looking to grow our Facility Services division by adding a motivated, highly skilled individual with concrete experience in a foreman type role. Facility Services specializes in completing new and renovation projects for industrial, manufacturing, commercial and residential customers. Individuals will work directly with owners and project managers on a daily basis. They will direct field operations on their job to complete daily goals with an emphasis on SAFETY, PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Preferred Experience:

  • 4 years of concrete construction experience
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Proven experience with leading and motivating teams
  • Valid driver’s license

Please see Mindy Curtiss or Sarah Miller in HR if you are interested in applying!

Application Deadline:  Monday, June 10, 2019


What is a JSA?

A Job Safety Analysis/Safety Task Analysis is a procedure that applies accepted safety and health principles and practices into a task or job operation to make it safer. Most General Contractors today require the daily/weekly use of a JSA/STA. If we are not using a GC’s form of JSA/STA, we should be using our own at least on a weekly basis, or more frequently as required by our contract.

What are the basic steps for conducting a Job Safety Analysis?

  • Break down the job into identifiable steps
  • Identify the hazards
  • Evaluate the hazards
  • Recommend safe procedures and protection measures

Hazards to Focus On:

  • Sharp edges
  • Fall hazards
  • Potential for being caught in between
  • Worker posture/balance (Ergonomics)
  • “Struck by” or “caught between” hazards
  • Suspended loads
  • Environmental hazards

Control methods for hazards include elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls and PPE. Contact your Safety Manager for support on JSAs and implementing control methods for your job site.