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October Updates

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An Interview with Jordan Berens

Jordan Berens is the Director of Project Management for Division 110, our commercial concrete division in the Midwest. In this RED Code interview, he shares how important it is to blend field and business expertise – and to collaborate with the teammates around you.

Congratulations to Jordan as the first national recipient of the ASCC Gaining Strength Award. The award was presented on September 19, 2019 at the annual ASCC convention in Chicago, Illinois. The Gaining Strength Award was established this year to acknowledge concrete industry professionals aged 40 and under who set them selves apart from their colleagues through day-to-day performance and through participation in local and national industry organizations.

Click here to read the official story.


Grand Rapids – Spanish to English  January – April 2020

Register now for the next Spanish to English language class! The next round begins January 13, 2020 and runs through April 27, 2020.

  • Beginners will meet Monday/Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. each week
  • Intermediate will meet Tuesday/Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. each week.

The classes will meet in the Grand Rapids training room. To register for these workshops or for more questions, please contact Amy Vega by calling 616-534-4909 or email Amy.


Division 110 – Drive N Shine Crew

The Drive N Shine crew delivered top notch quality for Pioneer Construction.  Pioneer’s Christophe Kalleymeyn shared with EVP Matt Fennema that he was extremely happy with the entire crew. They didn’t have to adjust a single bolt setting in the entire building. All steel fit perfectly. There were a lot of 12 bolt settings with each bolt being 1” in diameter.  Pioneer’s steel division recognized Division 110’s quality in the owner’s meeting on site.


Kent Companies Sponsors the Tilt-Up Concrete Association National Conference

Last week, members of the Texas and Southeast team represented Kent Companies at the 2019 National TCA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. We debuted a new 10’x20′ exhibit and shared our tilt-wall capabilities with national general contractors, engineers and developers. Kent Companies Texas earned an award for 3400 at Cityline (Renner Road).

Victor Marshall, Thomas Casillas and Luis Mendez represented the Texas Commercial Division. Mat Gedenberg and Dave McCauley represented the Southeast team (pictured below).

Renner Road – March 2017. See the final property here.


Make it Happen Events – Dallas & Austin

Last week, the Dallas and Austin teams celebrated their Make it Happen events. Each gathering featured a hearty meal, company updates, service anniversaries and cash prizes from our sponsors. The Austin event tripled in size to 90+ total employees, and the Dallas event was attended by over 450, making it our largest event to date!

Communication is important to our entire team, so we delivered the entire program in Spanish.

Felicitaciones a todos por un gran año. Estamos agradecidos de que formes parte del equipo de Kent Companies.

Kent Companies Gives Back

The Texas team collected a truckload of candy for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County. The CAC will use the candy for a fall festival for the children and families served by the center.