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Year End Round-Up – Texas

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Watch a holiday video greeting from CEO Jeff VanderLaan.

Transcripción en Español:

Hola a todos. Soy Jeff VanderLaan, CEO de Kent Companies. Tengo un breve mensaje de Navidad para usted y sus colegas en todo el país. En esta época del año, estamos especialmente agradecidos por las muchas bendiciones que tenemos. Nos tomamos el tiempo para reflexionar sobre el año que nos pasó, y todos los éxitos y grandes logros que hemos tenido juntos como un equipo. Por encima de todo, estoy agradecido por todos los que forman parte de nuestro equipo, y por el arduo trabajo y la dedicación que se necesita todos los días para que seamos exitosos. Esta Navidad, tómese un tiempo para descansar y estar plenamente presente con sus familias y seres queridos. Gracias por todo el año pasado. Prepárate para 2019 … hay grandes cosas por delante. En nombre mío y de mi familia, les deseo a usted y a su familia una muy feliz y feliz Navidad y un feliz año nuevo. Go RED!


The Challenge is ON!

Job site safety starts with simple check points that catch common hazards before they become serious problems. Check out this tip from Fredy Martinez.

How do YOU work safely every day? What simple checks do you perform when you pick up a power tool, climb a ladder or tie-off at heights?

Send us a short video about your easy safety checks. You can qualify to win up to $250 in prizes each week!

The Level UP for Safety Challenge runs now through January 13th. Learn more here!



Congratulations to our ESL Graduates!

Our first students in the ESL class in Dallas graduated with flying colors. We applaud their hard work and commitment throughout the course. More training opportunities are coming in all offices in the new year.

Multi-Family Division

Project: Parkview Residences

General Contractor: Jordan Foster Construction

Project Team: Victor Freeman, Alberto Maldanado, Taylor Klein


Operation Santa Delivers Hope in Detroit

These guys give me hope,”  shared a neighbor in inner-city Detroit.

The sentiments of hope, gratitude and service took on real meaning as Division 810 dedicated a day to service in Detroit. The team assembled meals and care kits for the homeless living in and around the job sites the crews worked on most frequently.

Over the course of days, and sometimes weeks, the crews got to know the people living on the streets surrounding their job sites. Tim Redwood and Liz Schwendemann collaborated on a project to give back to these “neighbors.”  The entire team received the even greater gift of gratitude in return.


5th Annual Business Partner Awards

Each year we recognize the customers and vendors whose partnership contributes to our overall success. Congratulations to the Texas winners:

  • Ridgemont Construction
  • Andres Construction
  • Greystar – Austin
  • Arco Contractors Supply
  • Tex-Mix Concrete

Executive Vice President Lance Ross presents an award at Ridgemont Construction.

Executive Vice President Keith Collinsworth and Central Texas Manager Bryan Estopinal present an award to Tex-Mix Concrete.

New Year…New Programs, Training & Resources for our Team

Send your ideas to We’re looking for new training topics, suggestions and unique ways to help us all work with more efficiency and focus in the new year.