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by Marek Brothers on Aug 25, 2015

Authored by Elizabeth McPherson and originally published on

by Marek Brothers on May 1, 2015

The following was authored by Texas A&M Construction Science Professor Edelmiro Escamilla, and originally published on an Assistant Instructional Professor from Texas A&M University's Department of Construction Science who teaches materials and methods, construction graphics, as well as construction project... read more

by Arthur Ehmling on Apr 20, 2015

What a great day April 11th was! Three of Marek’s trainees from the Workforce Development Program and Houston Workforce Development Head Coach spent the day at Houston Independent School District’s “When I Grow Up Career Expo”. There were over one hundred companies, schools, and community organizations that had booths to give students a look and... read more

by Marek Brothers on Apr 17, 2015

The following article was authored by Elizabeth McPherson, and originally published on recently visited Pasadena ISD’s Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School (CTHS) on a day when a group of high school juniors were receiving hands-on training in drywall installation by professionals from Marek Houston.  I was... read more

by Marek Brothers on Apr 2, 2015

The following article was authored by Elizabeth McPherson, and originally published on week a group of construction professionals from Marek once again volunteered their time to instruct high school students in drywall installation at their new state-of-the-art Pasadena Independent School District facility.  Houston... read more

by Marek Brothers on Feb 19, 2015

A few weeks ago, Saied Alavi, Director of Operations at Marek Brothers Houston, and I visited an active construction site on the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) campus. The new Jennie Sealy Hospital is scheduled to be completed later this year and open for patients early next year. We went there to talk with Gloria Palau,... read more

by Marek Brothers on Nov 26, 2014

Originally published on Construction Citizen.The Houston region, just like many other areas of the country, faces a paradox when it comes to matching people with the right jobs.  But the challenge in Houston is exacerbated in a way that other places would love.  There are so many jobs available that employers simply can’t keep up.  The... read more

by Stacy Gunderson on Sep 24, 2014

October's "Careers in Construction" month is quickly approaching, and you may wonder what you can do during this time to bring awareness to the trades. You have an entire month to find activities, to get out, and to get involved.As someone who loves to bring awareness to the trades, one of my favorite activities is to get in front of a group of... read more

by Mike Holland on Aug 13, 2014

On July 23rd, Marek was pleased to recognize several of our workforce development participants for various levels of graduation within our program. An earlier post by Arthur Ehmling, our corporate training coordinator, outlined the specific levels attained by the 21 helpers, 8 mechanics, and 18 foremen, who worked very diligently to reach these... read more

by Arthur Ehmling on Jul 29, 2014

After the 2014 Workforce Development Graduation July 23rd, I met with one of the twenty-one new Marek Helper graduates, Rodrick Horn. Rodrick came to us during the probation period of the Workforce Development Training program. Rodrick completed the process and started the probation period in January 2013. He proved to be an outstanding trainee,... read more

by Arthur Ehmling on Jul 25, 2014

Marek held a Graduation and Recognition Dinner for Helper and Mechanic Graduates, newly promoted Foremen, and Coaches July 23rd. In attendance were Marek Management, Workforce Development Staff, Industry Representatives, Training Partners, and Honorees with their guests.Twenty-one Graduating Helpers, with the help of their outstanding Coaches, had... read more

by Stacy Gunderson on Jul 23, 2014

At an early age, young children, especially boys, are given all sorts of construction toys. These toys spark creativity and allow our kids the opportunity to use their imagination. They develop concepts such as structural design and receive an early introduction into math, physics, mechanics, and engineering, all of which are turned into fun... read more

by Saied Alavi on Jul 10, 2014

In my business today, as in the great building traditions of the past, skilled well-trained crafts people are our most important and valuable asset. From the hundreds who make up our field employees to the estimating and administrative teams who support them, from the youngest trainee and intern to the most senior supervisor – each one is critical... read more

by Arthur Ehmling on Jul 3, 2014

On June 19th, Marek Houston participated in the NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Construction) Camp at Galena Park ISD.Marek drywall craftsmen Danielle Conacher and Gloria Palau mentored the camp participants on the proper installation of drywall panels. Each young lady had a hands-on experience... read more

by Stacy Gunderson on May 23, 2014

Marek was happy to aid in the planning of and to participate in the San Antonio Construction Career Day which was held on April 9th at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall. The event benefited 600 students who were given the opportunity to explore the different professions which are offered in the construction industry.At the event students had the... read more

by Scott Vlasek on Apr 22, 2014

It amazes me to think how far technology in the construction industry has come over the past 25 or so years. I can remember being a spry, young bright-eyed high school drafting/wood shop student sitting at a drafting table lining up my paper with a t-square and a triangle. Fast forward to the present, and I’m certain high school kids have NO idea... read more

by Karey Windham on Apr 7, 2014

Marek’s Atlanta Branch sponsored and participated in the annual CEFGA Career Expo and Skills USA State Championship on March 13th-14th. This event is regarded as one of the nation’s top construction and SkillsUSA events and had 7212 students in attendance this year.The Career Expo is Georgia’s largest interactive career exploration event and is... read more

by Marek Brothers on Mar 17, 2014

The following is a blog written by a student at John Jay Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio, who took part in the A.C.E. (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program, which mentors and inspires high school students to pursue careers in design and construction.My name is Maricela Casanova, and my involvement in the... read more

by Stacy Gunderson on Mar 10, 2014

The Build Your Future (BYF) initiative along with various industry partners are excited to announce that they have teamed up in San Antonio to host a Construction Career Day event on April 9, 2014 at Freeman Coliseum's Expo Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.We are anticipating over 600 students from 20 different schools from San Antonio and the... read more

by Stacy Gunderson on Mar 3, 2014

Marek Austin recently hosted a group of 6 high school students from San Marcos ISD’s Advanced Construction Technology class.Students were greeted by Brendan Doyle, Division President who gave them a warm welcome and explained the importance of working for a reputable company and being a part of a good team. Brendan also walked the students through... read more


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