In the Blog.

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

by Marek Brothers on Feb 24, 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 Tristan Brown and during my junior year, I applied... read more

by Katrina Kersch on Feb 17, 2014

Please read this article! Workforce Development is More Than Just Training.As our workforce program has grown in depth, scope and experience, I would like to pause and reflect on what workforce development looks like versus conducting training programs. As our team takes on career paths development opportunities for our professional employees, the... read more

by Katrina Kersch on Feb 10, 2014

On February 6, 2014, Marek hosted the 2014 strategic planning session for the Construction Career Collaborative. Marek has supported the organization from its inception. Mike Holland, President of Houston Division, is currently serving on the board of directors. As the former Acting Executive Director, I participated along with the board,... read more

by Katrina Kersch on Jan 20, 2014

*Written by Elizabeth McPherson of March of 2013, Marek hosted a drywall installation clinic at Pasadena ISD's L.P. Card Career and Technical Center . The team from Marek which included Saied Alavi-Operations Manager, Terry Holcombe-Drywall Superintendent, Dave McMillan-Foreman, Buddy Britt-Training Coordinator, and... read more

by Katrina Kersch on Jan 9, 2014

We have reached two historic milestones this year and how appropriate they are to communicate our culture. We celebrate 75 years as a contractor who employs the very best craftsmen and we have honored nine of those craftsmen with the Marek Certified Craft Professional Credentials.My congratulations go out to Pedro Cerritos, Dale Dodson, Jesus... read more

by Katrina Kersch on Sep 9, 2013

No arguing that it’s tough to be looking for a job right now. If you are unemployed and 16 to 24 years of age, you are one of 18.6 million of your peers looking for work in your age demographic according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That translates to an unemployment rate of 48.9% in this demographic sector of the population.

by Mike Holland on Sep 9, 2013

As a specialty contractor with a significant hourly workforce in the commercial construction industry, I am deeply concerned about a disturbing trend that has developed over the past thirty years and has recently escalated to a new level. Beginning with the 1980s economic decline in Houston and Texas, and continuing over the last three decades,... read more

by Mike Holland on Sep 9, 2013

Last Wednesday was a great day for reflection about the workforce issue, at least for me. It began at a lunch gathering of Associated Builders and Contractors Past Presidents and the current executive committee to gather insight and input for the coming year’s planning session objectives, as requested by the ABC Greater Houston Chapter incoming... read more

by Mike Holland on Sep 8, 2013

On November 17th, the Houston Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association held its monthly membership luncheon at the HESS Club. The topic for the meeting was a panel discussion covering the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) initiative. Panelists were Peter R. Dawson, AIA, Senior Vice President, Facilities Services, Texas Children’s... read more

by Katrina Kersch on Sep 6, 2013

One of my mentors, Tim Johnson, has always said that it is it important for us to seek out quality workforce programs and recognize these “pockets of excellence”. I agree.

by Amanda Marek on Jul 3, 2013

Pictured above is one of our Economics classes with instructor Ted Hajdik

by Amanda Marek on Jul 3, 2013

Our Newest Apprentice Class!

by Amanda Marek on May 15, 2013

The project was a much needed shed built for Mobile Loaves & Fishes to house a tracker and possibly other equipment that will be used to help for their new development – Community First! See the link below on more information on this impressive development. This is a development that has been in the planning stages for several years and is now... read more

by Amanda Marek on Nov 2, 2012

Last night the Austin MBS team was awarded three prestigious awards by the Associated Builders and Contractors – Central Texas chapter:  The Excellence in Construction Award went to: University of Texas Welch Hall 1929 East Wing renovation – Foreman Theo Moser, Chase McNeil, Project ManagerVeterans Administration Met Center Building 5 Phase 2 –... read more

by Marek Brothers on Sep 1, 2012

Attract, train, and retain the best talent in our industry. Provide targeted training to our existing workforce allowing each employee to reach his or her maximum potential. Provide a satisfying career to those that make the grade and uphold Marek values, adding value to the company and providing unmatched service to the customer. 

by Marek Brothers on Sep 1, 2012

Marek Houston will strive to attract and train highly qualified new employees to perpetuate the Marek reputation for outstanding performance, while honoring the legacy and loyalty of our current high performers by continuously improving their skills. We will accomplish this using the tools of our WFD program, effective assessments, and performance... read more

by Marek Brothers on Sep 1, 2012

It is our MISSION to develop the right program that recruits, educates, trains and produces the “best employees” in our industry. We are fortunate to have a great team that has successfully started this plan and is willing to make adjustments along the way to help meet our ultimate goals of Making a profit, Impressing the customer, Making this a... read more

by Marek Brothers on Sep 1, 2012

To meet the demands of the future, we will need to continue to reinforce our reputation of having a workforce of skilled craftsmen known for its unsurpassed quality throughout the industry. We must continue to develop and challenge our workforce to be the very best through training and creating an atmosphere to excel and become the leaders of... read more


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