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by Jorge Vazquez on Oct 23, 2013

Every Front Line Supervisor is responsible for timely reporting of all work-related injuries, accidents and fall exposures. To properly carry out his duties, today we are reviewing with all employees, the responsibilities of supervisors and employees to report accidents.

by Jorge Vazquez on Sep 30, 2013

Actually, we have no control over rain, snow, sleet, wind, lightning or sunshine. But we can control what happens on our job as a result of the elements. Some of the biggest problems on construction jobs are caused by wind and lightning. Wind probably causes the most accidents; lightning can be deadly.

by Marek Brothers on Sep 24, 2013

Marek, a diversified family of specialty construction companies, marked the 75th anniversary of the company’s humble beginnings and renewed their commitment to helping shape the industry for the future.

by Marek Brothers on Sep 12, 2013

Our stretching program helps our employees increase their overall flexibility and range-of motion for better and safer performance.

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 Katrina Kersch on Sep 9, 2013

A few years ago we began conducting an annual goals workshop at my company. In many ways this workshop is really about communication. Our office has approximately 80 folks. Having a meeting with 80 people can be a bit challenging. But we persevere because we have our own goal: learning how to ask.

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

I attended the Bisnow – Office of the Future breakfast on Tuesday, April 3rd, and was once again impressed with the overall quality of the event and the information. I was part of a fairly large Marek contingent, as we were partnering with Office Furniture Innovations (OFI) and Modular Architectural Interiors (MAI). We had an exhibit... 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 Jorge Vazquez on Sep 8, 2013

HOUSEKEEPING AND TRASH REMOVAL09-09-13 There are several dangers on job sites simple because of the nature of construction work. When the natural hazards found on construction jobs sites are compounded with clutter and debris, the hazard level increases and the potential for an accident or an injury substantially increases. A construction site... 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 Jorge Vazquez on Sep 2, 2013

TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET09-02-13 Most people don’t think much about their feet, until a foot begins to hurt. Damage to even one bone, ligament, or muscle in the foot can be very painful and make it difficult or impossible for you to keep on your feet and do your job. Unfortunately, statistics tell us that work related foot injuries are common. Foot... read more

by Marek Brothers on Jul 4, 2013

Exterior Framing – We have the capability to break the exterior walls into different layers. Our design can reveal framing, sheathing, and other layers which can be added in an exterior wall along with attachment clips as required. Interior Framing – We have the capability to visually enhance the interior walls, which provides you an opportunity... read more

by Amanda Marek on Jul 3, 2013

Working hard at The Domain in Austin, Texas Our work at the EWCHEC in Hutto, Texas \Our work with Apple in Austin, Texas

by Amanda Marek on Jul 3, 2013

Our Newest Apprentice Class!

by Amanda Marek on Jul 3, 2013

The VA clinic is completed, and recently opened in south east Austin. We'd like to thank all of our employees for their hard work as well as foreman Doug Prew! 

by Amanda Marek on Jul 3, 2013

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

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 Marek Brothers on Jan 17, 2013

This is a story of an individual, Tyrone Evans, who for 30 years was an alcoholic and drug addict. After being incarcerated several times, he decided to spend the balance of his life helping others who were fighting to overcome drug and alcoholic addiction. He lived near a street called Bonita Street that had become a gathering place for drug... read more

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