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Friday, October 30th, 2015

Source: WFAA 8Students often hear about the necessity of going to college. But Wednesday, a large group of DFW area students heard an alternative message – you don't need to go to college to get a great career.They filed into a cavernous warehouse where hundreds of skilled laborers of all sorts hammered and welded and sawed. It was a demonstration... read more

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Source: SpringISD.orgStudents from the technology academy at Carl Wunsche Sr. High School gave a loud round of applause as representatives from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) delivered boxes of construction supplies last week. The boxes contained a donation of hard hats, gloves, safety glasses and reflective vests for students to use... read more

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston presented the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) awards at the July ABC Membership Breakfast. The Greater Houston chapter has 70 contractor member companies who are participating in STEP - including 52 Diamond and Platinum level recipients, the highest of the program’s... read more

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

In a post on Construction Citizen, Executive Director of Construction Career Collaborative (C3) Chuck Gremillion discusses the inaugural C3 Town Hall meetings recently held in Houston:If one thing is for certain, the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and its message continue to resonate throughout the commercial building industry. That is not... read more

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

John Hinson, division president of the Dallas office of Marek, will be president of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) effective July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.As AWCI president, Hinson presides over meetings of the AWCI board of directors and the AWCI executive committee as chairman. As president, he appoints all members to... read more

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Sabra Phillips has joined The Marek Companies headquartered in Houston, Texas as the Director of Talent Development. Phillips will lead Marek’s talent and workforce development program focused on enhancing the skills and careers of people at all levels of the Marek team across the award-winning subcontractor’s offices in Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth... read more

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Mike Holland has recently been named to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) by The Marek Companies headquartered in Houston. Holland will oversee the operations for the award winning specialty subcontractor’s offices in Houston, Dallas-Ft Worth, San Antonio, Austin and Atlanta.“We selected Mike to provide the leadership and... read more

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Marek attended the The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 1st Annual Clay Shoot Tournament on Thursday, June 26th at the Dallas Gun Club. Marek won 3rd place of the Dallas Chapter #2 of NAWIC. Portions of this tournament benefit Texas Colleges/Universities and trade students in the form of scholarships, as well as other... read more

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Source: www.bizjournals.comCheck out Coca-Cola’s new IT division office that Marek's Atlanta Branch completed all drywall work on:A transformed open and airy office environment has welcomed nearly 2,000 Coca-Cola employees to SunTrust Plaza’s “Garden Offices” in the heart of downtown.The Coca-Cola Co. invited members of the board of Central... read more

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in Engineering News-Record:Key to improving the industry's image problem is breaking the "broker mentality" of many companies, says Mike Holland, division president with Houston-based Marek Bros. Instead of cultivating and maintaining their own workforce, more construction companies are... read more

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Check out the presentations from the 2014 BIMFORUM held in Massachusetts April 23-24!Also, if you missed it, read Paul Godwin's recap from the BIMFORUM here.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Here is something to expand our minds into new waves of the future: Holograms may be a simple way for us to view, assign and build walls in the field. Less paper to fumble with and a 3D perspective for clarity. Assess up to 4 different phases in one print.Click to learn more!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Source: The LeaderEvery person asked at Marek Brothers has the same response to the question of why their company has done so well for so long – it’s the quality of their workforce.“We’ve been really blessed with top flight people,” said Ralph Marek. “We try to make it a great place to work.”Son and CEO Stan Marek said that even though he and... read more

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Source: Construction CitizenHouston is ground zero for human trafficking in the United States and for that reason, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Bridging America Task Force will present its third immigration summit on March 18 at 8 am at Rice University.  The Immigration Summit 3.0 - Human Trafficking, Security and Immigration Reform will... read more

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The following was originally posted in Equipment World.What’s “step one” in ending the skilled worker shortage currently plaguing construction companies across the U.S.? If you ask Stan Marek, it’s immigration reform.Marek, the CEO of Houston-based Marek Construction, recently penned a fantastic blog post discussing the necessity of immigration... read more

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The following was originally posted in the Radius Track newsletter:Eddie Atnip, PM with Marek Brothers Systems in San Antonio, TX, said it best, “Radius Track was great to work with. We had a couple of bumps along the way, but Radius Track stepped up to complete their part of the project.”Those Texas A&M Aggies know how to play football and... read more

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor program will be holding its 2nd Annual Fundraiser: Build It Forward this Saturday from 9am-1pm. The event will be taking place at the Marek Brothers Houston office. The ACE Mentor Program mentors and exposes high school students to real-world opportunities in architecture, construction,... read more

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Source: Houston ChronicleMarek Brothers President and CEO Stan Marek talks about how America lost its way on immigration and dispels the myth that business leaders only support reform because they want cheap labor. That's simply untrue. Marek lays out how fixing the nation's immigration laws in a smart way can help bring back a vibrant American... read more

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Source: BloombergThe fight is ramping up to clamp down on what Marek Brothers CEO Stan Marek has called a "cancer" in the construction industry. Bloomberg News reports that states across the US are taking steps to root out rampant worker misclassification in construction. When the playing field is level, ethical contractors will truly be able to... read more

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Source: Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle quotes Mike Holland, Houston division president of Marek Brothers in a recent article discussing the shortage of construction supervisors in the construction industry. Holland explains that construction supervisors are in high demand, yet there is a shortage in all skilled trades. According to Holland,... read more

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