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ATLANTA, JULY 26, 2021 – MAREK announced today the merger/acquisition of McElroy Specialty Interiors, Inc. (MSI), a leading specialty contractor based in Marietta, GA, creating a new corporate subsidiary effective July 26, 2021 - MSI/MAREK. Founded in 1994, MSI provides subcontracting, design-build, construction management and consulting to… read more

HOUSTON, TEXAS, March 10 — MAREK was ranked 36 on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2021 Top Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors’ in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours. Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists… read more

MAREK announces the promotion of Phil Nevlud to Division President of its Houston commercial construction business. Jorge Rodriguez is promoted to Managing Director of Field Production and George Kissamis is promoted to Managing Director of Estimating and Project Management. This team will lead sales and project management as well as construction… read more

Marek Construction Companies CEO Stan Marek said the construction industry will be extremely busy this year. "The residential industry has a lot of multi-family and single-family housing coming up. The medical center has about over $4 billion worth of work planned for the next 18 months," said Marek.

The following post was published in the HISD blog regarding the commitment ceremony that was held recently for dozens of Houston students in a new dual credit, two-year construction certification program at Houston Community College:As a young boy, Jorge Rubio, a sophomore at HISD’s Austin High School, idolized his father and dreamed of one day… read more

The following post was published in the Houston Community College blog regarding the commitment ceremony that was held recently for dozens of Houston students in a new dual credit, two-year construction certification program at Houston Community College:Dozens of HISD dual credit students gathered last week at the HCC Southeast College… read more

On a recent episode of NPR's 1A, they delved into the real world consequences of stepped-up immigration enforcement in the form of recent workplace raids. From the show notes: "The raids came as the U.S. is experiencing a nationwide labor shortage. While the raided poultry plants held job fairs to try to replace the detained staff,… read more

With less than two weeks to go before the comment period for the new proposed Department of Labor (DOL) rule on Registered Apprenticeship Programs, or RAPs, will be over, it appears that the construction industry organizations have gotten the proverbial “short end of the stick” from a union-backed exemption that excludes construction Industry… read more

HOUSTON, July 30 – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, announced the recipients of the 2019 STEP awards in the bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond levels at the Membership Breakfast on July 26th. Founded in 1989, STEP participation… read more

The following article was authored by Lauren Pinch and originally published in Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.“Our most precious resource is people,” says Mike Holland, COO of MAREK, recently named Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2018 Contractor… read more

The following was published in The Leader:A local contracting company that is a longtime Oak Forest community staple was recently recognized for its prowess.Associated Builders and Contractors named MAREK as its 2018 Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development… read more

LONG BEACH, California, March 28—Associated Builders and Contractors named MAREK, headquartered in Houston, as its 2018 Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development and expert craftsmanship. Mike Holland, chief operating officer of MAREK, accepted the honor at… read more

Dallas Morning News business columnist Mitchell Schnurman this week explored the question of why business leaders in Texas are once again pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. He put it succinctly:  It’s the workforce, stupid.That’s one way to sum up the rationale behind a new push by Texas businesses to rally support for immigrants… read more

AUSTIN — Today marks the launch of Texans for Economic Growth, a coalition of Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing and supporting the positive impact immigrants have on the Texas economy as business owners, taxpayers, and consumers. With its launch, the Coalition partnered with the Texas Business… read more

United Tool and Fastener is proud to be a part of the upcoming 1st annual Construction Career Collaborative (C3) career fair on Thursday, April 4, 2019 as a sponsor and safety representative. The event, which will be held from 7am to 3pm at the Fort Bend ISD Wheeler Fieldhouse in Sugar Land, is part of a greater C3 initiative to educate students… read more

AGC Houston recently had the privilege of hosting the meetings for two outstanding organizations whose sole missions are to grow and sustain a skilled workforce.The Construction Career Collaborative (C3) launched 2019 with a strategic planning session that focused on finding the “tipping point” for commercial construction and its “all in… read more

Members of the Greater Houston chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) met Friday to learn from a panel of construction leaders how the industry has evolved over the years and discuss free enterprise challenges that lie ahead for the merit-shop construction industry regarding labor unions, regulations, PLAs, workforce shortages,… read more

Chuck Gremillion, C3 executive director, announced that Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has awarded a $100,000 grant to C3 to help strengthen craft training programs throughout the Houston region.Gremillion said, “We are honored to partner with Texas Mutual and to have their support… read more

WASHINGTON, July 26—On behalf of Associated Builders and Contractors, Mike Holland, Chief Operating Officer, MAREK Companies, testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about the need to modernize and expand apprenticeship opportunities in the United States. In his testimony,… read more

Dallas, TX, March 22– MAREK has been named the winner of a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). MAREK Dallas received the award March 21 during the 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, CA.The National Safety Awards are presented in three major North… read more