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Pat Kiley Embarks on New Venture, Kiley Literary Legacies

On May 15, FMI Corporation’s Pat Kiley left the firm to shift primary focus to what he called his “super senior season.” Pat has been a member of ASA-HC since 2005, and part of the construction industry family for numerous years prior to that. We wish him continued success with his new endeavor, Kiley Literary … READ MORE

Andrews Myers Named in Chambers USA 2020 Legal Directory

Andrews Myers is consistently recognized among the best in client- and peer-reviewed industry awards and rankings, and the 2020 edition of “Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” continues this trend. Chambers recently announced Andrews Myers as having a top construction law practice in Texas, awarding it an elite “Band One” rating and recognizing seven AM attorneys in … READ MORE

Heat: Your Employees’ Summer Enemy

Summer is right around the corner, and blazing temperatures can spell trouble for crews that work outdoors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies heat-related illnesses that employers and employees should recognize and understand in order to stay safe on the job. Read on for great information you can pass along to your crew. … READ MORE

MAREK Announces the Loss of Co-Founder Ralph S. Marek

It is with great sadness that MAREK announces the passing of Ralph S. Marek. Ralph passed away Saturday, April 25, at the age of 95. Those who knew Ralph were fortunate to experience his kindness and considerate nature, and his genuine concern for everyone — especially those in need. Ralph was an extraordinarily smart man, and … READ MORE

Baker Concrete Construction Recognized as C3 Craft Training Champion

Baker Concrete recently achieved the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) Craft Training Champion Level. “We are proud to announce that we achieved the highest level of participation awarded by Construction Career Collaborative, or C3,” the company said in its March 10 announcement. “They are a coalition committed to craft training in Houston. We support craft and … READ MORE

MAREK Announces Senior Leadership Promotions for Houston Commercial Division

MAREK recently announced the promotion of Phil Nevlud to division president of its Houston commercial construction business. Jorge Rodriguez was promoted to managing director of field production and George Kissamis was promoted to managing director of estimating and project management. This team will lead sales and project management, as well as construction project delivery across … READ MORE

Driving Standards: Safe Driving and Construction Jobs

How does safe driving relate to construction job safety? This question has taken on a whole new meaning, given that many people must get to their projects from home, often driving long distances during early hours. There are many hazards on the road during this time that directly affect workers’ safety. Alcohol and drugs, fatigue … READ MORE

Paul Hoggatt, of Hoggatt, Inc., Among 2020 Masonry Hall of Fame Inductees

On February 6, ASA-HC member Paul Hoggatt, of Hoggatt, Inc., will be among four individuals inducted into the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) 2020 Masonry Hall of Fame. The event takes place during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. The Masonry Hall of Fame honors those who … READ MORE

Paul Hoggatt Retires After 37 Years as President of Houston Masonry Firm

In October, locally owned Hoggatt LP announced long-time President/Owner Paul D. Hoggatt would be retiring from the business effective Oct. 31. Paul started working for his father’s construction company, Hoggatt Masonry, as a laborer in the summer of 1958. He worked each summer and, during the year, attended bricklaying apprentice school at night. Upon graduating … READ MORE