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 high school, he started working full-time as a bricklayer and became a foreman within a few months, at just 18 years old. In 1972, Phinehas Hoggatt incorporated the company, taking three of his sons into the corporation — Paul being one of them. James Hoggatt became president of Hoggatt, Inc. and ran the business for 10 years until he decided to start a business of his own. At that time, Paul and his older brother, John Hoggatt, decided Paul would become president and run the office while John ran the field work.
During the 37 years that Paul served as president of Hoggatt, Inc. (later Hoggatt LP), he was actively involved in associations that benefited his business. His father had taught him to always give back to what gave to him. Hoggatt Masonry was a long-standing member of the Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston, and Paul served as president in 1993, 2002 and 2003. He served as president of the Texas Masonry Council in 1998 and received the Industry Service Award from The Texas Masonry Council in 2002. In addition, Paul served as president of the American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter from 1988 to 1989.
He was a member of The Masonry Society for many years, serving on the board for one. He chaired the Construction Practices Committee for several years and, in 2008, received the TMS Service Award for his exceptional service to the society in time of need. Paul also served on the Masonry Systems Marketing Committee of the Mason Contractors Association of America for three years. He became active on the Training Committee of MCAA and eventually served as chairman of the committee.In 2007 the MCAA honored him with the C. Dewitt Brown Leadman Award.
As part of the company’s leadership transition, Andrew Hoggatt, Paul’s son, will take over as president and Mel Oller will continue in his role as vice president and partner.
Andrew described the past 20 years working alongside his father as an honor and privilege.
“On behalf of the entire Hoggatt LP family, I want to thank him for his leadership and dedication to this company,” he said. “I know that I will continue to call on him for guidance and insight.”