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by Christel Qualls-Rhineberger on Mar 23, 2011

MBS Dallas will start on the construction of a new regional headquarters for EnCana Oil & Gas in July 2011. The high-rise building is being described as the largest Class A office project to begin construction in North Texas since the recession in 2008. MBS was awarded the project from general contractor Austin Commercial in March 2011, while... read more

by Amanda Marek on Feb 3, 2011

Congratulations to Jay D. Nicholson for his hard work on the Tarrytown Pharmacy job. His hard work paid off and he was awarded an AGC plaque for his outstanding work.   Also congratulations to Chase McNeil for his hard work with the UT Norman Hackerman Building. He was also awarded a plaque for his outstanding work.  

by Amanda Marek on Jan 31, 2011

Marek - Austin would like to recognize the members of our apprentice program.  Bottom row from left: Miguel Garcia - apprentice, Ed Cheney - NCCER class instructorTop row from left: Apprentice's - German Avalos, Jose SanJuan, Hector Gonzalez, Luis Dominguez, Shawn Paben, Efrian Vega, Juan Dorantes, Alan Jasso  

by Amanda Marek on Jan 17, 2011

 Marek Brothers Company - Austin will be working with Riverside Homes to build new, modern-style homes located in central Austin close to Zilker Park. This development will be a 10-home development built on a one acre tract in the Zilker neighborhood. The homes are new and modern. They will offer downtown views and easy access to some of Austin's... read more

by Marek Brothers on Dec 14, 2010

MBS San Antonio held its 21st annual customer appreciation golf tournament on October 15th at Canyon Springs Golf Club. The tournament is appropriately named "The Dewitt Churchwell Memorial Invitational". We were pleased to host over ninety customers and friends. The weather was excellent, our staff did a nice job of welcoming our guests and... read more

by Marek Brothers on Dec 14, 2010

 We have completed training our second graduating class of OJT Helpers. Ten trainees graduated this year bringing our total number of graduates up to twenty two. We celebrated at Mamacitas Mexican Restaurant where we had our graduates and their coaches in attendance. Katrina Kersch was able to join us and we all had a good time. The graduates... read more

by Marek Brothers on Dec 14, 2010

Our Service Awards Banquest for our employees was held on September 1, 2010 at the Barn Door. We would like to thank those awarded for their years of service and their hard work and dedication. They truly are a great example and we are happy to have them be apart of our team at The Marek Family of Companies. This years awards included: 30... read more

by Marek Brothers on Dec 14, 2010

 On March 11, 2010 we began the NCCER Certification Process, since that date we certified 15 journeyman. Upon the successful completion of the assessment, each participant will receive the NCCER appropriate credentials. We are very proud of all of the participants and their efforts. 

by Marek Brothers on Dec 14, 2010

In 2010 we partnered with San Antonio Independent School District to establish an ESL class for our employees. We have run through two successful semesters this year with 33 of our employees taking advantage of this opportunity. We are currently signing up for our 3rd semester which begins in January.  In 2010 we partnered with San Antonio... read more

by Amanda Marek on Dec 6, 2010

A group of employees took the NCCER test in order to become a certified NCCER Mechanics. Congratulations to those who received their certification.  From Left to Right: Darrin Price, Severiano Vasquez From Left to Right: Marco Herera, David Archibald, James Beltran, and Eric Rivera  

by Amanda Marek on Dec 3, 2010

Congratulations to our Service Award recipients this year!!Jose Fong - 20 years on April 11From left to right: Randy Smith, Pat Trojanowsky, Jose Fong, Stan Marek, Paul MarekJulio Martinez - 10 yearsFrom left to right: Randy Smith, Stan Marek, Pat Trojanowsky, Julio Martinez, Paul Marek

by Amanda Marek on Dec 3, 2010

Marek Brothers Company performed drywall work for Riverside Homes at 1012 Harwood Place in Travis Heights. This particular house caught the eye of Barbara Corcoran and ended up being featured on her Today Show segment "What you can get for under 500 K" on November 26, 2010. Barbara Corcoran on the Today ShowMaster Bedroom Living RoomAlternate... read more

by Amanda Marek on Dec 1, 2010

Our Awards Banquet for our employees this year was held at Ruth's Chris in downtown Austin. We would like to send out a huge thank you for all of the hard work and dedication our award recipients have shown. They truly are a great example and part of the Marek Brothers Family.Award recipients included: Manuel Vasquez - 3 years  Five year... read more

by Amanda Marek on Dec 1, 2010

Marek - Austin won a an ABC Merit Award for Justin Walker's proect on St. David's Atrium. Composers of the binder presented for the award included Justin Walker and Amanda Marek. Ed Cheney was the head foreman on the project. 

by Christel Qualls-Rhineberger on Jun 30, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010, twenty-nine Marek Workforce Development mechanic level trainees participated in the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCCER) with twenty-three trainees passing the test. Upon the successful completion of the assessment, each WFD trainee will receive the NCCER’s appropriate credentials, a completion... read more

by Christel Qualls-Rhineberger on Jun 30, 2010

We just completed graduating our third group of basic helper trainees. Fifteen graduated this past Thursday. We had a Bar-Bque dinner for them and their guests. Nearly all had spouses or girlfiends in attendance. Paul Marek was in attendance with us and all had a great time. The trainees received their diplomas, plaques and other gifts supplied by... read more

by Christel Qualls-Rhineberger on Jun 5, 2010

The 6 AT&T Parking Garage was started on May 7, 2010, with awarding general contractor HC Beck. Running the project is HC Becks project manager, Kevin Newton and Superintendent Ronnie Salas along side Marek's Miguel Servin, Moises Sanchez Jr. and Tommy Weeks. The three story parking garage with 4" heavy gauge exterior framing and dens-glass... read more

by Christel Qualls-Rhineberger on May 15, 2010

 The Sammons/Collins Building is located at Baylor University Medical Center across the street from the new center. The building is to be completely renovated and to improve the access to all floors this project is adding an elevator tower to the west site and extending the stair connector on the north side to all 7 floors. Our scope of work... read more

by Christel Qualls-Rhineberger on May 15, 2010

We have just substantially completed Phase 1 of this project for MEDCO Construction and Phase 2 is about to start. The project is for UTSW on the 4th Floor of the Laboratory Research and Support Building. It is a unique project requiring us to construct a highly pressurized and controlled environment. The drywall ceilings are framed with heavy... read more

by Marek Brothers on Apr 30, 2010

On Tuesday, the 17th of April, MBS San Antonio hosted a group of Construction Science and Management Students from the University of Texas at San Antonio. The students are in a class titled "Estimating II." MBS is a founding member of the CIAC (Construction Industry Advisory Council: for the CS&M program at UTSA. At a recent career fair,... read more


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