MAREK Dallas recently attended and was the networking sponsor for the 2020 AIA (American Institute of Architects) TEXO Economic Update held at Edison’s in Dallas. ...
March 19, 2020
My initial interest in Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry was sparked years ago, when vendors occasionally spoke of Bill Marek’s role as president of the AWCI back in the 1980s. I asked Stan Marek if I could attend a meeting or two to see what it was all about. It was just supposed to be a fact finding trip to gather pertinent information to share with my teammates. It never crossed my mind that I would get accepted to the Board of Directors, participate in the executive seats, and eventually serve as our industry’s association president. On my very first trip, the construction TECHNOLOGY committees lured me in and sold me on continuing to attend future meetings. It was one place where I could sit in one room surrounded by other contractors, vendors and manufacturers and learn about the latest activities affecting our trade.
August 17, 2016
Marek Dallas Division President John Hinson wrote the following President’s Message for AWCI's Construction Dimension magazine. Hinson is the 2015-2016 President of AWCI.A friend recently called me to vent about an audit by the Department of Homeland Security on his concrete business. Seeing me as an understanding ear, he related the impact this “enforcement action” was having on his seasoned craftsmen and their families.His employees have worked for him for more than 30 years, but he admits some of them entered the country illegally in 1986 and should face punishment and fines. And what really bothers him is that he will be forced to terminate them. It is punishment to them, their families and his business that severely outweighs the crime.
April 06, 2016
Marek Dallas Division President John Hinson wrote the following President’s Message for AWCI's Construction Dimension magazine. Hinson is the 2015-2016 President of AWCI.Brothers John, Bill (the AWCI’s president in 1984) and Ralph Marek founded Marek Brothers Company in 1938. While John and Bill have passed on to be with our Lord, Ralph, 90, is still with us. At a recent managers’ meeting we were honored when Ralph stopped in to say hello and express his gratitude for all of the team’s hard work at Marek.Ralph is a special man, and it was an inspiring moment. He remembers the smallest details about each one of us. He asks about our wives, our kids, our progress and concerns. He makes each one of us feel important to him.Do you make people feel important? Do you make it easy for people to work with you? When you express your ideas, do you do it in a respectful way?
March 23, 2016
Marek Dallas Division President John Hinson wrote the following President’s Message for AWCI's Construction Dimension magazine. Hinson is the 2015-2016 President of AWCI.I am privileged to attend several regional association events throughout the coming year in my term as president of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, and I hope to take an opportunity to hit a few high notes in reflection on the events from time to time in my future messages here.During AWCI Immediate Past President Scott Casabona’s reign, Scott and I attended the South Central Wall, Ceiling & Plaster Association’s convention where SCWCPA President Rick Blackburn of Blackburn Plastering introduced incoming president Todd Hunt of Trinity Drywall & Plastering Systems and his new board of directors.
October 09, 2015
Marek Dallas Division President John Hinson wrote the following President’s Message for AWCI's Construction Dimension magazine. Hinson is the 2015-2016 President of AWCI.I am honored to serve our industry for the next 12 months as president of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry. I have worked in the wall and ceiling industry for 31 years and owe my success to my teammates who helped me perform to the best of my abilities. I am talking specifically about the craftsmen in the field who are making it happen every day. Without them I would not be in the role I am in today. In fact, not many of us would be in our current roles, right? We would not be successful, and we would not be in this business. We owe them our gratitude.
September 28, 2015
Marek Dallas Division President John Hinson wrote the following President’s Message for AWCI's Construction Dimension magazine. Hinson is the 2015-2016 President of AWCI.I take great pleasure in complementing our craftsmen’s work. They have the talent and artistic ability to build today’s landmarks, and it takes years of training and experience to acquire these skills. As the executive near the top, it’s my responsibility—and many of my AWCI partners—to provide career avenues for our craftsmen. It is a pathway to success for them, their families and our businesses.
September 15, 2015
Do airports ever stop expanding? With more and more people traveling for business and pleasure, it seems not. Now the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has launched the major construction phase of its $2 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP), a seven-year ongoing renovation that Marek Brothers is thrilled to be a part of.The renovation involves the airport's four original terminals that opened in 1974, which were originally called 2E, 2W, 3E, and 4E, and are now terminals A, B, C, and E. The project is designed to improve parking and modernize the terminals with more self-service technologies and more efficient passenger traffic flow. There will be dramatic improvements in passenger services including ticketing, security checkpoints, and concessions. Design concepts call for more retail space and the consolidation of concessions areas into "villages" reminiscent of DFW's globally acclaimed International Terminal D, which Marek completed in 2005.Our current scope includes exterior and interior framing, furdowns, special metal pan ceilings and typical acoustic ceilings as well.
August 19, 2013
Editor’s note: The following article written by Construction Citizen’s newest blogger was originally published in Dallas / Ft Worth Construction News, one of a group of monthly publications which report on the construction industry in Texas.The Construction Industry may want to improve its “Image” in order to recruit students. CareerCast, a job search and placement website, rated construction jobs in the bottom 10 for the last 3 years. Few, if any, high school counselors recommend students going into the construction workforce. Why should they? What does the industry have to offer these young men and women?
July 21, 2011