“He built retail structures; he built this community; he built many a successful real estate professional; and he built up all of us in this industry by his presence and exemplary standards.” – Pat Kiley on the passing of Houston real estate developer Ed Wulfe.
August 16, 2019
Texans, particularly Houstonians, remember with gratitude that the 41st president of the United States chose to make Texas, and ultimately Houston, his adopted home. This remarkable leader and human being died November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. He leaves a legacy of leadership, one that serves as a model and road map for all who aspire to lead and serve, across any industry.
February 28, 2019
Kiley writes that the construction industry is predictied to change more in the next five years than it has in the past 50. Driving these changes are the skilled labor shortage and the march of job-site-related technologies.
December 19, 2018
As Charlie Kubin retires from W.S. Bellows after 63 years, Kiley shares some of the many ways this accomplished builder has shaped the Houston skyline, and a few of the stories his colleagues will always remember about him.
December 06, 2018
Kiley’s new blog series “History and Heroes” begins with Tellepsen: Houston’s oldest, locally owned, commercial general contractor. Opened in 1909 by Tom Tellepsen, the company is now led by Tadd Tellepsen and his brothers, Tellef, Trent and Trevor, great-grandsons of the founder.
October 18, 2018
Kiley points out the key for success in the future construction industry when he writes: “Skilled workers will always be needed to program the robots, make the inevitable adjustments, and finish these jobs – no matter where components are built.”
August 15, 2018