Employee-Owned Bartlett Cocke General Contractors Opens 2013 with Leadership Changes, Poised for Growth

Bartlett Cocke logoBartlett Cocke General Contractors, the largest commercial building contractor in San Antonio, has announced key leadership changes that take effect immediately. Among the changes, Randy Pawelek will transition from president to chairman while remaining CEO, and Harry Moeller will become president, focusing on day-to-day operations at both the local and regional offices. Bartlett Cocke General Contractors has been fully employee-owned since 1990.

© Clem Spalding 210-271-7273“This ongoing, planned leadership transition is not about letting go or handing off, but allowing others to step forward,” said Pawelek, who became president of Bartlett Cocke General Contractors in 2008. “Since 1959, many have stepped forward to help lead our organization forward. It is the result of vision, planning, hard work, working smart, and most of all, great teamwork. So, in the spirit of teamwork and focusing on the future, we as a company are pleased to announce the promotions and thank these individuals for stepping forward.”

Others who have served in the role of chairman/ CEO FOR Bartlett Cocke General Contractors are Bartlett Cocke, Jr. and Duane Pozza.

© Clem Spalding 210-271-7273Moeller has been with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors since 1985, serving in progressively responsible roles within the company. Moeller began his 27-year career with the company as a field engineer, then served as a project manager, then vice president of estimating, and finally, executive vice president. Moeller also has been a leader in the San Antonio construction industry for many years, serving as president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) in 2002.

Doug McMurry, president of the local chapter of the Associated General Contractors, applauded the news, saying, “Harry has long been considered a leader in the industry and this move will further the firm’s success in a very competitive market.”

Moeller said of today’s announcement, “As the country’s economy continues to strengthen, Texas is poised for growth and Bartlett Cocke General Contractors is ready to take advantage of the emerging economic opportunities.”

Moeller says that one of Bartlett Cocke General Contractors’ greatest strengths is in the fact that it is employee-owned. “The distinction of being employee-owned translates into a stronger commitment, better teamwork and an increased passion for providing the best quality.” He continued, “Our shareholders include people from every level of the company which means that on every job, we have people who have a personal stake in its success.”

Other Leadership Changes Also Announced
Kevin Byrd has been promoted to vice president of operations, Central Texas region. Byrd previously was the Central Texas regional manager and is now an officer of the company.

James Anderson has been promoted to South Texas regional manager. Anderson started with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors as an intern in 1994, and has remained employed with the firm continuously as he has progressed from assistant project manager, project manager and senior project manager and will now assist Jerry Hoog, Vice President of Operations for South Texas in the management and development of Bartlett Cocke General Contractors largest market.

Mark Christensen has been promoted to East Texas regional manager. Christensen previously was the commercial division manager for the East Texas region. In his new role, he will take on the day-to-day operations and business development for the East Texas regional office.

Nathan Olson has been promoted to director of preconstruction, making his interim role official. Olson started with Bartlett Cocke General Contractors as a project manager on the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Facility, before being promoted to manager of special projects. In mid-2012, Olson was asked to serve as interim director of preconstruction services, working with clients and their design team to maximize value prior to the start of construction in order to get the most facility for their budget.

Founded in 1959, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors work includes Texas A&M San Antonio, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, the San Antonio Airport parking garage, and renovations to Our Lady of the Lake University. The company is employee owned and is committed to building lasting value in the communities it serves.

About Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Since 1959, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors has grown steadily to become the largest commercial building contractor in San Antonio and the 16th largest general contractor in the state of Texas. With a unique reputation for value building for clients, the employee-owned firm stays customer focused, making fair, honest, quality-based decisions that keep clients satisfied and loyal. Representative projects of the company include: Del Mar College New Health Science and Emerging Technology Center, John Paul Stevens High School, Medical Arts Research Center at The UT Health Science Center, World Savings and Loan Corporate Headquarters, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Lehman High School, Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center, Southwest Research Institute Applied Physics Facility, Louis Brandeis High School, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Prairie View A&M Arts and Architecture Building, Missouri City Middle School, Trinity University New Northup Hall, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center and the Children’s Cancer Research Institute. www.bartlett-cocke.com