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Mark Whitehead

Mark Whitehead Partner

Mark has been in the construction industry since 2000 and is a member of HAA and TAA. His career started with the development/construction of commercial real estate and expanded to residential projects in 2002. In 2005, Mark purchased his first multi-family property, renovated all existing buildings, and constructed one new building on adjacent property. In 2008, he joined a Houston construction company as a lead estimator to focus on insurance related work from Hurricane Ike.

He transitioned to a role as National Construction Manager for a nationwide construction company based in Indiana, continuing to focus on insurance related work, and built a multi-family and industrial arm for that company as an addition to the existing operations. Centex Construction was formed in 2011 as a partnership with David Borne and Mark Herbert. The combination of experience, expertise, and talents of this leadership team has quickly established Centex as a leader in our industry.


Mark Herbert

Mark Herbert Partner

With over 25 years experience in the construction industry, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to the Centex Construction family. His experience ranges from construction distribution, running a custom home building company, to spending the last 11 years in the multi-family arena. Mark’s passion, interpersonal skills, drive and integrity make him an asset to Centex Construction. Mark adheres to the knowledge and belief that developing and sustaining key relationships with our customers and vendors is vital to the success of the company. Mark is active in AAA, AATC, AAGD, SAAA and TAA and has a communications degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.


David Borne

David Borne Partner

David’s experience in the construction industry began early in his life, while still in school, when he worked part time in several industries including masonry, welding and fabrication, framing, and commercial interior buildout. He then joined the military and served as an Army Ranger. This is were he learned leadership and management while achieving the rank of Sergeant. After the military David worked as a project manager for a national home builder and soon started his own home building company. During this time David oversaw the design, construction, and sale of hundreds of homes in and around the Houston market. Following hurricane Ike, David expanded his experience into the insurance restoration side of the business in both residential, commercial, and multifamily applications. Since then the relationships established in the multi family, roofing, and industrial sides of the business have grown in to the partnerships we have with our clients today. David is a member of TAA and HAA.


Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor Marketing Coordinator

Carol specializes in marketing and customer relations. She joined the team in 2017 and is a member of the following associations, AAA, AATC, AAGD, SAAA, HAA and TAA. Her friendliness and passion for customer relationships is an asset to Centex Construction.


Gary Zelder

Gary Zelder Regional Sales Manager

Gary “Z-Man” Zelder launched his multi family career in 1998. He quickly grasped the importance of building and maintaining long lasting relationships. Gary believes one of the keys to success is to view life through the clients’ eyes. He also believes another key is to serve and support the apartment associations. Gary has served on many past committees as well as a board of director for AATC. He is looking forward to being involved with AATC, AAGD, HAA, AAA, SAAA, TAA and NAA. Gary is so excited to be a part of team Centex where the owners not only support but encourage his passion and commitment to these keys to success. Gary’s primary role with Centex is to continue to grow the north Texas markets while maintaining great relationships with clients and associations.


Danny Browning

Danny Browning Director of Construction—DFW

Danny Browning is the Director of Construction with Centex covering the DFW area. He has worked with premier multifamily management firms since 1984, specializing in the oversight of daily maintenance operations and capital improvements. Danny has over 33 years of experience in the multifamily and construction industry and has held several positions ranging from Service Manager, Regional Maintenance Manager, Regional Senior Construction Manager to Director of Construction. Danny's knowledge and years of industry experience along with his attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills have made him invaluable to the industry. Centex Construction is extremely fortunate to have Danny be a part of our Centex family.


Casey Gonzales

Casey Gonzales Austin Operations Manager

Casey has 30+ years of experience in the construction and finance industries. He is exceptionally focused on customer satisfaction and completing projects in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Casey’s strengths are to estimate, supervise jobs and motivate team members to perform at their highest potential.


Darryl Whitehead

Darryl Whitehead Houston Operations Manager

Darryl has been in the carpentry business for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in managing numerous large high-end renovations ranging from homes to commercial projects. Customers have praised his focus on quality and detail oriented work. We are proud to have him as a member of the Centex Team.


Raul Ramirez

Raul Ramirez Houston Operations Manager

Raul is a mason and owned his own business for over 15 years. He joined our team in 2016 and has a great knowledge of waterproofing and all aspects of exterior construction. His commitment to quality workmanship and customer experience is an asset to the Centex Team.