Centex Construction — Roofing, Student Housing, Emergency Response, Multi-Family, Commercial3

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.

Cary Wright

Cary Wright VP Business Development

After serving in the Navy, Cary entered the multi-family industry with Century Maintenance Supply in 1998. Cary later departed the company to develop the Texas market for Valet Waste. After a successful launch, Cary, along with others decided to start Maintenance Supply Headquarters. At MSH, Cary was the Director of Sales, then promoted to the VP of Sales. He later was promoted to SVP of Sales and Marketing where he oversaw all sales and marketing functions. Cary then took much needed time off before joining Centex Construction as the VP of Business Development.

David Koenig

David Koenig Vice President of Sales

David has over 20 years of experience as an executive in the multifamily industry. He has successfully managed sales teams, grown revenue and expanding operations across the state of Texas and Nationwide for several large multifamily companies. David has been an active participant in local, state and national apartment associations and truly values the countless relationships he has developed in our dynamic industry. David holds a BA in Communications from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor Marketing Director

Carol joined the team in 2017 and specializes in marketing and customer relations. She serves on the Austin Apartment Association Products and Service Council and is active in AAA,AATC,AACT,SAAA,HAA and TAA. Her friendliness and passion for customer relationships is an asset to Centex Construction.

Lauren Whitehead

Lauren Whitehead Marketing Coordinator

Lauren is an honors graduate of Baylor University and earned her degree in Corporate Communication. Lauren has a passion for people and understands the importance of building relationships. She is experienced in customer relations, digital and social media marketing, and sales. After leaving the oil and gas industry, Lauren decided to follow in her family footsteps making the transition into the multi-family industry. Lauren’s primary territory is Houston and surrounding areas but works alongside our Marketing Director in other markets as needed. Lauren is also an active member of the Houston Apartment Association.

Gary Zelder

Gary Zelder Regional Sales Director

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.

Kole Karol

Kole Karol Regional Sales Manager

Kole joined the multi-family industry in 2017. He played 2 years of baseball at Weatherford College, then transferred to the University of Arkansas and graduated in 2015 with a Finance Major. He worked for Northwestern Mutual as a financial advisor and then transitioned into the multi-family industry as a Director of Sales for a Valet Trash company. July of 2019 he joined Centex Construction, bringing with him various relationships he built with his previous company. Kole is active in the following associations, AAA, AACT, SAAA and TAA.

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart Director of Construction—Austin

Michael is our Operations Director for the Austin and San Antonio Market. Michael Stewart has 20 years of experience in the student housing and multifamily industry. Michael has held the titles of Maintenance Manager, Area Maintenance Manager, and Director of Facilities. Michael has vast experience in the operations and capital improvement sectors of the multi family industry, this is an asset to our Centex Family.

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor Director of Construction—DFW

Dan Taylor is our Director of Construction Operations in our DFW market. Dan grew up in the construction industry. Helping his dad trim houses at the early age of 10. Dan has over 30 years of construction experience, 18 years of it in the multifamily industry. He started his multifamily GC experience as an estimator in 2001. In 2004 he started with a new GC to the industry. With Dan and the owner working hand in hand for over 11 years, the company grew to be a well known and respected company in the industry. Over the last 18 years, Dan has worn many hats including salesman, head estimator, & director of construction. He has experience in all facets of multifamily construction. Some of those include large fires, exterior rehabs, and interior rehabs with multi millions sold and completed over his 18 years. Dan’s reputation, integrity, and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done, are some of the traits that we know will make us successful in the DFW market for many years to come. Welcome to the team, Dan!

Matt Pitts

Matt Pitts Director of Roofing Division

Matt Pitts started his professional career off in the insurance industry in September of 2000. During this time he gained a vast array of insurance knowledge that would later serve as a great resource for his next career move into the roofing industry. In 2012 he opened a roofing company serving Texas primarily in the DFW area. With the resources gained, communicating the claims and construction process became second nature and success followed. After just 6 short years of back to back growth the opportunity to expand the business beyond just one man’s vision was created. Combining resources with Centex Construction to better serve residential and multifamily customers was the key to growth within the roofing industry.

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.

Rebecca Loy

Rebecca Loy Office Administrator

Rebecca’s experience in the Construction industry for 8+ years and her ability to multitask compliments her wide range of skills making her an intricate part of the Centex Team. Rebecca has worked in residential and the Multi-housing industry. She handles the day-to-day activities relating to financial matters, record keeping, client billing, accounts payable, and personnel. If you have a “money” question, she’s your gal!