Entries by Joe Riedel

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Earlier this year, my wife and I traveled to New York and took a guided tour of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This powerful experience featured interactive exhibits, narratives and artifacts of the tragic day in 2001.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church – Building a Legacy

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction Formed 100 years ago, the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is now an anchor in the Waldo community.  Many consider the Parish to be the “Welcome Mat to the Community”. The Parishioners at “St. E” are guided by a strong belief system founded on faith, joy, […]

WATCH D.O.G.S.

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction Last fall, during Back to School night at my kids’ school, I had just been handed the new school year calendar. It’s an exercise I go through every year. I skip right through the first semester. Holiday break? Nope, no big deal. Spring Break? Nope […]

Straub Construction at the Mill Valley Career Fair

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction Straub recently participated in a high school career fair hosted by the DeSoto, Eudora and Basehor-Linwood School Districts. Roughly 800 students attended, ranging from Freshmen to Seniors. We regularly attend these types of events – not only to attract and recruit future Straub employees, but […]

Top Moments of 2018

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction There were so many good stories that happened in 2018. It was challenging to pick our favorites! We decided to focus on stories that had the most impact on our team and the Kansas City community. If you missed any of these stories, this is […]

Enhancing the Readiness of the Army National Guard

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction Shovel meets dirt. One of the most exciting times for any construction project, but the pomp and circumstance surrounding this landmark project wasn’t a typical event. The cold and wet conditions didn’t deter roughly 100 people from participating in the ground breaking for the Transient […]

Employee Spotlight: Jake McLees, Superintendent

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction Straub is excited to welcome Jake McLees as a full time superintendent with our Field Supervision team. A recent graduate of Central Missouri University, Jake is not actually new to Straub. October marks his one-year anniversary when he started working as a part-time intern with […]

The Ideal Team

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction I admit it. And I’m proud to admit it. I’m a sucker for business books – especially those dealing with leadership and culture. It hasn’t always been that way. When I was in my twenties, I definitely considered anyone to buy these (what I called) […]

Project Spotlight: Oxford Academy

By Nolan Cisper, Project Manager and Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction Straub Construction recently finished a brand new, first-class Montessori pre-school facility in Olathe Kansas, at the Prairie Trails West development. This new Montessori school is located at the busy cross section of 149th and Blackbob, and is the first development […]