Entries by Joe Riedel

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 […]

If You Don’t Know About New Century Fieldhouse in Gardner… You Should.

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction Each year, hundreds of thousands of people flow through Johnson County Park & Recreation’s New Century Fieldhouse in Gardner, KS. This project was completed by Straub Construction in 2011. When I think of New Century Fieldhouse, I think of volleyball tournaments, basketball games, and the […]

Project Delivery Methods

By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction For years, I’ve heard many people say “Design-Build is the way of the future.” But, if you go back to when people started saying that, now would probably be the future. And yet today, Design-Build isn’t really all that common. Even back then, it was […]