Entries by Parker Young

Construction Notes from Turks and Caicos

By Parker Young, Executive Vice President and COO at Straub Construction Recently I got to take a trip to North and Middle Caicos Islands. North is known as “The Green Island”. Needless to say, the views are gorgeous. There is no direct access to the island other than a daily ferry from Provo. So you […]

The Value of Peer Advisory Groups

By Parker Young, Executive Vice President and COO at Straub Construction You can read about companies and their trials, tribulations and successes in most business books. Whether it is one of Jim Collins’, top sellers Good to Great or other great authors with books like Built to Serve, you learn about the businesses in some […]

ProCore – Construction People Doing Software vs. Software People Doing Construction [VIDEO]

In 2013, when we were starting to explore software options for project management, we spent a lot of time discussing and evaluating our processes. Like many mid-sized construction firms, we had used a number of different spreadsheets and tables to track our daily activities.  The goal of using web-based, project management software was to put […]

Project Update: Corrigan Station Ribbon Cutting

Last month marked a big day for Kansas City and Straub Construction! Not only did Straub pass city inspections allowing for tenants to begin building occupancy, but it marked the “first development for speculative office space in downtown Kansas City in 25 years” per co-developer Jon Copaken of Copaken Brooks Commercial Real Estate. On December […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Straub Construction!

It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us already. It seems like we were busy with graduations, summer lake trips and the start of school! One thing I’ve been told from others more experienced than me is that life speeds up as you get older. I have to say that I agree! As […]

We love our Crossroads Location. Celebrating one year!

Growth Last month marked the one-year anniversary of Straub’s Crossroads location! Having an office in the Crossroads was something that we knew would be important to our current employees, future employees (also known as Millennials), and customers. But until we rooted ourselves in the Creamery building, at 2100 Central, we didn’t know how it all […]

Cross Country Mayhem!

As many of you with high school athletes know, team dinners are a bonding opportunity for team sports during the various seasons. When I was told we were going to host the cross country team dinner, I didn’t think too much about it. We’d hosted one last year, but I forgot that it was just […]

Labor to Perfection

Labor Day was created and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American workers. We’ve celebrated this as a federal Holiday since 1894! At Straub Construction we like to kick this holiday weekend and recognition off in style! It’s a long standing tradition that Ernie and I prepare a Labor Day feast for […]