Houston, TX— Construction Career Collaborative (C3), a Houston based organization dedicated to building a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce in commercial construction, announces the election of four new officers and three new board members for 2018.

Mike Holland, Chief Operating Officer at MAREK will serve as the Chairman. Pete Dawson, Senior Vice President of Facility Services at Texas Children’s Hospital will serve as Vice Chairman. Serving as Treasurer will be MDA Anderson’s Vice President of Facilities Management, Serving as Secretary will be Ammie Hudson-Blahuta of Hudson Building Systems.

Joining the board for 2018 are:

Craig Peterson, Vice President at Peterson Beckner Industries (PBI) focuses on business development and sales. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Virginia with an engineering degree and attained an MBA from the University of Texas and has worked on major energy projects across the US.

John Barnes Senior Vice President of Linbeck Group, LLC, has served in multiple construction/project management roles over the past 32 years including General Manager, Client Executive, Project Manager, Owner’s Representative, Superintendent, Project Engineer, Field Engineer and Design Manager. He has worked on over 75 construction projects and has achieved numerous honors for those projects and his dedication to the construction industry.

Steve Dishman President of Brookstone has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry. Dishman, a graduate of Oklahoma State University, is committed to excellence and leadership for his company and the construction Industry.

“All three of our newest Board members embody the C3 mission and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them on our side as we continue to change the commercial construction industry.”, said Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director.

Construction Career Collaborative an alliance of socially responsible Owners, Contractors, and Specialty Contractors, we will positively affect the issues facing the craft worker for the commercial construction industry in the Greater Houston Region in order to create a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce. C3 is a not-for-profit 501c3.

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Chuck Gremillion
Chuck Gremillion Contributor
Chuck is the executive director of Construction Career Collaborative (C3), a startup, not-for-profit organization, whose purpose is to create a skilled and sustainable craft workforce in the commercial and institutional construction industry. Construction Career Collaborative is focused on these principles – the financial health and well being of the craft worker, safety training standards and craft training standards linked to a career path within the craft trades. C3 seeks to re-establish the craft trades of the construction industry as a path to a middle-class way of life as well as a meaningful and rewarding career. C3’s strategy to achieve its mission is owner-driven.


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