“I passionately believe that when you invest in people and you train people, you get a return on that investment – it is not an expense, it is an investment that generates a return many times over.” – Chuck Gremillion, the Construction Career Collaborative’s new executive director.
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Construction Career Collaborative welcomes native Houstonian Chuck Gremillion as its first full-time Executive Director. He will be responsible for the operations and strategic direction of C3’s organization and initiatives.
“Chuck Gremillion is a proven leader in Houston having led a family business, A&E - The Graphics Complex, for over 30 years. Chuck and A&E are longtime supporters of the design and construction industry, which made him a perfect choice to become our first Executive Director,” said Jim Stevenson, C3 Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“Chuck represents an evolutionary milestone for C3 that will provide strong leadership with dedicated responsibilities designed to support growth, enhance benefits to our participants, and provide greater opportunity for the industry as a whole to support our founding principles. We are ready for C3 to expand and grow with continued success under Chuck’s guidance and influence,” said Katrina Kersch, C3 Chair of the Craft Training Committee.
“Chuck’s presence will allow more construction owners to hear and understand the importance of their role in a sustainable workforce,” said Peter Dawson, Senior Vice President of Facilities, Texas Children’s Hospital.
Upon graduation from The University of Texas at Austin in 1976, Chuck began working in the family business, A&E Products Company. Chuck eventually moved through the ranks first as an outside salesperson, then production manager, and eventually became president in 1992. Chuck successfully worked with four brothers and a brother-in-law and attributes much of the business’ success to an unwritten family philosophy of “Love each other first, then run the business.” A&E was sold to Thomas Reprographics of Richardson, Texas in January, 2007. Chuck retired from the reprographics industry in 2011.
Chuck is active in the community, having served on the boards of directors of Rice Design Alliance, Architecture Center Houston Foundation, Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston, ReproMAX and the International Reprographic Association, from which Chuck received the George S. Bukovsky Award in 2008. He and his wife, Janna, have been married for 33 years and reside in Katy, Texas. Chuck and Janna have four children and three grandchildren.
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Construction Career Collaborative (C3) is an alliance of socially responsible owners, contractors, and specialty contractors created to positively address the issues facing the craft worker by embracing these core principles for our commercial construction workforce:
Financial Security, Health, and Well Being + Safety Training + Craft Training
Construction Industry Institute (CII)
Construction Users Roundtable (CURT)
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)