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of Construction Science's Professional
Advisory Board, now the Construction
Industry Advisory Council. In 2000, he
was named Texas A&M's College of
Architecture Outstanding Alumni, the
highest honor the college bestows on
former students.
During his career, Don's projects
included several NASA buildings including
the Mission Simulation Facility and the
Centrifuge Building, the first seven Target
Stores in Texas, luxury hotels, 25 buildings

at Fort Hood at the outbreak of Vietnam, the
Anheuser-Busch Gardens, the Museum of
Fine Arts Houston, Bayou Bend Museum renovation, The Houstonian, National Bank of
Commerce Tower in San Antonio, Citywest
Office Tower in Houston and many projects
for Compaq Computer.
Jones was very active in AGC, including
president of the chapter from 1991 through
1992, serving on the Board of Directors for
six years and was president of the Texas
Building Branch.

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For numerous years he was a trustee
for the Texas State Ironworkers Pension
Fund, sat on the Iron Workers Joint
Apprenticeship and Training Committee,
and chaired the AGC labor negotiating
These days, you'll find Don at his ranch
in Brenham, where he raises Beefmaster
cattle. Don and his wife of 57 years, Suzann,
also spend time at their lake house in
Palestine and love being with their children
and grandchildren.
In 2014 Don and Russell established the
Suzann and Don Jones '61 and Mary and
Russell  Jones  '84 Endowed Scholarship
for the Texas A & M Department of
Construction Science.
James Stephens,
Tribble & Stephens
James Stephens has been an integral
member of AGC since he and Jay Tribble
formed their company in 1972. Originally
from Big Spring, Texas, Stephens moved
to Houston in 1965 after graduating with a
Master's Degree in architectural engineering from the University of Texas.
James met Jay Tribble in 1963 when they
were assigned to work on a class project in
Architectural Engineering at UT.
A friendship soon developed and the
two discussed the idea of moving to
Houston, gaining experience working for
a general contractor, and eventually forming their own company.
James began his career in 1965, working
for Paul Bell, P.G. Bell Company, in Houston.
It was Bell who encouraged Stephens to
become active in AGC. According to an
interview in November 2010 taped for AGC
Houston Chapter's "Oral History Project",
Stephens spoke fondly of Bell, recalling
that "He encouraged me to come and be
part of AGC, (and actively involved). He
(Paul Bell) got me on one of the committees that were negotiating with the iron
workers. (It) was an eye opener for a young
kid like me, sitting down at the table, and
negotiating all the union iron workers'
business agents."
When tribble and Stephens Construction was formed, there were only three
open shop contractors out of about 90
general contractors in the AGC Houston
chapter: Brown & Root, Stewart Brothers

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Spring 2018

From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Harvey Heroes
Annual Chapter Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recap
Saluting 2018 AGC Houston Honorary Life Members
Past Events
Index of Advertisers/
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Intro
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - cover1
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 3
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Harvey Heroes
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Annual Chapter Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recap
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 14
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Saluting 2018 AGC Houston Honorary Life Members
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Past Events
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Index of Advertisers/
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