We are Tellepsen. Our purpose is to improve the lives of individuals and communities through our work. We believe that being the cornerstone of the community is about acknowledging that everything we do affects the lives of thousands of others. This is our city’s future.
We have a culture of giving and putting others first. Because we live here. We work here. We play here. We heal here. We worship here. We learn here. We are committed to what here becomes. This is our city, and these are our most recent initiatives.
We are in this to make lives better. It's not about us.Tadd Tellepsen
Every year, we coordinate bicycle donations from our employees and Houston-area business partners to deliver new bikes to Texas Children’s Hospital patients with the greatest need. For four years, we’ve donated 2,751 bikes. It is a joy to be able to provide donations to the same hospital first built in 1953.
Do you know what a bike does for somebody? It lets them go places. It gives them independence.Tadd Tellepsen
Tellepsen began hosting the United Way Poker Tournament in 2010. The event, which is led by Trent Tellepsen - President of BCS, is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. The money raised is donated to theUnited Way of Greater Houston to support programs that make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors. Each year, participation grows both in players and sponsorships. The most recent tournament included over 300 players and raised more than $160,000 for the United Way.
Tellepsen isn’t just a business; it’s a family filled with people who truly care about each other and our community. One of our core values is our commitment to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Through our partnership with the United Way, the Tellepsen team volunteered at The Center at Willow River Farms, a residential facility that promotes choice, growth, and personal independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The center’s facility near the Brazos River in Brookshire, TX is a beautiful rural community that provides 24/7 support and nursing staff, vocational training, group activities, and living units. Some of the buildings on campus were in disrepair and our team joined forces to help restore them to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the center's residents.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we sprang into action to help our own Tellepsen employees who were greatly affected by Hurricane Harvey. In the midst of the devastation and heartache, Tellepsen employees came together and visited the affected homes to help with clean up, waste removal, and rebuilding. In addition, we hosted a Backyard Barbecue to raise money which was distributed to benefit the affected employees. Everyone rallied for those who needed our support as we experienced amazing acts of kindness, compassion, and generosity. We were able to emerge from this catastrophe stronger and more united than ever.
Tellepsen is proud to join in the sponsorship of the annual AGC BBQ Cook-Off and Fair. Our Tellepsen team participates in many ways including the BBQ and tent hospitality competitions. During the two-day event, the Houston commercial construction industry comes together to raise money for that year's selected charity. Most recently, the event raised funds for Henry’s Home, Horse and Human Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization that rescues horses and farm animals and offers free therapeutic care sessions for veterans, first responders and physically challenged children.
Tellepsen is proud to partner with a design team every year for the AIA Sandcastle Competition. This fundraising event benefits AIA Houston and the ArCH Foundation as well as being one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston.
Our sculpting and design team have our eyes and shovels set on recapturing the prestigious Gold Bucket Award, as we have done twice in the past. The planning begins months in advance and culminates with our team positioned along the beachfront, meticulously sculpting for five hours to create our masterpiece. The judging of the sculptures is rated on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving technique, and utilization of the site. At the end of the day, whether we win or lose, we all have wonderful memories of a day at the beach to take home with us.
It's one of our highest priorities to make sure we see the world from the perspective of our community members and give to those who need it most. Here are a few of our recent projects.