YMCA of Greater Houston

The Tellepsen family has been a partner with the YMCA to build strong communities for four generations of Tellepsen CEO’s. In addition to their volunteering and philanthropic support of the Y, the Tellepsen team has completed numerous projects including the spectacular downtown YMCA and the rebuilding of the McWilliams YMCA after Hurricane Harvey. These showcase projects set the standard for what a Y can be and we once again are partnering with Tellepsen to reimagine our Y’s for the next decade of impact. We look forward to many more successful projects with the Tellepsen team.

Stephen Ives, President & CEO


Tellepsen’s done a lot of work for TECO, including plant expansion, equipment installation and a lot of distribution work. It’s highly technical and extraordinarily important to the growth in the Texas Medical Center.

Steve Swinson, President and CEO

American Cancer Society - Houston Hope Lodge

I can’t say enough about how Tellepsen stepped up, going above and beyond to keep required procedures on track with the various departments within the City of Houston’s Building Authorities, and the subcontractors on task, over the past 60 days! We are so much closer to being able to serve cancer patients in need of life saving treatment!

William Ethier, American Cancer Society, Houston Hope Lodge


Cell Medica, Inventure, DBR, and JLL have all felt that Tellepsen Interiors looked after the best interests of the team, and more importantly, the client. During preconstruction, they helped determine the best way to salvage the lab casework and offered cost saving solutions...

Christian Peterson, Vice President, JLL

Houston Methodist

Just wanted Tellepsen to know how much I appreciate y’all. Houston Methodist Baytown has had a lot of success in 2019, both financially as well as operationally. Being able to succeed in these areas plus successfully complete a major construction project would not have been possible without your team. Thank you!!

Jarren Garrett, COO, Houston Methodist Baytown

University of Houston — Clear Lake

I wanted to pass along a congratulations to the Tellepsen team. I know it’s been a challenge, but you guys outperformed on this project. Thanks again for all the dedication to making the University happy.

Mark Gill, Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering

University of Houston — Clear Lake

Now that we are finishing up the controls for Hunter Hall, I wanted to take a minute and express our appreciation for the work Tellepsen has done. They have gone above and beyond in completing this project. We appreciate them working with us on long-term resolutions for the STEM and REC buildings and have done so much extra for us. We will be building more projects in the future and I will be recommending using Tellepsen. I have always believed good companies are built by having good employees.

Allan Patrolia, Supervisor of Operations, University of Houston - Clear Lake


Tellepsen has played a major role in the maturity and success of our company. Working with Tellepsen has taught us how projects should be managed and built. Tellepsen leads the pack in Houston.

David Marshall, Owner, LECS LTD

Houston Methodist — Baytown

Excellent job on managing the warranty process. Best in the business.

Michael Bletsch, Office of Facilities Design & Construction, Houston Methodist Baytown, ED Expansion, Warranty Program

XTO Energy

Working with Tellepsen, we get a knowledgeable contractor who helps us manage our projects in a proactive manner which drives our team’s ability to manage schedule and costs effectively. Our partnership allows us to work together for the good of the project with an open dialogue on cost and execution risks. This allows us to plan and forecast with a greater deal of accuracy which benefits our overall capital program.

Justin Murez, Senior Engineer, XTO Energy – a subsidiary of ExxonMobil

Thermal Energy Corporation

Our contractor Tellepsen did some great work in the heart of the medical center. We dug 40-foot pits and open-cut major streets, all without issue. It was an amazing feat. I’m pretty proud of that. Those projects are now done and all surfaces restored. You’d never even know we were there.

Jess Harper, Senior Project Engineer, Thermal Energy Corporation

Memorial Park Conservancy

Thank you for your team’s above-and-beyond work to accommodate and support our tree moving activities this week. With your support and partnership, we are able to save approximately 200 trees by relocating them, with the large live oak requiring the most coordination with and support from your team...We sincerely appreciate your partnership and are very happy to be continuing our work together.

Shellye Arnold, President & CEO, Memorial Park Conservancy

Texas Children's Hospital

Woodbranch Development


  • Development of Distinction Not-for-Profit Award, Urban Land Institute Houston, New Hope Housing and Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community - 2020
  • Landmark Awards Finalist for Houston Methodist Baytown Outpatient Center project - 2020
  • The Vintage CHI St. Luke’s Hospital recognized as one of the top 10 built hospitals in the United States - 2020
  • Excellence in Construction Awards (EIC), Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) — XTO Energy Owl Phase 1 Central Delivery Point Project - 2019
  • 29th Annual TILT-UP Achievement Award, Texas Construction Association (TCA) - Charles H. Milby High School - 2019
  • Gold APEX Award, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) — Charles H. Milby High School, Renovation/Remodel - 2018
  • Silver APEX Award, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) — UTMB East Plant - 2018
  • Silver APEX Award, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) — University of Houston Health 2 Building - 2018
  • Bronze APEX Award, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) — University of Houston Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building - 2018
  • Bronze APEX Award, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) — Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands Campus - 2018
  • Award of Merit, Engineering News-Record, Star of Hope Cornerstone Campus - 2018
  • Award of Merit, Engineering News-Record, DeBakey High School for Health Professionals - 2018
  • General Contractor of the Year Nominee, American Subcontactors Association (ASA) - 2017
  • General Contractor of the Year Safety Award Nominee, American Subcontactors Association (ASA) - 2017
  • Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards — Pyramid Winner, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), Lakewood Church — Other Specialty Construction — Commercial, Less than 1 Million - 2015
  • SILVER STEP (Safety Through Exemplary Performance) Award, The University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction (OFPC), Hurricane Ike Infrastructure Recovery Project at The University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston (UTMB Galveston) - 2012