Reeder News

Year-end Message From Wes Reeder

As we look forward to the New Year, it is difficult to reflect upon, and make sense of…2020. The year has, despite what we each believe, resulted in profound change. I don’t know how permanent this change is, or if it is permanent at all. I hope to return to the old normal…and have nothing but disdain for media acolytes that refer to a “new normal.”  I also am grateful that we have weathered what is arguably the greatest economic calamity of our lifetime. I have thought that all of this is Orwellian, or Back to the Future…but it is not a novel…nor is it a movie. It is the reality of 2020.

If this year had been a football game, somehow both teams lost; coaches were ejected, players left injured, and fans beat each other up in the parking lot. Nothing good comes of it…or does it? It could be that because of all the challenges and adversity of 2020, we may actually become stronger. It is possible that America’s immune system was strengthened in 2020; and despite my imaginary football game example…we may return next week and cheer on our heroes.

As we look forward to 2021, I remain optimistic. Despite all the challenges of 2020, we continue to work hard; stay cool, calm and collected; and show respect for and encourage one another. We have been and continue to be accountable to each other; in prayer and support.  As far as our economic health, we hit our revenue goals and had our best year ever. I think a big part of what we do is solve problems, and I think it is remarkable. This is what makes America great. If we as Americans would unite in solving problems, instead of creating them and complaining, just imagine what that would look like.

It would be woefully inadequate for me to simply say that I am proud and humbled by each member of our team. When I started this company, I believed that someday I would be surrounded by people who were way out of my league, but I really had no idea. Each of you make me better. The reason our company is successful is because of what each of us do together, individually and collectively. We are the American dream…family…woman…man…mother…father… innovator…problem solver…entrepreneur…artist…poet…dreamer…achiever. We make America great.

Thank you for what you do, but more importantly, thank you for who you are. Let’s make 2021 the best yet.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wes Reeder

REEDER Gives Back To Three Local Charities This Christmas

REEDER’s philosophy on philanthropy and personal giving has always been quite discreet. We have been truly blessed, and with those blessings come responsibilities to our neighbors who are less fortunate. This year, we decided to redirect the funds we would have spent on our Christmas party, which we canceled due to COVID precautions, and donate to three local charities.

Donations included seven bikes with helmets and gear to Casa Hope for Children, which advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the court system through trained community volunteers’ services; a number of toys to Manna House, which serves local families in need; and a monetary donation to the KLTY Christmas Wish, in which 100% of all funds raised are given back to the Dallas/Fort Worth Community.

2020 has certainly been a year to remember. Wishing you and your family good health, safety, peace, and joy in 2021! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at REEDER!

REEDER Construction Featured In FW Inc Magazine

REEDER Construction’s headquarters — completed in 2018 — is proud to be featured in FW Inc Magazine’s September/October 2019 Issue.

In the four-page spread, by Samantha Calimbahin featuring photography by Olaf Growald, you get a peek inside our 20,000 square feet office space “atop Hawks Creek Golf Club, sporting a space where functionality is on par with design.”

To read the full article, please click here and scroll to pages 28-31.

Johnson Elementary Reaches New Heights

Johnson Elementary Moves to Be More Energy Efficient

Work on Carroll ISD’s Johnson Elementary School has ramped up now that Summer break is here. Last week, we started transitioning the school from a traditional HVAC system to a Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) system by taking energy efficiency to new heights! Using helicopters to remove the old rooftop HVAC units reduces the task from multiple days to just a few hours.

Geothermal heat pumps heat and cool buildings by concentrating the naturally existing heat contained within the earth—a clean, reliable and renewable source of energy.

If you’re a native Texan, then you’ve experienced the scorching heat of the summer, but did you know, just a few feet below the earth’s surface the ground remains at a relatively constant temperature? Depending on latitude, ground temperatures range from 45°F (7°C) to 75°F (21°C).

Like a cave, this ground temperature is warmer than the air above it during the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. The GHP takes advantage of this by exchanging heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger.

Johnson Elementary Progress To Date

The REEDER team just completed Stage 1 of the Johnson Elementary project by wrapping up the new gym (which also functions as a storm shelter) as well as the addition of two new kindergarten classrooms and a maker space. Next stages include the addition of a new fourth grade wing along with the continued renovation of the existing school.

So enjoy the summer kids! We will see you in August with some “cooler” new digs! To learn more, visit www.reedergeneral.com.

Source: Energy.gov

REEDER Wins CMAA North Texas Chapter’s 2019 Buildings/New Construction Less Than $25M Award

REEDER Construction team members accepting the CMAA North Texas Chapter’s 2019 Buildings/New Construction Less Than $25M Award

We are proud to have been awarded the CMAA North Texas Chapter‘s 2019 Buildings/New Construction Less Than $25M Award for our new REEDER headquarters. Thank you for recognizing all of our hard work!

About REEDER Construction: Since 1994, the team at Reeder General Contractors, Inc. have provided the Texas construction industry with a solid reputation of integrity and performance. We take pride in our ability to build quality, cost effective buildings by creating a new type of construction culture. A culture where Architects, Contractors, Owners, Consultants and Subcontractors are part of a Construction Family. The goal is always to represent the client’s best interest by providing upfront communication and a dedicated management team. Our purpose is not just to build another great building, but to help create a construction process that will satisfy the needs and wants of every client, every step of the way. To learn more, visit www.reedergeneral.com.

REEDER Volunteers For Fort Hood Soldiers

Just when we think opportunities to serve our troops can’t get any better, we get invited to a volunteer event like the Ben Hogan Classic at Fort Hood.

The REEDER team was honored to attend a military appreciation event this past Thursday and Friday,  April 25 and 26, 2019. According to, Fort Hood Lieutenant General Paul Funk, ” the Ben Hogan Classic at Fort Hood was the best appreciation event done on the base each year.” Given that there are over a hundred events each year at Fort Hood to honor our military, this is a very powerful statement.

Thursday, we arrived for a special session of tactical training, ending the evening with a welcoming dinner, drinks, and music where Commanding General Funk gifted Wes Reeder with a coin—a very special honor.

Wes served as an ambassador and welcomed the soldiers to the classic, while the rest of the REEDER team passed out gifts, served breakfast and volunteered during the tournament to make sure the soldiers could enjoy a stress free and beautiful day of golf. It’s the least we could do to honor these amazing men and women who so proudly serve our great nation.

It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to say “thank you” to so many of our soldiers for their service to our country. Thank you to the Ben Hogan Foundation for the invitation. We will see you next year!

REEDER Construction: Since 1994, the team at Reeder General Contractors, Inc. have provided the Texas construction industry with a solid reputation of integrity and performance. We take pride in our ability to build quality, cost effective buildings by creating a new type of construction culture. A culture where Architects, Contractors, Owners, Consultants and Subcontractors are part of a Construction Family. The goal is always to represent the client’s best interest by providing upfront communication and a dedicated management team. Our purpose is not just to build another great building, but to help create a construction process that will satisfy the needs and wants of every client, every step of the way. To learn more, visit www.reedergeneral.com.

Ben Hogan Foundation: The Ben Hogan Foundation is dedicated to honor, celebrate, and enhance the legacy and character of Ben Hogan through support of organizations that promote the game of golf and charities that reflect Mr. Hogan’s core values. The Foundation is dedicated to honor and celebrate the life of Ben Hogan, an American legend. The Board of Directors, as well as Foundation leadership, will always ask “is that what Mr. Hogan would have done?” in making key decisions for the Foundation and determining the beneficiaries of Foundation’s funds. To continue to preserve Mr. Hogan’s legacy, the Executive Director of the Foundation will entertain requests to meet with clubs and organizations across the nation to increase the awareness of the newly established Ben Hogan Foundation, discuss the wonderful programs the Ben Hogan Foundation is supporting, and share “Hogan stories.”