The Beck Group

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The Beck Group
Private
Founded Houston, Texas, 1912 [1]
Founder Henry C. Beck
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, United States
Key people

Fred Perpall (CEO)[2]

Henry C. Beck III (Executive Chairman)
Number of employees
over 600 (Nationwide, 2014)
Website beckgroup.com

The Beck Group is a company that provides architecture, construction,[3] real estate development and sustainable design and consulting, as well as finance and technology services. The company is based in Dallas, Texas and also has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, Mexico City, San Antonio, and Tampa.[4] The Beck Group serves a diverse range of industries, including corporate, healthcare, entertainment, religious, and education, with sustainability as an emphasis. They also provide services based on the use of their software product, DESTINI.

The company is headquartered in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas at the Southwestern Life Insurance Building, designed by George Dahl.

History[edit]

The Beck Group was founded in 1912 by Henry C. Beck[5] in Houston, Texas as a general contractor[2] and moved its headquarters to Dallas in 1924,[1] a requirement for building the city's Cotton Exchange Building.[2]

In the 1990s the construction company began adding other services, such as design and real estate development. It also acquired a UK-developed software product (Reflex) and began to develop a proprietary software, DESTINI, which would provide immediate costs for buildings as they were modeled in the schematic design phase.[6][7]

In 1999, under the leadership of then-CEO (present Executive Chairman) Henry C. Beck III, the company merged with Urban Architecture, a regional design firm.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "100 Years and Counting". The Beck Group. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Hall, Cheryl (12 October 2013). "New CEO runs The Beck Group in lockstep with predecessor". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Architecture: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future. p. 173
  4. ^ Harwell, Drew (April 19, 2013). "Top Workplaces: Beck Group cited for fostering innovation". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Greater Dallas Chamber (2000). "Dallas: reflections & visions". MARCOA Pub. p. 40. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  6. ^ BIM Handbook. pp. 557-558.
  7. ^ a b Fehrenbach, Peter (April 1, 2012). "How Peter Beck helped create a more efficient way to design and construct buildings". Smart Business. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Baylor East Village". The Beck Group. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "AIA Dallas Chapter Honors 9 Projects with Built Design Awards". Dallas Innovates. 2017-10-11. Retrieved 2017-10-12. 
  10. ^ a b Brown, Steve (February 9, 2015). "Urban Land Institute picks finalists for North Texas commercial real estate awards". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Portfolio". The Beck Group. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Shake Shack restaurant lands at Uptown's Crescent complex". Retrieved 2016-09-20. 

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