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By: Laura Bellows

C ONOCO P HILLIPS C OMPANY

On October 15, 2007, my life changed

It was a thrill handling a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for

completely with the devastating loss of my

the Texas Children’s Maternity Center, as well as watching the topping-

extraordinary husband, Tom. Suddenly I was a

out tree be put in place atop the St. Luke’s Patient Care Tower II in

widow, a single mother and majority owner of a

the Woodlands. I especially enjoy going to our jobsites and visiting

construction company. My personal journey has been

with our superintendents and field personnel to learn about their

difficult, but undergirded by my strong faith and the support of family

newest accomplishments and challenges. Meeting with owners and

and friends, I am moving forward. I choose to cherish the 27 years I

subcontractors also adds to my growing perspective of the industry.

did have with Tom, and to honor him by continuing the Bellows family

Tom would laugh at the way the back seat of my car reflects my new

legacy at our company as the fourth generation climbs aboard.

lifestyle. My hardhat, high heels, tennis visor and construction boots all await their turn depending on the event of the moment.

As Executive Vice President, I am supporting CEO Jim Stevenson, our management team and all of our loyal employees who have

W. S. Bellows Construction placed second out of 400 applicants for a

built Bellows Construction. They join me in my commitment to

national Safety Award given by the Associated General Contractors,

exceptional client service. As Tom said, “Our people, many of whom

and I had the honor of joining Jim Stevenson and Tommy Lee to

have spent their entire careers at Bellows, are the backbone of this

accept the award at the AGC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in March. In

company. They are the reason clients will always find we do the

January, I attended the local American Subcontractors Association’s

right thing and stand behind our work.”

awards gala in Houston with two tables of Bellows personnel. Jim and I proudly accepted an award for “Project of the Year Under $5 Million”

Sadly, we don’t have Tom with us, but the support and encouragement

for the Burdette Keeland Design Exploration Center at the University of

of the fine people I have been bragging about for years have

Houston. I also loved going to the AGC Fair and Cook-Off held in west

confirmed my confidence in Bellows. I also thank Warren Bellows III,

Houston in March, where field and management personnel worked

who serves as Chairman of the Board, for his wisdom, input

together for long hours and were rewarded by winning the singular

and support.

Hospitality Award.

I’m finding my work in the office and in the field to be very

I am learning firsthand that Bellows Construction is more than a team.

fulfilling. What I didn’t expect was to enjoy my new role so much!

We are a family that supports one another as we dedicate ourselves to

As a Business and Fine Arts double major, I enjoyed studying

getting the job done as promised, and to looking out for our clients’

modern architecture most of all. Now, architects, engineers and

best interest as well as our own.

superintendents are my teachers as I attend management meetings, design meetings and go to multiple industry events. Our regular

Just as a good foundation is essential to a building, so it is with

safety meetings, conducted by Safety Director Tommy Lee, have

companies. The foundation that Tom and the Bellows family have

been interesting and a good opportunity for me to address our

laid is solid. We stand on their strong shoulders as we look to our

field personnel.

best years ahead.

Owner ConocoPhillips Company Design Architect Pickard Chilton Architects Architect Kendall/Heaton Associates Interior Architect PDR MEP Engineer and Fire Protection Engineering Consultant I.A. Naman + Associates Structural Engineer Haynes Whaley Associates Curtain Wall Consultant CDC Curtain Wall Design & Consultant Building Controls Consultant HMA Consulting Acoustical HFP Acoustical Consultants Landscape Architecture Planning The Office of James Burnett Civil Engineering Consultant and Traffic Consultant Walter P. Moore & Associates Geotechnical Engineering Consultant Ulrich Engineering

Subcontractors & Suppliers Academics Specialties Texas Ad Display Sign Systems Air Clic All Star Striping American Stone Company of Texas AYG Construction Baker Concrete Construction Bauer Sport Floors Berger Iron Works Big City Access Brochsteins Buell Sales & Service Company Buffalo Cabinet Shop C.W. Henderson Electric Chamberlain Houston Cherry Demolition Comm Fit Commercial Access Controls Construction EcoServices CSC Steel Services Custom Sports Surfacing Door Pro Systems Drake Interiors El Centro Painting & Wallcovering Foster Fence Gibson’s Landscape Contractors Glaze and Associates Griesenbeck Architectural Products H.V.W. Sales Houston Builders Hardware Houston Curb Company J.R. Jones Roofing JMP & Associates Katy Steel Company Kronberg’s Flags and Flagpoles L.S. Decker Legacy Lockers Life Fitness

W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation P.O. Box 2132 • Houston, Texas 77252-2132 (713) 680-2132 • Fax: (713) 680-2614 email: wsbcc@wsbellows.com www.wsbellows.com

Marathon Fitness Marek Brothers Systems Marshall, Neil & Pauley McCoy Milstead Photography Monarch Precast Services Nautilus Otis Elevator Company Oxford Builders Pearland Industries Premier Wall Systems Progressive Commercial Aquatics Redondo Manufacturing RME Equipment Ryder Insulation Scott Equipment Signal Communications SimplexGrinnell Slack & Company Southern Star Concrete Specialty Supply & Installation Startrac Steel Designs Steel Fabricators of Monroe Steel Masters Suncoast Post Tension Tartaglia Construction Technogym USA Texas Metal Equipment Company That Man Software The MLN Company Tobin & Rooney Traffic & Parking Control Company TRW Modernfold Company Unisen Vetro Vibra-Whirl Sports Vision Products W.W. Bartlett Western Appliance Sales Won-Door Corporation

BELLOWS BYLINE W.S. BELLOWS CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

Spring 2008


The beautiful finished garage,

glass-domed rotunda that serves

At the same time, large existing

with a combination precast

as a first-class reception area

oak trees comprising the tree line

and glass perimeter curtain

for all campus visitors. Upscale

along the east side of the complex

wall, can hold over 2,000

architectural millwork, glazing

were salvaged during construction.

Company merged

cars, making it possible for all

and granite and slate flooring

Being so close to the building, this

in 2002 to form

employees to park on campus.

add flair to the building interior,

was no small feat. Bellows worked

while the curved exterior glass

closely with ConocoPhillips’

“It was a significant commit-

cladding makes the rotunda

arborist and employed the use

ment just to coordinate

an attractive addition to the

of large cranes to reach over the

off-site parking while moving

Woodcreek Campus.

trees during construction in order

forward with construction on

In 2006 ConocoPhillips hired W. S.

Project Manager. “We didn’t want

Despite the challenges associated

Bellows Construction to complete

the addition to look like it was

with acquiring construction

an extensive expansion project

created decades later. We wanted

materials in such a short time

aimed at upgrading their

to tie into the existing design, yet

period, many long hours and

existing Woodcreek Campus

update it. It was a tough objective

quality subcontractors allowed

into a world-class

to complete.”

Bellows to complete the garage ahead of schedule, in just

headquarters for the

11 months.

growing company. The goal was to

to save the trees from damage.

the garage,” said Chumley.

The 210,000-square-foot

“It was built and turned

fitness center includes an indoor

over in less than a year –

swimming pool, gymnasium,

a phenomenal success.

four aerobic studios, cardio and

We had literally hundreds

strength training rooms, top-of-

of thank-yous from the

the-line locker rooms and a

ConocoPhillips employees

snack bar. Several conference

about the new parking garage.”

rooms and a wellness center are also housed within the complex.

The next step in the project

Outside is a large soccer field

was the new fitness center

with artificial turf. The fitness

Slated for completion in November of this year, the extensive exterior site work has become the longestspanning portion of the West Campus expansion. Along with replacing the sunshades and roofs on all existing campus buildings, numerous aesthetic features were added to create an inviting outdoor environment for employees and visitors.

complex, which links the

center opened in May 2007 and

parking garage to the main

is already seeing frequent use by

campus. A pedestrian bridge

Numerous water elements were

the nearly 3,000 ConocoPhillips

connects the garage to

added to the exterior, including

employees on campus.

ponds, two elliptical fountains, one

an impressive 3-story

update the 20-year-old

radius fountain and three water

campus with a new on-site

features. Unique wood decks and

parking garage, state-of-the-art

arbors, stone cladding, decorative

fitness center, open reception

rock features and granite and sand

area and aesthetic outdoor

The first priority for ConocoPhillips

“It was well organized and well

bed pavers further enhance the

features – while taking great

was the new 6-level, 800,000-

coordinated from start to finish,”

courtyard. The cumulative result

care to incorporate the modern

square-foot parking garage aimed

said Tommy Kubin, Bellows’ Project

is an outdoor oasis that is not

glass-filled additions with the 16

at eliminating the need for off-site

Manager. “We had to have a good

only attractive, but functional.

existing 3-story buildings.

parking. Having outgrown their

game plan. The owner was very

Along with the new visual

surface lots, hundreds of employees

involved. If we had challenges, they

improvements, the courtyard was

“It was an award winning campus

were parking off campus and being

were there to make decisions. The

also programmed with audio/

when it was designed and built

bused in daily for work. A tight 12-

whole design team cooperated

visual capabilities, allowing

in the early 80s,” said Price

month schedule sought to quickly

with our schedule.”

ConocoPhillips to host outdoor

Chumley, ConocoPhillips Senior

alleviate the parking problem.

functions on campus. Project photography by Alan Karchmer

Conoco and Phillips Petroleum

what is now the third-largest energy company in the nation. With assets

But perhaps Bellows’ biggest achievement with this project was maintaining a very impressive safety record throughout it all. Bellows and their subcontractors completed over one million work hours without a lost-time accident. And they attribute a great deal of that achievement

and operations in nearly 40 countries, ConocoPhillips is headquartered in Houston and

to ConocoPhillips’ stringent

has approximately

safety culture.

32,600 employees

“Safety is an integral part of

worldwide. Along

Bellows’ construction approach,

with providing fuel

as demonstrated by the dozens of safety awards conferred upon the firm, including a recent national award from the Associated General Contractors of America,” said Kubin. “Our own commitment to safety was reinforced by ConocoPhillips’

throughout the U.S. and Europe under the brands Phillips 66, Conoco and JET, ConocoPhillips

program, which governs their production sites worldwide. As a result, we incorporated new safety procedures that helped us

also supplies chemicals, lubricants and many

fine-tune our own program.”

other products around the world.


The beautiful finished garage,

glass-domed rotunda that serves

At the same time, large existing

with a combination precast

as a first-class reception area

oak trees comprising the tree line

and glass perimeter curtain

for all campus visitors. Upscale

along the east side of the complex

wall, can hold over 2,000

architectural millwork, glazing

were salvaged during construction.

Company merged

cars, making it possible for all

and granite and slate flooring

Being so close to the building, this

in 2002 to form

employees to park on campus.

add flair to the building interior,

was no small feat. Bellows worked

while the curved exterior glass

closely with ConocoPhillips’

“It was a significant commit-

cladding makes the rotunda

arborist and employed the use

ment just to coordinate

an attractive addition to the

of large cranes to reach over the

off-site parking while moving

Woodcreek Campus.

trees during construction in order

forward with construction on

In 2006 ConocoPhillips hired W. S.

Project Manager. “We didn’t want

Despite the challenges associated

Bellows Construction to complete

the addition to look like it was

with acquiring construction

an extensive expansion project

created decades later. We wanted

materials in such a short time

aimed at upgrading their

to tie into the existing design, yet

period, many long hours and

existing Woodcreek Campus

update it. It was a tough objective

quality subcontractors allowed

into a world-class

to complete.”

Bellows to complete the garage ahead of schedule, in just

headquarters for the

11 months.

growing company. The goal was to

to save the trees from damage.

the garage,” said Chumley.

The 210,000-square-foot

“It was built and turned

fitness center includes an indoor

over in less than a year –

swimming pool, gymnasium,

a phenomenal success.

four aerobic studios, cardio and

We had literally hundreds

strength training rooms, top-of-

of thank-yous from the

the-line locker rooms and a

ConocoPhillips employees

snack bar. Several conference

about the new parking garage.”

rooms and a wellness center are also housed within the complex.

The next step in the project

Outside is a large soccer field

was the new fitness center

with artificial turf. The fitness

Slated for completion in November of this year, the extensive exterior site work has become the longestspanning portion of the West Campus expansion. Along with replacing the sunshades and roofs on all existing campus buildings, numerous aesthetic features were added to create an inviting outdoor environment for employees and visitors.

complex, which links the

center opened in May 2007 and

parking garage to the main

is already seeing frequent use by

campus. A pedestrian bridge

Numerous water elements were

the nearly 3,000 ConocoPhillips

connects the garage to

added to the exterior, including

employees on campus.

ponds, two elliptical fountains, one

an impressive 3-story

update the 20-year-old

radius fountain and three water

campus with a new on-site

features. Unique wood decks and

parking garage, state-of-the-art

arbors, stone cladding, decorative

fitness center, open reception

rock features and granite and sand

area and aesthetic outdoor

The first priority for ConocoPhillips

“It was well organized and well

bed pavers further enhance the

features – while taking great

was the new 6-level, 800,000-

coordinated from start to finish,”

courtyard. The cumulative result

care to incorporate the modern

square-foot parking garage aimed

said Tommy Kubin, Bellows’ Project

is an outdoor oasis that is not

glass-filled additions with the 16

at eliminating the need for off-site

Manager. “We had to have a good

only attractive, but functional.

existing 3-story buildings.

parking. Having outgrown their

game plan. The owner was very

Along with the new visual

surface lots, hundreds of employees

involved. If we had challenges, they

improvements, the courtyard was

“It was an award winning campus

were parking off campus and being

were there to make decisions. The

also programmed with audio/

when it was designed and built

bused in daily for work. A tight 12-

whole design team cooperated

visual capabilities, allowing

in the early 80s,” said Price

month schedule sought to quickly

with our schedule.”

ConocoPhillips to host outdoor

Chumley, ConocoPhillips Senior

alleviate the parking problem.

functions on campus. Project photography by Alan Karchmer

Conoco and Phillips Petroleum

what is now the third-largest energy company in the nation. With assets

But perhaps Bellows’ biggest achievement with this project was maintaining a very impressive safety record throughout it all. Bellows and their subcontractors completed over one million work hours without a lost-time accident. And they attribute a great deal of that achievement

and operations in nearly 40 countries, ConocoPhillips is headquartered in Houston and

to ConocoPhillips’ stringent

has approximately

safety culture.

32,600 employees

“Safety is an integral part of

worldwide. Along

Bellows’ construction approach,

with providing fuel

as demonstrated by the dozens of safety awards conferred upon the firm, including a recent national award from the Associated General Contractors of America,” said Kubin. “Our own commitment to safety was reinforced by ConocoPhillips’

throughout the U.S. and Europe under the brands Phillips 66, Conoco and JET, ConocoPhillips

program, which governs their production sites worldwide. As a result, we incorporated new safety procedures that helped us

also supplies chemicals, lubricants and many

fine-tune our own program.”

other products around the world.


The beautiful finished garage,

glass-domed rotunda that serves

At the same time, large existing

with a combination precast

as a first-class reception area

oak trees comprising the tree line

and glass perimeter curtain

for all campus visitors. Upscale

along the east side of the complex

wall, can hold over 2,000

architectural millwork, glazing

were salvaged during construction.

Company merged

cars, making it possible for all

and granite and slate flooring

Being so close to the building, this

in 2002 to form

employees to park on campus.

add flair to the building interior,

was no small feat. Bellows worked

while the curved exterior glass

closely with ConocoPhillips’

“It was a significant commit-

cladding makes the rotunda

arborist and employed the use

ment just to coordinate

an attractive addition to the

of large cranes to reach over the

off-site parking while moving

Woodcreek Campus.

trees during construction in order

forward with construction on

In 2006 ConocoPhillips hired W. S.

Project Manager. “We didn’t want

Despite the challenges associated

Bellows Construction to complete

the addition to look like it was

with acquiring construction

an extensive expansion project

created decades later. We wanted

materials in such a short time

aimed at upgrading their

to tie into the existing design, yet

period, many long hours and

existing Woodcreek Campus

update it. It was a tough objective

quality subcontractors allowed

into a world-class

to complete.”

Bellows to complete the garage ahead of schedule, in just

headquarters for the

11 months.

growing company. The goal was to

to save the trees from damage.

the garage,” said Chumley.

The 210,000-square-foot

“It was built and turned

fitness center includes an indoor

over in less than a year –

swimming pool, gymnasium,

a phenomenal success.

four aerobic studios, cardio and

We had literally hundreds

strength training rooms, top-of-

of thank-yous from the

the-line locker rooms and a

ConocoPhillips employees

snack bar. Several conference

about the new parking garage.”

rooms and a wellness center are also housed within the complex.

The next step in the project

Outside is a large soccer field

was the new fitness center

with artificial turf. The fitness

Slated for completion in November of this year, the extensive exterior site work has become the longestspanning portion of the West Campus expansion. Along with replacing the sunshades and roofs on all existing campus buildings, numerous aesthetic features were added to create an inviting outdoor environment for employees and visitors.

complex, which links the

center opened in May 2007 and

parking garage to the main

is already seeing frequent use by

campus. A pedestrian bridge

Numerous water elements were

the nearly 3,000 ConocoPhillips

connects the garage to

added to the exterior, including

employees on campus.

ponds, two elliptical fountains, one

an impressive 3-story

update the 20-year-old

radius fountain and three water

campus with a new on-site

features. Unique wood decks and

parking garage, state-of-the-art

arbors, stone cladding, decorative

fitness center, open reception

rock features and granite and sand

area and aesthetic outdoor

The first priority for ConocoPhillips

“It was well organized and well

bed pavers further enhance the

features – while taking great

was the new 6-level, 800,000-

coordinated from start to finish,”

courtyard. The cumulative result

care to incorporate the modern

square-foot parking garage aimed

said Tommy Kubin, Bellows’ Project

is an outdoor oasis that is not

glass-filled additions with the 16

at eliminating the need for off-site

Manager. “We had to have a good

only attractive, but functional.

existing 3-story buildings.

parking. Having outgrown their

game plan. The owner was very

Along with the new visual

surface lots, hundreds of employees

involved. If we had challenges, they

improvements, the courtyard was

“It was an award winning campus

were parking off campus and being

were there to make decisions. The

also programmed with audio/

when it was designed and built

bused in daily for work. A tight 12-

whole design team cooperated

visual capabilities, allowing

in the early 80s,” said Price

month schedule sought to quickly

with our schedule.”

ConocoPhillips to host outdoor

Chumley, ConocoPhillips Senior

alleviate the parking problem.

functions on campus. Project photography by Alan Karchmer

Conoco and Phillips Petroleum

what is now the third-largest energy company in the nation. With assets

But perhaps Bellows’ biggest achievement with this project was maintaining a very impressive safety record throughout it all. Bellows and their subcontractors completed over one million work hours without a lost-time accident. And they attribute a great deal of that achievement

and operations in nearly 40 countries, ConocoPhillips is headquartered in Houston and

to ConocoPhillips’ stringent

has approximately

safety culture.

32,600 employees

“Safety is an integral part of

worldwide. Along

Bellows’ construction approach,

with providing fuel

as demonstrated by the dozens of safety awards conferred upon the firm, including a recent national award from the Associated General Contractors of America,” said Kubin. “Our own commitment to safety was reinforced by ConocoPhillips’

throughout the U.S. and Europe under the brands Phillips 66, Conoco and JET, ConocoPhillips

program, which governs their production sites worldwide. As a result, we incorporated new safety procedures that helped us

also supplies chemicals, lubricants and many

fine-tune our own program.”

other products around the world.


By: Laura Bellows

C ONOCO P HILLIPS C OMPANY

On October 15, 2007, my life changed

It was a thrill handling a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for

completely with the devastating loss of my

the Texas Children’s Maternity Center, as well as watching the topping-

extraordinary husband, Tom. Suddenly I was a

out tree be put in place atop the St. Luke’s Patient Care Tower II in

widow, a single mother and majority owner of a

the Woodlands. I especially enjoy going to our jobsites and visiting

construction company. My personal journey has been

with our superintendents and field personnel to learn about their

difficult, but undergirded by my strong faith and the support of family

newest accomplishments and challenges. Meeting with owners and

and friends, I am moving forward. I choose to cherish the 27 years I

subcontractors also adds to my growing perspective of the industry.

did have with Tom, and to honor him by continuing the Bellows family

Tom would laugh at the way the back seat of my car reflects my new

legacy at our company as the fourth generation climbs aboard.

lifestyle. My hardhat, high heels, tennis visor and construction boots all await their turn depending on the event of the moment.

As Executive Vice President, I am supporting CEO Jim Stevenson, our management team and all of our loyal employees who have

W. S. Bellows Construction placed second out of 400 applicants for a

built Bellows Construction. They join me in my commitment to

national Safety Award given by the Associated General Contractors,

exceptional client service. As Tom said, “Our people, many of whom

and I had the honor of joining Jim Stevenson and Tommy Lee to

have spent their entire careers at Bellows, are the backbone of this

accept the award at the AGC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in March. In

company. They are the reason clients will always find we do the

January, I attended the local American Subcontractors Association’s

right thing and stand behind our work.”

awards gala in Houston with two tables of Bellows personnel. Jim and I proudly accepted an award for “Project of the Year Under $5 Million”

Sadly, we don’t have Tom with us, but the support and encouragement

for the Burdette Keeland Design Exploration Center at the University of

of the fine people I have been bragging about for years have

Houston. I also loved going to the AGC Fair and Cook-Off held in west

confirmed my confidence in Bellows. I also thank Warren Bellows III,

Houston in March, where field and management personnel worked

who serves as Chairman of the Board, for his wisdom, input

together for long hours and were rewarded by winning the singular

and support.

Hospitality Award.

I’m finding my work in the office and in the field to be very

I am learning firsthand that Bellows Construction is more than a team.

fulfilling. What I didn’t expect was to enjoy my new role so much!

We are a family that supports one another as we dedicate ourselves to

As a Business and Fine Arts double major, I enjoyed studying

getting the job done as promised, and to looking out for our clients’

modern architecture most of all. Now, architects, engineers and

best interest as well as our own.

superintendents are my teachers as I attend management meetings, design meetings and go to multiple industry events. Our regular

Just as a good foundation is essential to a building, so it is with

safety meetings, conducted by Safety Director Tommy Lee, have

companies. The foundation that Tom and the Bellows family have

been interesting and a good opportunity for me to address our

laid is solid. We stand on their strong shoulders as we look to our

field personnel.

best years ahead.

Owner ConocoPhillips Company Design Architect Pickard Chilton Architects Architect Kendall/Heaton Associates Interior Architect PDR MEP Engineer and Fire Protection Engineering Consultant I.A. Naman + Associates Structural Engineer Haynes Whaley Associates Curtain Wall Consultant CDC Curtain Wall Design & Consultant Building Controls Consultant HMA Consulting Acoustical HFP Acoustical Consultants Landscape Architecture Planning The Office of James Burnett Civil Engineering Consultant and Traffic Consultant Walter P. Moore & Associates Geotechnical Engineering Consultant Ulrich Engineering

Subcontractors & Suppliers Academics Specialties Texas Ad Display Sign Systems Air Clic All Star Striping American Stone Company of Texas AYG Construction Baker Concrete Construction Bauer Sport Floors Berger Iron Works Big City Access Brochsteins Buell Sales & Service Company Buffalo Cabinet Shop C.W. Henderson Electric Chamberlain Houston Cherry Demolition Comm Fit Commercial Access Controls Construction EcoServices CSC Steel Services Custom Sports Surfacing Door Pro Systems Drake Interiors El Centro Painting & Wallcovering Foster Fence Gibson’s Landscape Contractors Glaze and Associates Griesenbeck Architectural Products H.V.W. Sales Houston Builders Hardware Houston Curb Company J.R. Jones Roofing JMP & Associates Katy Steel Company Kronberg’s Flags and Flagpoles L.S. Decker Legacy Lockers Life Fitness

W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation P.O. Box 2132 • Houston, Texas 77252-2132 (713) 680-2132 • Fax: (713) 680-2614 email: wsbcc@wsbellows.com www.wsbellows.com

Marathon Fitness Marek Brothers Systems Marshall, Neil & Pauley McCoy Milstead Photography Monarch Precast Services Nautilus Otis Elevator Company Oxford Builders Pearland Industries Premier Wall Systems Progressive Commercial Aquatics Redondo Manufacturing RME Equipment Ryder Insulation Scott Equipment Signal Communications SimplexGrinnell Slack & Company Southern Star Concrete Specialty Supply & Installation Startrac Steel Designs Steel Fabricators of Monroe Steel Masters Suncoast Post Tension Tartaglia Construction Technogym USA Texas Metal Equipment Company That Man Software The MLN Company Tobin & Rooney Traffic & Parking Control Company TRW Modernfold Company Unisen Vetro Vibra-Whirl Sports Vision Products W.W. Bartlett Western Appliance Sales Won-Door Corporation

BELLOWS BYLINE W.S. BELLOWS CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION

Spring 2008


By: Laura Bellows

C ONOCO P HILLIPS C OMPANY

On October 15, 2007, my life changed

It was a thrill handling a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for

completely with the devastating loss of my

the Texas Children’s Maternity Center, as well as watching the topping-

extraordinary husband, Tom. Suddenly I was a

out tree be put in place atop the St. Luke’s Patient Care Tower II in

widow, a single mother and majority owner of a

the Woodlands. I especially enjoy going to our jobsites and visiting

construction company. My personal journey has been

with our superintendents and field personnel to learn about their

difficult, but undergirded by my strong faith and the support of family

newest accomplishments and challenges. Meeting with owners and

and friends, I am moving forward. I choose to cherish the 27 years I

subcontractors also adds to my growing perspective of the industry.

did have with Tom, and to honor him by continuing the Bellows family

Tom would laugh at the way the back seat of my car reflects my new

legacy at our company as the fourth generation climbs aboard.

lifestyle. My hardhat, high heels, tennis visor and construction boots all await their turn depending on the event of the moment.

As Executive Vice President, I am supporting CEO Jim Stevenson, our management team and all of our loyal employees who have

W. S. Bellows Construction placed second out of 400 applicants for a

built Bellows Construction. They join me in my commitment to

national Safety Award given by the Associated General Contractors,

exceptional client service. As Tom said, “Our people, many of whom

and I had the honor of joining Jim Stevenson and Tommy Lee to

have spent their entire careers at Bellows, are the backbone of this

accept the award at the AGC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in March. In

company. They are the reason clients will always find we do the

January, I attended the local American Subcontractors Association’s

right thing and stand behind our work.”

awards gala in Houston with two tables of Bellows personnel. Jim and I proudly accepted an award for “Project of the Year Under $5 Million”

Sadly, we don’t have Tom with us, but the support and encouragement

for the Burdette Keeland Design Exploration Center at the University of

of the fine people I have been bragging about for years have

Houston. I also loved going to the AGC Fair and Cook-Off held in west

confirmed my confidence in Bellows. I also thank Warren Bellows III,

Houston in March, where field and management personnel worked

who serves as Chairman of the Board, for his wisdom, input

together for long hours and were rewarded by winning the singular

and support.

Hospitality Award.

I’m finding my work in the office and in the field to be very

I am learning firsthand that Bellows Construction is more than a team.

fulfilling. What I didn’t expect was to enjoy my new role so much!

We are a family that supports one another as we dedicate ourselves to

As a Business and Fine Arts double major, I enjoyed studying

getting the job done as promised, and to looking out for our clients’

modern architecture most of all. Now, architects, engineers and

best interest as well as our own.

superintendents are my teachers as I attend management meetings, design meetings and go to multiple industry events. Our regular

Just as a good foundation is essential to a building, so it is with

safety meetings, conducted by Safety Director Tommy Lee, have

companies. The foundation that Tom and the Bellows family have

been interesting and a good opportunity for me to address our

laid is solid. We stand on their strong shoulders as we look to our

field personnel.

best years ahead.

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