Michigan State University (PhD), University of South Carolina (Master’s), University of Louisville (BA)
Working on survey crews in the summers in Kentucky and Tennessee.
My old Airborne sergeants. They still haunt me.
During the recession, keeping our margins up, and at the same time keeping everyone on the payroll.
Build a team you can trust, then trust your team.
The day our twins were born. Don’t ask me why; my wife did all the hard work.
Due to my trying to establish a decent reputation in Dallas, I’m afraid I’ll need to keep that one to myself.
How I Motivate Others:
By giving them responsibility for key decisions, and having them experience the results.
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic:
It depends on the era. In younger years, it would be a youthful Robert DeNiro. Lately, it’s more like Jeff Daniels in “Newsroom.”
Car I drive:
An Acura and an old Chevy Silverado pickup around our cabin.
Anything on the water, especially fishing.
I’d like to travel to Africa.
This Q&A is extended content from the Dallas 500, a special edition produced by D CEO that profiles the region’s most influential business leaders.