Le Short began his career with Mason
Construction in 1991 and is a fourth generation owner of the company. As a boy
he worked summers as a mechanic's assistant and supporting material and
equipment procurement in the Mason material yard and shop.
During high school and beyond, he continued to
develop his understanding of the construction business. After studying
Construction Management at Texas A&M University, Le returned to Mason Construction
full time in 2001.
Starting at the bottom, Le served as a helper,
carpenter, operator, surveyor and foreman under the guidance of a number of
Mason's top supervisors. Gaining experience and expertise, he advanced to the
positions of job superintendent, QA/QC inspector and project manager. From 2005
to 2008, Le managed a $12,000,0000 project while Mason served as chief civil
contractor for BASF/Sabina Petrochemicals in Port Arthur, TX. The project
involved peak manpower of 100 and included 200 individual projects within the
2.5-year span. Learning the business from all aspects has been instrumental in
developing Le's close relationships with the craftsmen and management leaders
of the company, its clients and fellow contractors.
Le's current duties include oversight of the
construction process for Mason's various projects, quality control and business
development and customer relations. Recently, he has been responsible for
developing the Mason Construction Craft Assessment and Craft Training Program. His
formal education includes Construction Management studies at Texas A&M,
Master Certification in Construction Management from World of Concrete, and
courses from the FMI Project Management Academy, as well as his course of study
at Texas A&M University.
Le is proud to be heavily involved in his
religious community and has been a volunteer and member of the Friendship
Baptist Church for four years.