Van Martin


Van Martin is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance. He joined Tribble & Stephens in 1988 in the marketing department of our San Antonio office. During this time, he managed several national accounts that we still partner with today. He has since rejoined as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and purchased the company in 2008.


As Chairman and CEO, the company continues to build our reputation as “The Partnership Builder.  Van has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and the AGC.  He is on the Advisory Board for Amegy Bank and is a member of the Baylor Business Network Advisory Board.  He is an Ambassador to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as well as an ICSC CenterBuild member. He is also an active member of the Katy ISD Bond Oversight Committee. In addition, he is a Deacon at Tallowood Baptist Church and is a previous member of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.

Gary Kelley


Gary graduated from the University of Florida in 1975 as an honors graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction. He continued his education at the George Washington University Law School and International Human Rights Law at University of Oxford.  Gary joined Tribble & Stephens in 1976.


In 1996, after graduating from Texas Southern University, Gary became a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. He has practiced civil and family law with an emphasis on construction law as an associate with a Houston based law firm. He is a member of the Texas Bar, American Bar Association and the Construction Law Section of The Texas Bar. Licensed to practice in all Texas State Courts, The Federal District Court of the Southern District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

James Stephens


James holds a bachelors and masters degree in architectural engineering from The University of Texas. He was president of Tribble & Stephens Co. from 1972 until 2008 when he sold the company to Van Martin.  He now serves as a member of our Board of Directors. James was active in several organizations during his tenure with Tribble & Stephens, serving in the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the Houston Chapter AGC, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Consulting Constructor’s Council of America (CCC).

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