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Construction Trends, Addressing Product Demand: A Q&A with Chris Noone, VP of Sales & Business Dev

Chris Noone, Bau­tex Vice Pres­i­dent of Sales and Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, has been hard at work build­ing a team of expe­ri­enced sales lead­ers to sup­port com­pa­ny growth across Texas. He is excit­ed to have well-round­ed, knowl­edge­able pro­fes­sion­als in place, and is look­ing to the future. We recent­ly sat down with Chris to learn a bit more about him per­son­al­ly, and what he sees in store for the year ahead at Bau­tex.

What construction market trends are you seeing in Texas right now? How can Bautex address these?

It seems like across the state there is one com­mon trend: a lack of skilled labor. This is where Bau­tex comes into play and can be summed up with two words: per­for­mance sim­pli­fied. The Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem does not require spe­cial­ty trades for instal­la­tion, how­ev­er it is typ­i­cal­ly installed by Bau­tex-trained masons or con­crete con­trac­tors. By using Bau­tex, masons and con­crete con­trac­tors do not need as many peo­ple onsite, and we can also cut down on oth­er trades need­ed to com­plete the project.

What is the most interesting question you've received about Bautex Block from architects and contractors?

Most ques­tions revolve around the prod­uct and how the sys­tem works. Dur­ing a meet­ing with an archi­tec­tur­al firm in Hous­ton some­one asked if Bau­tex could keep up with high demand. Our state-of-the-art man­u­fac­tur­ing equip­ment and patent-pend­ing high speed process ensures we can pro­duce prod­uct quick­ly for even the largest con­struc­tion projects. In return, our team can edu­cate the mar­ket and sell with con­fi­dence.

What are you most excited about in the next year for Bautex?

I am real­ly excit­ed about our team and what they will accom­plish between now and next year. We have been for­tu­nate to assem­ble one very tal­ent­ed sales team. Their abil­i­ties, along with the Bau­tex Wall Sys­tem, will be very appeal­ing to archi­tects, struc­tur­al engi­neers, gen­er­al con­trac­tors and installers.

Tell us a bit about your life outside of Bautex.

I am cur­rent­ly coach­ing my son’s foot­ball team. I have not been part of the game since col­lege. How­ev­er, it is all com­ing back to me, and we are enjoy­ing this time togeth­er. I also real­ly enjoy attend­ing indus­try-relat­ed events; I look for­ward to these as a great time to learn and net­work.

What is the best book you've read?

This has to be The Mar­t­ian by Andy Weir. I have not watched the movie, but I could not put the book down.