New Architectural Sales Reps Reinforce Bautex Team

The building landscape across Texas is rapidly changing, with markets demanding more efficient, high per­form­ing con­struc­tion products. To meet these needs, Bautex is growing its sales team with expe­ri­enced leaders who under­stand their unique markets, the companies and people within them, and how Bautex can ulti­mate­ly simplify the building process. 

Gretchen Kliafas and Amy Salmeron now lead the East Texas region, including Houston. Jacob Kluger manages South Texas accounts. 

We’ve got a well-rounded, energetic team poised to listen and learn about their markets’ needs and help walk customers through the decision-making process,” said Chris Noone, Bautex Vice President of Sales and Business Devel­op­ment. Our sales team not only has extensive industry knowledge, but passion and drive to help improve how buildings are con­struct­ed in Texas.”

Each Texas market is unique, but the sales team leaders share enthu­si­asm about the benefits the Bautex Wall System can bring to cities across the state.

East Texas/​Houston: Gretchen Kliafas
Kliafas notes the Houston area’s sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty to hur­ri­canes, and the impor­tance of Bautex Block windstorm ratings.

It’s a game changer for Houston. I’m excited that our product can help improve building per­for­mance across many areas – life safety, energy effi­cien­cy and dura­bil­i­ty — while being a fairly simple product to design and construct,” said Kliafas.

The sheer size of the East Texas market, nearly 630 square miles, marks oppor­tu­ni­ty to educate a wide array of designers and builders looking for simpler building envelope solutions both inside the city and outlying areas.

The sparse zoning codes inside Houston city limits means a need for quieter, more energy efficient buildings, and Bautex Block offers a sim­pli­fied solution for this issue,” said Kliafas. 

South Texas: Jacob Kluger
Kluger is based in San Antonio and leads South Texas sales for Bautex. He is excited about the potential for Bautex in such a fast-growing region of the country.

It is no secret that archi­tects, engineers, and devel­op­ers continue to search for cost effective ways to maximize energy effi­cien­cy, sound and fire ratings, sus­tain­abil­i­ty, and longevity,” Kluger said. Bautex meets those goals and then some with an easy-to-construct con­tin­u­ous­ly insulated concrete block. The concept really takes a half-century proven concept to the next level.”