Throughout his career, Nehemias spent eight years in retail, four years in manufacturing, seventeen years in agriculture, four years in construction, and fourteen years in education. In his last two years as an educator, Nehemias researched jobs in the construction trades and begin to make a connection between education and construction. His research led him to others in the industry that corroborated his conclusion of a skilled worker shortage in the construction industry. Armed with this information, he hopes to help form alliances that will, not only make an impact, but hopefully come up with a long-term solution to this problem.
What Nehemias likes best about working for the Setien Group, is the flexibility that he is given in continuing his passion in working with the youth. In the past year, he has helped to form a relationship between the Setien Group and the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Career & Technology Education, Architecture and Construction program. He is looking forward to forming similar affiliations between other school districts and the Setien Group and its partners.
Kenny Owens, checker with Setien and Associates since 2010 has been in the steel business for over 40 years.
Kenny’s steel career includes both the drafting room and project management side of the business for fabricators and erectors. He has served as field project manager on major steel projects in Texas and throughout the Western United States.
Performing as onsite project manager has thought him that all mistakes have consequences and that they often only show up during the erection process where errors are the costliest.
When checking a project Kenny draws on this experience to limit these costly mistakes and insure that a project runs smooth throughout the fabrication and erection process.
The best part of his job at Setien and Associates is working side by side with his coworkers who are some of the most experienced people in the industry.
Kenny and his wife Patsy live in Rockport Texas where he works in Rockport office of Setien and Associates.
Jonathan joined the Setien Group team in 2010. He has 10 years experience in the industry.