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HBJ Names Howard Tellepsen as Landmark Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Howard Tellepsen, chairman of Houston-based construction company Tellepsen, has been named the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for the Houston Business Journal's 2021 Landmark Awards.
Tellepsen's company is a fourth-generation, family-owned and -operated business that has provided commercial, institutional and industrial construction services in Houston since 1909. Last year, Tellepsen ranked as the sixth-largest family-owned business in Houston, according to HBJ research.
Tellepsen has worked on several Houston landmarks throughout the years. In 2005, Tellepsen transformed the Compaq Center into Lakewood Church, which is home to the largest church congregation in the country. Tellepsen built the historic Shamrock Hotel in Houston, which was the largest hotel in the U.S. when it opened in 1949, as well as The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown, which opened in 2018. The company also built Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in 1954 and constructed the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Miller Outdoor Theatre in the early 1920s. Read on.