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Brent Dostal named president of Cantera Concrete Company

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Brent Dostal has been promoted as president of Tulsa-based Cantera Concrete Company, a leading turn-key concrete subcontractor serving clients in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Texas. Cantera is a member of Manhattan Construction Group, which is one of the largest commercial construction companies in the southern United States.

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal.

During Dostal’s 29-year career in the industry, he acquired extensive project management experience in general building, pulp and paper, and petrochemical facility construction. He served in project management for at Brown and Root from 1990 to 1997 and at Cantera’s general building affiliate Manhattan Construction Company from 1997 to 2001. Dostal has served as vice president of Cantera since its founding in 2001.

“Brent has been the day to day leader for Cantera for several years, and we are excited to recognize his accomplishments helping to transform Cantera into one of the top specialty concrete firms in the Southern United States,” said Larry Rooney, president of Manhattan Construction Group. “This promotion is well deserved, and we look forward to seeing where he and his team at Cantera can take the company in the years to come.”

Dostal has extensive industry and civic involvement. He serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Construction Management Advisory Board in Stillwater (1997-present) for which he also served as president (2007-2009), vice president (2005 – 2007) and finance committee. He serves on the Board of Construction at Oklahoma State University IT in Okmulgee.

He served on Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma’s Board (2007 to 2010) and most recently served on the Workforce Development Committee. He serves on the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Education and Workforce Development committees and the American Society of Concrete Contractors Management Information Exchange (MIX).

Dostal has served as chairman of the Liberty Area Fire Protection Association in Liberty Oklahoma. He served on the Liberty Youth Sports Association as a coach for youth softball, baseball, and football. He is member of the Mannford 4H and FFA boosters club where he serves on the board of directors. He coaches Mannford youth in softball and basketball. He serves on the board The Mid America Dorper Breeders where he previously served as past president, president, and vice president.

He earned a bachelor of science in construction management from Oklahoma State University in 1990. He is American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified.

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company provides turn-key concrete subcontracting services in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and North Texas. Cantera is the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCO)’s 2018 “Specialty Contractor of the Year” and American Subcontractor Association (ASA) – Oklahoma Chapter’s 2017 and 2018 “ Subcontractor of the Year.” Cantera’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Cantera is a nine-time American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety Award winner, an Associated Builders, and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), and a thirteen-time ABC STEP Safety Award Winner achieving Platinum status four times. www.canteraconcrete.com

About Manhattan Construction Group:

Cantera Concrete Company is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safe Zone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com