The axiom “successful leaders grow successful businesses” is definitely true in the case of Preston. In his 22 years as CEO, Preston built on the past successes of founding partners Pat O’Brien and Steve Rogers. His unwavering dedication enabled us to attain $1.5 billion in revenue during the past five years, and at the same time, has secured our reputation throughout the region as a company highly respected for its culture of integrity and commitment to excellence.
Born and reared in Dallas, Preston grew up in construction – his first job in high school was sharpening pencils for Rogers-O’Brien. After earning a BBA from East Texas University and a master’s in building construction from Texas A&M University, he held various construction-related positions. Most memorably, he worked for the Carpenter family business – Southland Real Estate Resources – serving as the owner’s representative on Quail Run apartments, the first project in Las Colinas. His varied and successful career in real estate development and construction has produced long-standing and valued relationships with owners and architects, and prepared him to lead Rogers-O’Brien into the 21st century.
Preston believes in giving back to the profession. He served as chair for the Dallas chapter of TEXO, the professional organization serving the construction community in North Texas. He is an inspiration and role model to our employees as well as the greater construction community. Some of his greatest professional accomplishments include Rogers-O’Brien’s recognition by the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects as Contractor of the Year in 2001 and by the American Subcontractors Association as General Contractor of the Year in 2008. Preston is married to Barbara, has three grown children and is a proud grandpa.