FAST TRACK SPECIALTIES, LP

Fast Track Specialties, LP is a leading Division 10 Specialties firm providing quality building materials and supplies, integrated project management, and innovative solutions to the construction industry in Houston, Texas. Founded in 2000 by John D. Glaze, owner and president, the company quickly grew into an experienced, diverse, and dedicated team. Fast Track Specialties consistently delivers proficient resources, reliable customer service, and maintains a strong commitment to safety standards.

AFFILIATIONS

RECOGNITIONS

Fast Track Specialties, LP Recognitions Houston Business Journal

2013 | Best Places to Work
2012 | Best Places to Work
2010 | Best Places to Work

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)

2011 | Excellence in Construction
2010 | Excellence in Construction, Circle of Merit

MISSION

Our goal is to outperform our customers’ expectations through value driven and customer focused service. We are a family-oriented, faith-driven company that measures our success by the relationships we build. Our company continues to build upon the reputation we have in the industry as a leader, trendsetter, and the standard by which others measure their own success. We believe in our people, products and partners – a combination of the best in the marketplace that, when combined, equals unprecedented results.

Mantra | Vision, Faith, Value, Service, Partnership, Results…Trust.

TEAM MEMBERS

John Glaze

Founder & President

John brings more than 25 years of experience in construction building specialties. He is a results-oriented, hands-on professional specializing in architectural building products for commercial interiors, healthcare, educational, and hospitality construction. John is well versed in contract negotiations, project estimating, job scheduling, purchasing, safety and quality control. MORE

Jennifer Whiting

Vice President

Jennifer was appointed vice president in 2006 and is also a member of the board of directors. Prior to this appointment, she was the corporate controller for four years. She is currently responsible for developing the companies operating profit, cash flow, and capital spending plans as well as the external and internal financial reporting. She also oversees and coordinates high profile projects, specializing in complex architectural building specialties. MORE

Clinton Forsyth

Field Operations Manager

Clinton oversees the daily operations of the field teams, manages quality control, and supervises our safety strategies. Clinton joined the Fast Track Specialties team in 2011. Prior to joining the team, Clinton had thirty-four years of experience in commercial construction with various Commercial General Contractors. Clinton currently holds a Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 500, OSHA 510 and is a certified as a OSHA Outreach Trainer, First AID and CPR “train-the-trainer” and TAS certified ADA Specialist. MORE

Brian Warren

Material Management Manager

Brian supervises the material supply chain division. He implements the strategic direction and organizes the execution of distribution. Brian joined Fast Track Specialties in 2011. Prior to his joining our team, he spent 20 years with a Fortune 500 Company at which time he moved from Memphis, TN to Houston, TX. MORE

Julie Ruby

Sales Manager

Julie's responsibilities include managing and training the project management team, coordination of the estimating staff, and assisting with comprehensive marketing strategies. Prior to this position, Julie assisted with field operations scheduling, project coordination and project management. MORE

Drew Yoder

Senior Project Manager

Drew manages the overall engineering and planning initiatives for various projects. Project manager duties include overseeing and acting as the primary interface liaison for all necessary project procedures, assures all work done to standards, and requirements. Drew oversees a project team and is responsible for coaching and guiding his team to be effective project managers and teaching strategies on achieving the project goals. MORE

September Pinon-Teria

Senior Project Manager

September is responsible for the development of various projects, managing from estimating to completion. She manages the procurement, scheduling and profit and loss analysis of her projects. She is also responsible for her project team through training by identifying means to better improve their skills, organization, and overall project completion. MORE

Justin Rodriguez

Project Engineer

Justin is new to this position but has been part of the Fast Track Specialties team for seven years where he was a field foreman and gained experience in field installations. During that time, Justin attended several training classes and earned certifications for TWIC Card, ISTC/HSC, First Aid and CPR, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30. MORE

Chris Gonzalez

Project Engineer

Chris’ responsibilities include project management, overseeing various jobs, coordinating crews, estimating, procurement, and keeping in contact with our customers to ensure the job is properly completed from start to finish. In April of 2016, Chris joined the Fast Track Specialties... MORE

Isidro Melendez

Assistant Project Manager

Isidro assists the project managers in the development of project proposals, presentations, and status updates. Project management responsibilities include supporting with timelines, schedules, pre-installation activities, confirming delivery dates, cost estimates and budgets. MORE

Jose Arredondo

Assistant Project Manager

Jose is responsible for assisting the project managers in the overall coordination and development of projects in order to complete them on schedule and within budget. Project responsibilities with Fast Track include assisting with estimating, reviewing of drawings, scheduling, and ordering project material in a timely manner. MORE

David Smith

Assistant Project Manager

David is responsible for the project success and focuses on planning, scheduling and the oversight of various projects. David works closely with our partners to help assess problems and resolve issues in order to complete a project on time and successfully. MORE

Alexis Medina

Assistant Project Manager

Alexis is responsible for providing forecasting data to assigned projects, prioritizing the work in order to meet demanding timelines, executing required tasks to manage multiple and/or large complex individual projects... MORE

Roman Compean

Estimating Assistant

Roman responsibilities include assisting the estimating team by evaluating construction documents, obtaining materials costs analysis, and organizing labor and material costs to prepare bid proposal packages. MORE

Audree Garcia

Project Coordinator

Audree is responsible for the planning, procurement, and execution of construction projects. Audree also contributes to the sales team as an estimator and marketing team member. MORE

Safety is the cornerstone of our business.

Our safety culture is strong. We achieve this through full commitment within our organization, regular communications to increase our awareness, and proficient training to preform our jobs skillfully and on schedule without incidents or accidents. We are extremely proud to be apart of the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program. We have achieved 100% of our staff completing the OSHA 10 and/or OSHA 30 certifications.

Our safety awards are a representation of the tireless efforts of our management and field personnel to ensure that all of our employees return home safely every day.

SAFETY AWARDS

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)

2015 & 2016 | ABC Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) “Diamond”
2012 – 2014 | ABC Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) “Platinum”
2011 | ABC Safety Training & Evaluation Process (STEP) “Gold”

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

2012 | Houston Excellence in Safety for Specialty Contractor
2010 & 2011 | Houston Safety Stand Down Participant

America Subcontractors Association (ASA) Houston

2010 & 2011 | Commitment to Safety – Gold Recipient

National Safety Council

2006 – 2010 | Leadership Safety Award

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Fast Track Specialties has contributed thousands of volunteer hours and dollars to improve the communities where we live and work. Dedicated employees see the impact of giving to others and caring for other's wellbeing drive our charitable efforts. We are blessed to be a blessing to others.

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