Partner with Block and you'll experience a refreshing mix of seasoned construction and design professionals, as well as service-driven industry newcomers. We all share the belief that the best work comes from strong client relationships — and at Block, we believe that happens from the top down.
Block Partners Jason Keller, Steve Keller, and PJ Simpson are intricately involved in the entire project from pre-bid to completion. There is a direct communication pipeline between the partners, project managers, and all of our on-site team members. Through this collaborative effort, at Block we are able to provide a seamless construction experience for all of our clients.
Jason Keller is the Managing Partner for BLOCK Companies. Over the past 31 years, he has built a reputation of outstanding client service and an unwavering commitment to delivering beyond client expectations. As an award-winning construction industry veteran, he has valuable experience in every facet of multi-family, affordable housing and commercial construction. BLOCK clients benefit from his attentiveness, tenacity and his desire to get the job right every time. Jason builds success by treating people the way he wants to be treated.
Whether it’s affordable housing for Katrina evacuees or revitalizing a senior living landmark in Houston, his dedication to a broad range of projects is unparalleled. As a General Contractor, Jason believes it is rare to be given an opportunity to provide economic empowerment and revitalize communities; by building affordable housing and advancing sustainable living. He feels privileged to be given a unique opportunity to build affordable housing.
Jason has worked in construction since he was 15 years old. After graduating from college, he began his career in estimating, overseeing apartments, retail, office buildings, schools, rehabilitation, public works plants, prisons, hospitals, airport terminals, historical projects, demolition, warehouses, and athletic field projects, ranging in size from $50,000 to $100 million. Jason has held additional construction roles, including, Superintendent, Project Manager, Safety Director and Vice-President.
Jason and his wife, Joan have five adult children and two dogs. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Hunting and Fishing is where he finds his peace. Leading with a BLOCK adventurous spirit, Jason just recently jumped off the side of a mountain and glided downward to the base.
Stephen Keller brings more than 39 years experience, including HUD, Section 8, tax credit, and conventional housing projects in the construction and management industries. He leads the Block Builders’ team in the multi-family building sector and in navigating the complexities of both conventional financing and affordable housing projects.
In 1982, Stephen moved to Houston to manage N&J Constructors’ Houston office. The company focused on commercial and multi-family construction. It was there that Stephen first worked with Everett Jackson. In 1988, Stephen and Everett created Creekstone Companies, a fully integrated real estate investment group, offering real estate acquisition, development, construction and property management services. Creekstone has constructed more than $1.7 billion in commercial and residential properties in more than 15 states. In addition, Creekstone currently manages 1,795 multi-family units, one lifestyle center, and one power center.
In 2008, he joined Block Builders with his brother, Jason, in order to leverage their project professionals and extensive relationships with subcontractors and vendors. With Block Builders, Stephen handles everything from development, estimating, management and client service. Stephen’s reputation of high-quality construction – be it a high-end luxury development or housing that provides a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for low and moderate incomes – ensures his clients they will receive only the best for their project from start to finish.
Stephen is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, the National Apartment Association, the International Conference of Shopping Centers and the Houston Association of Building Contractors. He is a member of the Louisiana State University Laboratory School Foundation and a past member of Southwest Bank of Texas’ advisory board.
Stephen has a degree in building construction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a nationally recognized building construction program.
Vice President Of Operations | Southeast Region
Vice President Of Operations | Southeast Region
P.J. Simpson is the Vice President of Operations and Junior Partner for BLOCK Companies. PJ has the distinction of being the first employee of BLOCK. He has been a key contributor to the BLOCK success. He oversees all aspects field operations, safety, project budgets, and quality control. He enjoys leading and inspiring the construction team in their career development. With a solid expertise in multi-family construction, PJ has the detailed perspective needed to manage complex projects, while maintaining quality controls and budgets.
PJ builds success daily with how he communicates with all stakeholders, employees, peers, owner reps, architects and subcontractors. As Vice-President of Operations, he expertly navigates situations and relationships that result in a positive BLOCK operational culture. PJ has served as Lead Estimator, Project Manager, Safety Director, and Operations Manager. His keen attention to detail, tenacity and client relations are unsurpassed. His experience in construction includes, multi-family, commercial, municipal, highway, bridge and industrial.
PJ and his wife, Jenn have two young children. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University.
Leading with a BLOCK family spirit, PJ and his wife enjoy watching their children grow and experience new things in their young lives, including first smiles, learning to ride a bike, learning to bowl and how to catch a fish. These wonders of parenting have been his best experiences.
Our team's vast experience spans many occupancy-type industries, including multifamily, healthcare, retail, multi-use, education, recreation, office operations, state facilities, ecclesiastical and more.
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