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John Barnes, LEED® AP

Client Executive


John is a married father (and proud grandfather!). Born in Tennessee, raised in Kansas and a 1985 graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Architectural Engineering. John has 40 years of Construction industry experience primarily in the healthcare market using the CM at Risk and Design Build delivery methods.  Currently John serves as Client Executive for Tellepsen in Houston and has been involved with construction workforce solutions for the past 15 years. John currently serves on the executive board of the Construction Career Collaborative.


John’s activities, awards and honors include;

Associated General Contractors of America Houston Chapter Board of Directors– 2017 to 2022

AGC Houston – Membership Committee Chairman 2017 to present

Construction Career Collaborative (C3) Board of Directors - Treasurer, 2017 to present

Construction Owners Association of America – Committeeman for Workforce Development

Speaker “Escalation Management Strategies for Healthcare Capital Improvement Projects” -2009 ASHE PDC Conference, American Society for Healthcare Engineering- ASHE

Speaker “Employer Perspective – Future Trends in Employment”- 2009 United Brotherhood of Carpenters International

Member Texas Association of Healthcare Facility Managers

Member Houston Association of Healthcare Engineering

Winner 2012 AGC – Build America Award for Crystal Bridges Museum for American Art

Winner 2002 AGC - Build America Award for The Denton Cooley Building – Texas Heart Institute at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Certified Instructor for Lean Construction Education

Awarded 2002 AGC Houston Chapter – Strive for Excellence Award – Project Manager of the Year

U.S. Green Building Council and is a LEED® NC2.2 Accredited Professional

Volunteer Activities include; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Wine Sales Committee; Multiple Sclerosis Society; Star of Hope and MD Anderson Sprint for Life. 

John Barnes, LEED® AP




Building Tomorrow's Workforce: Strategies for Addressing the Construction Labor Shortage


May 02, 2024, 7:00 AM CDT
Houston, TX
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