MWBE Construction Firm Adds Texas Live!, Live! by Loews to Growing Arlington Portfolio
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on June 18, 2019, June 18, 2019

From decorative cedar landscaping trellises to ceiling and drywall installation, Post L Group can tout its work both inside and out at Arlington’s newest visitor destinations,Texas Live! and the flagship Live! by Loews Hotel.

Company President Jeff Postell said he learned about construction opportunities for the $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district through the National Association of Minority Contractors DFW Chapter. The Fort Worth-based company was among several minority and women-owned businesses selected by the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to help make Texas Live! and the adjacent 14-story hotel and conference center become a reality in The American Dream City.

“Being a small company doesn’t lend to many opportunities on “mega projects” so the emphasis placed on including small and diverse firms is extremely important,” Postell said about the commitment by the Rangers and The Cordish Companies to provide meaningful opportunities to MWBE businesses. “It’s huge to have a large facility like this in our portfolio and it’s a great opportunity for us to show the quality and high level of safe work we are capable of.”

Post L Group portrait

More than $48.7 million, or 36.8 percent, of the total awarded contract dollars for Texas Live! had been awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses as of May 2019. 

As a lifelong Texas Rangers fan, Postell said its has been rewarding to work with the Rangers and its developer on these high-profile venues that have helped to expanded Post L Group’s portfolio even further. Postell’s company, founded in 2015, has construction experience in office, retail, hospitality, and education, including the renovation of Arlington ISD’s Starrett Elementary School.

At Live! by Loews, which opens in August, Post L Group Construction is managing millwork installation of decorative wood cabinets and paneling as well as managing the painter on the project. The company is also working on interior and exterior wall framing, ceiling installation and drywall installation.

The company’s work can be seen throughout Texas Live!, including the decorative cedar on the exterior of the restaurants as well as the trellises dotting The Plaza near the new Globe Life Field. 

“Visiting Texas Live!, I would say one of the things I’m particularly fond of is the decorative wood we installed,” Postell said. All in all, it’s a beautiful place. It’s very eye catching.”

Crowd walking to Texas Live! at night.

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