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image Adam Boyd and Cody Treese, founders of J. Cordell Inc.

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Las Vegas and its Strip were where Cody Treese and Adam Boyd worked many rolled dice ago. They first started working together more than 10 years ago for a construction company that did site construction on hotels. But when the all-too-familiar recession hit, everything being built in Vegas died.




    “No one was building anymore. People were losing jobs and homes,” recalled Treese.
     Treese and Boyd were then both relocated to Dallas. Treese was a project manager and Boyd was a general superintendent; both were managing projects such as Klyde Warren Park.
    “Adam was the superintendent for the new Baylor University football stadium in Waco,” shared Treese, who went back to school and got an MBA from Southern Methodist University. With things moving in motion versus standing still in Las Vegas, Treese and Boyd felt that there was no recession happening with construction in Texas.
    After the initial relocation to Dallas, Treese went to work for a primarily high-end residential company as a senior project manager and chief estimator. Next, he moved back into the commercial market and worked for Metric Concrete as a project manager.
    “I managed the concrete at The Star in Frisco,” said Treese, who also was part of the renovation of the Thanksgiving Tower in downtown Dallas.
    Remarkably, Treese and Boyd didn’t think of doing this in Las Vegas, but the two ultimately combined their knowledge and expertise and went into business together. In 2016, Treese was still a full-time employee with Metric, but he was part-timing with Boyd, who spent his full time invested in the launch of their new business, J. Cordell Inc. As of August 2018, Treese became full time with J. Cordell.
    But, who is J. Cordell?
    Well, that’s easy. It is Cody J. Treese and Adam Cordell Boyd. The two founders put their two middle names together after trying other suitable names.
    “For some reason, people have told us that it sounds prestigious,” joked Treese.
    The company is primarily a landscape and irrigation company, but their expertise is in site construction. They offer different commercial and residential services pertaining to each market. J. Cordell is a fully licensed irrigator.
    The commercial services typically used are landscape and irrigation, plus miscellaneous services such as drainage. On the residential side, their work caters to high-end residential projects doing site work, concrete, walls and ornamental fencing to name a few. Treese breaks it down and says they do decorative concrete, site concrete and paving.
    J. Cordell employs 19, with one maintenance crew and three construction crews. They also carry five service trucks that service all throughout the DFW Metroplex.
    “By the end of 2018, we are now doing approximately $2 million a year in revenue,” said Treese.
    With the overall combined experience the two founders have in site construction, they look forward to this year.
    “We are going to be doing the Medical City Behavioral Health expansion in McKinney this upcoming year,” shared Treese.
    Treese and Boyd are now part of the construction industry in Texas and plan to stay here, too. Even though they started a working relationship in Las Vegas, they have managed to transition to the Texas market. Vegas can keep their dice. Viva Las Metroplex!
    J. Cordell Inc. is a full service commercial and residential landscaping, irrigation, drainage and concrete subcontractor in Plano. –lv

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