Our company was founded on April 5, 1966 under the name Huston Asphalt. The original owner was Milton Huston (1927-2002), along with his wife, DaOnne. The company’s primary line of work was small asphalt paving jobs such as driveways, parking lots, etc. Huston Asphalt typically found most of its work in Olathe and the surrounding Johnson County area. We paved for well-known commercial and residential building contractors, including Rose Construction, Dutoit Construction, Marvin G. Allen Builders, Joe Donahue Homes, and Jack Petzold. Huston Asphalt also did a considerable amount of work each summer for the Olathe Public School District, as well as Gardner-Edgerton and Desoto. Huston Asphalt completed paving projects at Delco Battery, Griff Crawford Dodge, First National Bank of Olathe, and Patrons Bank & Trust. Our company constructed the original athletic track and football field for Mid-America Nazarene University in the spring of 1977.
Doug Huston, the company’s current Owner and President, joined the company in 1973. In 1978 facing an anemic economy, 21% interest rates, and the lingering effects of the Oil Embargo, Doug began to transform the company from a paving contractor into a telecommunications contracting company. In March of that year we entered into a Contract of Continuing Nature with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Bill Maggard was instrumental in helping us into this market. The corporate name was changed during that period to Huston Contracting, Inc., designed to reflect this broader scope of construction work. At this time, our company began completing projects on a small scale for AT&T. Then in 1979, Doug led the company to take a much bolder move. The cable television revolution was just beginning. His visionary hunch was purely instinctive, however, his idea proved to be accurate as Huston Contracting, Inc. began installing hundreds of miles of coaxial cable television. A defining moment in this new endeavor came in 1980 when Landmark Cablevision out of New York purchased Olathe CATV along with Jackson County Cablevision. Huston Contracting, Inc. was already working for both of these companies as a new and aggressive round of capital investment was deployed. Our company continued to expand its telecommunications work on a much larger scale with Southwestern Bell after the divestiture of AT&T in 1984.
With the ever-expanding business operations, Doug’s wife, Mary, joined Huston Contracting, Inc. in 1980. Mary’s commitment, intelligence, and work ethic could never be over-stated. In the late 80’s through the 90’s we expanded once again by developing various tracts of land to provide home builders lots for construction. As the years passed, the company continued to thrive while never completely leaving behind its roots in the asphalt side of business. Huston Contracting, Inc. remains strong today, after surviving the worst downturn in the economy since the Great Depression from 2008-2012. That was a period of time in which we witnessed many friends and business competitors swept away by the economic tsunami. In 2009, Douglas R. Huston joined the construction company as the family’s third generation. Today, Huston Contracting, Inc. is working diligently to sustain its success in the telecommunications industry, along with concrete and asphalt repair crews, lawn and landscaping, landscape design build, and directional boring services for both public and private projects.
The Huston Family continues to live out their faith by giving back to the community in many various ways. Their generosity has been extended to the Miracle League Family Center, Kid’s TLC, the Cook Center on the campus of Mid America Nazarene University, Olathe Medical Center’s Charitable Foundation, Olathe Bible Church, New Hope Food Pantry, Olathe Public School Foundation, and Youth Sports for more than 30 years.
DOUGLAS M. HUSTON
Mr. Huston resides in west Olathe with his wife, Mary. He joined the company in 1973 and became Vice President in 1979. Having purchased his father’s stock holdings, he became President in 1982. Mr. Huston remains active in the day-to-day operations as he provides knowledge and insight into the ever-changing markets. He is actively involved and provides leadership in the family’s 250 head Angus cattle operation, Huston Farms LLC. Mr. Huston is an involved member of the Olathe community. He has served on the Board of Elders of New Hope Presbyterian Church, the Board of Elders of Olathe Bible Church, the City of Olathe Planning Commission, and the Board of Directors of Johnson County Water District # 7. Mr. Huston currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Olathe Medical Center and attends Fellowship Bible Church with his family. He enjoys spending time with his three grandsons, traveling with his wife, and investing in the lives of others.
DOUGLAS R. HUSTON
Doug grew up around the company, spending many of his high school summers working on various construction crews for his father. He also maintained his own mowing business along with the everyday life found on a family farm. Doug then joined the company in July 2009 after completing his Business Management degree at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. He attended Dana on a basketball scholarship, where he played in a school record, 123 games. He was a two-time academic scholar athlete. He married his wife, Kelsey, in December 2011 and they welcomed their first son, Tucker, in September 2014. Outside of work, Doug spends time with his family and friends, works on the family farm, and watches sports.
Mrs. Huston lives in Olathe, with her husband of 39 years. She worked at Patron’s Mutual Insurance in Olathe from 1976-1979. She joined Huston Contracting, Inc. in 1980 as Corporate Treasurer. During the 80’s, she took some time off to raise their two children. Mary returned to the company in 1990 as Corporate Secretary, where she remains today. Mary has served on the Leadership Board of the Women’s Ministry at Olathe Bible Church, and on the Board of the Olathe Public Schools Foundation. She attends Community Bible Study and Fellowship Bible Church. She enjoys her three precious grandchildren, and loves spending time at home with her family on the farm.
General Manager, Landscape Architect
Anthony lives in Olathe, Kansas with his wife Sharla, son Cayden, and daughter Taylor. Anthony joined the team in 2014 after working for more than ten years in the landscaping industry. He has a degree from Purdue University in Landscape Architecture. He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, traveling, and going to Grand Lake in Oklahoma.
Rob lives in Olathe, Kansas with his wife Robin and three children, Josie, Janie, and Jack. Rob joined Huston Contracting, Inc. in 2016, with more than 20 years’ experience in the concrete and landscape construction industry. He enjoys spending time with his family and dog, loves the outdoors, fishing, attending LifeMission Church and cheering on the Cubs.
Lacy lives in Gardner, Kansas with her son Brooks. She joined the company in November of 2013 as the Office Manager. Lacy wears many hats, as she completes projects for both Huston Contracting, Inc. and Huston Farms, LLC. She enjoys working out, traveling, boating and camping in the summer, crafting, and trying new things.