Jeffrey T. Nielsen
Executive Vice President
Jeffrey Nielsen has worked for the Houston Contractors Association since January 2, 2002. Over the last fifteen years his duties as executive vice president have grown as the requirements on the industry have grown. Mr. Nielsen is responsible for developing strong relationships with elected officials at all levels of government representing the greater Houston area and surrounding counties. This includes the mayors of several cities, county judges, state representatives, senators and federal legislators. These relationships help forge ties and build friendships with the elected officials that set the policies that regulate the civil construction industry. He works closely with the directors of the various public works departments on issues concerning the civil construction industry and acts as a mediator when issues arise between a contractor and a public official.
Mr. Nielsen sits on the following boards and committees representing the Houston Contractors Association:
State Relations Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership
Local Relations Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership
Clean Air Advisory Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership
Transportation Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership
Texas Clean Air Working Group
Houston Galveston Area Council’s Regional Air Quality Planning Committee
The Ad-Hoc Committee
TIRZ #10 Board
Brazoria County Mud 43
Mr. Nielsen regularly serves on the re-election steering committees for Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, County Commissioners, as well as several Houston City Council Members. In addition to the work done in the political arena, Mr. Nielsen is in charge of the day to day operations of the office, he writes and publishes the HCA monthly bulletin, assists the committee chairs in the management and running of their meetings, assists in the coordination and operation of all of HCA’s annual events including a clay shoot, two golf tournaments, a management trip and the annual Christmas party. Mr. Nielsen also keeps the official minutes for the monthly HCA Board of Directors meetings, serves as the Treasurer for the association’s political action committee, HOUCONPAC and maintains the R.P.Doss Scholarship Fund. He reports directly to the Board of Directors. Mr. Nielsen has been married to his wife Lisa for twenty three years and together they have two daughters Brogan and Avery.
Antonette Skrabanek has worked for the Houston Contractors Association for twenty three years. She was originally hired to perform the job of controller for the association, but as the years have passed, her duties have grown with the association. Mrs. Skrabanek currently is responsible for maintaining an accurate accounting of the financials for the association. She works with the auditors to prepare all reports in a timely fashion for HCA and HOUCONPAC, the political action committee, as required by the State of Texas. The association also has a scholarship fund, the R.P. Doss/Houston Contractors Association Endowment Fund, for which Antonette keeps all the records for potential recipients. Antonette reports all financials directly to the Board of Directors at the monthly board meetings, and she also serves as the event planner and member services contact for Houston Contractors Association. It is her responsibility to coordinate and stay within budget for all of the following events; HCA’s two annual golf tournaments, the spring clay shoot, the mid-year conference, the management conference, the Christmas dinner and dance, and all monthly luncheons. Along with these duties Mrs. Skrabanek also assists with member services and the daily operations of the office. Antonette and her late husband Glenn have five sons and ten grandchildren.
Caroline Alvarez is a Houston native and a recent graduate of the University of Houston. Caroline joined the HCA staff on January 2, 2017. Her primary role with the association is member services, maintaining and updating member records, maintaining the website and the HCA on line store. She assists both Jeffrey and Antonette with the completion of special projects and events. Caroline is also responsible for maintaining and updating the HCA social media pages, sending out updates and event information to the members as well as answering the phones.