Construction, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Executive Management, Philanthropy
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and traveler Paul Pogue maintains affiliations with numerous groups in Texas. He sits on the Boards of Directors of Christ for India and Mexico Ministries, a charitable organization dedicated to building churches, caring for orphans, and bringing medical ministry to Mexico. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Austin College’s President’s Advisory Council and holds memberships in the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Texas A&M University’s 12th Man Foundation, and the Association of General Contractors. In 2008, Inside Collin County Business named Paul Pogue its Corporate Citizen of the Year. Pogue has also achieved a great deal of success through his construction company. Founded in 1979, the firm has become one of the leading commercial construction operators in Texas. In 2004, it won Business of the Year honors from the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, and it recently expanded into a 30,000 square foot facility along with several companies owned by Pogue’s sons. While Paul Pogue had help from partners, family members, and valued employees in developing Pogue Construction over the years, the decision to specialize on commercial construction was his. The company was initially focused on building homes, but in 1984 Paul Pogue bought out his partner and changed its emphasis to commercial construction. Over the next 25 years, Pogue Construction built many schools across Texas. By 2005, it was doing $175 million in projects annually. Now retired, Paul Pogue keeps active through community involvement, golfing, fishing, and taking trips with his family. In addition to traveling to far-flung destinations like Russia and Tanzania, he often goes hunting with his sons and enjoys bringing his entire family on ski trips to Colorado.