Charles E. Mason, Jr.
Charles E. Mason, Jr., better known as Chuck, has served as president of Mason Construction since 1980. Chuck joined the company in 1970 before graduating from Lamar University with a degree in Biology, and quickly assumed responsibility for the company's business operations. Throughout the 1970's, he improved and increased the company's administrative capabilities as the business grew from less than 10 employees to more than 100. Under the leadership of Chuck and his brother Brad, Mason Construction has continued to grow in size and capabilities to reach its present workforce of over 250 employees. Perhaps more significantly, the company has shown a profit every single year since 1972, in spite of repeated major economic downswings in both the national and local construction markets.
Throughout his career, Chuck has been extremely active in the Southeast Texas community. A graduate of Leadership Southeast Texas, he has held leadership roles in Rotary, the Lamar University Foundation, Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Beaumont Community Players, United Way and Family Services, to name a few. One of his most rewarding civic achievements has been serving as founding president of the JASON Alliance of Southeast Texas. Since 2002, JASON has provided annual teacher training and science programming for 8,000 to 10,000 elementary and middle school students from school districts throughout Southeast Texas. Chuck has also been an active member of the Beaumont Rotary Club since 1983, serving as president in 2000-2001. During 2007-2008, he served as District Governor of Rotary District 5910, covering Southeast Texas from Port Arthur to Galveston to College Station to Palestine.
During Chuck's tenure as president, Mason Construction has been honored with the BBB "Torch Award for Business Ethics” (1999), as well as the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce "Spindletop Award” in 2010.