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Industry Support

CIM Patrons Board

The Texas State CIM Program has an active Patrons Board which provides financial support, industry involvement in courses, guest speakers, plant tours and job site visits, student assistance and support, faculty support, and job placement of graduates.

Board Member Corporate Representation

Patrons Board members: Contribute your annual dues here!


Les Garrett
Les Garrett, Owner, Five Star Concrete
Thomas L. “Les” Garrett, III 
Owner, Five Star Concrete
Les started Five Star Concrete in 2005, and is a graduate of TCU with a BBA in finance.


Vice Chairman

Griffin Taylor
(BS CIM, 2011)

Griffin Taylor is a Territory Sales Manager for LafargeHolcim in the Houston, TX area where he is responsible for developing and managing bulk and packaged cement accounts.  Griffin attended Texas State University where he earned a Concrete Industry Management (CIM) degree.  After college, Griffin accepted a position as Project Manager for Tricon Precast. Prior to joining LafargeHolcim, Griffin held a multitude of roles for Rollcon, LLC, including Business Development Manager, Procurement and Logistics Manager and Safety Director. 

Outside of his job responsibilities, Griffin serves on the CIM Patron’s Board as the Secretary/Treasurer, chairs the Industry Promotion and Marketing Committee for the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association (TACA), and is involved in the Emerging Leaders Program with TACA.

Secretary / Treasurer

Andrew Mouser
(BS CIM, 2014)

Andrew Mouser is a Project Manager for TAS Commercial Concrete Construction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His focus is on structural work where he is accountable for multiple projects’ financials, schedules, and quality. Andrew graduated from Texas State University where he earned a Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Degree in 2014. Prior to TAS, Andrew worked for Balfour Beatty Construction in their Large Projects Division.

National Steering Committee

The CIM program is currently reviewed for quality by the National Steering Committee (NSC) for Concrete Industry Management.


CIM National Steering Committee Mission Statement

As a national-level, broad-based industry coalition dedicated to a collaborative process in partnership with CIM institutions and local industry patrons groups, our mission is to develop, support, promote and sustain a network of higher learning educational institutions with programs that produce graduates with degrees in concrete industry management. 


There are only four universities in the nation that offer the CIM BS degree. Those universities include California State University at Chico, Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University. 

General information about CIM, and about the NSC, can be found at: