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Featuring Mark and Mona Conrad, Owners of Express Employment Professionals
Mark and Mona Conrad opened Express Employment Professionals seven years ago after making Friendswood their place of residence in 2000. Prior to deciding where to launch their business, the couple considered several other communities in the region. Ultimately they preferred Friendswood because “we wanted to be close to where they live and Friendswood offers a good central business location to take advantage of the workforce in the surrounding communities.“
Located at 211 E. Parkwood, Suite 210 in the Parkwood Professional Building, Express Employment Professionals provides employment and human resource support services to area companies that includes staffing, human resource services, and training services. Their office staff includes eight full time employees in addition to approximately 150-175 contract employees to area companies. Since opening in 2004, Express has placed over 450 full-time employees to area companies. In 2010, Express employed 468 contract employees to various companies in the Houston Bay/Galveston area.
Mark and Mona have future plans to open additional local support offices in Brazoria County and the Pasadena/Deer Park areas. They are also planning to develop a specialized recruiting group and possibly a leadership training center in their office headquarters in Friendswood.
Mark and Mona are members of various local chambers of commerce throughout the area and the American Staffing Association. Mark is a member of the City of Friendswood’s Community and Economic Development Committee and the Chairman of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Small Business Committee. You can also find Mark and Mona involved in many community organizations in the area. They are the area sponsors to the Children’s Miracle Network and were named the 2011 Houston Bay Area Executive Leadership Committee member for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. As franchisee owners, Mark and Mona have earned several awards from Express Employment Professional including the Circle of Excellence office award and 2010 Neighborhood Marketing Award.