Fred W. Heldenfels. Jr. (1958)
A native of Beehive, TX, Heldenfels graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in civil engineering, joining Heldenfels Brothers, the family lumber business, upon graduation. Once ensconced, he grew the firm into one of the largest contractors for construction projects in south Texas, successfully executing projects from military bases to highways to airports, with additional family members joining as the years past. Heldenfels Brothers continues to proliferate a century later.