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Then, Now
& Beyond

Key events and milestones from MYCON


The Beginning

Charlie’s employer was struggling and began letting people go. His wife was pregnant, so as a matter of survival, he decided to start his own company.

Charlie borrowed $2,000 from his parents and started MYCON in a converted garage at his home.

Two months after Charlie started the company, his father Richard joined him.

Richard went on to become MYCON’s Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing before retiring in 1999.

During the early days, there were only two employees in addition to Charlie and his father: Charlie’s mother, Mary Ann, who acted as the bookkeeper, and a fourth person who served as the project superintendent. MYCON’s first job was an interior finish out of a small jewelry store on Inwood Road in Dallas.

Decade 1


Pivotal Years

Best Buy hires MYCON to renovate the interior of a vacant Kmart.

MYCON lands a contract with Blockbuster Entertainment to build stores in Dallas, Texas and Orlando, Florida.

Best Buy became a repeat customer, and together with Blockbuster account acted as a springboard.

Decade 1


New Opportunities

MYCON expanded into Bank Construction, which led to opportunities in areas such as small office building construction.

Decade 1


Time for a Bigger Office Headquarters

Purchased, renovated, and relocated MYCON Headquarters to the J.P. Dowell Hardware Store in downtown McKinney, built in 1888.

Decade 1


Pivotal Projects

New Markets: Industrial, Golf Clubhouses, Churches and Shopping Centers.

MYCON begins building larger retail projects such as Centre at Preston Ridge in Frisco (500,000 SF Shopping Center).

Decade 2



MYCON completes Dallas Logistics Hub, a $22M, LEED Gold industrial project (847,000 SF, 2 Buildings).

MYCON weathers the economic downturn.

Decade 2


Office and Industrial Market Push

McKinney Corporate Center, Design-Build Office Building (120,000 SF)

Decade 2


Strategic Growth Plan and Implementation

Decade 2


Market Diversification

New Markets: Healthcare, Special Projects, Institutional, Hospitality.


Decade 2


MYCON Relocates and Expands

MYCON purchased and renovated its new headquarters, a multi-tenant office building in Dallas along the Dallas North Tollway to accommodate growth.

MYCON opened its Central Texas office in College Station, with a dedicated special project team focused on programmatic work. 

Decade 2


Groundbreaking Projects

MYCON ranked third for fastest-growing mid-sized companies in North Texas.

Construction of a new 57,000 SF Manufacturing Facility for Oilfield Products Supplier DynaEnergetics.

MYCON began the renovation of Dallas’ Historic Davis Building, and new construction of Boutique Hotel and Condos, Hotel Magdalena, in Austin’s Vibrant SoCo District.

Decade 3


Partner Announcements

Justin Jeffus and Rick Dubec named Partner. 

Decade 3


Big Moves

Chip Myers and Ryan Stoll named Partner.

College Station moves into a new office doubling the original space to accommodate anticipated growth.

Construction on Logistix Hub South Dallas begins, this project included two industrial buildings totaling 2,126,800 SF.

Decade 3


A Year of Exceptional Growth

Shattering expectations, MYCON surpassed its ambitious 5-year goal of $500 million in revenue in a record-breaking two years.

MYCON celebrates its 35th anniversary on May 5th, 2022 “Cinco de MYCON.”

Over 60 million SF of new commercial space is under construction.

MYCON begins East and West expansion in Queen Creek, Arizona and Nashville, Tennessee.

There are 200+ MYCONIANs.

Decade 3


Looking Forward

In March of 2023, MYCON officially unveiled its new Queen Creek, Arizona office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The momentous occasion marked the expansion of the company’s footprint westward, bringing our expertise and commitment to quality construction to Arizona.

New construction of an electronic-grade sulfuric acid plant (ELSA) began in Plainview, Texas in conjunction with Marubeni Plant Contractor, Inc for DSM Semichem LLC.

MYCON’s CFO, Malynda Dickinson, named Partner. Malynda is the first woman at MYCON to be named Partner.

MYCON was awarded no. 1 Best Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth for the large category in the Dallas Business Journal’s annual competition.

Decade 3