There is a time-honored tradition that is upheld at Denali Construction Services. Kolaches and doughnuts have been enjoyed every Friday for as long as anyone can recall. This is just one example of how the President Michelle Thrailkill lives up to the corporate philosophy which states, “A lot of people in our business care, but at Denali, we just care more.”
As passionate as Michelle is about the family business, she didn’t always see herself working there. At age 11 Michelle was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. From that point on, she had her heart set on becoming a nurse. With a singleness of purpose, she graduated from TWU near the top of her class. She became an excellent nurse, then a diabetes educator, and with a bug for business, she went on to work for healthcare giants like Optum and then CVS Caremark. Meanwhile, her parents, who founded Denali CS, were getting older and looking for a succession plan. In 2011, Michelle took a risk and decided to give the family business a go. In an industry dominated by men and with a newly minted taste for business, she dove head first into learning every aspect of the business -even earning her TACLA license. In 2014, she moved into the president’s position and last year she became the majority owner.
Michelle’s unique background in healthcare fuels her passion for not only making your home warmer or cooler but making it a place that is healthy. “When talking to Michelle you immediately understand she is not simply looking for a band-aid solution, she is truly diagnosing your home and looking for ways to make your home environment better. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s like going to a doctor,” says one client. This same philosophy is what she instills into her team daily. “Just like your body, preventative maintenance is key in your home as well,” Michelle says.
Denali CS utilizes best management practices from hiring, training and work performance. Our entire team is background checked and fully qualified to be in your home. They are highly competent and collaborative; they provide cost effective and proactive solutions with the understanding that our customers are making a significant investment in their home. We believe our technicians are your trusted advisor for all your home air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical needs. We understand that these needs change over time.
As your trusted advisor
In addition to multimillion-dollar clients such as the DFW Airport, TxDot, Lockheed Martin, many local municipalities, and independent school districts, Denali CS also offers residential services. “We’ve handled the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC for large companies and municipalities for years,” Rik said. “And we’ve helped rehab and reimagine businesses, such as the work we did upgrading the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical at the old Rangers stadium. We do the same for homeowners, giving them the latest in industry standards for improving their home’s infrastructure and their family’s health.” At Denali, you can trust the quality of service that commercial and government has relied upon for years is available for you to make the most of the existing HVAC, heating, electrical, and plumbing in your home.