Chris Cates has been in the foundation repair industry since the late 80’s. Since 2014, he has been the General Manager for Olshan Foundation Repair Houston. Mr. Cates’ expertise designing foundation repairs, managing production, working with customers and management in both the residential and commercial structure side of the industry, make him one of the leaders in the industry both locally and nationally. He has worked on all types of structures in different regions of the country.
Chris’ work and expertise have been featured in the local Houston media several times, including appearances on the CW39 News, Click 2 Houston News, ABC 13 News, The Sealy News and The Houston Business Journal.
Recently, in November 2019, Chris’ commitment to continuous improvement and his important work in research and development, played an integral role in the development of a patented repair method (US Patent #10,428,516 B2) designed to stabilize damaged tilt walls.
Chris was born in Houston Texas, lived in Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. He attended college and played football at Virginia Tech and returned home to his home state of Texas in 1982 where he went to work in the Boilermaker’s Local Union #74 as a Boilermaker, fitter and welder.
He met his wife Sandy, and was married in May of 1985; together they have three sons, Christopher Jr., Thomas and Dillon. Chris and Sandy have also had the pleasure of fostering several children in the custody of C.P.S.
Most of the his free time is spent riding his Harley, helping to empower abused children through B.A.C.A.. He enjoys supporting charities that are focused on lifting up and protecting abused children.
His hobbies are cooking, fishing, hunting, riding his Harley and spending time with Sandy, good friends and his boys in the country at their family home in central Texas.