Patrick Scott Van Pelt
A Career Dedicated to Helping People
Patrick Van Pelt has dedicated his career to helping people, companies and communities thrive and succeed. As a proven managing advisor with a business degree from Marquette University and a master’s degree from Rice University, his professional experience runs deep, encompassing financial consulting, data governance, risk management, real estate, residential construction and historic restorations. Patrick is widely trusted and admired for his insightful consulting and guidance for an extensive range of closely held companies in a broad range of industries in Houston, throughout Texas and across the United States.
A Passion for History and Genealogy
Patrick has used his passion for history and genealogy to elevate families through residential architecture, the preservation of family homesteads and the quality of urbanism, all dating to his role as construction manager in the Van Pelt family’s launch of LBJ Construction, LP in the mid-1990s. There, he spearheaded the restoration of 30 duplex apartments in Sunnyside, and reconceived and rebuilt a community of 12 shotgun houses in the historic Third Ward in the Southeast Houston Management District. Patrick has a time-proven history as an innovative thinker for the adaptive reuse of Houston’s disappearing landmarks, preservation of historical architecture and creation of sustainable, livable communities.
A Desire to Preserve and Protect Family Wealth
With a strong desire to preserve and protect his clients’ family assets and provide access to quality healthcare, Patrick also elevates families through sound financial management, estate planning and employee benefits as a management consultant with Mid-Continent Companies, Ltd., a position he has held since 1991. He manages select business projects and strategic initiatives undertaken by his family business and its affiliates, including Capital Financial Group, Inc., the Van Pelt family holding company that operates subsidiaries and partnerships in real estate (ownership/ leasing/development), financial services (insurance/banking/investment management) and employee benefits. Patrick’s accreditations include Certified Product Manager, licensed insurance agent in accident, health, life, variable life and variable annuities, and Health Rosetta Advisor.
Among his extensive endeavors in the community, Patrick was a board member from 2008 to 2012 of the Rice Historical Society, which seeks to collect and preserve, in a usable form, materials that relate to the history and goals of Rice University. He also authored and led the application for the Recorded Texas Historical Landmark marker for Rice University, where he continues to assist with alumni engagement and development efforts. Patrick was actively involved in programming for the preservation of historical cultural resources with the Harris County Historical Commission from 1997 to 2011 and served as Chairman from 2007 to 2010.
The Built Environment
He was Founding Treasurer in 2009 of the Houston Region Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism dedicated to understanding how the quality of the built environment impacts daily life and applying that knowledge to build local communities that are vibrant and healthy. As a board member from 2002 to 2005 of Houston Tomorrow Institute, previously the Gulf Coast Institute, Patrick participated in a range of research, education and discussion endeavors to improve the quality of life for all people in the Houston region. He also was highly dedicated to his board position from 2002 to 2004 with Midtown Management District to promote, develop, encourage and maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, arts, entertainment, economic development, safety and the public welfare in Midtown.
Reflecting his interest in the performing arts, Patrick founded the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater in 2002 and served as President until 2005 of its visually inspiring, Houston-based contemporary ballet company. Closer to his New Jersey east coast roots, he was a committee chair, committee member and Trustee of The Holland Society of New York, which collects and preserves documentation about the settlement and history of New Netherland by the Dutch, Flemish and other groups.
Patrick brings energy, insight and enthusiasm to every endeavor he touches. His impressive history of rolling up his sleeves with a positive attitude to do what it takes for a successful outcome has inspired his peers, changed Houston’s landscape and enhanced the quality of life for countless individuals.