Who We Are

About Us

The Nehemiah Company partners with local city and county governments in redevelopment of substantial, infill locations in the Arlington/DFW Metroplex, primarily focusing on housing. Principals Robert Kembel and Howard Porteus work in synergy with local municipalities, achieving both quality and long term sustainability.

The guiding philosophy for The Nehemiah Company in the real estate business is to achieve superior returns for our investors while mitigating the risk with bold high quality projects on development sites in partnership with the local municipalities. Among other achievements, they managed development of one of the largest infill projects in the United States, in Arlington, Texas, and the first transit-oriented, master planned development, in Denton County, Texas. The Nehemiah Company takes pride in reinvesting profits back into the Arlington community???????

  • Our Mission: 

    Creating value by restoring hope by knowing Him and making Him known. 

  • Our Vision:

"A mission-aligned team of people who thrive personally and professionally, building communities that are sustained by the patterns that we leave behind." 

  • Our Core Values:

    Strategy - Intentional in our actions and unmatched in creativity, with a clearly defined purpose.
    Trust - Inspirational and trustworthy in every interaction.
    Integrity - Do the right thing all the time.
    Legacy - Leave a legacy of value, creating lasting infrastructures, environmental beauty, and human character.
    Love - Love our neighbor as ourselves. Leave the world a better place , share hope and compassion. 

    ???????"Be STILL and know that I am God." -Psalm 46:10 


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