Honesty, Hard Work and Dedication are the

Foundation of Both Personal and Business Success.

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Welcome to Con-Real

As a young couple in the early 1930's in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Troy and Gladys Alley dreamed of providing a better quality of life for their family. It was this desire that led the couple to embrace entrepreneurship and open the doors to the Alley Service Station, one of the city's first Black-owned businesses. Although the family was faced with all of the hardships that are endured by first-generation business owners, Troy and Gladys Alley instilled in their offspring a strong willingness to persevere in even the most challenging conditions. Early on, sons Gerald and Troy, Jr. learned that quality; honesty, hard work and dedication are the foundation of both personal and business success. Inspired and assured, Gerald and Troy, Jr. launched Con-Real, LP.


Latest News

Troy Alley inducted into University of Arkansas College of Engineering Hall of Fame

Troy C. Alley Jr., co-founder of the number one black-owned construction and real estate firm in the Southwest, was inducted this month into the University of Arkansas’ College of Engineering Hall of Fame. He is the first African-American so honored.

A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and a graduate of the U of A, Alley is Chief Operating Officer of Con-Real, LP, a company he co-founded with his brother, Gerald. The company is headquartered in Arlington, Texas and has offices in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Oakland, and Little Rock.

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Arlington NAACP Presents Business Leader Award to Con-Real

Founded on February 12th, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. It’s more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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SMU Cox - The Corner Suite: CEO Moments of Truth

The corner suite. It’s where decisions get made—tough decisions that are becoming increasingly complex in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Scaling, globalization, international laws and conflict, monetary policy, political agendas and of course, stockholder value often influence how a chief executive officer decides to steer his or her company to heightened levels of success amidst increasing expectations.

From within these headquarters, new corporate policies such as work place flexibility and diversity initiatives are created, supported and implemented. New visions of driving and rewarding innovation are seen to fruition. New customer-based philosophies are shared across thousands of points of access. And in these offices, our leaders face their own personal moments of truth. Can they handle the burdens donned by the titles? Will their visions of success be embraced by the organizations and ultimately materialize? Will they leave the companies in better shape than when they got there?

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Gerald and Troy Alley receive the SMU Cox School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award

This prestigious award is presented to individuals who are alumni of the university, currently hold a position of distinction in business community, demonstrate outstanding success throughout their career, and are recognized as an active civic leader and community partner. Gerald & Troy Alley, who remain passionate supporters of Southern Methodist University, are grateful for this award and recognition.

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2016 Alley Scholars Summit

Each year, events are planned to help inspire, educate, and inform students about career opportunities.  During the Summit, various companies connect with the students to provide information about their organization. These representatives take time to visit with the students to help position them for future consideration. Additionally, institutions of higher learning will be available to present their programs of study for advanced degree placement.

The Alley Scholars Shark Tank Challenge Business Plan Competition is the highlight of the Summit.  The competition is designed to provide collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to develop their business plan and network with successful entrepreneurs and business professionals.  This event recognizes and awards aspiring students who demonstrate an understanding of the process required in implementing a new venture.

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Gerald B. Alley, President and CEO, Inducted in Arkansas Black Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation grants funds to non- profit organizations committed to improving education, health & wellness, youth development, and entrepreneurship in African-Americans as well as other underserved communities throughout Arkansas. The money raised through the Black Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony supports the foundations efforts throughout the year.  This Induction Ceremony is a well-known and prestigious social event occurring in the state of Arkansas. Since 1993, The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame has recognized Arkansas Natives or noteworthy individuals supporting the state, whom made an impact on Arkansas and the world in the fields of education arts, politics, medical, sports, community and business. As this annual ceremony approaches its 21st anniversary, heavy importance has been placed on the illustrious evening of accolades, inspiration, and entertainment.

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