Patrick Scott Van Pelt
Patrick Van Pelt offers an exceptionally diverse range of business perspectives and skills to clients and coworkers. Since joining The Mid-Continent Companies, Patrick has undertaken many strategic and altruistic initiatives that have shaped his family’s firm, as well as Houston’s cultural and built environment. His business acumen includes technology, financial consulting, estate planning, risk management, early-stage startups, emerging growth companies and business development.
Full restoration of the 1920s apartment building, The Benjamin, exemplifies Patrick’s diligent, hands-on approach to both his profession and his passions. Under Patrick’s project supervision, the restored building – current Houston headquarters of The Mid-Continent Companies – has received several notable awards, including the Good Brick Award, Official City of Houston Landmark, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places designation.
Patrick has held or holds numerous leadership positions with a number of philanthropic, academic, artistic and heritage organizations in Houston and beyond. From 2002 to 2005, Patrick served as the Founding Board President of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, while from 2007 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Harris County Historical Commission. He also served several years as a board member of Houston Tomorrow (formerly the Gulf Coast Institute) and the Midtown Management District. The Congress for New Urbanism, The Holland Society of New York and Rice Historical Society are among many others that have benefited from his talents and vision. In addition, Patrick is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, American Society for Training & Development, American Marketing Association and the Sons of the American Revolution.
A graduate of Marquette University with a degree in business, Patrick earned a Master of Business Administration from Rice University and maintains capabilities in four foreign languages, most notably Portuguese and Spanish. Patrick resides in Houston with his Brazilian wife, Mirela, and their two children, Bella and Benjamin. They participate in First Presbyterian Church, Holy Rosary Church and Presbyterian School.