Webber Awarded $108M IH-10 Expansion in Bexar County

Houston, June 5, 2018 – Webber, LLC was the apparent low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation project to widen the IH-10 corridor in San Antonio. The project was bid at $108 million and is scheduled to be completed within 26 months.

The contract includes widening and reconstruction of the IH-10 main lanes between IH-410 and Loop 1604. The expressways will be expanded to six travel lanes from the current four and four new bridges will be built, in addition to expanding one existing bridge. In total, the project will include installation of over 430,000 SY of 13” deep continuously reinforced concrete pavement. The project is scheduled to begin October 2018.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“We are seeing an increased volume of heavy highway civil opportunities in San Antonio and Austin,” said Curtis Van Cleve, president of Webber’s Heavy Civil business line. “Webber understands the importance of limiting delays and safety hazards to the traveling public while getting the work done on time or ahead of schedule. We have been successful in achieving these goals by utilizing our Engineering Services Department to help improve traffic control schemes that optimize traffic flow. Over the past year we have doubled the size of our Central Texas office to support the US 281, US 1604 and I-10 projects in San Antonio and the Mopar/SL 1 project in Austin.”

Proposed stretch of IH 10 in Bexar County that will be expanded.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Awarded $201M SH 146 Expansion in Harris County

Houston, June 4, 2018 – Webber, LLC was the apparent low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation’s project to widen SH 146 in southeast Houston. This highly anticipated local project was bid at $201.8 million and is scheduled to be completed within five years.

SH 146 is currently a multilane, paved highway with a center, grassy median along the project route. The contract includes widening the highway to six lanes with an additional four express lanes from Red Bluff road to north of SH 96, approximating at 4.36 miles. To further alleviate traffic, a 12,628-foot long bridge will also be built across Galveston Bay. Being one of Houston’s designated hurricane evacuation corridor, this project has been long-anticipated by local officials and the community. The project is scheduled to begin January 1, 2019.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“We know that this widening project has been long-awaited by the Seabrook community,” said Curtis Van Cleve, president of Webber’s Heavy Civil business line. “Our project team will make traffic control and value engineering a priority to maximize traffic flow while minimizing economic impact on local businesses and the traveling public.”

Rendering of proposed expansion project.
Rendering of proposed expansion project.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

PLW Waterworks awarded Baytown Area Water Authority MGD Surface Treatment Plant Project

Houston, June 1, 2018 – PLW Waterworks, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, was selected by the Baytown Area Water Authority (BAWA) to construct a new 6 MGD Surface Treatment Plant for the community. The completed project will cost about $46 million and will be led by Area Manager David Brown.

The BAWA project work consists of a raw water intake, screens and a forebay. Crews will also construct a low lift pump station, which moves high volumes of water at relatively low discharge pressures. Additional production includes a rapid mix basin, pulsed bed clarifier and a disinfection basin. The project will take about 36 months to complete.

“The Baytown Area Water Authority project will help the City of Baytown meet new surface water usage rules by treating up to six million gallons of surface water from the CIWA canal to clean, potable water for residents,” said Atul Raj, president of PLW Waterworks. “With the growing need for local municipalities to look at more diverse water sources and solutions to offset dwindling ground water sources, PLW Waterworks has expertise in water reclamation, treatment and desalination to help prepare for increasing water demands.”

Substantial completion of the projects is expected by June 2019.

Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.
Rendering of proposed design for new facility.

About PLW Waterworks, LLC

PLW Waterworks is an innovative waterworks infrastructure construction management and general contractor serving municipalities, water districts and water authorities across Texas since 1993. PLW Waterworks specializes in water purification, treatment, reuse and desalination systems using design-bid-build as well as alternative delivery methods to help bring fresh water to millions of Americans every day. Headquartered in Houston, PLW Waterworks is part of the Webber group of companies.

For more information on PLW Waterworks, please visit www.plwUS.com.

About Webber,LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is one of the largest general contractors in Texas and known for its award winning projects in transportation, waterworks and commercial construction. Webber also specializes in environmentally friendly and recycled construction materials that eliminate the use of about 1.5 million cubic yards of landfill space annually while supplying contractors with quality recycled and locally sourced materials.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Commercial Awarded $9.5M Bond for Educational Facilities, Renovations in Liberty, TX

Houston, May 11, 2018 – The Liberty Independent School District selected Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, to manage $9.5 million of construction work that will begin in May 2018 and include multiple projects across the district.

During the next 14 months, Webber Commercial will construct a new transportation center, STEM learning center and conduct multiple school renovations. The new transportation center will consist of a new bus maintenance building with office space and parts storage. The transportation center site will provide the district with additional bus parking, fueling station and bus wash. The new STEM learning center at Liberty Elementary School will add 10,000 square feet of additional learning space in order to allow students to work specifically on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a young age with more hands-on applications.

In addition, an estimated $1.5 million will be used for multiple renovations across three schools, including San Jacinto Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School and Liberty High School. These improvements include updates to existing facilities, such as roofing, walkway cover, tennis court surface and parking light pole replacement.

“With the Liberty ISD bond, the district will bring new services to students and teachers while improving existing educational facilities,” said Todd Granato, president of Webber Commercial. “Our relationship with Liberty ISD and Stantec Architects has allowed us to help the district maximize their budget throughout the planning and design process.”

Substantial completion of the projects is expected by June 2019.

For more information on Webber Commerical, please visit www.wwebber.com/commerical.

The new STEM learning center at Liberty Elementary School will add 10,000 square feet of additional learning space in order to allow students to work specifically on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a young age with more hands-on applications.
The new transportation center will consist of a new bus maintenance building with office space and parts storage. The transportation center site will provide the district with additional bus parking, fueling station and bus wash.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Commercial’s 11 Year Partnership with College Station Independent School District

Houston, April 26, 2018 – “Integrity, trust and teamwork” are the three words Joe Street, Project Executive for Webber Commercial, uses to describe the relationship Webber has with the College Station Independent School District (CSISD). For the past 11 years, Webber Commercial has strived to build a strong working relationship within the small, education-focused town.

The school district is growing quickly, and thanks to the hard work of our team members, Webber Commercial has become the go-to construction general contractor for CSISD. Webber Commercial has managed to win projects on four bonds within the last 10 years, and since being selected for the first bond, the Commercial Division has built or renovated nearly every school and office within the district. This work includes everything from conversion of an existing warehouse into office space and construction of a technology-focused learning facility to building five new campuses for CSISD.

“I can’t hardly drive around town without seeing a project we’ve built or renovated,” said Street. “We’ve built a solid relationship with CSISD by taking care of all their constructions needs, no matter how big or small.”

The relationship is not just credited to the quality of our work– the College Station team has dedicated their own time to be involved with the local community by participating in local fundraisers and events.

“Trust and respect are key components to the success our team has had with CSISD,” said Todd Granato, President of Webber Commercial. “Just like any concrete structure relies on a strong foundation, relationships require the same treatment. It is our job to create and foster this foundation with trust and respect in hopes for a more prosperous future.”

Relationship Milestones/Highlights

  • •   The first project for CSISD consisted of resurfacing the running track for the College Station Middle School in 2007
  • •   Built College Station’s first Transportation Facility
  • •   Renovated the CSISD business offices
  • •   As of 2018, Webber Commercial:
  • •   Built 4 of 10 CSISD elementary schools and renovated portions of four
  • •   Built 1 of 3 CSISD middle schools and renovated portions of the two existing middle schools
  • •   Built 1 of 3 intermediate school and renovated portions of other 2
  • •   Built their largest high school
  • •   Renovated existing high school with a new agricultural department, CATE department and athletic facilities
LEFT TO RIGHT: Charlie Morris, Garth Hammett, Adam Fields, Joe Street, Jimmy Rodgers, Sandy Cramer and Omer Genal.
Celebrating over 10 years as a working partner with College Station ISD, Webber Commercial has completed construction on Creekview Elementary, College Hills Elementary and Greens Prairie Elementary (shown top left). We have also recently completed Pecan Trail Intermediate School (shown top right) and are currently under construction on Wellborn Middle School (shown bottom) and Riverbend Elementary School which will be open in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

New downtown Houston apartments open overlooking Minute Maid Park

Houston, April 5, 2018 – A new high-rise downtown apartment building boasting close-up views of Minute Maid Park has officially opened, just in time for the start of the regular baseball season. Catalyst, a 359-unit, 28-story high-rise, marks its debut April 5 and is less than 30 percent occupied, according to leasing manager Brandy Vogel.

Click here for the full article on the Houston Business Journal website.

The apartment complex sits on a city block bounded by Texas Avenue, Austin street, Prairie Street and La Branch Street. It’s the second Catalyst apartment project for Illinois-based multifamily developer Marquette Cos., the first is in Chicago. Marquette received a Downtown Living Initiative grant equal to about $5.4 million from the city. The program gave $15,000 per unit in tax rebates to downtown developers. In 2017, 1,448 residential units were built, according to the Houston Downtown Management District.

Catalyst features more than two dozen floor plans, ranging in size from a little above 600 square feet to close to 2,000 square feet. Rents start around $1,600 per month, with some floor plans receiving two or three months free rent, Vogel said.

Catalyst High Rise Apartments, Houston, TX
Catalyst High Rise Apartments, Houston, TX

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Awarded $5M Bridge Replacement in Sweetwater, TX

Houston, February 15, 2018 – Webber, LCC was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to replace the existing two lane bridge that spans the UPRR mainline rail road track in Sweetwater, TX. The project was bid at $5 million and will be led by West Texas Senior Project Manager, Michael Oliver.

The project team will replace an existing two lane bridge that spans the UPRR mainline rail road track. This route provides access to IH 20 from Downtown Sweetwater. The new bridge will be raised approximately five feet to provide needed clearance for a future second UPRR mainline track. The project will be 0.36 miles long (1900 feet), which includes 1,455 feet of new asphalt roadway and 445 feet of bridge structure.

The new bridge will be constructed using pre-stressed concrete beams and structural steel plate girder beams. The bridge also will incorporate new permanent concrete traffic rail. The existing roadway will be rebuilt using a hot mixed asphaltic concrete pavement structure and the existing bridge will be demolished and the new bridge will be built in the existing horizontal alignment.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Awarded $30M for Street Reconstruction in Richmond, TX

Houston, February 13, 2018 – Webber, LLC was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to expand FM 762 (Crabb River Road) from two lanes into five, including a continuous turn lane and eight foot shoulders near Richmond, TX. The project was bid at $30 million and will be led by Senior Project Manager, John Schneider.

Currently a two lane farm-to-market road, the project consists of two phases, first the construction of a new two lane roadway. When completed, traffic will then be diverted to the new roadway while the existing two lanes will be removed and replaced with two new lanes and a continuous turn lane connecting the four main lanes. The proposed pavement section consists of lime stabilization, cement treated base, asphalt bond breaker and concrete paving. New storm utilities, along with a series of three detention ponds, will also be constructed.

The project will take three years to complete.

Stretch of FM 762 (Crabb River Road) to be expanded.
Stretch of FM 762 (Crabb River Road) to be expanded.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber to Lead IH 69 Emergency Bridge Repairs over the San Jacinto River

Houston, February 8, 2018 – Webber, LLC was recently awarded the IH 69 emergency bridge repair project near Kingwood, TX as part of the ongoing effort to repair infrastructure damage in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The project was bid for $7.5 million and consists of the removal and reconstruction of three bents and four spans of the southbound IH 69 main lanes over the San Jacinto River.

This emergency repair project was released by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to correct an extensive amount of scouring around the piling due to the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, which undermined the stability of the bridge foundations. The bridge repairs will require southbound traffic to be shifted over to the northbound main lane bridge and will reduce traffic flow to three lanes in each direction.

The emergency repair project is being led by Area Manager, Ryan McCalla, and construction is expected to last about three months.

Tim Creson, President and CEO of Webber, LLC. said

“Damages from Hurricane Harvey took a significant toll across the Houston metropolitan area; Webber helped TxDOT and HCTRA in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and we are happy to continue to serve our local community to help repair the long-term damage that was left behind as well.”

Proposed area of bridge repair and reconstruction.
IH 69 emergency bridge repair project near Kingwood, TX

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.

Webber Rebrands Waterworks, Commercial Business Line Acquisitions

Houston, January 30, 2018 – Built on 55 years of construction experience, Webber, LLC has grown to be one of the largest general contractors in Texas, nearly doubling in revenue and backlog over the past three years. Headquartered in Houston with regional offices in North Texas and Central Texas, Webber has more than 2,000 employees and manages about 100 projects across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

With the acquisition of PepperLawson Construction in 2016, Webber’s capabilities have grown to include vertical construction and waterworks expertise for water treatment, reuse and desalination facilities. These complimentary business lines will all allow Webber to fully leverage the global resources of our parent company and one of the world’s largest infrastructure companies, Ferrovial S.A., while serving our clients comprehensively.

As part of the diversification and reorganization of the company, Webber has appointed four proven leaders to head each of the divisions: commercial, heavy civil, waterworks and materials. With each focused on their division while collaborating to provide our clients with the best delivery and service, Webber will take on larger projects while continuing our track record of excellence in safety, innovation and construction.

  • HEAVY CIVIL | Curtis Van Cleve was named President of Webber’s Heavy Civil Division in early 2017 after originally joining Webber in March 2013. He has been in the Construction business for over 33 years and has worked at many prominent construction companies in Texas and along the East Coast. Curtis was named the 2012 Executive of the Year in Transportation by the American Business Awards and is active in the AGC of Texas, DBIA, ARTBA and the Texas Concrete Paving Association.
  • COMMERCIAL | Todd Granato became President of PepperLawson Construction (now Webber Commercial) in 2014, and has been instrumental in maintaining the company’s high level of performance and integrity while integrating the company into Webber. Todd has more than 31 years of construction experience and has managed commercial projects in-excess of $100 million. Well-known and respected in the Houston AEC community, he serves on a number of local organization’s including the Katy ISD Bond Committee, Houston ISD Foundation and the Texas Tech University’s School of Engineering Dean’s Council.
  • WATERWORKS | Atul Raj led PepperLawson Construction into the water business in 1993 and later became co-owner of PepperLawson Waterworks. Seeing the potential for growth into the DBFOM in the water industry, Atul orchestrated the deal to sell PepperLawson Construction to Webber to obtain access to the resources necessary to achieve these goals for the company. Atul is now President of PLW Waterworks. He is involved with many industry organizations including TXWIN, AGC, HCA, WDBC and AWWA, as well as a frequent speaker at industry events.
  • MATERIALS | Richard Henderson was named Managing Director of Southern Crushed Concrete (SCC), the materials division of Webber, in late 2016. He has been focused on diversifying SCC’s material offerings, which includes recycled crushed concrete, recycled asphalt, sand mining and demolition services across 13 locations in the Greater Houston-area. Richard joined Webber in 2014 and has more than 25 years of experience in the construction and materials business across the U.S.

“The need for both transportation and waterworks infrastructure is at an all-time high in the U.S. and there is strong demand in the commercial sector in Texas driven by population growth and the positive business environment; Webber’s strong market position, with specialized business lines will allow us continued growth and success under the direction of our four division leaders.”

said Tim Creson, president and CEO of Webber, LLC.

The division logos of the newly reorganized Webber.

About Webber, LLC

Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.

For more information on Webber, please visit www.wwebber.com.