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.

Webber Donates Education Grant to the 2017 CSISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol

Webber’s Commercial Division donated $2,000 to the 2017 CSISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol. The foundation uses the donations received to give grants to CSISD teachers to fund innovative projects that the school or school district alone could not support.

“One of Webber’s core values is innovation and with these grants, teachers will be able to further their innovative and creative instructional approaches to enhance their students’ educational experience.”

Todd Granato, President of Webber’s Commercial Division said

“CSISD has been a valued client for about 10 years. Along with the many projects Webber has completed in College Station, we hope that this grant will strengthen the educational experience inside the classroom as well.”

Omer Genal and Michael Morrow representing Webber at the 2017 CSISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol on November 9, 2017. See the full story here.

The grant was made out to three teachers at Southwood Valley Elementary School. Their proposal will allow students to check out “Challenge Kits” from the library to provide opportunities for students to become problem solvers, creators, collaborators and innovators. As supporters for Texas education, Webber Commercial has contributed to the CSISD Educational Foundation many times during the past decade to help support special initiatives both inside and outside the classroom.

Grant Name: Mobile Makers – The Whole Kit and Kaboodle!
Campus: Southwood Valley Elementary School
Description: Challenge Kits will be available to check out from the library to provide opportunities for students to become problem solvers, creators, collaborators, and innovators.
Teacher’s Names: Debbie Leland, Krissy Wallace and Leah Gibson

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 Opens Central Texas Office in New Braunfels

Houston, October 24, 2017 – Webber, LCC has opened a Central Texas office in New Braunfels to expand its reach to Central and Southern Texas counties. Both the heavy civil and waterworks divisions have started their expansions with the commercial division to follow.

The heavy civil division currently has four projects in Central Texas, including Loop 1604, US 281, the San Antonio International Airport and SL1 (Mopac) in Austin. The waterworks division currently has 10 projects spread throughout Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Laredo.

Adding the new office is part of Webber’s goal to build a stronger presence in the Central Texas geographic area and establish long-term relationships with vendor partners and clients.

“New Braunfels is the perfect location to expand our business in Central Texas,” said Felix Martin, Webber’s Heavy Civil Division vice president for the Central Texas Region. “It provides great access to our region’s backbone, I-35 and is centrally located within a half-hour drive from the two fastest-growing urban centers of our core area: Austin and San Antonio.”

The address for the Webber Central Texas office is:
2115 Stephens Place, Suite 1330
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

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 $53M Highway Underpass Construction in Travis County

Houston, October 3, 2017 – Webber, LLC, has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to construct underpasses at the intersections of SL1 (Mopac) and Slaughter Lane and SL1 and LaCrosse Avenue in Austin, TX. The project was bid at $53 million and will be led by Project Manager Mario Rosino.

The intersection at Slaughter Lane will be constructed in two phases. Once Slaughter Lane is completed, the bridge at the intersection at LaCrosse will be constructed in one phase by closing LaCrosse and detouring traffic around. The reconstruction of each bridge has milestones associated with them that include penalties for exceeding the timeline milestone, as well as bonuses for early completion. TxDOT used innovative design concepts to accelerate construction which utilize precast bridge elements that will aid in meeting the milestones.

Proposed Intersection Enhancements

Tim Creson, President & CEO of Webber, said:

“The SL 1 project is an exciting opportunity for Webber as we expand
our Central Texas Regional Office’s footprint.”

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.

McClain County, Oklahoma Bridge

Webber Awarded $35M Bridge Construction in McClain County, Oklahoma

Houston, September 26, 2017 – Webber, LLC has been selected by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to remove a 2-lane bridge and construct a 4-lane bridge in Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma on US 77. The $35 million project is scheduled to start in fall of 2017 and will be led by North Texas Area Manager, Jim Rogers and Project Manager Levi Pohlmeier.

The McClain County project consists of two phases starting with the removal of the existing bridge built in 1933 and construction of the new 3,725 feet, 4-lane bridge, spanning the Canadian River on the east end and a 5-track BNSF Railroad siding on the west end. The bridge will have both typical concrete beams and structural steel. The project is scheduled take about 24 months to complete.

“I’m proud of the strides the Webber team has made to expand outside of Texas,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber, LLC. “With our efforts taking us back into the state of Oklahoma, we hope that our expertise, talent and overall Webber experience will further establish our name across the region.”

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 $67M Highway Reconstruction in Jefferson County, Arkansas

Houston, September 19, 2017 – Webber, LLC has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Transportation to reconstruct 10.35 miles of I-530 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas. Webber was the successful low bidder on this $67 million contract scheduled to start in fall of 2017.

The Jefferson County project will include the removal of existing concrete roadway and replacement of 329,550 square yards of 12 inch Portland Cement Concrete. Additional work includes approach slabs, maintenance of traffic, wire rope safety fence, erosion control and pavement markings. The project is scheduled to last 650 days and is the first awarded project for Webber in Arkansas.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to build a relationship with ArDOT,” said Tim Creson, president & CEO of Webber, LLC. “Expanding into the state of Arkansas is a great example of leveraging our existing resources in North Texas to build our footprint beyond Texas.”

The project will be led by Area Manager, Brad Caldwell and Project Manager, Daniel Hoyt.