Catalyst Houston named finalist for HBJ’s 2019 Landmark Awards

HOUSTON, February 20, 2019 – Webber’s Catalyst Houston project was named a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Landmark Awards Multifamily Project award. Congratulations to our client, Marquette Management, and the architect, Ziegler Cooper Architects, in addition to our partners – SCA Consulting Engineers, Kimley-Horn, Kudela & Weinheimer, WYLIE Consulting Engineers – and our own Webber Commercial project team for making this project such a success!

Catalyst Houston is a 359 unit, 28 story high-rise luxury apartment tower in downtown Houston. The first residential high-rise to be built in Houston has spectacular views of Minute Maid stadium and is home to Irma’s Southwest restaurant. Webber completed the project in Spring 2018.

Catalyst Houston is a 359 unit, 28 story high-rise luxury apartment tower in downtown Houston and was named a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Landmark Awards Multifamily Project award.

The Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards recognize real estate projects that make a significant impression on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel and image of the city. Projects are recognized for excellence in land planning, design, construction, economics, marketing and management. Check out all the HBJ Landmark Award finalists here.

The award winners will be announced April 11 at the 25th Annual Landmark Awards Dinner and then featured in the April 12th issue of Houston Business Journal.

Catalyst Houston project also won Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana’s 2018 Best Residential Award in 2018. Read more about building Catalyst here.


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 employee shares engineering experiences at local high school

HOUSTON, February 11, 2019 – Webber Commercial Field Engineer Gabby Gambino Lyon was the first Distinguished Speaker Series invitee at Austin High School. This series was launched to bring students exposure to experiences in different fields.

Since Webber Commercial is reconstructing the historic school, and Gabby is working at the project right around the corner from the temporary classrooms, the faculty thought that she was perfect to start the series for the seniors.

In front of more than 30 students, Gabby shared her story about breaking into the construction industry, with a special focus on her experience as a woman in this field. This caught the eye of the students that asked her about challenges she faced and how she managed to fit in the industry.

“The gender gap in this industry is a major issue, however, strides to overcome it are being made. For me, it’s about adapting yourself to different work styles, always keeping an open mindset, and embracing the positive contributions people from different backgrounds bring to the fields of construction and engineering. It takes a conscious effort by all involved,” explained Gabby.

Webber Commercial Field Engineer Gabby Gambino Lyon was the first Distinguished Speaker Series invitee at Austin High School.

Gabby emphasized her passion for construction and used her experiences at the Catalyst project as an example.

“I’ve never been a fan of heights, so the ride up the lift to the top floor of the unfinished Catalyst building was met with some hesitancy. A concrete pour at seemingly the top of Houston? It was one of the best experiences of my life. I was witness to the creation of something that people would live in, laugh together in and make fond memories.”

Accompanied by the school Principal, Steve Guerrero, Faculty Member and organizer Mark Kerrissey and some other staff, the students were really all ears to Gabby’s talk. She invited them to think about a career in civil engineering and construction, stressing the importance of these fields for the development of the community.

“For us to rebuild America’s infrastructure over the next 30 years we will need to tap all pools of talent,” said Mark Kerrissey as he thanked Gabby and Webber Commercial for taking part on the activity. “Gabby inspired. Next up is building our East End labor force as we build its new school.”

Webber Commercial Field Engineer Gabby Gambino Lyon was the first Distinguished Speaker Series invitee at Austin High School.

“No matter what you look like or where you come from, there’s a seat at the table for you, and the world will be a better place because of you,” was Gabby’s final message to the students. “Hey, if can I do it, you can too.”

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 Awarded $341M IH 35 Expansion in Waco, TX

HOUSTON, December 20, 2018 – Webber, LCC was the low bidder for the Texas Department of Transportation project to reconstruct 6.7 miles of IH 35 in Waco, TX. The project was bid at $341 million and is the largest hard bid project to be awarded in Webber’s history.

The contract includes widening and reconstruction of 6.7 miles of IH 35 from Craven Road to 12th Street in Waco, Texas. The project scope of work includes construction of 22 bridges, the removal of three existing concrete main lanes in both directions, replacement with four lanes of 15” continuously reinforced concrete pavement – north and southbound – and reconstruction of the existing concrete frontage roads. In addition, the project includes the installation of more than 132,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete box culverts and pipe, electrical, concrete flatwork, landscape, irrigation and pavement markings throughout the corridor.

This project is located near the Baylor University campus. Due to the heavy traffic flow and adjacent retail and residential along right-of-way, the project will work during restricted hours and lane closures to minimize the impact to the traveling public and local businesses. The project is scheduled to last about 46 months, beginning in Spring 2019 with substantial completion expected in Spring 2023.

Nick Wolf will serve as the Area Manager and Robert Weber will serve as Senior Project Manager.

“In the last six months, Webber has been fortunate to be able to say that we have won the largest hard bid project in our history…twice!” said Josh Goyne, president of Webber Heavy Civil. “In August, we won the $279 million IH 10 project and now the IH 35 project in Waco has topped that record again. We are closing 2018 on a high note and starting 2019 strong.”

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 Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway

This is an excerpt taken from the Texas Contractor website. Click here to read the article in its entirety on the site.

What does it take to transform one of the most-congested roadways in San Antonio, Texas, into a fast-moving expressway?

In the case of U.S. 281 in Bexar County, the answer is $370 million, almost two decades of planning, and five years of construction – but the end result will turn the 8-mile divided highway filled with traffic signals into a full expressway with two general-purpose lanes, one high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, continuous frontage roads for local access, and bicycle/pedestrian facilities in each direction.

General Contractor Webber Construction of Houston, Texas, started the project’s 3.8-mile, $192 million phase one in August 2017. With 43 months to finish and 19 bridges to construct, Webber and their 40-plus subcontractors sent 200 workers to the jobsite. Crews regularly work 24 hours a day, six days a week, with occasional Sunday hours. Ongoing utility relocations and the discovery of hidden karst features in the rocky terrain often require crews to move to a different location.

Despite those challenges, the first phase of the project remains ahead of its 2021 completion schedule. The second phase will begin next March, with substantial completion projected in spring 2023.

Webber Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway
Webber Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway
Webber Construction Turns One of San Antonio’s Most-Congested Roadways Into Expressway

Floresville Celebrates Wastewater Project Completion

This is an excerpt taken from the Wilson County News website. Click here to read the article in its entirety on the site.

“This is one of the biggest, if not the biggest project Floresville has been involved in.”

Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel was describing the city’s wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection line upgrades project.

The project was made possible by a $1.79 million grant and a $7.49 million loan from the USDA Rural Development Program, in addition to the city’s direct contribution of $180,000.

“A community this size can’t prosper without an adequate water system,” U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director Edd Hargett said.

Pictured: Left to Right – Henry Cuellar, US Representative, Mike Watson, Area Manager, PLW Waterworks, Abel Oliver, Deputy Area Manager, PLW Waterworks and Larry Heimer, Design Engineer, Stantec Design
Completed Wastewater Project in Floresville.

Webber Commercial Awarded $14.7M for San Marcos High School Addition and Renovations

HOUSTON, September 21, 2018 – The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District selected Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, for the San Marcos High School addition and renovation work. The project is scheduled to be completed before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

In the next year, Webber Commercial will construct a new Career Technology Center and provide renovation to multiple areas of the existing school that tie into the new school addition. The new 42,000 square foot Career Center will feature a masonry façade with metal wall panels and metal soffits to match the existing school. Site work will be reconfigured for new bus lanes and courtyards with new canopies added which will provide a better traffic flow around the school. The interior renovation work that will tie the existing school into the new addition will be phased in order to not disrupt the students as they get ready for their new school expansion.

“Webber Commercial has been a leader in school construction and renovation in Texas for 35 years,” said Todd Granato, president of Webber Commercial. “We are excited to work with the San Marcos ISD team and their architect, Perkins+Will, to help bring quality educational facilities to the rapid-growing Central Texas region.”

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 Wins $360M in TxDOT Projects in August

HOUSTON, September 4, 2018 – Webber, LCC was awarded three Texas Department of Transportation projects in late August, which amounts to nearly $360 million in bridge and roadway work. The projects include expansion of existing roads for IH 10 in Houston, IH 35 in Austin and FM 156 in Fort Worth.

“Webber won $360 million in heavy civil work and the following week was named ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Top Contractor of the Year, so August has been a great month for the company,” said Josh Goyne, President of Webber Heavy Civil. “We are excited to have won a major project in each of our regions – South Texas, Central Texas and North Texas – which will keep our crews busy and allow us to add additional talent in the coming months.”

IH 10 in Austin County

Portion of IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.
Portion of IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.

Webber was the low bidder for the IH 10 project that consists of a 10.2-mile work zone from 0.85 miles west of FM 3538 to east of the Brazos River. The project was bid at $279 million and is the largest hard bid project awarded in Webber’s history.

The scope of the project includes widening the roadway from two lanes in each direction to three lanes including a complete rebuild of existing mainlanes and the frontage roads. One of the project challenges will include replacing the 955 linear foot bridges over the Brazos River which includes 690 linear foot of steel girder units with 6,392,500 pounds of 96-inch steel plate girders. In total, the project will include installation of more than 1,260,000 square yards of concrete pavement, 472,000 square feet of bridge deck and 28,800 linear feet of box culvert.

This area has very heavy traffic with businesses and subdivisions along the right-of-way, which will require restricted work hours and numerous days with no lane closures allowed. The project is scheduled to last about 42 months, beginning December 2019 with substantial completion expected in Summer 2023.

Brazos River Bridge on IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.
Brazos River Bridge on IH 10 in Austin County to be enhanced.

IH 35 in Hays County

Webber was the low bidder for the IH 35 project that consists of a five-mile work zone from 0.741-mile north of Posey Road to Comal County Line in Austin.

The project was bid at $31.7 million and includes removing and replacing the existing bridge at Posey Road. The location will go from an overpass above IH 35 to a bridge underpass on IH 35 with frontage road work. This will involve three major traffic changes on IH 35 to build the bridge in three sections. The frontage roads will be widened, U-turns will be added and cross culverts will be replaced under both frontage roads and mainlanes within mainlane reconstruction limits. In addition, Webber will mill, seal and overlay IH 35 mainlanes from Centerpoint to the Hays/Comal County line. The key challenge will be building a bridge on IH 35 while maintaining the same interstate traffic.

The project is scheduled to begin January 2019 and with substantial completion in Spring 2021.

Portion of IH 35 in Hays County to be enhanced.
Portion of IH 35 in Hays County to be enhanced.

FM 156 in Tarrant County

Webber was the low bidder for the FM 156 project that consists of a 3.8-mile work zone from US 81/US 287 to Watauga Road/McLeroy Boulevard north of Fort Worth. This area has very heavy traffic with businesses and subdivisions along the right-of-way, which will require restricted work hours and numerous days with no lane closures allowed.

The project was bid at $48 million and includes widening the roadway from two lanes to four lanes with a raised median, as well as creating shared use lanes to accommodate bicyclists and sidewalks separated from the roadway. The project will also include expanding four existing bridges. In total, the project will include installation of over 171,000 square yards of 10-foot concrete pavement, 8,630 linear feet of box culvert and nearly 15,000 linear feet of pipe. The project is scheduled to begin March 2019 and with substantial completion expected in the Spring of 2022.

Portion of FM 156 in Tarrant County to be enhanced.
Portion of FM 156 in Tarrant County to be enhanced.

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 Diversifies Beyond Road Building

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article in its entirety on the ENR site.

Over the last three to four years, Webber LLC has rapidly grown its presence in the Texas marketplace, continuing to be one of the dominant players in transportation construction across the state. And in the last year, the firm tested markets in neighboring states.

In 2017, The Woodlands, Texas-based firm was awarded more than $1 billion in new work and reported regional revenue of $946.6 million across its four business lines: heavy civil, commercial, waterworks and recycled materials.

Webber US 175 crew gets an early start on a deck pour in Dallas.

Webber is ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2018 Contractor of the Year

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article in its entirety on the ENR site.

ENR Texas & Louisiana has named Webber LLC as its 2018 Contractor of the Year for its impressive regional growth, expansion efforts and stellar project portfolio. The Woodlands, Texas-based firm’s business lines focus on heavy civil, commercial, waterworks and recycled materials.

In 2017, Webber expanded beyond the Texas market into the Oklahoma and Arkansas markets. Additionally, three of the contractor’s projects were on the Texas/Louisiana 2017 Top Project starts list: Grand Parkway, US 281 and I-45, which represent a combined project value of $1.166 billion.

Webber crews place concrete on the Hollister bridge deck on the US 290 project in Houston.

A Warning About Recruiting Scams

Houston, June 29, 2018

Thank you for your interest in the Webber group of companies (Webber, LLC, Southern Crushed Concrete, LLC, Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, PLW Waterworks, LLC and Webber Barrier Services, LLC).

We encourage you to explore job opportunities at Webber and to review openings that are listed on our website. We also encourage you to be wary of internet, email, text and telephone scams in which fraudsters may try to take advantage of job seekers by pretending to represent prominent companies, including Webber. Intended victims may be invited to participate in bogus interviews, asked to fill out fabricated employment applications and, on occasion, have even been issued fake offer letters, all with the goal of trying to entice victims to pay money or divulge sensitive personal information.

Here are a few things to watch for:

  • Communications that are unsolicited or unexpected, or are from an individual or website with which you are unfamiliar or whose domain name is inconsistent with that used by the actual business;
  • Correspondence from free e-mail accounts, like Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail. A Webber employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Webber email address or phone number (281-907-8600).
  • Check email addresses with aliases that have vanity email addresses, that appear in the header.
    For example:
    From: HR@wwebber.com (moses7155@gmail.com)
    From: info@webber.com (info23432@yahoo.com)
  • Webber does not currently utilize video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews;
  • Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Webber will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process.
  • Communications that do not include information about a specific job opening (or the job description is vague) and/or extend a job offer without an interview;
  • Job opportunities that come from people you do not know and appear “too good to be true”;
  • Communications where the recruiter claims to have seen your resume on a site with which you are not familiar;
  • Communications at the application phase requesting your social security number, national insurance number, date of birth, W2, bank account information, or other sensitive personal information.
We encourage you to be wary of internet, email, text and telephone scams in which fraudsters may try to take advantage of job seekers by pretending to represent prominent companies, including Webber.