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.

Webber Commercial Awarded $5M in Renovation Projects in San Antonio

Houston, June 27, 2018 – Webber Commercial Construction, LLC, part of the Webber group of companies, has expanded its commercial construction capabilities to the Austin and San Antonio markets by establishing an Central Texas office and winning a few local projects. These projects are key to building a strong client relationship base in Central Texas to add to our strong portfolio of commercial clients across Texas.

Two clients in San Antonio selected Webber Commercial for renovation projects that will begin this summer. Northside Independent School District awarded $2.78 million in renovations for their E.M. Pease Middle School. This renovation will include a fine arts addition as well as canopy and drainage upgrades.
Bexar County also awarded $2.42 million in renovations for the county’s justice center at the Paul Elizondo Tower. Renovations will include the center’s restrooms, security vestibules and tower work.

Webber Commercial has served as a Texas-based construction management services contractor on about 900 projects across Texas over the past 35 years. The company is a leading school district partner and builder across the Greater Houston-area, serving all of our clients’ building and renovation needs, including Aldine ISD, Houston ISD and College Station ISD. In addition, Webber Commercial recently completed Catalyst Houston, a 28-story luxury apartment community located across the street from Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Webber Commercial team as we expand into the Central Texas region where Webber’s Heavy Civil and Waterworks business lines already have strong roots,” said Todd Granato, President of Webber Commercial. “We are relocating experienced Webber talent to our New Braunfels office and hiring key individuals with local-market knowledge to meet the needs of our expanding customer base.”

Paul Elizondo Tower in San Antonio, TX
Bexar County also awarded $2.42 million in renovations for the county’s justice center at the Paul Elizondo Tower.

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.

TxDOT Replaces Harvey Damaged Span Over San Jacinto River

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article about the IH 69 San Jacinto bridge emergency repairs project in its entirety on the ENR site.

Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas, after Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters shifted the depth and alignment of the San Jacinto River, causing scouring and stability problems around the bridge’s foundations.

As a result, the southbound bridge can no longer carry extremely heavy loads. Contractor Webber LLC began work in February on the $7.5 million emergency repair expected to be complete in late summer or early fall. The job is the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) largest post-Harvey reconstruction project.

Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas
Crews are working to complete emergency repairs to a section of Interstate 69, just south of Kingwood, Texas

Long Road to Completion on US 290 Reconstruction

This is an excerpt taken from an ENR article. Click here to read the article about the US 290 reconstruction project in its entirety on the ENR site.

Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290, which spans 38 miles and includes a 10-mile extension of the HOV lane. The massive undertaking that began in 2011 has required 375 right-of-way acquisitions and more than 600 utility relocations. The project also has seen multiple setbacks, from securing funding to sequencing construction routes to keep traffic flowing.

A major investment study into the US 290/Hempstead program began back in 1999, when the Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT) sought mobility improvements due to explosive growth on the northwest side of Houston, says Frank Leong, West Harris County area engineer at TxDOT.

Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.
Work is rapidly progressing in northeast Houston on the $2.4-billion reconstruction of US 290.

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.

“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.

Construction on Grand Parkway’s next two segments begins this fall

This is an excerpt taken from a Houston Chronicle article. Click here to read the article about the Grand Parkway project in its entirety on the Houston Chronicle site.

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin construction this fall on the next two segments of the Grand Parkway, which is expected to be the largest highway loop in the United States by 2022.

TxDOT awarded a $585 million construction contract for segments H, I-1 and I-2 to Grand Parkway Infrastructure — a partnership with Ferrovial Agroman Construction, along with Webber LLC and Granite Construction Inc.

Segments H and I will span from New Caney to Baytown while passing near the Crosby and Huffman areas.



Construction on Grand Parkway’s next two segments begins this fall
GPI survey team testing soil at various depths.