HOUSTON, September 18, 2019 – Webber has been waiting for the right time to make its move beyond Texas for some time. Successful projects in Oklahoma and Arkansas proved the company could build strong relationships outside of its home state and adapt to the diverse market environments and challenges that each state brings. When the opportunity came to provide self-perform capabilities to two Ferrovial Agroman US projects, Webber quickly jumped in to help kickstart expansion into new markets on the US East Coast.
Since June, work is already underway to establish two new offices: the Northeast Region (based in Fairfax, VA) and Southeast Region (based in Atlanta, GA). Felix Martin, Central Texas Vice President for Heavy Civil, is championing the expansion efforts for both regions, along with Thomas Arbuthnot and Adria Benages, that are leading the Southeast Region for the I-285/SR 400 Corridor Improvements project and the Northeast Region for the I-66 project, respectively. More than 70 Webber employees are already on site which includes management staff, Texas crews and local hires. Webber’s scope of work includes concrete paving, concrete barrier, storm sewer, crane operator support and sound walls.
“These new regional offices present new opportunities for growth and development for Webber and its employees,” said Felix Martin, Central Texas Vice President for Heavy Civil. “The most immediate goal is to support our sister company, FAUS, by bringing our self-perform capabilities and expertise to the current projects. At a second stage, we will use these two offices to expand our business to new markets.”
These new markets will create opportunities for many of Webber’s employees to grow into new roles with new levels of responsibility. These new markets also provide challenges to test the business model in markets outside of Texas.
“The expansion efforts will require commitment from many of our team members to relocate to Virginia and Georgia to build a lasting presence in those markets,” said Jose Carlos Esteban, President & CEO of Webber. “This will open up new opportunities for all and we want to continue our trend of promoting from within. I appreciate the commitment that the team members and their families are making by relocating to help the company expand.”
The idea is for Webber to become a permanent, long-term contractor for these areas of the United States. Having this regional presence will also provide support and local knowledge necessary to pursue and construct future mega-projects.
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.