About Us

Austin Industries is one of the nation’s largest, most diversified U.S.-based construction companies. With more than 9,000 employee-owners, Austin Industries provides nearly every type of civil, commercial and industrial construction services through the expertise of our operating companies - Austin Bridge & Road, Austin Commercial and Austin Industrial.

Today, Austin has an annual volume of $2 billion. Our company prides itself in delivering exceptional service on large, highly complicated projects with particular emphasis on qualified teams and performance. Our core values include safety, service, integrity and employee-ownership. 

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Our Mission

We are people committed to Safety, Service, Integrity, and Employee Ownership. Our success relies on a foundation of service and building relationships with the customers and communities we serve.

 

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to lead the industry with operational excellence through innovative solutions, people and performance while adhering to our core values of Safety, Service, Integrity and Employee Ownership.

 

Safety – Driving To Zero

At Austin, our number one commitment is the safety of our people, and our number one goal is zero incidents. Safety is everyone’s first job. That’s why every worker goes home in the same condition as they arrived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin maintains a safety record that is one of the best in its industry – 85 percent better than the national average. While other companies regard safety and quality as separate goals, we know that quality is rooted in safety. Our management team, both in the field and at the highest levels of our corporate leadership, asserts remarkable accountability for safety – our benchmark for evaluating job performance and project success.

Safety execution plans and job safety checklists are required on all Austin projects. Our ability to avoid unsafe conditions and lost-time accidents is largely a result of extensive training and excellent safety practices. Safety professionals and staff members make continual visits to our jobsites to ensure that all employee-owners successfully implement training and safe practices during each workday. Employee-owners are empowered to stop work if they see an unsafe act and correct it.

Safety performance is managed, measured and required on a project-wide basis. We recognize and reward excellence among our employee-owners as well as our subcontractors.

World-Class Safety Program by David B. Walls, CEO – Austin Industries

Austin Bridge & Road

Austin Bridge & Road has a staff of safety professionals to ensure safe work environments and practices on all jobsites.

Austin Bridge & Road staff takes continuous measures to be prepared for all situations. Safety execution plans are prepared for all projects to identify and manage safety risks. Safety professionals from all Austin Industries’ operations meet monthly to share best practices for the continual improvement of safety programs. Additionally, Austin Bridge & Road partners with local medical facilities to assure the best treatment possible in the event of an injury.

In addition, safety professionals and staff members make continual visits to our jobsites to ensure that all employee-owners successfully implement this training during each workday.

Austin Commercial

Safety, health and environmental aspects of Austin Commercial are managed through a comprehensive system with a simple, clear-cut goal – zero incidents. Our management team, both in the field and at the highest levels of our corporate leadership, asserts remarkable accountability for safety – our benchmark for evaluating job performance and project success.

Safety execution plans and job safety checklists are required on all Austin Commercial projects. We use a jobsite employee-owner involvement process called Safety Performance Improvement Council to improve practices and reinforce the importance of safety.

Our ability to avoid unsafe conditions and lost-time accidents is due, in large part, to extensive training and safety practices as safety performance is managed, measured and required on a project-wide basis.

Austin Industrial

Safety execution plans and job safety checklists are required on all Austin Industrial projects. We use a jobsite employee-owner involvement process called Safety Performance Improvement Council to improve practices and reinforce the importance of safety. While other companies regard safety and quality separately, we believe quality is rooted in safety.

Pioneering efforts to demonstrate that a contractor can successfully apply all the requirements of the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) gained recognition by local, regional and national OSHA offices, as well as our customers. Austin Industrial has six VPP STAR sites and will continue to be a leader in this program.

Sustainability and Green Initiatives

Austin Industries is committed to good stewardship of the natural environment.

Austin has an obligation to protect and preserve the environment while projects are under construction. We are dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for continued impact on the environment. Austin and its employee-owners have a tremendous stake in the natural environment, and protection and preservation of this. It is our collective responsibility as corporate citizens, as individuals, and as active members of the communities in which we live. As such, our leadership teams have an obligation to protect and preserve the environment while projects are under construction and provide sustainable solutions for a building's continued impact on the environment.

Based on our experience with sustainability and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) projects and certifications, Austin can provide solutions to our customers regarding sustainable initiatives on any project. Our LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Advantage Builders provide solutions for the reduction of the consumption of goods/materials and waste production. Through continuous research of green building materials, technologies and implementation, Austin delivers high performance, sustainable buildings that achieve these benefits.

Our resume includes a multitude of landmark, precedent-setting projects, initiatives and partnerships, illustrating our expertise for sustainability and ranking us 41st among the top U.S.-based contractors according to ENR’s list of Green Contractors. We remain active with the U.S. Green Building Council as well as other agencies, staying current with the most advanced strategies for the consumption of goods/materials and waste production while building sustainable, healthy environments. Austin’s in-house education portal, Austin University, provides employee-owners with the tools and training to support our sustainability efforts.

Austin has long been a steward of the environment, pioneering some of the first prototype projects for what would become the LEED certification program. As we set new benchmarks for sustainable construction, Austin stays focused on the benefits for both the environment and operational efficiencies for the owner. We provide cost and constructability input for green initiatives during preconstruction and integrate the most appropriate environmental solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Parkland Hospital in Dallas obtained LEED Gold Certification.


Environmental Partnerships

Austin Bridge & Road

Austin Bridge & Road is in a partnership with the State of Texas to replace, retire or renovate old equipment to improve negative environmental impact. As part of the state’s Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP), the state of Texas awarded an equipment grant check to Austin Bridge & Road for replacing heavy equipment with compatible, environmentally friendly equipment. TERP is an $80 million grant program aimed at reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, and is expected to remove 13,000 tons of nitrogen oxide – a primary component of ground-level ozone linked to serious health problems – each year.

Austin Commercial

Austin Commercial brings a unique level of green building experience to each project with its affiliation with the industry’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®). Based on our experience with LEED projects and certifications, Austin Commercial is prepared to make suggestions to our customers regarding sustainable initiatives depending on the type of LEED certification being sought for a project.

Our resume includes a multitude of landmark, precedent-setting projects, proving that our team is an expert in Green Building. We remain active with the U.S. Green Building Council, staying current with the most advanced strategies for the reduction of the consumption of goods/materials and waste production while building sustainable, healthy environments.

Austin Industrial

Our refinery work aims to help lower the sulfur content in diesel fuels and produce a cleaner burning gasoline. Our power construction and re-generation projects include new construction and revamping of existing natural gas facilities to meet higher emission standards and the needs of the power grid.

Austin Industrial regularly performs projects geared to lower oil consumption, including:

  • Ethanol facility construction and biomass facilities
  • Using renewable resources to produce gasoline additives and power
  • Construction of facilities to turn natural gas into high-quality, sulfur-free synthetic crude oil
     

In our contract maintenance business segment, Austin Industrial partners with industrial clients to ensure responsible stewardship of the environment through the proper handling and disposal of construction materials, chemicals, fuels and cleaning agents as well as the handling of all substances and materials within the owner’s process systems and facilities.

We continually perform preventive maintenance, repair and improvement to existing process systems to meet our zero emissions standard, and our ongoing contracts routinely include key performance indicators (KPIs) focused on environmental excellence. In addition, Austin Industrial maintains steadfast focus on leak-free start-ups of plant operations on turnaround and outage contracts.

Diversity

Austin's policy to involve qualified Minority, Women, Disadvantaged, Small, Veteran Business Enterprises (M/W/D/S/VBE’s) to the greatest extent feasible in construction, procurement and professional services programs. Austin has proven to exceed set goals by including M/W/D/S/VBE firms at the first tier level and at the sub-tier level. We recognize that minority economic development is vital to the success of our business and the community. Austin and its subcontractors shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, or sex in the award and performance of contracts. Our objective is to assure that the efforts of our program will have a long and lasting impact on the local communities where we do business.