A leader in the heavy highway and transportation infrastructure industry for more than 100 years, Austin Bridge & Road has built many transportation landmarks including complex urban highway interchanges, tollways, runways, port facilities, border crossings, specialty bridge, and rail projects. Our core capabilities include concrete and asphalt paving / production, earthwork and structures. Customers rely on our expertise in construction management on conventionally bid and alternatively procured projects, including design-build, construction manager at-risk and construction management/general contracting.
Austin Industries was founded by Charles R.Moore in 1918. But the Austin name first became known in the Texas bridge building field when George Austin came to Dallas in 1889 as an agent for the George E. King Bridge Co. of Des Moines, Iowa. His brother, Frank, joined him in 1894, and they formed Austin Brothers Bridge Company. In 1918, Charles Moore purchased the contracting part of the company when the Austin brothers wanted to focus primarily on bridge fabrication. Moore dropped “Brothers” from the name in 1924.
Since Our Inception
The company became known as Austin Bridge Company and Associated Companies until 1974 when the parent company, Austin Industries, was formed. Since then, Austin Industries has continued to enter diverse markets. It entered the commercial construction field in 1975 when Austin Commercial was established. In 1983, Austin Industrial was formed to meet the growing maintenance and construction needs of the petrochemical, power and manufacturing industries. Austin Bridge merged with two other operating companies, Austin Paving and Austin Road, in the late 1980s.
Austin Bridge & Road has a staff of safety professionals to ensure safe work environments, practices and overall world-class safety performance on all jobsites. Austin Bridge & Road staff take 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.
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 Bridge & Road’s executive team possesses extensive depth and breadth of experience. With roughly three centuries of combined experience – our executives average at least 25 years each with the company – they have been active leaders in its growth and success, having guided the company through many milestones.
From the outset of planning and development, Austin Bridge & Road provides thorough evaluation of design criteria, constructability reviews and value engineering while, in the process, keeping the project team apprised of design implications to cost. Our team provides thorough estimates at every stage of design, continually considering all viable alternatives for the best possible value.
Austin Bridge & Road manages the complete construction process from design through completion. Our highly qualified staff of estimators, schedulers and procurement experts work with project managers and superintendents for seamless transition from preconstruction to construction through completion.
Using our experience in preconstruction and construction services, including constructability reviews, budgeting, scheduling, site survey and development of guaranteed maximum price projects, we work with project owners to manage the process and meet or bear both the schedule and budget.
Austin Bridge & Road offers complete construction services, bringing the best combination of resources together to benefit the project at hand.
We provide stand-alone project office capability for administration and supervision of every project. Project office personnel have full authority to negotiate contracts, approve changes, process shop drawings, perform estimates, expedite schedules, and handle the planning, supervision, execution and completion of all work in accordance with the contract documents.
We provide a single point of contact, streamlining the process of contracting with multiple entities while providing oversight of design and construction with an efficient, cost-effective approach to project delivery.
Austin Bridge & Road owns and operates hot mix plants throughout Texas, guaranteeing seamless supply, adherence to schedule commitments and reduced costs. We also sell hot mix to the public from our plants in Celina, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Bridgeport, Texas.
Diversity Affairs is committed to the development and implementation of inclusion strategies for Austin Bridge & Road. This enables them to provide meaningful contracting opportunities to Small, Minority, Disadvantaged, Historically Underutilized and Women-Owned Businesses (MSWBE's) in the communities that we serve. Our Corporate MWSBE Procurement Policy was developed to ensure a continued focus on improving procurement relationships with Small and Diverse businesses.
We are dedicated to growing these firms in all areas in which we build. Austin Bridge & Road is committed to recognizing, embracing and supporting workplace diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the organization.
As a result of our commitment to Inclusion, Austin’s Diversity team has received numerous Company Awards.
Austin Industries and its operating companies are committed to improving the communities we serve through volunteering, charitable giving and in-kind services.
Austin Bridge & Road employee-owners are active and supportive in the communities we serve, participating in many important events and causes.
Carter Bloodcare Blood Drive
Habitat for Humanity
March of Dimes
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Heart House - We support Heart House, a free after-school program serving the children of Vickery Meadows in Dallas. Many of our business partners have been joining us since 2000 for a round of golf to help raise funds for Heart House. In addition, Austin Bridge & Road employee-owners donated materials and time to construct a playground at Heart House.