A leader in the heavy highway and transportation infrastructure industry for more than 100 years, Austin Bridge & Road has built landmark projects from Arizona to North Carolina, including complex urban highway interchanges, tollways, runways, port facilities, border crossings, automated people mover guideways and specialty bridges. Our customers rely on our expertise in construction management on conventionally bid projects and newer procurement methods, 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.
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.
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.