When a project comes together and we deliver to the owner a bright, new facility or installed equipment that’s ready-to-go, it’s the end product of a collaborative effort between Austin and its partners. That includes our customers, architects, engineers and dozens of subcontractors.
First and foremost, we partner with our customers. We get to know them and sync up with their aspirations for the project. We work diligently to fully understand their attitudes, desires and needs; then craft solutions that meet their project objectives.
No project can succeed unless all stakeholders are in full alignment. We work with subcontractors, suppliers, architects and engineers, and others to ensure that the owner’s objectives and priorities are fully integrated into the project approach and execution.
We then execute and draw on the full extent of our collective experience to deliver safe, positive and predictable outcomes that benefit our customers.
Austin Industries has a corporate group whose entire purpose is to increase the company’s diversity, working to identify minority, women-owned, disadvantaged businesses and small businesses opportunities to work with Austin Industries and its operating companies. Austin Industries has won numerous awards for its innovative cultural diversity programs.
Austin Industries has a longstanding commitment to inclusiveness in our workforce and among the subcontractors and vendors we do business with.
Austin maintains uncompromising values and ethical business practices when dealing with customers, our employee-owners and the communities in which we work.
Austin Industries subcontractors and vendors must complete a prequalification questionnaire before partnering with us. Completion of the prequalification questionnaire will start the process of consideration for bidding opportunities.
A Company that provides goods or services without providing any Project onsite labor to perform a specific task as part of the overall project. This includes but is not limited to the following:
A manufacturer, distributor, supplier of equipment, parts, raw materials (steel, lumber, concrete, etc.) or businesses that provide services like transportation, packaging, facility maintenance, rental equipment (equipment only, no labor) or commissioning services. This classification includes any other services that don’t fit in the other categories.
These vendors will not perform any on-site trade labor as part of the overall construction or tooling project.
Austin Commercial works directly with OSHA to promote safety and quality. We participate in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and have achieved three star designations.
Austin Industries works directly with OSHA to promote safety and quality. As a major participant in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), we currently have six STAR-designated sites and numerous Special Government Employees (SGEs) who assist with the mentoring and auditing of potential VPP participants.
Austin Industries has been involved with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) since 1991 when we began the challenge of attaining our first VPP Demonstration designation, which was awarded in 1993. Since then, Austin has achieved VPP designations on 14 projects – four Demonstration designations and nine Star designations.
At Austin Industries, we are committed to our communities by building relationships with our subcontractor and vendor partners.
VPP is designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management on each jobsite and establish a cooperative relationship between management, labor and OSHA. Acceptance into the VPP is a rigorous process designed so only the best safety programs qualify. Austin was the first maintenance contractor to participate in OSHA’s VPP.
Teaming with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), Construction Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), high schools, junior colleges and trade schools, we provide leadership and funding to promote training and certification throughout the industry.
Austin’s subject matter experts help create certification testing and teach future professionals, while Austin employee-owners in leadership positions within these trade organizations help drive industry-wide improvement.