Austin is a growing hub for established and emerging industrial, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies. The Best Industrial Contractors in Austin help these organizations and other relevant sectors build modern, state-of-the-art, and structurally sound facilities. These firms have won the commendations and awards of the industry’s biggest institutions for decades. Aside from their efficient delivery methods, these companies rely on the latest in construction and design technologies to produce structures that adhere to these industries’ stringent standards.
310 Comal Street, Building A, Suite #300, Austin, TX 78702
DPR Construction was commissioned by global biotechnology firm, Shire, to build its Los Angeles Building 8 facility. Partnered with architectural company HDR, the project produced a new 120,000-square-foot purification facility. One of the challenges of the build was to address the complex construction process required. The firm also had to follow a strict noise management protocol because the site is located near a residential area. The firm overcame these obstacles through collaboration and faithful compliance with modern design and building practices. Building 8 is the largest part of a bigger master plan program in Los Angeles. The final product won the 2018 FOYA Integration Award as the Overall Winner and Category Winner.
Similar notable and highly commended projects can be found in the firm’s extensive industrial portfolio. The firm’s 31 years of practice have produced projects featured in leading industry publications, including Engineering News-Record (ENR), Building Design + Construction, and Modern Healthcare.
317 Grace Lane, Suite #150, Austin, TX 78746
Flintco’s comprehensive and far-reaching construction services have produced some of the biggest modern industrial structures in the country. That includes a Dry Bulk and Liquid Terminal project in the Western United States. The structure was designed to support the truck-to-rail trans-loading and unloading operations for the company. The same facility also provides short-term commodity storage. Flintco worked with St. Louis based Penta Industrial Corporation – the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner – to complete the multi-million dollar civil and mechanical packages, which included erection of the large EPC-furnished vessels and equipment. Flintco also self-performed construction of all underground mechanical, civil, above ground structural, process piping, and equipment installation. The Terminal project was completed in November 2020.
Flintco has more than a century of experience, which has helped it cater to the similarly complex and state-of-the-art construction demands in a variety of market sectors. The company’s ability to deliver gained industry recognition recently through the 2021 National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award and the 2021 National Award for Excellence in Safety, given by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
Hill & Wilkinson
5810 Trade Center Drive, #200 Austin, TX 78744
Hill & Wilkinson was chosen by dairy farm company Daisy Farms to take on a huge project in Paris, Texas. The work included the construction of 24 structures. The overall work covered approximately 1,100,000 square feet. Some of the highlights of the project include the constructions and improvements for the compound’s roads, bridge, pond, and crop area. The firm also provided maintenance and improvements for the client’s irrigation systems and waste treatment facility. Major facilities such as milking parlors, animal growing areas, breeding barns, special needs centers, feed centers, as well as vet science facilities were included in the expansion.
Since the firm first launched its services in 1968, it has worked on projects of the same value and level of complexity. For their significance in the sector that they serve, many of these projects have been highlighted by several industry magazines, including ENR and Austin Business Journal. As an award-winning firm, one of its most recent accomplishments is winning the TEXO Distinguished Building Award for the City of Burleson Mayor Calvin Plaza in the General Contractor in the Building 3 ($5M-$10M) category.
1111 Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721
SpawGlass led the general contracting efforts for the Texas A&M University Plant Pathology and Microbiology building project. In order to complete this modern 82,8950-square foot facility, the firm partnered with a leading architectural firm, Randall Scott Architects. The project included the construction of a research laboratory space, a teaching lab, plant simulation growth chambers, an auditorium that can host 300 guests, and a greenhouse set on the building’s rooftop. The new facility is aimed at supporting the academic institution’s goal of “feeding our world, improving our health, and protecting our environment.”
Architecturally and technology-focused projects dominate the firm’s portfolio. Its seven decades of practice have produced industry-recognized buildings that have secured a number of accolades in recent years, including several of ABC’s Eagle Awards for National Excellence in Construction, First Place. American Institute of Architects (AIA) also recognized one of the firm’s projects through its Honor Award for Architecture.
Joeris General Contractors
9211 Waterford Centre Boulevard Bldg. D, Suite #150, Austin, TX 78758
Joeris General Contractors led the retail development and site work for Embarcadero 9’s five-acre warehouse. The project was commissioned by Texan supermarket chain organization, HEB Grocery Company. Through a collaboration with architectural company Industrial Group, the firm delivered a state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution center that features 28 hydraulic and manual docking stations, an IT room that houses the facility’s networking equipment, admin offices, and shipping and receiving offices. The building is made of thick tilt wall panels, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof membrane, and concrete slab-on-grade floors supported by a perimeter grade beam footing.
Aside from the firm’s general contracting work, it has also led some of the biggest projects in the region through its construction management services. Since its founding in 1967, the firm has produced any number of commendable projects. Many have been featured in publications such as the ENR and the San Antonio Business Journal.
Sabre Commercial, Inc.
2001 Chicon Street, Austin, TX 78722
Sabre Commercial worked with Deep Eddy Distillery to deliver the vodka company’s new production facility in Buda. In collaboration with Fuse Architecture Studio, the primary goal of the project was to convert a 120,000-square-foot warehouse to cater to the client’s functional and process demands. Part of the work was the interior remodel that accommodated new workspaces, test laboratories, a bar, bottling lines, and additional warehouse spaces. Structural upgrades also covered the installation of new roofing, insulation, and mechanical piping systems for the facility’s still, boilers, and chillers.
The work is one of the thousands of projects that the company has completed since its establishment over 13 years ago. AGC Austin Chapter and National AGC chapter honored some of these projects through their annual Outstanding Construction Awards and Safety Excellence Awards.
9517 McNeil Road, Austin, TX 78758
Structura Inc. led the construction of an 11,000 SF data center in Austin. One of the challenges of the project was to deliver the work within a five-month timeline while the data center remained operational 24/7. Another challenge was the client’s request to transform an old and obsolete currency security vault into a white space that covers a total of 4,000 square feet. The remaining 7,000 square feet were allotted for the facility’s workspaces, electrical rooms, tape library, and print room.
The firm’s ability to deliver complex, technically challenging work is one of the qualities that made it a preferred contractor for a wide range of clients. Since its founding in 2006, it has completed a portfolio, 85% of which came from repeat businesses and loyal clients. Some of the firm’s projects were featured in ATX Real Estate and Austin Business Journal.
Trimbuilt Construction Inc.
12800 N Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78753
Trimbuilt Construction led the construction team in upgrading the Summit at Lantana’s Central Utility Plant (CUP). Through collaborative and well-coordinated work, the firm was able to complete the project while the facility remained operational. The work involved the demolition of existing finishes to access the building’s piping and replace old, outdated equipment. The second phase involved the installation of new interior finishes to match the structural transformation of the new spaces.
The firm’s successful projects have allowed the company to build solid client relationships. Its customer-centric approach has also helped it maintain its A-plus accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The Austin Business Journal recently highlighted the firm’s commendable, 37-year-old practice.
Lott Brothers Construction Company, LTD.
13284 Pond Springs Road, Suite #501, Austin, TX 78729
Lott Brothers Construction Company has been serving the industrial and warehouse industry since its inception in 1988. Under this market scope, the firm has served a long list of high-value clients and sectors, including Entegris Chemical Facility and ATMI Production Facility in Burnet as well as additions to Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio. In Austin, the firm was commissioned to construct a modern command center and a research terminal for some confidential clients.
Aside from the industrial sector, the firm’s comprehensive general contracting and design-build practices have also catered to the religious, education, healthcare, corporate, residential, and commercial sectors. The firm’s multifaceted experience and its contributions to shaping the region’s industrial landscape have been highlighted in industry publications, including the Austin American Statesman.