Total Picture Residential Construction Expected to Strengthen While Other Market Sectors Decline Total construction starts expected to lose half of 2013 gains as non-residential and non-building activity weakens.
Firms in Focus | Thos. S. Byrne Ltd., 3100 W. 7th St., Fort Worth
CEO: Matthew Avila
Local focus: The firm has completed work on the $31-million DFW Parking Control System Infrastructure Project and has started work on the $70-million Fort Worth Public Safety Training Center.
Jack Baxley Interim President/CEO, TEXO
Several large projects are under way locally in health care, municipal, commercial and retail. "Voters will decide on the Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena proposition in November," Baxley says. The venue will have no private developer. All revenue will be redirected to operations and maintenance.Fort Worth ISD's bond program is under way, providing opportunities for work in the education sector. Fort Worth remains resilient facing "headwinds like defense cuts and a slowdown in manufacturing as the construction sector remains on an upward trend," he says.