ENR Texas & Louisiana has named Webber LLC as its 2018 Contractor of the Year for its impressive regional growth, expansion efforts and stellar project portfolio.

The Woodlands, Texas-based firm’s business lines focus on heavy civil, commercial, waterworks and recycled materials.

In 2017, Webber expanded beyond the Texas market into the Oklahoma and Arkansas markets. Additionally, three of the contractor’s projects were on the Texas/Louisiana 2017 Top Project starts list: Grand Parkway, US 281 and I-45, which represent a combined project value of $1.166 billion.

Through the first five months of 2018, Webber’s crews have already worked a combined 1.67 million man hours in the region.

All of Webber’s TxDOT projects are on time or ahead of schedule, including a US 290 segment that was picked up after the default of the original contractor. In addition, Webber's commercial and waterworks divisions continue to experience strong growth, while the material division helps recycle about 1.5 million tons of construction waste in the Houston-area that would end up in Texas landfills.

One of the firm’s biggest accomplishments in 2017 was helping employees and the city of Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey. Webber employees donated their time and money to help one another, and the company doubly matched the funds raised. Webber also contributed $750,000 in payroll to employees that could not work during the hurricane.

The firm also played a major role in helping repair roadways across the city after Harvey. Immediately after the flooding receded, for example, Webber reset approximately 7,500 linear ft of concrete traffic barriers that were shifted from the flood waters and replaced another 1,500 linear ft that were unsalvageable.

Among the firm’s other top projects that are in progress or were recently completed are Austin High School just outside downtown Houston, Hamby Water Reclamation Phase 2 in Abilene, SH 114 Signature Bridge in Dallas, US 77 Purcell Bridge in Oklahoma, US 281 Bexar County in San Antonio, and SL1 Mopac in Austin.

For more on Webber’s achievements throughout the region, check out the Aug. 6/13 print edition of ENR Texas & Louisiana.