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Zachry Construction builds power gener-

ation plants, chemical refineries, retrofit air
quality control systems, highways,
bridges and dams.

‘Genuine Know-How’
Zachry Construction – a construction and industrial maintenance company – has performed successful
projects in the public and private sector for more than 80 years.

Z achry Construction Corp. says its most important

asset is “genuine know-how,” which “defines who
we are, what we do and how we work,” and allows
it to achieve success and growth. Its commitment to excel-
lence lets it raise performance standards, support the com-
nology leader. “Progressive GPS and robotic machine-con-
trol technology have allowed us to improve productivity
and reduce waste on state highway projects,” the company
says. “We have also employed state-of-the-art software solu-
tions to optimize operations through the visual simulation
munity and provide services for its clients. of work processes. This revolutionary project-planning tool
“From constructing the world’s first modular high-rise has significantly enhanced productivity.”
hotel to raising funds to buy a new motorized wheelchair
lift for a four-year girl with a challenging motor control dis- ‘Commitment to Excellence’
order, Zachry’s contributions have benefited millions and Henry Bartell “Pat” Zachry founded Zachry Construction in
touched the hearts of individuals in need,” it says. 1924. The company’s first job was a $40,000 Laredo bridge
Based in San Antonio, the privately owned construction construction project for the Texas Highway Department.
and industrial maintenance company performs public and The company did projects mainly for the department
private sector projects such as power generation plant, until the Great Depression hit, and then it performed a
chemical refinery, retrofit air quality con- variety of work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
Zachry Construction Corp. trol system, highway, bridge and dam con- the U.S. Agriculture Department, as well as various build-
Headquarters: San Antonio struction. It has completed 1,000 heavy ing construction jobs in order to stay operational.
Employees: 11,500 construction projects, 125 international During World War II, the company performed $50 mil-
Specialty: Construction and projects and 2,500 telecommunications lion of defense work for the Armed Forces, it says.
industrial maintenance
Zachry: “Zachry is always projects in its 80 years. Then, from 1945 to 1955, Zachry’s annual revenues
there, making a difference.” The company also strives to be a tech- increased from $2 million to $30 million.