Freddie Bustillo

VICE PRESIDENT, WELTY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, HOUSTON

With more than 35 years in the construction industry, Freddie has managed a wide range of projects, including Higher Education, Healthcare, K-12, Aviation, Criminal Justice, and Public and Private Developer facilities. Freddie will help drive growth in the Texas market by leading business development efforts.

Words to live by:

Success is like an iceberg: people only see what’s on the surface. What they don’t see hides underneath. Nobody knows how much effort went into your success or how many tears were shed. They have no idea how many risks were taken or how many times you failed. Success is achieved through focus, sacrifice and habits, but above all is achieved with persistence and hard work.

1731

Year my Great-Great Grandfather was Spanish Governor of Texas

1,748

Number of nights spent in a Marriott hotel

1975

Year I married by best friend and love of my life

Q&A session with: Freddie Bustillo

Why you love what you do?

It gives me a sense of contributing to my community.

Why did you first get into construction?

I wanted to be a part of a team that works together to build something that would last for generations. There is always an opportunity to create change that impacts the lives of people and I enjoy that.

What do you hope your legacy in the construction industry will be?

I hope that I am able to continue to assist and mentor individuals in developing their potential and becoming accomplished professionals in the industry.