Welty Building Company Invests in Houston-based Brae Burn Construction to Expand into the Houston Market
Acquisition Enhances Capabilities in Healthcare, Industrial, Education and Retail Markets
September 1, 2015 – Houston – Welty Building Company, Ltd. proven partners in comprehensive building services and management, today announced the investment into Brae Burn Construction, a Houston-based commercial builder, to expand its capabilities into the healthcare, industrial, education and retail markets. Brae Burn Construction was established in 1971 and is one of Houston’s leading commercial construction firms.
The Houston operation will operate under the name, Welty – Brae Burn Construction, to preserve the brand in the Houston market. The first Welty – Brae Burn project is underway with the demolition of the current Parker Elementary School and new construction of a two-story school building.
“The addition of Brae Burn’s people and resources immediately expands our capabilities, brand and reputation,” said Donzell Taylor, Welty’s President and CEO. “With Houston as one of the fastest growing cities, Welty brings extensive knowledge and technology expertise to expand into the Houston market. This investment was a compelling, strategic move for Welty and is a win-win for both organizations. We welcome Brae Burn’s employees to the Welty family and look forward to the continued growth of our construction services.” “It was immediately obvious that our cultures were a perfect match,” said Tim Pixley, Principal of Welty – Brae Burn Construction. “Becoming part of the Welty team provides expanded growth opportunities for our business and our people.”
Tim Pixley and Eddie Heikkila, Principals at Welty – Brae Burn, will continue to run the day-to-day operations in Houston. As a result of the expansion, Welty – Brae Burn is actively seeking to hire multiple positions listed at http://thinkwelty.com/about/careers/. “A proven, innovative contractor like Welty will be well received in Houston. Houston is a very open market, and people who bring ideas and value, prosper,” said Pat Kiley, Co-founder of Kiley Advisors, advisors to commercial construction firms. As part its continuing focus on Lean construction, Welty will host a webinar entitled, “LEAN Construction and Workforce Engagement,” on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12:00pm EDT. For more information and to register.
About Welty Building Company
Welty Building Company provides professional construction management services, specializing in Lean Construction, for clients in a variety of healthcare, commercial, education, energy and hospitality markets nationwide. With offices in Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio and Houston, Texas, Welty has been Enriching Lives through Great Buildings since 1945. Welty has had the distinction of creating some of the most prestigious community assets, including the world-renowned Goodyear® Tire & Rubber Company’s new Global Headquarters, major renovations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kay Jewelers Pavilion at Akron Children’s Hospital, the FirstEnergy Transmission Control Center, Scioto Downs Racino and many others.