Austin Industrial is a merit shop, employee-owned company and has been a provider of construction, maintenance, plant services, turnaround and soft craft services to the oil, gas and chemical, energy (power and ethanol), and manufacturing industries for more than 60 years. Austin Industrial approaches all your contracting needs with a focus on driving out waste and driving down total cost.

Our Heritage And Work

Heavy Industrial Construction
84 fossil-fueled power plants totaling more than 15,000 megawatts
Large mining equipment assembly and maintenance
Significant market share of continuous and turnaround maintenance in the petrochemical and refining industries
Stand-alone and ongoing construction services to the petrochemical, refining and energy industries
Plant support services, including warehousing, packaging, loading, carpentry and tools/consumables
Soft craft services including scaffolding erection and dismantlement, painting and coatings, and insulation and abatement
Maintenance and construction services to the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries

Our Safety - Driving to Zero

At Austin Industrial, we have a clear-cut goal when it comes to safe practices – zero incidents. While other companies regard safety and quality as separate goals, we know that quality is rooted in safety. Because of this, four of our ten basic beliefs regarding quality are dependent on company safety.

Our management team asserts remarkable accountability for safety, which is our number one criterion for evaluating job performance and project success. Safety execution plans and job safety checklists are required on all Austin Industrial projects, and our Safety Performance Improvement Council allows us to consistently improve practices and reinforce the importance of safety.

Noteworthy safety achievements by Austin Industrial include multiple Houston Business Roundtable Safety Excellence Awards, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Awards of Merit, and continuous participation in OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs.

Our pioneering efforts in demonstrating that a contractor can successfully apply all the requirements of the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) have gained recognition by local, regional and national OSHA offices, as well as our customers. Austin Industrial has six VPP STAR sites, continues to be a leader in this program and is one of the only contractors in our industry that serves on the National Board of Directors.

Building Solutions

  • Maintenance

    Austin is best known for proven performance in maintenance services, providing civil, structural, mechanical, instrumentation, electrical, scaffolding, insulation and abatement, painting and coatings, janitorial, and grounds and material handling. Approaching maintenance work with a team methodology ensures Austin/customer alignment, open communication and continuous monitoring of meaningful key performance indicators. Add to this Austin’s continuous improvement process and clients realize positive outcomes — cost savings, less waste and improved performance. Austin also has a proven process to transition an existing work force that ensures a smooth, orderly and non-disruptive changeover. This process is an important first step in changing the culture to one of employee-ownership and achievement of site goals.

    Total & supplemental:

    All disciplines – support, mechanical, specialty (scaffolding, insulation, painting, abatement), material handling
    Total & supplemental
    Long- & short-term
    Project work
    Consolidation & outsourcing
    Transition expertise
    Heat exchanger services

    We align our maintenance process with your ongoing reliability and performance improvement efforts to produce superior results.

  • Construction

    Our construction team offers services ranging from major grassroots projects to ongoing small capital improvement work. Our cost control and reporting processes can be adapted to meet your reporting formats and frequencies for up-to-date views of work in progress, and our ISO-modeled QA/QC process ensures work is performed to meet required specifications.

    Our construction capabilities include:

    Equipment erection, including boilers/heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and steam turbines
    Project work
    Engineer procure construct
    Commissioning/start-up assistance
    Construction management

    Our construction teams offer services ranging from major grassroots projects to ongoing small capital improvements.

  • Soft Craft Services

    Austin has provided scaffolding, insulation, painting and abatement specialty crafts for many years in support of our construction and ongoing maintenance, turnaround and capital services. Through recruitment of strong supervisory and executive management personnel, we have created a more concentrated focus on these soft craft services and provide additional systematic program that address corrosion/corrosion under insulation, heat loss, GEM painting and scaffold efficiency.

    These services are performed under the same strict adherence to safety and quality expected of Austin and provide greater service diversity for Austin and cost savings potential to our customers through service bundling.

    Advantages of the Austin Industrial comprehensive approach include:

    Full consolidation
    Maximized planning
    Full multi-craft/multi-skilled usage
    Reduced hand-offs/touches
    Full accountability
    Measurement, benchmarking and process mapping
    Maximized opportunities for sharing best practices
    A continuous improvement philosophy/methodology
    Integrated, focused team

    Our soft craft service programs emphasize planning and allow for the maximum use of trained professionals with multiple skill sets.

  • Turnaround & Outages

    Austin has extensive experience in all phases of the turnaround cycle from the front-end efforts of planning and scheduling through execution, system turnover and start-up. We perform both embedded and stand-alone turnarounds and have particular in-house expertise in performing Alkylation Unit projects.

    Austin Industrial turnaround and outage resources include:

    Alloy welding
    Bolt torqueing
    Offsite pipe fabrication
    Pipe installation
    Bundle extraction
    Valve replacement
    Tower & column work
    I/E Work
    Vessel modification
    Code work
    Millwright work
    Subcontract management
    Exchanger repair/replacement

    We have a proven process for handling turnarounds and outages, from large, stand-alone work to small ramp-ups.

  • Plant Services

    Plant services encompasses a wide range of activities. This business segment makes up about 10 percent of our annual business volume. These services can be provided in conjunction with our ongoing maintenance and capital services or, as in the case of operations support and packaging, can be provided on a stand-alone basis.

    Plant services include:

    Operations support
    Packaging and material handling
    Facilities maintenance
    Grounds maintenance
    Janitorial services

    Plant services can be provided in conjunction with our ongoing maintenance and capital services or on a stand-alone basis.

  • Small Cap

    Austin Industrial has a small capital group capable of meeting size and complexity needs of clients’ small capital projects. Austin’s keys to success for this type of project include maintaining clear, open lines of communication; strictly adhering to project specifications and safety and quality standards; timely progress reporting; and using trained, informed, effective supervision and craft personnel to perform all aspects of the job.

    Small Capital overview:

    Equipment erection
    Electrical/ instrumentation
    Construction management
    IPA-based small cap program

    Plant services can be provided in conjunction with our ongoing maintenance and capital services or on a stand-alone basis.

Recent Projects

Community Involvement

Austin Industrial employee-owners actively support and participate in the communities we serve. We participate in charitable activities, including landscaping for women's shelters, arts and craft drives, food banks, and financially supporting families in their times of need.

Austin Industries and its operating companies are committed to improving the communities we serve through volunteering, charitable giving and in-kind services.

Houston Food Bank Volunteers
Rebuilding Together
Shriner’s Craft Drive
Food Drive

March of Dimes
Boys and Girls Harbor
Sarah’s House Landscape Beautification

HeroBox-Troop Sponsorship
Habitat for Humanity
Construction Careers Youth Committee
Ronald McDonald House Charities Pull Tab Drive

Regional Locations

2801 East 13th Street
La Porte, Texas 77571

PO Box
P.O. Box 87888
Houston, Texas 77287-7888

(713) 641-3400

(713) 641-2424
Houston Area Employment Center
406 West X Street
Deer Park, Texas 77536

PO Box
P.O. Box 87888
Houston, Texas 77287-7888

(281) 478-0805

(281) 478-0754
Spartanburg Reg. Office
4260 Orchard Park Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

(864) 804-6880
Baton Rouge Regional Office
34472 Highway 30
Geismar, LA 70734

(225) 341-1214

Michael Taranto
Equipment Division
5210 North Main Street
Baytown, Texas 77521

(281) 421-1172

(281) 421-4759