Austin Industrial

Austin Industrial is a merit shop, employee-owned company and has been a provider of construction, maintenance, plant services, turnaround and specialty services to the oil, gas and chemical, energy (power and ethanol), and manufacturing industries for more than 50 years. Austin Industrial approaches all your contracting needs with a focus on driving out waste and driving down total cost.

Austin Industrial delivers services in oil, gas and chemical, power, alternative fuels and manufacturing throughout the United States and Canada. Our management teams lead projects via delivery systems designed to ensure certainty of outcomes for our customers.

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
  • Specialty 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

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.

Maintenance capabilities include:

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

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

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:

  • Civil/structural
  • Piping
  • Equipment erection, including boilers/heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and steam turbines
  • Instrumentation/electrical
  • Engineer procure construct
  • Commissioning/start-up assistance
  • Construction management

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

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

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 Turnarounds Operations Manager Brad Kaiser adds, “Austin has the resources and capabilities needed to excel in this marketplace, and our unique structure allows us to attract and retain the best talent in the business.”

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
  • Scaffolding/insulation
  • Planning/scheduling
  • Purchasing
  • 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 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
  • Warehousing
  • 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.

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:

  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Piping
  • Equipment erection
  • Scaffolding
  • Insulation
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical/ instrumentation
  • Construction management
  • Commissioning/start-up
  • IPA-based small cap program

Recent Projects

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Plant Services

Turnarounds & Outages

Specialty Services


Community Involvement

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

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.

  • Rebuilding Together
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Boys and Girls Harbor
  • Sarah’s House Landscape Beautification
  • HeroBox-Troop Sponsorship
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Pull Tab Drive
  • Houston Food Bank Volunteers
  • Shriner’s Craft Drive
  • Food Drive
  • Candlelighters
  • March of Dimes

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


Barry Babyak

Houston Area Employment Center


406 West X Street

Deer Park, Texas 77536


(281) 478-0805


(281) 478-0754

Augusta Regional Office


909 Walker St.

Augusta, Georgia 30901


(706) 724-2599


(706) 722-0147


Jack Richardson

Spartanburg Regional Office


7092A Howard Street

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303


(864) 804-6880

Nederland Regional Office


1031 Nederland Ave

Nederland, Texas 77627


(409) 812-0390

Baton Rouge Regional Office


4021 WE Heck Court Bldg 1, Suite 1

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816


(225) 341-1214


Brad Kaiser

Orlando Regional Office


37 North Orange Avenue, Suite 500

Orlando, Florida 32801


(407) 926-4157

Theodore Regional Office


6161 Rangeline Road, Suite E

Theodore, Alabama 36582


(251) 545-4415

Toll Free

(866) 308-2592

Equipment Division


5210 North Main Street

Baytown, Texas 77521


(281) 421-1172


(281) 421-4759