John Shane Hutson, President, Pesado Construction Company
John Shane Hutson, President The legacy of Texas-based Pesado Construction Company begins thirty years ago, to be precise, in 1991. Originally incepted as an AT&T underground contractor for duct bank construction, the company achieved organic growth and went on to establish itself as the premier general contractor specializing in underground utilities and heavy civil construction, including public pipelines for large diameters, wastewater treatment plants, water booster, and public and private lift stations, to name a few. The company has effectively handled civil subcontractor projects as well as large complex projects with multiple buildings and trades. Pesado has 185 certified employees to ensure exceptional services across these projects with proven skill sets in project management, heavy utilities, earthwork, rock trenching, and mechanical work. For offering such unique capabilities, the company has been recognized numerous times over the years, such as Administrator’s Award for Excellence by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Excellence in Construction Awards by the Associated Builders and Contractors by Inc. (ABC) for the participation with Joeris General Contractors, Ltd. in the construction of McCreless Marketplace in 2008, and Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. South Texas Chapter Heavy Civil Project of the Year in 2015.

Pesado understands that clients today prefer fast completion of projects. “Sometimes they start even before the plans are completely ready and rely on us to design,” says John Shane Hutson, President of Pesado Construction Company. Dedicated to assisting clients at every step, the company provides on-site supervision project management with dynamic and skilled project managers who can respond promptly to client needs without being overwhelmed. “We can handle changes quickly and efficiently ensuring client success in construction projects,” affirms Hutson.

The company also has full-time 3D BIM personnel who prepare 3D models and as-builts for underground piping, as well as a surveyor with GPS facilities. This ensures seamless coordination between multiple trades involved in the project by viewing the progress through models and plan together, eliminating delays in communication.

Pesado Construction Company: Premier Partner for Underground Construction Services

We can handle changes quickly and efficiently, ensuring client success in construction projects

Pesado delivers a fleet of company-owned heavy civil construction equipment fully serviced and maintained by its certified staff, ensuring a turnkey solution for all civil infrastructure projects. The company places great emphasis on using high-quality products and prefer John Deere for supplying equipment. Whether it’s for deep excavation or construction, Pesado provides the right equipment for every job. Further, the company has a three-year rotation of new equipment, reducing any event of downtime or breakdown. Pesado also empowers its employees with software tools to work efficiently and at ease. For instance, foremen involved in heavy jobs have iPads that enable them to view project budget, job safety analysis, and sign off their work hours daily. The office team analyzes the budget and assign foremen work that needs to be accomplished every day to keep the control budget. “People are more motivated when they know where they are in achieving their goals. This helps them to respond quickly to make adjustments and improve during construction itself rather than worrying after calendar report,” explains Hutson.

With these innovative and expert services, Pesado has never failed to finish a job on-time or ahead of schedule, earning appreciation and credibility among clients. Enabling this remarkable streak of success is the company’s dedicated employees. Grown from five employees, Pesado has retained its original team who has decades of experience in various construction industry sectors. Hutson mentions that many superintendents started their careers as workers or laborers and climbed through the ranks, indicating the company’s diligent opportunity provided by the company helping its employees grow and succeed. “We treat our employees like a family because we know that it’s essential to be successful and strive to ensure them a place where they want to work, and not just for the sake of doing it,” remarks Hutson.

Pesado’s utmost care and commitment to employees is further visible in its emphasis on security as the highest priority. The company has employed full-time safety personnel who train employees and monitor high-risk activities. They conduct bi-weekly meetings with employees of all ranks and develop a plan to finish work with security at place. “We ensure that every worker has the same information as the safety personnel and if they think the job is not safe, they have every right to say so,” explains Hutson.

With such ingenious services, Pesado is perfectly positioned for any challenging project within underground utilities and the heavy construction industry. Moving ahead, the company plans to continue to grow and look for projects that challenge them. Pesado also focuses on giving back to the community and works in a mentor program for small businesses with the City of Antonio. “We strive to improve our skill sets and never fail. We want to be better and our people to better,” concludes Hutson.