When something is good, it’s nice to share it with others.
Which is what Pogue Construction Co. is doing, expanding with a new office in southwest Fort Worth.
Pogue’s main offices have been in McKinney for 37 years, from which it has served all of North Texas as a general contractor, construction manager and design/build firm. It has completed over 700 projects valued at about $3.7 billion in construction costs. They include educational facilities, office buildings, faith-based facilities, parking structures, health care, retail and civic facilities.
Vice President Zach Walker will run the new office, located at 4100 International Plaza, Suite 510, and the company worked to put together a staff with deep Fort Worth roots. President and CEO Ben Pogue said the presence in the city will also build on the company’s vision of being people-focused and community builders.
“To us, this means building projects that enhance the community as well as enriching our employees’ lives so that they can give back to the communities where they live,” Pogue said.
He said the new office will improve the quality of life for the 23 employees who live in Tarrant County.
“We opened this office for them because one of our core values is family,” Pogue said. “The new office is a way for us to show our team members who live in Tarrant County that we want them to have the opportunity to work close to home and spend more time with their loved ones. That is what it means to be people-focused.”
The company has already completed over $1 billion worth of construction projects in and around Tarrant County, including Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Justin, Lake Worth, Lewisville, Southlake and Trophy Club.
Recently, Pogue Construction was awarded the contract for the Leo Adams Middle School in the Northwest Independent School District. The $49.5 million school is expected to be completed by 2018 and will sit adjacent to the $104 million V.R. Eaton High School that Pogue completed in 2016.
The Fort Worth office is also responsible for completing the Venus ISD bond package, which includes additions at the primary, elementary and middle school campuses valued at $32 million.
The company is also overseeing the $63 million multicampus renovation project for the Weatherford ISD. This includes facility improvements at all campuses, construction of controlled entrances at all campuses, a sixth-grade addition at Tison Middle School and a new replacement for Shirley Hall Middle School.