BUILDING TEXAS FOR 50 YEARS

Our unique approach consistently delivers high quality buildings in a variety of market sectors, exceeding the most demanding expectations.

1969

FIRST OF MANY

Soon after childhood friends Steve Rogers and Pat O'Brien started Rogers-O'Brien Construction Company, they were awarded their first project with a contract value of $11,000. The single-stall truck wash station was completed in four months.

1969
1969

1970

PARTNERSHIP

Rogers-O'Brien, a pioneer in the design-build method of construction, leverages their in-house engineers and architects and forms a successful partnership with Stran-Steel Corporation.

1970
1970

1971

DEALER OF THE YEAR

Rogers-O'Brien wins Stran-Steel Dealer of the Year for the Howell Furniture project in McKinney, Texas.

1971
1971

1973

11145 Morrison Lane location in Dallas & Million Dollar Project

11145 Morrison Lane location opens and RO reaches successful million dollar project mark with buildings for Marazzi Tile, Gardner Denver and Theron Industries.

1973
1973

1980

RO’S FIRST COMPUTER

RO invests in it’s first computer, a Nixdorf Posting Machine.

1980

1980

GAME CHANGER

Required by Texas Instruments, Rogers-O’Brien embraces Total Quality Management, which permeates to the present RO Core Training.

1980
1980

1991

DEALER OF THE YEAR

All 103 employees were invited to the first annual RO Quality Achievement Day on May 3, 1991.

1991
1991

1995

25 YEARS OF RO

Rogers-O’Brien celebreates 25 years of business, and co-founder Steve Rogers retires from the company.

1995
1995

1995

A FAMILY LEGACY

Preston McAfee comes to RO to work under his stepfather, Pat O’Brien.

1995

1995

IN DEVELOPMENT

A shift to working with developers on major projects begins. After several years of partnership with Texas Instruments, RO begins operating with their Major Projects division.

1995

1996

LEADERSHIP IN THE INDUSTRY

Pat O’Brien’s involvement and commitment to ABC, Associated Builders and Contractors, and AGC, - later combined as TEXO - and CEF, Construction Education Foundation, exemplifies Pat’s leadership in the constuction industry. Pat wins AGC Dallas chapter S.I.R. Award.

1996
1996

1997

BEST-IN-CLASS BUILDERS

Rogers-O’Brien is a founding member of the Citadel National Construction Group, a consortium of best-in-class builders across the country.

1997
1997

1997

TOP 400

RO ranks in the ENR Top 400, for the first time, with a revenue of over $100 million.

1997
1997

1997

RO IS ONLINE

RO enters the age of technology and launches its first website.

1997
1997

2001

Regal Row building in Dallas

Rogers-O’Brien moves and the Regal Row building opens.

2001
2001

2001

AIA DALLAS CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR

Annually, AIA celebrates architecture to recognize local, state, and national honor award recipients from related industries that continue Dallas’ tradition of design excellence.

2001
2001

2003

TOWERING OVER

The first RO Tower Crane is used on the Young Street Project in Dallas.

2003

2005

EXPANDING TO AUSTIN

Rogers-O’Brien expands to Austin with Construction Partners, a successor company of Faulker Construction.

2005
2005

2007

RO EQUIPMENT YARD and best places to work

RO open its own equipment yard, and on May 3, 2007 it is named a Best Place To Work in Dallas/Fort Worth by the Dallas Business Journal

2007

2008

MAJORLY HEALTHY

RO is noted as one of the top five healthiest employers in North and Central Texas.

2008

2009

TECHNOLOGY

A virtual design and construction, VDC, department is formed. 1400 Hi Line and Methodist Medical Office Pavillion are RO’s first technology projects.

2009

2009

THE FUTURE

Third generation leadership, Justin McAfee joins the firm.

2009

2010

VISIBILITY

Rogers-O’Brien begins work on:

  • 3700M Residential Tower
  • Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Bush/Renner Hospital
  • The Whitley Residences
  • The Shops at Legacy
  • Belo Mansion
  • SMU Moody Coliseum Renovation

2010

2011

PAPER-FREE IN THE FIELD

Rogers-O’Brien makes the transition from paper drawings to iPads in the field.

2011

2012

EYE IN THE SKY

RO aquires its first drone to better capture construction progress.

2012
2012

2013

REFRESHING CHANGE

RO undergoes a brand refresh, changing the company logo and collateral.

2013
2013

2013

THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

The innovative project involved adding 1700 parking places and a tunnel that also functions as part of the overall visitor experience, with light, art and an inviting environment.

2013

2014

RO TO HOUSTON

Rogers-O’Brien opens the Houston office.

2014
2014

2015

PROJECT ATLAS

RO works with two employees to help develop a web-based app to create Google Maps for construction.

2015

2015

MISSION CRITICAL

RO expands their capabilities and enters the Mission Critical space.

2015

2016

AT OUR CORE

Rogers-O’Brien is driven by our values to create the best work possible.

  • Integrity In All We Do
  • Commitment To Quality
  • Safety Starts With Me
  • The Best People
  • The “RO” Ride
  • Providing A Better Way

2016

2017

RECRUITING THE BEST

RO REC opens in Dallas to continue to attract top-tier young talent.

2017

2017

ASA IMPACT AWARD

Pat O’Brien passes away, but his legacy is awarded the 2017 ASA Impact Award, given to a North Texas company or person that has positively impacted the DFW construction industry and community.

2017

2018

MOVING FORWARD

RO approaches $700 million in annual revenue and looks to expand into other Texas markets, such as San Antonio.

2018

2019

CONTINUING THE LEGACY

Preston McAfee transitions to the Rogers-O’Brien Chairman and Justin McAfee steps into the role of President and CEO, continuing the family legacy as the third generation of leadership for the firm.

2019