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.
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.
DEALER OF THE YEAR
Rogers-O'Brien wins Stran-Steel Dealer of the Year for the Howell Furniture project in McKinney, Texas.
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.
RO’S FIRST COMPUTER
RO invests in it’s first computer, a Nixdorf Posting Machine.
Required by Texas Instruments, Rogers-O’Brien embraces Total Quality Management, which permeates to the present RO Core Training.
DEALER OF THE YEAR
All 103 employees were invited to the first annual RO Quality Achievement Day on May 3, 1991.
25 YEARS OF RO
Rogers-O’Brien celebreates 25 years of business, and co-founder Steve Rogers retires from the company.
A FAMILY LEGACY
Preston McAfee comes to RO to work under his stepfather, Pat O’Brien.
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.
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.
Rogers-O’Brien is a founding member of the Citadel National Construction Group, a consortium of best-in-class builders across the country.
RO ranks in the ENR Top 400, for the first time, with a revenue of over $100 million.
RO IS ONLINE
RO enters the age of technology and launches its first website.
Regal Row building in Dallas
Rogers-O’Brien moves and the Regal Row building opens.
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.
The first RO Tower Crane is used on the Young Street Project in Dallas.
EXPANDING TO AUSTIN
Rogers-O’Brien expands to Austin with Construction Partners, a successor company of Faulker Construction.
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
RO is noted as one of the top five healthiest employers in North and Central Texas.
A virtual design and construction, VDC, department is formed. 1400 Hi Line and Methodist Medical Office Pavillion are RO’s first technology projects.
Third generation leadership, Justin McAfee joins the firm.
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
PAPER-FREE IN THE FIELD
Rogers-O’Brien makes the transition from paper drawings to iPads in the field.
EYE IN THE SKY
RO aquires its first drone to better capture construction progress.
RO undergoes a brand refresh, changing the company logo and collateral.
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.
RO TO HOUSTON
Rogers-O’Brien opens the Houston office.
RO works with two employees to help develop a web-based app to create Google Maps for construction.
RO expands their capabilities and enters the Mission Critical space.
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
RECRUITING THE BEST
RO REC opens in Dallas to continue to attract top-tier young talent.
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.
RO approaches $700 million in annual revenue and looks to expand into other Texas markets, such as San Antonio.
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.