Texas Materials has served the Central Texas area for nearly 40 years. Today it comprises ten asphalt plants, five ready-mix concrete plants, three aggregate facilities and three terminals, and has a full range construction division.
The company began in 1982 as a sealcoat operation called Wheeler Coatings, and grew to a family business encompassing asphalt, ready-mix concrete, and paving services.
In 2009, Wheeler was acquired by Oldcastle Materials/CRH, and quickly expanded to the Waco-Belton and San Antonio markets. In 2014, the company became one of the region’s largest aggregate producers through the addition of its Marble Falls Quarry location (which operated as Texas Materials), enabling it to serve customers throughout the state via rail.
In 2018, Wheeler merged with its sister company, Texas Materials, and adopted the Texas Materials brand. This move formally united the Central Texas area asphalt, aggregates, and asphalt maintenance and paving services under one common brand.
A lot has changed since our humble origins back in 1982. But through it all, we’ve never lost the drive and commitment to our values that led us from a small family operation to a powerhouse in the Central Texas region. Today we’re proud to employ approximately 700 people in more than 45 locations across the San Antonio, Austin, and Waco areas.
Texas Materials has served the Texas coastal region since 1945. Originally started as Gulf Coast in Beaumont by Bill Trotti and Jess Thomson, Trotti & Thomson quickly grew into the leading contractor in Southeast Texas. In 1966 the company was purchased by Ashland and became APAC Beaumont. Adding Mathews Construction from Jasper to Gulf Coast in 2007 was a major acquisition – this allowed Gulf Coast to grow their Northern market. Another milestone was becoming part of CRH/Oldcastle Materials in 2006. Gulf Coast then moved into the Houston market with the addition of three asphalt plants.
We combined our deep knowledge of the industry and our established network of clients with Texas Materials resources, reach, and homegrown, household name to bring Texans reliable, top-notch construction services.
Texas Materials provides all aspects of heavy highway construction including dirt and base work, asphalt and concrete paving, pile driving, as well as construction of bridges and other structures. Road building material production and sales is a vital part of our operations, and we are also proud to help build a growing regional industrial market and to provide our expertise to local refineries. We have offices in Beaumont, Houston, and Jasper. Currently, we operate five asphalt plants and have plans to open a sixth soon.
Among our most notable projects are the Galveston Seawall, the Port of Beaumont, Rayburn Country Resort, and the Motiva Refinery. Our asphalt can be found on every major roadway in Southeast Texas and we are proud to have received numerous TXDOT Quality in Construction awards for our work.
In 2022, East Texas Asphalt and Moore Brothers also rebranded and joined the Texas Materials family. Their long history, local knowledge, and leading-class facilities in the Gulf Coast area allow us to better serve our East Texas-area customers.
Texas Materials operations in North Texas have served as a fundamental crux in this history of our beautiful state. The company originally operated as TexasBit for over 100 years. . For it’s 100-plus year legacy, there was, and still is, no better source of asphalt production and paving in the Dallas-Fort Worth and East Texas areas.
Now Texas Materials, the company’s early days can be directly traced to Frederick J. Warren, who filed a patent for a bitulithic pavement, a mixture of bitumen and aggregate that was unique for its ability to produce a much more stable and durable pavement than any other technology at the time. The name of this new pavement, “bitulithic,” was coined from the Latin word bitumen meaning asphalt, and the Greek word lithos meaning stone. The resulting company that Warren founded after securing this patent, Warren Brothers, eventually grew nationwide to include a location in Dallas, Texas.
Over the next decade, Texas Bitulithic grew to include five subsidiary companies in El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Ft Worth and Dallas. The effects of the Great Depression eventually caused these companies to consolidate back into Texas Bitulithic, and in 1966, Warren merged with Ashland Oil and Refining Company, later known as APAC (Ashland Paving and Construction).
In 2006, APAC was acquired by Oldcastle/CRH in what was at the time CRH’s largest-ever transaction. Today, the company operates as Texas Materials, serving the North Texas and DFW area.
Austin and Surrounding Areas
The story of Texas Concrete starts nearly 60 years ago in the mid-1950s. After becoming part of the Texas Materials (then Wheeler) business in 2006, both companies were acquired by Oldcastle Materials/CRH in 2009 and became a reliable source for vertically integrated concrete, aggregates, asphalt and construction services.
The history of Texas Concrete’s impact in Central Texas can be seen as you crest the hill on I-35 coming from 71, the Austin skyline peaking out just above the rolling hills of the city. Builders in Central Texas looked to the expertise of Texas Concrete in residential, high rise and commercial work as well as specialty mix designs. No matter what the project, centrally-located quality control lab, expert field services professionals and dedicated dispatchers, plant personnel, and drivers will help you get the job done.
Today, Texas Concrete is now Texas Materials. We offer plants in five locations in the Greater Austin area (two in close proximity to downtown Austin, as well as locations in Liberty Hill, Hutto, and Jarrell). We are proud to employ over 100 people across all our locations.
About CRH Americas Materials
CRH (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.78,000 people at c.3,100 operating locations in 31 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE.
For more information visit www.crh.com
What We Do
Texas Materials helps build Texas and make it easier to navigate, from Austin to Waco, Houston, the Texas Coast, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth. We connect the dots between towns and cities with roads and bridges. We expand ports to keep the tide of commerce flowing. We provide material solutions including aggregates, asphalt, and ready mix concrete, and deliver paving and construction services of every size and scope.
Who We Work For
Texas Materials creates partnerships with stakeholders within the public and private sectors to build better, safer and more prosperous communities.
We’ve completed projects for TXDoT, the City of Houston, Harris County, Austin and many other counties and municipalities. We meet the industrial building demands of a major petrochemical company, or pave, resurface and restripe the asphalt parking lot of your apartment or office complex. Our concrete finds its way into surfaces traversed daily by millions, and creates the foundation for the buildings where Texas goes to work, learn, shop, eat and play. But, we don’t keep it all to ourselves. Other construction companies often rely on our superior aggregates, and ready-mix concrete to complete their projects.
Over a century of experience means value added for all of our customers and end users.