Being the second-largest state in the United States, Texas’s sheer enormity and equally expansive history has made it a common pitstop for many Americans. It shares land borders with many states and even Mexico. Because of its size and location, Texas is home to a variety of geological features such as deserts, swamps, mountains, forests, and coastlines. It is also home to a large variety of cultural influences from its long history.
Interesting both from a geographical and cultural standpoint, it makes perfect sense that it has become one of the most visited states in the country. With many visitors, Texas has grown a robust gas station industry and an increasing demand for the companies that build them. Listed below are the state’s best gas station contractors. The firms were selected based on their services and reputation.
4150 Bluebonnet Drive Suite 102, Stafford, TX 77477
Building smart is building towards excellence — this is the mantra that made Maxx Builders the award-winning firm it is today. Established in 2008, this up-and-coming firm has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc 5000 and the Houston Business Journal. Siblings Harris and Hira Khan personally oversee all of the projects that the company has undertaken. Together, they’ve led the team in over 3000 projects across Texas with a combined value of more than $650 million. The firm’s success is largely due to their leadership and its use of the latest technology in its construction process.
Maxx Builders uses the cloud-based construction management application Procore, which allows them to manage operations from any device. This accessibility allows subcontractors, clients, and the team itself to keep tabs on each other and collaborate better. The firm also employs 3D Imaging and virtual reality to create a visual of the project before the construction process even begins. It has dramatically reduced faulty construction and reworking. This technology-centric approach has earned it numerous gigs with industry giants such as Shell, Exxon, Marriott, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. It has even been dubbed as the Best Gas Station Contractor by GC Magazine and included in the Houston Business Journal’s 25 Largest Commercial Contractors.
Indus Builders And Developers
9494 Southwest Freeway Suite 360, Houston, TX 77074
Second to none when it comes to engineering, Indus Builders and Developers (IBD) can bring even the most complex projects to life. This Texas-based international construction company specializes in large properties requiring highly technical skills. For over 27 years, high-profile gas companies such as Shell, Chevron, and Valero have asked for the firm’s services for their branches across South Texas.
Not only does IBD handle new constructions but they also procure key locations to maximize customer traffic. The team also performs exterior and interior work, with a penchant for fuel pump installation and branding canopies. With grocery stores becoming a staple for many stations, the firm also provides contractor services for these facilities.
Founder and CEO Ismail Owaisi personally oversees each project with a hands-on approach. He has personally managed over 150 properties across Texas, with a particular inclination for commercial niche markets such as gas stations, subway franchises, and event centers.
7207 Regency Square Blvd. Ste. 225, Houston, TX 77036
Despite opening in 2016, Anlarr Construction has already become the greater Houston area’s go-to for its construction needs. The company has a dedicated division for the six different services it offers, ensuring that every commercial or residential project is done properly. Together, the firm has already completed over 50 projects worth more than $40 million.
From preconstruction to closeout, Anlarr’s Construction arm combines traditional techniques with modern innovation to deliver quality builds. The company’s Designs arm conceptualizes the firm’s projects and procures the necessary permits to make them a reality. Anlarr Developers and Capitals also provides financial and real estate services. The contractor also has the Hospitality and Home Builders divisions for those looking to operate or build both single-family and multifamily properties.
Since Anlarr’s conception, Project Manager Rahul Reddy Guduru has been overseeing its field operations. With an education in civil engineering and construction engineering management, Rahul boasts a wide range of specialties such as preconstruction and construction management, design. These skills and experiences have allowed him to become a successful Project Manager.
311 S. 16th Street, La Porte, TX 77571
From start to finish, Medders Construction makes sure that customer satisfaction is the priority in every project. While the firm employs a network of local subcontractors, its team is always on-site to oversee the process. The crew is known for applying advanced building technologies into its commercial builds. This gives them a competitive edge over other gas station contractors due to the complexity of the market’s requirements.
Medders specializes in ground-up construction, remodeling, and tenant improvements. For the past three decades, this family-owned company has grown a strong client base in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Alabama, California, and Arizona. The firm has frequently been enlisted by big-name fuel companies such as Circle K, Valero, Shell, and Take 5 Oil Change.
Engen Contracting Inc.
11824 Jollyville Road Suite 202, Austin, TX 78759
Competitively priced and environmentally friendly, the gas stations Engen Contracting Inc. (ECI) creates are tailor-fit for Central Texas. Knowing the region’s robust business scene, the firm offers a wide range of services for commercial properties. The company has grown a reputation for its new structure construction, interior build-out, renovation, and expansion projects.
As Central Texas is one of the country’s recharge zones, it is also a valuable water reservoir and center for sustainability efforts. ECI works with the governing parties of the Edwards Aquifer regions to ensure that its builds are not environmentally intrusive. The firm also abides by the green building guidelines set out by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), and Austin Green Building.
ECI has become the impactful contractor it is today thanks to president Chris Engen. Chris has personally overseen projects for more than two decades, having experience in both Texas and the West Coast. Under his leadership, ECI has extended its commitment to the local community beyond its construction efforts. The company has closely been working with Austin Habitat for Humanity, a faith-based organization that sets out to build homes for those in need.
Solid Rock Constructors LLC.
2815 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 77388
If there’s one thing you can rely on, it’s that Solid Rock Constructors’ (SRC) buildings are built on a foundation of commercial construction expertise. The company has done numerous ground-up work, remodels, and interior build-outs around the greater Houston area since 2014.
Even before the first brick is placed, SRC performs its own land clearing and site work. Used to handling complex utilities, the firm is skilled at trenching and installing pipes both above and below the ground. The team also has its own in-house concrete service for buildings and plots requiring the use of the material.
Despite being one of the younger contractors on the list, many of SRC’s members have over 30 years of experience. At the helm of this is president Becky Philipps who steers the company in its strategic planning. Director of Construction Flavil Philipps oversees the building process, with him being in the industry since 1986. He is also the owner of the firm’s general partner Bear Services which specializes in gas stations including fuel service facilities and accompanying convenience stores.
Stovall Construction Inc.
7409 U.S. 287 Frontage Rd., Arlington, TX 76001
Continuing a long-lasting family legacy, Stovall Construction Inc. (SCI) has been building quality commercial buildings for over five decades. Jack Stovall founded SCI in 1970 after his experience as a Construction Engineer with Conoco Oil. Having had to move about with his family several times, he decided to establish his own commercial construction company. His son, president Jay Stovall, and son-in-law, vice president, Rob Metzger, have helped the company grow to what it is today, building on more than 1000 sites for some of the most esteemed corporations in the U.S. Thanks to the firm’s expertise in the gas station industry, it has become a popular contractor for 7-Eleven, Chevron, Phillips 66, and Victron Energy.
Wanting to create buildings that last as long as the company has, SCI offers major site renovations, interior refresh, demolishing, and rebuilding services. The firm is also experienced in constructing and renovating convenience stores and other auxiliary attachments that come with gas stations.
Square Foot Construction
13601 Preston Rd. Suite 810E, Dallas, TX 75240
Creating better solutions for every square foot, Square Foot Construction (SFC) knows how to make the most out of a gas station’s space. Since 2004, SFC has provided the greater Dallas Fort Worth and McKinney areas with affordable design-build services for commercial properties. Included in its portfolio are ground-up construction, interior finish carpentry, and tenant improvements.
Knowing that convenience is a pivotal trait for any fuel service facility, SFC designs properties with the customers and workers in mind. Whether a property is free-standing or located between structures, the firm knows how to navigate through the challenges that come with these setups. The company also has a wide network of local subcontractors and government officials to work through the complex needs of gas stations. SFC does all of its concrete, plumbing, electrical, roofing, HVAC, and millwork in-house to ensure a cohesive design.
Under the leadership of Jack Jayswal, the contractor has amassed widespread recognition from esteemed construction guilds. TEXO, NARI, and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce have all welcomed SFC into their ranks. The BBB has also given it an A+ rating for its construction services. The company is also an EPA Lead-safe Certified Firm, which shows that the team’s workers are trained on how to avoid lead poisoning.