We specialize in major site-preparation, turnkey railroad construction and Class-I Mainline Railroad maintenance-of-way.
Who We Are
Founded in 1973, we specialize in major site-work including site clearing and grubbing, ground improvement earth surcharge, mass excavation and embankment, below-grade piping installation, in-situ and pulvi-mixing soil stabilization; and construction of site structures including building-pads, impoundment, site-work-related concrete, paving infrastructure, heavy haul-roads, laydown yard, brine pond and dredge material placement areas (DMPA).
Byler performs site-work and railroad construction for massive railroad projects; including a 10,000-car multi-phased storage in transit yard (SIT) that was the largest privately-owned facility of its kind in the United States. We have completed a variety of turnkey-projects for hundreds of miles of railroads including Class-I mainline, storage in transit (SIT), transloads, sidings, spurs and wye-tracks; constructed in a variety of soil and environmental conditions. We perform Class-1 maintenance-of-way, emergency and derailment services.
Over the years, we have partnered on projects with many well-known and respected public and private owners to help them achieve their project objectives. Our extensive profile of services has been applied across multiple industries, including railroads, grass-roots refineries, power plant & petroleum storage facilities, educational institutes, major retail shopping facilities, professional sports arenas, manufacturing facilities and logistics distribution centers.
Named ENR TX/LA 2020 Specialty Contractor of the Year!
As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.
Equipped to Handle Large-Scale, Heavy Construction Projects
WT Byler Co. has proven itself to be an invaluable partner on thousands of infrastructure construction and railroad projects. We have the technology, equipment and civil constructors to handle projects of all sizes.
Our team works hard to produce the best possible product at the best value and maintain a reputation of bringing our projects in ahead of schedule and under budget.
Houston is our home office from which projects are staffed and controlled.
10,000 RAILCAR STORAGE
Experience to maintain a legacy of innovation...
Twenty Years in the making, when completed, was the largest privately owned and operated facility of its kind in the United States!
Decades of Setting the Standard for Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Our capabilities are established on a solid foundation of directly related experience and skills including:
- Our excellence in the Safety, Health and Environmental arena.
- Our proven ability as high-performance heavy and civil engineering construction specialists.
- Our proven and effective GPS and Robotic machine control systems.
- Our familiarity building large-scale projects.
- Our direct-hire forces and management that deliver on fixed and/or unit-price contracts
Our Team has decades of collective experience in high-consequence construction environments for major Industrial-Petrochemical Facilities, Commercial Projects Government Works and Railroads. Our detailed work plans and estimates account for all challenges and leverage all opportunities to our client’s best advantage across the complete scope of work through every phase of the project.
Founded in 1973, WT "Troy" Byler (pictured right) established WT Byler Co after having worked for Southern Pacific Railroad in their engineering department. From humble beginnings, the original forces included a backhoe, tractor-mower and four field personnel. Mr. Byler built our company with inherent values centered around people with commitment to building the job right the first time.
Today, still family owned and operated, WT "Bill" Byler leads us into new and exciting areas of growth with a firm commitment to the original core values. The company has grown to forces that include hundreds of units of construction equipment and transport trucks, employs hundreds of personnel, works millions of work-hours and produces revenues of hundreds of millions annually.
Highest Industrial Construction Safety Measures and Awards
We recently celebrated Safety Excellence with our employees all who value and uphold safety on our job sites and recognize it's our clients who set the requirements and standards.
- Over 600 Days Accident-Free! Over 3-million Safe Work Hours with ZERO OSHA Recordables.
- Over 9-million Work Hours with ZERO Lost-Time Accidents since August of 2015!
WT Byler is committed to completing each project with an outstanding safety record, along with cost and schedule performance. Our Tracking Zero program embodies this commitment to every working hour completed with ZERO accidents or incidents.
Acknowledgements For Our Heavy Construction Projects
We’re one of the few infrastructure companies they have received recognition for our exemplary safety record. We have a genuine commitment to your project that’s supported by a foundation of workplace safety and quality.
- Panama Canal Railway-Railroad to the Americas - Commemorative Award
- Houston Lighting and Power Safety - Performance Award (2-years)
- Houston Lighting and Power - Safety Excellence Award (2-years)
- Fort Polk Environmental - Leadership Award
- Foster Wheeler - Valero of Texas City Coker Project - Working Safe Award
- Exxon Baytown BAPP Line-8 Project - Safe and Timely Execution Award
- Case Tractor - 30 Years of Service and Success Award
- Volvo North America - Texas’s Largest User of 25 Ton Articulated Hauler Award
- Medical Center of Southeast Texas - Plaque of Honor Award
- Berry Center - Plaque of Honor Award
- Liberty Mutual - Walmart Baytown 2M SF BSF OCIP Facility - Exceptional Safety Award
- Associated Builders and Contractors - New Member of the Year Award
- Turner - Safety Excellence Award
- Associated Builders and Contractors - Excellence in Construction Merit Award
- Turner - Safety Excellence “Going the Extra Mile” Award
- Shell Deer Park - Contractor HSE Award
- Associated General Contractors - Texas Heavy / Industrial Division Category 1 Award
- Associated Builders and Contractors - Diamond STEP Award
- Gilbane / Harvey JV - Exxon Mobil Campus C1 Site Work Team - Safety Excellence Award
- ABC National - NAICS Code 237990 Safest in the Nation to 1M Manhours Category
Keeping Gulf Coast Industry on Track
In order to develop these rail-served industrial parks, including track construction and other infrastructure improvements for all these mega projects, WT Byler Co has been Rail Logix’s go-to delivery for both site and rail construction.
In working with Rail Logix, the schedule is driven by their needs. Concept drawings typically begin with 2D views that are transformed into 3D models with supporting infrastructure and drainage, in weeks not months. This requires working with various consultants, architects, railroads, pipelines and other agencies simultaneously during the initial design process and construction.
Jim Jackson, P.E., project executive with WT Byler Co explains, “We go from simple concept layouts to complete construction drawings at a very fast pace. Most times, construction must start early to maintain scheduled delivery date while we are still solving lagging items. For example, there may be pipelines and utilities crossings to be mitigated, rock within the subgrade to be removed or there are long lead time materials to procure. Additionally, client needs may require dock high capabilities, pit conveyor systems or other types of rail unloading structures.”
Currently, WT Byler Co has excavated more than 3 million cubic yards of earth materials, soil stabilized 50,000 tons of lime/cement and placed 1,000,000 tons of aggregate base materials to build a combination of over 100 miles of track, plus infrastructure, for Rail Logix’s four existing parks.
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LyondellBasell PO/TBA June 2017: Site Clearing & Grubbing Has Begun!
Contractors have been busy cutting down trees, clearing underbrush, shredding grass, grinding, chipping, and hauling everything away. Other areas are waiting for permit approval from Harris County so they can begin the clearing of 100 acres.
“Progress at BLO is proceeding as per schedule. Clearing and grubbing is nearly finished for Phase I. Great communications between all relevant parties has helped with obtaining permits in a timely manner which in turn, allowed work to start smoothly and on time,” says Mike Crosby, LYB construction manager for the BLO site. “We have commenced with the underground survey scope of work with RadarView They look for obstacles, utilities or anything else underground using GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), which might affect our engineering or design and may require us to make changes."
Robert Manalli is Fluor’s construction manager for the BLO site. “We have a team of contractors and workers that are excited and anxious to get the work moving,” says Robert. “Early in the game, the PO/TBA construction, LYB safety and operations teams met to review the scope of work in detail. We discussed safety plans and permits and everything else we could think of. We wanted to be sure all parties clearly understood their roles and responsibilities in these early stages.” Mike added, “We have crews for 3 sub-contractors, WT Byler, RadarView, and Tulunay-Wong Engineers on...
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Build Houston June/July 2017 Cover Story: Setting the Standard
The phrase “practice makes perfect” has never been truer than when used to describe industry leader, W.T. Byler Co. as they celebrate the completion of one of their most recent projects – LACC Ethane Cracker Project in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
As announced in December of 2015, Axiall, a Westlake Company and Lotte Chemical Corp. is making a combined $3 billion capital investment with $1.9 billion invested in a new ethane cracker facility beside Axiall’s current Lake Charles manufacturing plants in Calcasieu Parish. Combined, the developments are expected to create 250 new direct jobs.
The project originally required a large quantity of select soil to be brought in from offsite. During the interview process, W.T. Byler Co. offered a value engineering alternative by making the select fill onsite. This not only saved the owner money, but also precious time. After the interviews, W. T. Byler Co. was award the project.
W.T. Byler Co.’s team of 135 personnel and 90 machines got to work to complete the 220-acre project in nine months. By project’s end, W.T. Byler Co. had manipulated over 35,000 tons of lime for soil stabilization, 22,000 tons of fly-ash used as a drying agent, moved 1.35 million cubic yards of earth materials to line and grade, installed turnkey underground piping systems and placed more than 550,000 tons of...
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