We specialize in major site-preparation, turnkey railroad construction and Class-I Mainline Railroad maintenance-of-way.

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.

W.T. Byler Named ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2020 Specialty Contractor of the Year

WT Byler Co is proud to be an Accredited Quality Contractor

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.


We own our fleet of over 1,000 units of equipment including heavy machinery, rolling stock and small equipment.

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.


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!


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.


Making history... Minute Maid Park in its beginning


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.


WT Byler Co has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for the industry by striving to create the safest work environment possible for its employees.

Highest Industrial Construction Safety Measures and Awards

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