Keeley Civil is in Texas!
In 2021, we made the decision that it was time for Keeley to plant our roots in Texas. Along with moving our Paving operations down south, we knew it was the perfect opportunity to grow our Civil services in this new market. Starting from the ground up can be scary, but with the right team members, Keeley’s world-class culture, and a strong vision, anything is possible. Our Texas Civil efforts are led by John Frazier, VP of Operations, and Mike Uldrich, VP of Business Development.
While Keeley has done work in Texas for decades, our office in New Braunfels is our first one in the Lone Star State. John and Mike joined the Keeley family and were challenged with establishing this office and making a name for Keeley in the region. The past year and a half has been a fun ride and the Texas team has experienced incredible growth.
“It’s really been an exciting ride. We have been given the freedom and responsibility to pick the right paths when there are a thousand different paths to go down. I’m so grateful to be part of bringing Keeley to Texas and new southern markets.”
“This has been a phenomenal journey so far. There is a lot of work to do and a long way to go, but the group we have put together is incredible. We have an awesome culture, a strong mission to guide us, and great goals. The people we have truly walk the walk and talk the talk and they know that they are supported every step of the way.”
John & Mike have built a team, tapping into the local workforce and using those connections to grow strategically. With Keeley’s portfolio of experience and the relationships built across the nation, Keeley Civil is able to provide world-class service on a wide variety of projects. We have dedicated people who are willing to travel to exceed our customers’ expectations, which allows the team to grow their presence in the market and achieve their goals. These team members are spreading Keeley’s culture, showing others what it is like to be a customer-centric partner providing innovative solutions. The Heavy Civil industry is a hard bid lump sum market, and Keeley prioritizes bringing customer service that has never been felt in this market before. John and Mike strive to approach partnership in a new way, being the Owner’s advocate while bringing their project and vision to life. Keeley truly approaches each project as a unified partnership, working to advance the project while growing together. This mindset has helped John, Mike, and the team thrive in Texas and beyond.
“The way that we treat our customers and our own Keeley’ns really makes us unique. The way we go about business is more personal and brings a true interaction to every meeting. We pride ourselves on creating the best deal for everyone involved. People always come first.”
Keeley is driven by our mission and core values and Keeley Texas lives out these values every single day. John knows that they can’t beat the people that they have found throughout this journey and is proud of the discipline they showed in making sure they got the right people in the right seats, both internally and externally with partnerships. Without these people, none of their success would have been possible and John knows that every single Keeley’n is empowered to continue building this team and this business.
“Keeley Texas walks the talk. Everyone believes in what we do and backs it up with their actions. PRIDE is evident when you walk through our doors.”
The Texas team is just at the beginning of their success and everyone has a strong vision for what continued success looks like. Mike is excited to see Keeley Texas grow to $250M every year with sustainable success that helps Keeley Construction grow companywide. John is looking forward to continued growth, finding the right people, and entering into the right partnerships in which the customers value Keeley as much as Keeley values them. If they keep going in the direction they are going, everything will come together. It’s exciting to watch this team grow and Keeley is grateful for everyone in Texas who goes out every single day to build the foundation and show Texas what Keeley can do.
“My favorite thing about being a Keeley’n is the family-centered atmosphere and how everyone is tied together wants to see each other succeed. It’s a special thing.”
“Everyone has been so supportive of our endeavors in Texas. We’ve had to earn a lot of trust, but it is paid off and everyone is proud to see us grow.”