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Spring of 1956, a small, but prominent group of civil contractors began to meet in a bowling alley in Bellaire, Texas. Their goal was to form a group that would benefit the city of Houston civil construction industry. In that era, Houston didn’t have an association that would deal with civil construction issues. The founding fathers decided to form the Houston Utility & Paving Contractors Association, which later became the Houston Contractors Association. This group, which began with less than 15 contractors, quickly grew and eventually incorporated in 1963.
HCA has now grown into an organization of over 100 contractor members and 300 associate members. Our members have performed over $2 billion annually in labor work and services along with forming a strong backbone in the civil construction industry in the Greater Houston area. HCA members preformed the first large diameter tunnel, have built three airports, pioneered Micro tunneling and directional drilling, built and maintained two dams, cleaned and rebuilt Houston after 3 hurricanes, demolished derelict buildings, built parks, paved the majority of all the roads in the greater Houston area, supported bond elections, built two generations of sports facilities, survived the 80’s, built a light rail line and fought for a fair and open bidding process. All while remaining as friendly competitors who, when called upon, have and will continue to put the good of the industry ahead of their own immediate interests.