The History of Bob Moore Construction
A Legacy of Excellence in its Seventh Decade
August, 1946: The temperature soared into the nineties as a blistering Texas Panhandle sun burned down on the curved metal roof of the quonset hut. Bob Moore and his crew tightened the last screw, rolled up the remaining tools and officially completed the first Bob Moore Construction project . . . on time and in budget.
With that simple Quonset hut began a remarkable journey that has spanned six decades, extended from coast to coast, and includes a billion dollars worth of high quality construction projects for some of the best known companies in the United States.
The first Quonset hut led to another project for Bob, and another after that. Soon, his business grew from grain storage buildings to office/showrooms all over North Texas. Over the years Bob expanded his company's capabilities into increasingly larger and more complex projects, into the world of industrial, retail and office buildings.
Building through the years
As Bob Moore Construction expanded in the 1960s, Bob's son Mike officially joined the company.
Although he had grown up around the family business and knew it well, he started as a member of the construction crew. "Learn it from the ground up, learn it right," Bob told Mike, "and always finish the job in budget, on time!"
In the late 1960s and into the 1970s Bob Moore Construction made rapid improvements and substantially grew their business. They became the largest representative in the United States for A & S Building Systems, a respected steel building manufacturer. Bob recognized early on that tilt-up construction was becoming the preferred construction process for large buildings and moved their business in that direction. In the late 1970s they became a builder for Butler Buildings and quickly became one of Butlers largest volume builders in the entire Southwest region of the United States.
By the end of the 1970s, the company had outgrown its Grand Prairie location. In 1982, Bob Moore Construction broke ground on its dramatic new corporate office in Arlington, the cross center of Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas and another growth era was born.
During these years Bob Moore Construction added more industry leaders to their organization, such as Jim Peeples from A & S Building Systems, Danny Butler (who would later own Butler Construction) and Phillip Bell, the former National Sales Manager for Atlantic Steel.
These dynamic individuals came together to move the company to a new level of capabilities, perfecting the techniques for tilt-up construction that has become the preferred method for building warehouses, distribution centers and other commercial buildings today.
During the 1980s Bob Moore Construction recruited Jay Hedges from Butler Manufacturing and started Pyramid Building Systems of Fort Worth. This new company fulfilled the role of handling smaller projects, allowing Bob Moore Construction to focus on larger buildings.
In the 1980s the company gave up its Butler franchise to concentrate on large conventional buildings that utilized single ply and built-up roofs. The change in focus reflected the company's growth, moving to ever larger and more dramatic capabilities, and permitted Bob Moore Construction to cross the threshold into projects larger than 500,000 square feet.
In 1986, Mike Moore was named President of the company. In 1997, Mike assumed the role as Chief Executive Officer for the company, and Phillip Bell moved into the position as President.
Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction, was named a partner in the company in 2004.
In 2014, Phillip Bell was named Chief Executive Officer and Ed McGuire became President of the company. Vice Presidents Kyle Whitesell and Larry Knox moved into Executive Vice President positions as they continued their development into future leadership roles with Bob Moore Construction.
On time, in budget - the legacy of quality construction continues
Over the years, Bob Moore Construction has continued a steady ascension to its place as one of the most prolific and highly respected general contractors and construction managers in north Texas. In recognition of Bob Moore Construction's leadership and expertise in the construction industry, the company was selected as the AGC General Contractor of the Year and has received numerous other honors, including the Best Of Award from Texas Construction Magazine for Sports / Entertainment Facility Construction , the Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award and the AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence.
Along the way, the company has aggressively embraced advancements in technology, implementing computer systems, software applications, even the Internet, to enhance their responsiveness, precision and quality of service. Their team is comprised of the industry's top professionals and leaders, carefully selected for their knowledge, experience and customer-focused approach to doing business.
With that blend of skills and technology, the company is able to manage virtually any project. They can deliver a simple steel building or small warehouse, or the most sophisticated manufacturing facility with exacting security or clean-room requirements. As a leading tilt up contractor in Texas, Bob Moore Construction has the capabilities to create a quality building that meets or exceeds their client's expectations, regardless the requirements.
The secret to Bob Moore Construction's success is not the awards, technology, knowledge or experience, however. The key for the company's enduring success goes all the way back to that west Texas Quonset hut in 1946. Delivering a quality project on time and in budget has been Bob Moore Construction's priority from their very first building. That philosophy of integrity, responsibility and quality has been the true foundation of every building they've constructed, and is the real reason why Bob Moore Construction has become the top construction company in Texas.
Thanks to that philosophy, some of the most respected developers in the country have trusted Bob Moore Construction time after time for decades. Developers who work with Bob Moore Construction for one project come back again and again; as a result, over half the company's business each year comes from existing clients. When experienced developers need a general contractor they can trust, they return to Bob Moore Construction - because they know the company has delivered quality construction projects on time and in budget for almost 70 years.