In early October, the J3 team attended an annual training event, organized by the NUCA (National Utility Contractors Association). This event as the NUCA San Antonio Live Trench Training that was sponsored and hosted by HOLT CAT and Texas First Rentals LLC. The training took place at HOLT CAT Campus in San Antonio, Texas. The event, presented in Spanish and English, had all J3 participants go through 10 interactive safety stations covering everything from sloping and benching to confined space entry and emergency response and rescue.
These were the 10 interactive stations:
At J3 the safety of our employees is paramount, The training gives J3 employees and the safety team the opportunity to remain up to date on the latest safety products and providers while also refreshing the J3 superintendent's knowledge and skills, in order to apply to J3 job sites and continue to educate J3 employees and keep the workplace safe.
Late last year, J3 Company was awarded a $6.3 million dollar contract by the City of San Antonio. The City council approved the project back in November of 2022 after receiving 3 bids. Construction began in December of 2022. More details on the project is shared below based on
After a major rain event in May 2013, several houses within the Slick Ranch Creek north of Marbach Road to the south of the State Highway (SH) 151 neighborhood experienced flooding. As a result of a Preliminary Engineering Report it was identified that many of these properties were in the 100-year floodplain. This project will provide drainage improvements along the Slick Ranch Creek from north of Marbach Road to south of SH 151. Improvements will include channel excavation to lower elevation and channel upgrades to remove 395 properties from the floodplain in this area. Joint-bid SAWS water and CPS Energy gas utility adjustments will also be included as part of this project. Construction is anticipated to begin in December 2022 and is estimated to be completed in November 2023.
Procurement of Services
On August 5, 2022, this project was advertised as Castleridge_SRC Mitigation, for construction bids in the San Antonio Hart Beat, on the City’s website, on the Texas Electronic State Business Daily, on TVSA, and through the electronic bidding website CivCast. Bids were opened on September 9, 2022, and three bids were received. Of these, J3 Company, LLC submitted the lowest responsive bid. The bid summary is attached.
This contract will be awarded in compliance with the Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program, which requires contracts to be reviewed by a Goal Setting Committee to establish a requirement and/or incentive unique to the particular contract to maximize the amount of small, minority and women-owned business participation on the contract. The Goal Setting Committee set a 21% Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) subcontracting goal and a 3% African American Business Enterprise (AABE) subcontracting goal. J3 Company, LLC has committed to meeting the subcontracting participation goals.
This construction contract was developed utilizing the low bid process. Therefore, a Contracts Disclosure Form is not required.
ISSUE: This ordinance accepts the lowest responsive bid and awards a construction contract to J3 Company, LLC in the amount of $6,273,049.79, of which $259,440.00 will be reimbursed by San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and $562,250.00 will be reimbursed by CPS Energy for the Castleridge/Slick Ranch Flood Plain Improvement project located in Council District 6. This project will provide drainage improvements along the Slick Ranch Creek from north of Marbach Road to south of SH 151. Improvements will include channel excavation to lower elevation and channel upgrades to remove 395 properties from the floodplain in this area. Jointbid SAWS water and CPS Energy gas utility adjustments will also be included as part of this project. The utility adjustments will consist of relocating the 12-inch water main at the W. Military Drive bridge crossing and installing a half-inch and 2-inch gas main. Construction is anticipated to begin in December 2022 and is estimated to be completed in November 2023."
J3 has been serving Texas for more than 20 years and is one of the fastest growing privately held and family-owned construction companies in South, Central, and West Texas. We are proud to serve 4 major categories of construction services for our government, civil, developer, utility, and builder clients.
Public Works - J3 has completed and served as major contractor or sub-contractor on thousands of heavy civil, government, and TXDOT projects. Our services range from complete site work, bridge construction, on-ramp and off-ramp roads, service roads, residential community roads/sidewalks, culverts and drainage, and many other areas. J3 Company’s Public Works Division performs construction projects for federal, state, and local governments such as TXDOT, the City of San Antonio, Randolph Air Force Base and other public sector entities. Explore OUR PROJECTS here.
Site Work - J3 houses thousands of excavators, backhoes, bulldozers, graders, and other site equipment in our Comfort and surrounding site locations to serve residential, commercial, and industrial clients in Texas. J3 Company provides heavy civil construction services to residential, commercial, and industrial land owners for site and property development, including clearing, erosion control and BMP (Best Management Practice) land management, excavation and embankment, storm drainage, wet utilities (sewer/water), dry utilities (telecom/electrical), heavy concrete structures (i.e. bridges, box culverts, etc.), building pads, and paving. DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE
Industrial - J3 has worked with some of the largest Texas utility and industrial organizations in Texas, including LCRA and San Antonio Airport. J3 Company has an industry leading safety record developed from over 15 years experience working for utility districts, energy companies, airport districts, and railroad companies. Projects include heavy civil construction services for oil and gas locations, pipelines, frack tanks, right of way infrastructure, airfield paving and drainage, concrete foundations, land BMPs and reclamation, and more. LEARN MORE
Farm & Ranch - From large ranch pavilions and lodges to ponds, lakes, and water features, J3 is your source for farm and ranch construction projects. J3 Company’s Farm and Ranch Division helps private landowners develop and maintain their unique properties. J3 Company offers self-performing and turn-key construction services including water improvements and features, drainage improvements, culverts, bridges, roads, pads, ranch/farm houses/lodges, horse barns, pavilions, hunting improvements, pasture remediation land clearing, and more. Explore our Slide Show
J3 Company has been an active participant in large city, commercial, industrial, land development, and infrastructure construction projects in and around San Antonio, Texas, South Texas, and the surrounding areas for more than 17 years. We specialize in very large construction projects including heavy civil contracts including roads, bridges, airport runways, highways, and more.
Below is a short list of some of our past projects:
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Yesterday, J3 Company employees including Mario Valdez (General Superintendent) and Joshua Surface (Project Manager) were honored to attend and participate in a session with Governor Abbott held at Brooks City Base. The session was focused around how Texas can improve and better the safety of workers and work conditions due to COVID-19, particularly small business and those working in the construction industry. The discussion included topics around broadband connectivity, reducing time for permits, civil liability protections, and more.
"They also discussed the COVID-19 rapid testing program for front line workers of small businesses, the Texas Enterprise Fund, and how the state of Texas can continue to develop a high quality workforce."
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The City of San Antonio had planned a set of improvements at San Antonio International Airport in order to enhance airfield capacity and safety, and improve land use.
J3 Company bid for the construction contract of the project titled Runway 12R Rehabilitation and Terminal Area Taxiway - Package 4. The scope of this project included the rehabilitation of the primary runway’s electrical systems including runway edge, runway centerline, and runway touchdown zone lighting systems, and the airfield electrical vault. The scope also includes the reconstruction of taxiways, which included grading, drainage, utilities, lighting, shoulders, signage, and markings.
J3 Company successfully completed this $9.5 million project within the deadline. The authorities were extremely satisfied with the results and the work ethic displayed by J3 Company throughout the project.
A project of this complexity required a very high level of collaboration and coordination in our own teams, with the client and with other suppliers. The trust and communication amongst our team members enabled us to deliver high-quality work within the stipulated time of 210 days.
Over 50 employees of J3 Company worked to fulfil a variety of requirements, including 16-inch concrete demolition and removal, base and subgrade excavation, installation of cement-treated base, hot-mix asphalt, and 16-inch concrete pavement. We also delivered stormwater pollution prevention, site clearing, pavement markings, storm structures, underdrain systems, vegetation and electrical improvements. The electrical improvements included thousands of feet of conduit, removal and replacement of guidance signs, new sign foundations, removal and relocation of centerline lights, removal and reinstallation of edge lights and new base cans.
Our track record of success with the San Antonio International Airport improvements inspires confidence amongst our clients and ourselves.
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