Bob is a native Texan and a US Army veteran. He is a 1981 honors graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Bob is a registered professional engineer. In 2015, Texas A&M recognized Bob as a Distinguished Graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering. He serves on three advisory councils for Texas A&M, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Center for Infrastructure Renewal and the Texas Transportation Institute. He is a 2021 inductee into the National Academy of Construction. Bob started with Williams Brothers as Project Engineer in 1985. He worked in virtually every aspect of the business ranging from project management, estimating and contract administration. In January 2013, Bob was named President.
Bob has served two terms as the President of the AGC of Texas (2000 and 2011). He is a life member of the AGC of America’s Board of Governors and has served 14 years on the AGC of America’s Board of Directors. Bob was recognized by AGC of America in 2005 as the Committee Chair of the Year. In 2006, he served as Chairman of AGC of America’s Highway and Transportation Division. In March 2020, Bob was installed at the President of AGC of America. In light of the pandemic, the leadership asked Bob to serve an additional year. He served as the chairman of TRIP in 2006. He has chaired and served on dozens of committees and taskforces over his career at the state and national levels.
He and his wife, Pam, have been married since 1983. Pam and Bob participate extensively in both Church and Community activities. They have one daughter, Jennifer, an alumnus of Baylor University and an elementary school music teacher. Jennifer is married to Keifer Greenlief and they reside is Houston.