Our Modern Era
In 1995, John Avila, Jr. purchased the company from the 2nd generation of ownership. John’s professional career was dedicated to both construction and serving in the Army. This combined his talents for construction, a keen business sense, and strong leadership skills. Shortly after purchasing Byrne, John had a passion to expand the company to his hometown of San Antonio where he had built multiple landmarks throughout his career in the construction industry. By 1998, Byrne South Texas was open for business. John was successful in building on the rich heritage of Byrne, with its proven history and long standing reputation for quality and success. Long-lasting relationships were established, along with a deep-rooted family atmosphere that can be seen by employee and client alike.
Under his leadership Byrne diversified its pursuits and built strong portfolios in the aviation, municipal, healthcare, historic restoration, education, and high-end residential markets. An emphasis was placed on leading the way in technology with Byrne developing a robust in-house Virtual Design and Construction Department.