How getting there got easier. It was the early 2000s, and getting transportation projects to go smoothly and successfully wasn’t easy. Even though design-bid-build was the way things had always been done, it typically resulted in check-the-box solutions that made past-due deadlines and cost overruns the norm. Some DOTs and municipalities were starting to dip their toes into design-build, but no one was truly delivering on the innovation the new approach promised.
That’s when two engineers decided to strike out on their own. Jose and Ariel’s friendship was already almost two decades old. They’d first met in high school, selling shoes at the local mall, and years later worked together again at a global engineering firm. Together, they tripled the size of that team thanks to their out-of-the-box thinking and high-quality work. But after so much time designing for big companies, they grew tired of hearing “no can do” more often than not. What if there were a better way of doing design-build, they wondered – one that embraced creative ideas instead of shutting them down? So in 2006, they bought BCC Engineering – a small, local firm that had been doing great work in Miami since 1994 – and decided to put these ideas into practice.
In just a few short years, this approach had won them the biggest transportation design-build project in South Florida. In addition to bridges and highways, BCC was building a reputation for out-bidding the Goliaths of their industry based on ingenuity and creative problem-solving. During that time, the company grew rapidly, roughly doubling in size every two years.
Today, BCC Engineering is an award-winning firm with 350 employees. Those two high school friends are still at the helm. We’ve delivered over $4 billion in 100+ projects to date, but we still bring that relentless underdog energy to every single project. Along the way, we’ve partnered with other amazing firms to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges out there. Now, as we expand throughout the Southeast, we’re bringing our “more options, fewer surprises, and better outcomes” approach to new regions. That’s what it means to work with BCC. Getting there just got easier.