The S & B Story
S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. is a family held, fully integrated engineering, procurement, and construction company, which services a diverse set of industries.
S & B, founded in 1967, on the principles of honesty, integrity, and safety, has serviced clients in the refining, petrochemical and chemical, midstream, power, infrastructure, and pulp and paper industries.
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S & B had its beginning back in 1968 when two men – Mr. J. G. Slaughter Sr., a civil engineer and Dr. W. A. Brookshire, a Ph.D. chemical engineer – who worked for a local engineering and construction company left that company with the dream of starting their own company. The two of them pooled their money ($5,000 each) and purchased an old funeral home on Park Place Blvd. in one of the oldest suburbs of Houston, Texas.
They gutted the funeral home, brought in some drafting tables, a conference table and some chairs, 3 or 4 office desks and chairs and started pounding the pavement for a job. They started with some small engineering only jobs for local petrochemical plants and refineries and the saga began.
After several years of building and purchasing additional buildings around Houston, Baton Rouge and other cities around Texas, the business has grown to be one of the largest privately owned E P C Companies in the nation.
Because of the fine character of Mr. S and Dr. B our culture here at S & B has grown to be unbeatable from the standpoint of taking care of its employees. S & B is simply “A Better Place To Work”.
S & B Construction … A better place to work
S & B is acclaimed by competitors, clients and Industry leaders alike, the safest contractor in the industry! At S & B you will build refineries, petrochemical plants, midstream facilities, power plants and pulp & paper facilities with an industry leader in safety and quality and pride in the industry. S & B has a niche in New Construction. Therefore, we hire all hard craft such as Pipefitters, Welders, Electricians, Equipment Operators, Riggers, Civil, etc. S & B is Simply a Better Place To Work!
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S & B has a very high number of craft employees with over 5 years of service. Many of our employees have over 20 years of service at S & B! Our “long-time” employees instill an attitude of pride that passes on to our new employees and most immediately feel like part of the family. Together, old and new employees share common values such as honesty, integrity, commitment to safety, and dedication to excellence. If those attributes don’t appeal to you, you probably won’t like working here! The nature of our business is such that we experience times where we have lots of work and plenty of jobs. On the other hand, there are times when the industry slumps and jobs become scarce. S & B makes every effort possible to keep loyal employees working through the slow times. We feel that if management is loyal to S & B Craft Employees then S & B Craft Employees will be loyal to the organization (family).
S & B has a reputation for being a company that truly cares for its Craft Employees.
Some things that set us apart are:
- S & B also understands the importance of providing clean, well maintained facilities for our employees, such as restrooms, hand wash stations, lunch, and break areas. Where conditions allow, we often provide air conditioned restroom trailers for our craft employees.
- The same goes for clean, air conditioned lunchrooms.
- Well maintained parking areas are another simple provision which improves conditions (and attitudes) for our Craft Employees.
- Continuous media streaming in our lunch / break areas with latest local weather, traffic information, and internal S & B news.