Father’s Legacy is Honored By Contractor Through Successful Paving Company
TCW Constructions is a successful paving company started by Joe Delgado. But what most people do not know is that the inspiration for the company was gotten from Delgado’s father who had a company of his own that focused much on driveways, patios and sidewalks. In fact, the “TCW” stands for Tony’s Cement Works, as a tribute to Joe Delgado’s father and his company.
Joe said that they even use his father’s wheelbarrow logo up to this day. But in terms of success, Joe’s TCW Constructions had far surpassed his father’s company. The construction firm is now worth $14 to $15 million and primarily works on airport paving as well as mainline street paving. TCW Constructions also has a ready mix operation and owns a franchise of Butler Building.
When he was much younger, Joe didn’t think he could ever go to college and get a degree. This is because his parents were not well-off and that most of the kids at the Bottom area did not go to college. Fortunately, an opportunity came knocking at his door and he wasted no time accepting it. He received a degree in construction management from the University of Nebraska and after that; he got a job at the giant Kiewit Corporation which was at Colorado.
He worked for many years in Kiewit but he soon found out that his calling was at his home place. He came back to Lincoln, Nebraska and joined his father’s company in 1981. With him at his father’s company, they were able to create expansions and in 1998, he bought the firm for himself.
Under his ownership, the new company began to concentrate on concrete. During summertime, his crew expands from 30 to 100 which also include 4 full-time mechanics. Delgado also says that safety is a top priority in his company. That is why he is often in the field a lot, to see to it that safety is always prioritized.
From working for Kiewit to managing his own successful company, Joe Delgado has come a long way. The president of the Lincoln, Nebraska firm is also one of the finalists of Equipment World’s 2015 Contractor of the Year.