Our History


With roots dating back to 1900, Southland Holdings and its subsidiaries, together, make one of the largest construction companies in North America, with experience throughout the world. Throughout Southland Holdings‘ history, we have built roads that connect our Nation and constructed pipelines to carry water across vast regions. We have bored tunnels through some of the world’s most challenging geology. We build great things that shape our landscape and create solutions for future generations. We do this with integrity, never compromising our ethics and putting the safety and wellbeing of our employees and owner partners first.

Today, Southland Holdings LLC. is based in Grapevine, Texas. It is the parent company of Johnson Bros. Corporation, American Bridge Company, Oscar Renda Contracting, Southland Contracting, Mole Constructors, and Heritage Materials. With the combined capabilities of these six subsidiaries, Southland has become one of the largest and most diversified industry leaders. Our groups serve the transportation, tunneling, heavy civil, bridges and structures, water treatment facilities and conveyance, alternate delivery, and engineering markets. With the addition of American Bridge in 2020, Southland Holdings continues as a family-owned organization with experience in 60 countries, with approximate annual revenues of $1.5B and $8.4B under contract.

The Southland Holdings family of companies are innovators in construction technology, bringing solutions to challenging construction projects worldwide. 

Today, Southland Holdings is managed by people who don’t just have our companies on their resume, but in their blood. The next generation of several of our founders builds on their success and provides unwavering clarity and continuity of purpose.