Doug Pitcock (A&M ’49), with Claude and John Williams, formed Williams Brothers Construction Company in 1955. Mr. Pitcock is owner, Chairman of the Board, and CEO. Under his leadership, Williams Brothers has become one of the largest highway/heavy contractors in the nation.
Mr. Pitcock has been a prominent transportation leader for over 40 years. He served as chairman of the Houston Chamber of Commerce transportation committee, and has twice been
president of the Texas Highway Branch of the Associated General Contractors. In 1984 he was National President of the Associated General Contractors of America.
President Ford named Doug to serve on the National Transportation Policy Study Commission, and Governor Smith appointed him to serve on the Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
As testament to his abilities to advance transportation issues, a 1984 Engineering News Record cover story referred to Mr. Pitcock as the “gentle persuader.” Doug was inducted into the Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association’s Hall of Fame and into the Texas Transportation Institute’s Hall of Honor. He was named one of the “Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Construction Professionals of the 20th Century” by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Doug is a Distinguished Civil Engineering Alumnus of Texas A&M University.