Editor’s note: This article was updated to clarify that DCA Construction completed the projects listed, of which W.E. O’Neil acquired.

Commercial construction firm W.E. O’Neil is planning to open its Northwest Austin office at 8868 Research Blvd., Ste. 500, Austin, on June 1.

W.E. O’Neil builds retail, office, government, entertainment and technology spaces, among others. The office location was the site of Austin-based construction company DCA Construction, which W.E. O’Neil acquired in May 2022.

According to a news release, since the acquisition, W.E. O’Neil has hired five new employees and plans to hire more with a goal of 28 employees by 2025. The Austin office has 19 employees, and the firm is actively recruiting project estimators, project managers and project superintendents.

“This launch presents an exciting opportunity for us to expand our operations into the Texas market,” W.E. O’Neil President John Russell said. “DCA has a long, proud record of accomplishment, and we share common values with their leadership. Combining our strengths and expertise creates great opportunities for us in the booming Austin market and beyond.”

The firm acquired many completed commercial real estate projects in Texas, such as the Domain 5 office building in The Domain, The Artisan at James Avery Plaza in Cedar Park and interior renovations for Yeti stores across the state.

W.E. O’Neil’s Austin office will serve the entire state but focus on Central Texas’ multifamily, hospitality and retail markets as well as aviation, health care, higher education and senior living.

The firm is headquartered in Chicago and has 12 other offices across six states.

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