Zapalac/Reed Construction Company is a diverse commercial general contractor/construction management firm providing services that are equipped to fulfill the entire spectrum within the construction industry. Since 1996, the Zapalac/Reed workforce has provided services well beyond the norm of the industry. Our efforts produce QUALITY, VALUE, TIMELINESS and LEADERSHIP for any construction project.

Zapalac/Reed is a construction firm founded in Austin, Texas by Bill Zapalac and Gene Reed in 1996. Our organization is a direct derivative of E.E. Reed Construction, which began operation in 1977 in Houston, Texas, and in the Austin area in 1980. Our staff has a combined experience of over 275 years working in 14 different states.

Our mission is to provide superior construction services that will satisfy every client’s expectations through our use of communication, ‘on time’ performance and production of quality.


Zapalac/Reed practices a simple but effective management philosophy. It is based on a single-source responsibility plan that is in effect through all stages of the project. Each project is led by a vice-president acting as a senior project manager who will be involved in the project from "beginning to end." 

Our goal is to achieve high QUALITY without compromising the budget or schedule. A project manager and superintendent will be assigned to each project supplemented by an area superintendent, assistant superintendent, and project engineer depending on the complexity of the project.


At Zapalac/Reed, seventy-five percent of our clients give us repeat business. Here is just a sample of what some of our repeat clients are saying about working with us:

"Zapalac/Reed was selected for the Laura Bush Library because of their reputation for working closely with Owners and design teams. They have once again proven their value to this Owner and resolved numerous issues both in the field and during the design process before those issues became problems."
- Jeff Musgrove, Principal of American Realty Corp

"Zapalac Reed Construction has brought to us quality construction, value and delivered the project on time."
-Richard E. Anderson, President of HPI

"...(we) would like to acknowledge the outstanding project management that the Zapalac/Reed team exhibited throughout the development of the Travesia Corporate Park project...The ability of your (Zapalac/Reed) team to work with adjacent projects and maintain schedule is also a notable accomplishment."
-Randy McCuistion, Partner at Champion Partners

"Studio 8 Architects has worked extensively with Zapalac/Reed for 6.5 years and myself and members of our firm have worked with them on many projects since 1991...We hold them in the highest regard of all of the contractors that we work with in Central Texas."
-Milton Hime, Principal of Studio 8 Architects

From project management, to the on-site superintendent, to the subcontractors, coordination and communication was a model that other contractors should adopt. 
— John S. Moman, Principal of Moman Architects