A Leading Austin Commercial Construction Company Committed to Your Success.


For over two decades, Engen Contracting Inc. (ECI) has been a dynamic player in the Austin commercial construction industry. Collaborations range from corporate, to national franchise clients with ground up construction projects, to smaller mom and pop businesses with tenant improvement needs. Our staff provides thoughtful, focused and personal attention to our clients regardless of the project size or client.

Our diverse portfolio includes, but is not limited to:

  • Auto Repair/Lube
  • Child Development
  • Community/Civic
  • Healthcare
  • Office
  • Restaurant/Breweries
  • Retail
  • Self-Storage

With a ‘turn key’ client approach, we execute projects in a seamless fashion that can effectively serve a client from pre-construction all the way through post-construction and all steps in between. Value engineering services ensure that you are fully informed of cost and time saving considerations while our sustainability team can help meet your LEED and Green Building requirements.


Constructing Purposeful and Trusting Relationships for Over Twenty Years.

 
 

ECI has a Long History Building in the Austin Area.

Engen Contracting Inc. was founded in 1997 by two brothers, Chris and Geoff Engen. At the inception, they had a vision to serve the local community with a dependable, faith driven and trusted Austin commercial construction company. Like any other startup, they tried their hand on assorted projects and came to an early realization that their niche market focused mainly on the commercial construction industry. Since that time, ECI has redefined itself through a transformation that broadened its focus into the Central Texas area with additional exposure in the San Antonio, Houston and DFW markets with construction for office, retail, healthcare, self-storage, automotive, restaurants/breweries, and child development facilities. 

ECI is motivated to effectively serve its clients by way of aligning them with a construction team best suited for the needs of the specific project at hand. The company is fully licensed, bonded and insured, to meet your partnering requirements.

Guided by a Clear and Simple Philosophy.

Chris Engen, President of ECI, says his philosophy is clear and simple: Think through solutions and execute a well thought out plan, conduct business practices in an ethical and fair manner, provide the customer the service they’ve bought into and don’t change stripes regardless of the circumstances. This consistent philosophy has afforded ECI the opportunity to attain successful results on a project by project basis regardless of variations in chemistry. Success is almost exclusively determined by our ability to build lasting and positive relationships.

Quality is paramount within our philosophy. It is important that not only our client and the architects’ and engineers’ expectations are met, but it is critical for ECI to feel a great sense of pride upon the completion of a project and which then becomes the standard for achieving success.

We drill into our field staff, who in turn evangelizes this same mentality out to active vendors on each of their respective projects, to get completely marinated with the plans/specifications and, not any less important, listen to each of our client’s needs & expectations. This exercise in the infancy project stage includes the identification of discrepancies within the ‘Construction Documents’ which are immediately brought to the attention of the design team. Superintendents would not be working for ECI if they couldn’t immediately identify straight, plumb, consistent, level, etc. means of construction standards. We surround ourselves with sub-contractors who share the same quality standards as ourselves.

 
 

A Commitment to Safety with NO Losses to Date.

At our work sites, ECI is committed to the safety of all team members, workers, sub-contractors, and others, including the general public. Safety must never be compromised. It is part of quality workmanship and the mark of true professionals. To further our commitment to health and safety, ECI established the ‘No’ Injury program.

The elimination of all injuries is possible, and we are dedicated to achieving this goal. Every team member on every project is obligated to assume responsibility for safety and work towards the ‘No’ Injury goal by:    

  • Proactively plan to set the best, job specific, safety program in place
  • Conducting work in a safe manner
  • Drug & alcohol testing programs
  • Company safety and health manuals
  • New employee orientation and training
  • Belief that a safe job is a productive job
  • Identifying and eliminating unsafe conditions
  • Stopping work immediately to correct any unsafe condition encountered
  • Taking corrective action so that work can proceed in a safe manner
  • Meeting or exceeding government and industry safety standards as we work to be a model for the commercial construction industry.

Open Studio Architecture

Our experience working with Engen Contracting, Inc. for the past 6 years has been excellent. They bring key construction knowledge and outstanding management to each project. ... We have teamed up on multiple successful projects. Engen Contracting’s approach to a project brings a great value not only to our client, but to the design team as well. ... Anyone would be well served selecting Engen Contracting, Inc. as their construction manager or general contractor for their project.

Aaron Clark, RA
Partner / Open studio architecture

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many different general contractors. Working with Chris, Michael and the ECI team has always been an enjoyable experience. Their thoughtfulness for detail and craft, management tactics and professionalism at all levels of the construction process has been an absolute pleasure. I have seen it and my clients have seen it as well ... and that is a true testament to their work and care.

Micah Land
Partner / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Albert Enterprises

Synergistic partnerships don’t come along very often.  Over the past three years, we have been truly blessed to find a group of folks that not only THINK and WORK like us, but TRUST like us.  Success comes when you find PARTNERS in this business that have the same VALUES and PRINCIPLES as your own TEAM.  The results are magical.  Chris and the wonderful TEAM at ECI have been that Fairy Dust for Albert Enterprises and Albert Restaurant Group.  We couldn’t do what we do in Central and South Texas without them.  Keep up the great work!

Cary Albert
President / Albert Enterprises

Kerbey Lane Cafe

It was an absolute pleasure working with Chris and the ECI team.  They brought a level of professionalism and organization we’d never before experienced with a general contractor and their attention to detail and ability to adapt in the field was remarkable.  ECI has been a tremendous partner in our business and we will continue to look to them as we undertake new projects.

Mason Ayer
Chief Executive Officer / Kerbey Lane Cafe

Austin Habitat for Humanity

When Austin Habitat for Humanity took on building our new Headquarters Building & ReStore in South Austin it was the largest undertaking in our 30 year history.  ECI was up to the challenge, bringing our project in on time and under budget.  We’ve received numerous compliments on the project and we are proud to show off our new home.  We know we can trust ECI to do quality work and look forward to working with them on our next project. Onward,

Phyllis Snodgrass
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Engen Contracting Inc.

A full-service general contractor specializing in commercial construction, ECI brings a strong reputation for building quality projects that are competitively priced, a commitment to quality craftsmanship, professionalism, and building trusting relationships to every project we undertake.

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2100 Kramer Lane, Suite 550
Austin, Texas 78758

P: 512.342.2774
E: info@eciaustin.com