In 1993, Wallace Cogbill, Jr. founded Wallace Enterprises in Vidor, Texas, and offered metal fabrication and general construction services to clients in southeast Texas. By 1999, the company had evolved into Cogbill Construction LLC, adding a full range of mechanical industrial services and industrial construction services to the entire Gulf Coast region.
Cogbill Construction recognizes that customer loyalty is built on partnerships and win-win relationships with all stakeholders. We foster these relationships with effective communication, attention to detail, responsive action, commitment, and observing dignity and morality in everything we do. We seek to not only establish such relationships with our clients, but with our vendors, employees, and the community at large.
These principles have guided Cogbill Construction’s pursuit of excellence and growth by seeking world-class certifications through ASME, AISC, AWS, ISNetworld, and Avetta, among others. We also employ numerous Lean Manufacturing methodologies such as 5S, Kanbans, the Visual Workplace, and PDCA cycles, as part of our continuous improvement culture.
As a result of all these efforts, today we offer a strong and balanced mix of services and products, and have a solid but continuously growing clientele. Our industrial construction division is complemented by our mechanical maintenance services division to support the country’s growing petrochemical and industrial complex. Also, our metal fabrication facility supports the needs of both divisions, as well as being a standalone entity supporting a national need for fabricated metal components and products, especially custom-built industrial piping supports and accessories.
Our RedLineIPS brand of piping products is the culmination of these efforts, where our metallic offerings are complemented with custom-fabricated composite (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, FRP) products. This strengthens our support for customers whose piping systems suffer from corrosion, a problem many industrial customers face, especially in our region at the Gulf of Mexico.
Today, the crowning jewel of our FRP products is our RedLineIPS SmartPad System, an innovative product developed, in-house, to protect piping systems from external corrosion at the pipe support points, often termed “Corrosion Under Pipe Supports (CUPS)”. The result of ten (10) years of development, our patent-pending, EPOXYLESS wear pad system is being adopted by major refineries and chemical plants in the region, to protect their piping systems and their entire facilities from corrosion.
Cogbill Construction continues to grow and integrate its products and services and offer them as turnkey solutions to its clients in both local and national markets. Our reach is expanding to encompass global clients, to bring them our quality “MADE IN USA” custom products and manufacturing expertise.