More Than A
Century Of Excellence

With its sterling reputation and over a century of experience, Bellows has become a landmark in the construction industry. Since 1914, Bellows has left its mark with projects in the cultural arts, office/mixed-use, industrial, healthcare, religious, and education sectors.

1914

Warren S. Bellows Founds the Company

Warren S. Bellows Founds the Company

Mr. Bellows founded the company in Canada in 1914 and soon moved the company to Kansas City, Missouri. (President from 1914 – 1960; Chairman until his death in 1967)

1920

Company on the Move

Company on the Move

In 1920 the company moved to Oklahoma City and won contracts throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. (Photograph: University of Texas Tower)

1936

Building a Texas Landmark

Building a Texas Landmark

In 1936 Bellows was awarded the contract to build the San Jacinto Monument which moved the company to Houston.

1946

A Family Business

A Family Business

Warren S. Bellows, Jr. joined the company in 1946, becoming President in 1960. He was Chairman from 1979 until his death in 1996.

1947

A Strong Executive Team

A Strong Executive Team

Warren S. Bellows, Jr.’s brother, George F. Bellows joined the company in 1947 and served as President from 1979 until his retirement in 1987.

1947

Establishing a Foundation for Future Growth

Establishing a Foundation for Future Growth

Bellows became incorporated in 1947. (Photograph: City National Bank, completed in 1947)

1963

ExxonMobil Building (formerly Humble Oil) Reaches New Heights

ExxonMobil Building (formerly Humble Oil) Reaches New Heights

Bellows completed the ExxonMobil Building (formerly Humble Oil) in 1963. At the time it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

1963

Controlling Glare on Tenneco Building

Controlling Glare on Tenneco Building

In 1963, Bellows Construction completed the Tenneco Building, now Kinder Morgan. The windows are recessed from the building’s frame to control glare since all four sides of the building are exposed to sun. The building’s footprint is an exact square.

1968

Opening Night for the Original Alley Theatre

Opening Night for the Original Alley Theatre

Bellows completed the original Alley Theatre in Downtown Houston in October 1968. By opening night, November 26, 1968, more than 20,000 subscriptions had been sold!

1971

One Shell Plaza – The World’s Tallest Lightweight Concrete Structure

One Shell Plaza – The World’s Tallest Lightweight Concrete Structure

Completed in 1971, One Shell Plaza. It was the tallest concrete building in the world at the time it was built and is still the world’s tallest lightweight concrete structure.

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