100+ Years of Integrity & Innovation
EXPERIENCE MEETS ABILITY
What began as a partnership between J.E. Kingham Construction Company, Keith Dalton and Welcome Wilson Jr. has flourished into a dynamic, full-service design/build firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. Kingham Dalton Wilson, Ltd. (KDW) boasts more than 115 years of combined experience and a track record of 2,000+ successful projects.
Through a wide range of projects, our team solves problems while completing builds on time and on budget. Our method makes the complex design/build concept simple for our clients. The result is completed project that is designed, built and developed to exact specifications without the client getting caught in an overly time-consuming process.
As a full-service commercial and industrial construction company, we are your single source solution for development, design and construction services on both domestic and international projects.
Countless Services. One Point of Contact.
From site selection to design and construction, KDW streamlines the design/build process by providing all key services throughout the life of your project. That means a simplified experience for you every step of the way.
People make the company. The folks at KDW are talented, professional, friendly, and second to none. In spite of the full book of business they keep, I never once felt like my calls were ignored, rushed, or unimportant. Architects, project managers, superintendents.....they were all top-notch. Our design/build experience with KDW exceeded all our expectations.
When Goya realized the need for a large facility capable of heavy production, we knew KDW would be our designs/builder and Houston would be our home. This is our second project in 6 years with KDW and the Goya team considers the KDW team part of our extended family."
In 2013 WIKA Process Solutions LP and GAYESCO INTERNATIONAL LCC started working with the KDW team to design & build our brand new manufacturing facility on a 13 acre lot in the Pasadena ship channel area. From start (concept & initial renderings) to finish (January 2015 moving in) the KDW team supported us in every step of the way.
Working with KDW to build our state of the art High Bay/Heavy Lift Fabrication Shop was nothing short of pleasurable and professional. Their knowledge of construction techniques is amazing and every sub-contractor that was used did impeccable work. We could not have chosen a more competent General Contractor on our million dollar expansion project.
Glenn R. Tackaberry
Dooley Tackaberry, Inc.
KDW was the best choice for our Design-Build we could ever make. From early on, they guided us through this enormous process of defining and designing the perfect building for our needs. Their expertise and experience makes it easy to make the necessary decisions to get the job done and deliver on time the best results possible – the perfect building to grow our business!
The work and craftsmanship executed by the KDW team is truly inspiring and remarkable.They have a way of making what seems nearly impossible, possible and turning your dream into a reality. Their ability to adapt and meet strict deadlines will astonish you. They were an integral part to the true success of our construction phase and allowed us to become the Premier Water Park in Austin.
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115+ Years of Combined Experience
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In 1895, KDW first operated under the name J.E. Kingham Construction and has existed uninterrupted as a family firm committed to quality and integrity.
By the 1960’s, J.E. Kingham Construction Company had earned a reputation as a quality builder, constructing schools, churches, factories, banks, hospitals and commercial buildings throughout East Texas.
The strategic partnership of Kingham Dalton Wilson, Ltd. (KDW) is formed, creating a dynamic, full-service design/build firm headquartered in Houston, Texas.
April 2004 - January 2005
KDW records first year operations profit with zero debt, a remarkable milestone since opening the doors for business in April 2004.
Begins 64,386 sq. ft. Office/Laboratory project for SpectraCell.
Begins construction on KDW’s first design/build project for Goya Foods.
Begins construction of MI-SWACO’s 2nd floor financial center and AEL building.
Completes the first of several construction projects with Goya Foods. KDW provided development and design/build services for Goya’s new 139,640 sq. ft. Distribution Center.
May 2006 - March 2007
Constructs ReedHycalog’s (now NOV) World Manufacturing Headquarters in Conroe, Texas. The 350,751 sq. ft. campus includes a research facility with a full-scale drilling rig, laboratory, full-service cafeteria, employee fitness center, on-site jogging trail, and an office that serves as ReedHycalog’s centralized logistical base for worldwide operations.
November 2006 - January 2008
Constructs Tadano America Corporation’s 77,000 sq. ft. Manufacturing/Warehouse Facility.
KDW moves into Corporate Office located in the Galleria area of Houston, Texas.
Completion of Aker Solution’s new headquarters located on the North Sam Houston Beltway. The 94,800 sq. ft. office and manufacturing facility includes four 60x270 feet of crane bays, where overhead cranes are used to set offshore equipment into sunken concrete pits for testing.
August 2007 - May 2008
Construction of VAM USA’s 96,740 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.
March 2008 - May 2009
Awarded Reserve at Park Ten project, a 365,200 sq. ft. office building. The building is LEED certified, with design and construction of the “Class A” 6-story office building with an 8-story parking garage complete in 14 months.
May 2008 - December 2008
Begins construction of 64,000 sq. ft. chemical distribution facility for Chem One Global Corporation, the first LEED Silver Certified chemical distribution facility in the United States.
August 2008 - August 2010
Begins the 287,200 sq. ft. Bauer Manufacturing North American Headquarters, the 200-year-old German based company’s first United States location.
Completes 169,000 sq. ft. facility for Accredo Packaging, the first LEED Silver Certified manufacturing facility in the state of Texas. This project was Phase I of Accredo’s World Manufacturing Headquarters located in Sugar Land.
KDW’s Special Projects Team is formed to serve clients with smaller-scale construction projects such as interior build-outs, renovations, expansions, structural repairs, small ground-up buildings, specialty foundations, site upgrades, and more.
February 2010 - September 2010
Completes the Research & Development Laboratory for VAM USA.
February 2010 - May 2011
Completion of Noble Corporation’s corporate office, which includes a training facility and warehouse.
July 2010 - May 2011
Completes 52,000 sq. ft. Distribution project for Bertling Logistics.
December 2010 - September 2011
Designed/built new manufacturing & distribution facility for Seatex Corporation’s existing campus.
January 2011 - February 2012
Completion of MSI Oilfield Product’s 150,000 sq. ft. North American Manufacturing Headquarters.
July 2011 - July 2012
Completes Balcones Resources in Austin, Texas. Balcones Resources, the largest independent recycling company in the Southwest United States. Balcones Resources hired KDW to design/build their 112,766 sq. ft. recycling, processing and distribution campus with a 1-year deadline. KDW designed and built the facility in 364 days, successfully delivering the project on time and on budget.
November 2011 - January 2013
Completes Phase II of VAM USA’s Research & Development Laboratory.
May 2012 - February 2013
KDW’s Special Projects Team designs and builds new office/warehouse facility for Railworks.
July 2012 - September 2013
KDW completes 2nd major project for Goya Foods. KDW was hired to relocate and upgrade the existing distribution facility with a larger distribution center accompanied by a cannery of equal size. KDW located and assisted in the acquisition of 130 acres near Brookshire, Texas and designed/built the company’s 380,000 sq. ft. North American Food Processing Center.
November 2012 - September 2014
KDW completes construction of 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility for German-based Wika Instrument.
KDW’s In-House Design Studio complete! Our design team can now host regular meetings to better assist clients with designing their facilities.
April 2013 - February 2014
KDW’s Special Projects Team completes First Bank & Trust of Conroe.
KDW & Balcones Resources win Industrial Development of the Year award in Austin Business Journal’s 14th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.
June 2013 - November 2014
KDW designs and builds U.S. Operations Headquarters for Setpoint Integrated Solutions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
TAM International’s 143,000 sq. ft. Global Manufacturing Headquarters is complete. The manufacturing facility is LEED Silver Accredited, with Class A interior finish-out for the 17,000 sq. ft. office building.
KDW completes Phase II of Accredo Packaging’s campus, consisting of 170,176 sq. ft. office/warehouse space.
February 2014 - October 2014
Special Projects Team completes design/build project with Service Radio Rentals.
March 2014 - November 2014
Utilizing our design/build method, KDW completes 30,000 sq. ft. project for Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) in less than 10 months. The manufacturing facility is PPE’s first custom facility in the United States.
Goya Foods North American Food Processing Center wins the Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Award.
As a result of the company’s ongoing growth, KDW goes through a “re-branding” process and updates its logo design. The updated logo features a sharpened “origami” look that gives it depth while still symbolizing ‘turn-key’ solutions. KDW’s tagline ‘Design. Build. Beyond.’ Means we go beyond just ordinary design/build services – beyond expectations.
April 2015 - September 2016
Completes 40,502 sq. ft. Distribution Facility for LQP, Inc.
May 2015 - June 2016
Completes General Packaging located in the Conroe Business Park.
August 2015 - May 2016
KDW completes construction of Typhoon Texas Waterpark in Katy, Texas. The largest private waterpark built in the United States in the last 10 years.
Completes 50,000 sq. ft. Spec Building for the Taylor EDC in Taylor, Texas.
November 2015 - January 2017
Completes Norel Animal Nutrition’s first production location in the United States.
The Special Projects Team completes office & manufacturing facilities for Oldcastle Precast’s location in Brookshire, Texas.
December 2015 - June 2016
Completes 70,000 sq. ft. expansion project for NOV in Conroe, Texas.
January 2017 - November 2017
After months of due diligence, negotiations, careful planning and construction, Sika, a 107-year-old international manufacturer with more than 200 factories in 100 countries, is completed. The first phase of Sika’s Sealy manufacturing campus includes specialized proprietary equipment that enables the company to manufacture a comprehensive portfolio of mortar products and polymer-based concrete admixtures.
Awarded 324,000 sq. ft. design/build expansion project with Goya Foods. The expansion nearly doubles Goya’s existing 380,000 sq. ft. North American Processing Center in Brookshire, Texas.
March 2017 - October 2017
KDW has completed an expansion of the Shasta Beverages Houston plant where the beverage manufacturer has added 34,650 sq. ft. of warehouse space. The owner-occupied expansion of the 98,900 sq. ft. facility was completed without business interruption.
June 2017 - December 2017
KDW completes another project for Oldcastle Precast, a leading provider of engineered building product solutions and services for North American infrastructure projects. The expansion of its existing facility in Mansfield has added 11,000 sq. ft. of new manufacturing space. KDW designed and built the new space, a pre-engineered metal building with a 50 ft crane extension and a 12 ft deep concrete pit to accommodate a precast pipe and manhole mass production machine.
August 2017 - April 2019
Awarded design/build project for AIV-GCM’s new 320,000+ sq. ft. Fabrication & Distribution facility.
December 2016 - May 2017
Completes expansion of Typhoon Texas Waterpark in Pflugerville, Texas.
March 2018 - March 2019
Awarded project for MAN Energy Solutions’ new 137,665 sq. ft. North American Headquarters located at the Twinwood Business Park.
June 2018 - December 2020
Groundbreaking ceremony held to kick off the construction of Accredo Packaging’s Phase III Expansion, adding over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehouse & production space to the company’s campus in Sugar Land, Texas.
November 2018 - February 2020
KDW started construction on Sam Houston Area Council's new Camp Strake Scout Camp that totals 66 structures with various site improvements.
January 2019 - August 2019
KDW started construction on a pre-engineered manufacturing facility for Future Pipe Industries with approximately 1,500 SF of office space.
March 2019 - October 2019
Construction of Pipeline Packaging's second expansions begins. The expansion consisted of 90,000 SF warehouse with 3,000 SF office addition.
October 2019 - October 2020
KDW began construction on a new cold storage facility that includes 46,076 SF of -10F cold storage that holds more than 5,600 pallet positions in high-pile racking on an insulated slab protected by a Quell Fire Sprinkler system.
February 2020 - June 2021
KDW started construction on R+L Carriers' newest truck terminal that operates as a new service center in Waller, Texas.
March 2020 - June 2020
Construction began on the third location for Newton Nursery in Katy, Texas
March 2020 - February 2021
Construction on the new manufacturing facility for JDR Cabling Systems began.
September 2020 - June 2021
Construction of a Wet Sounds new 118,386 SF headquarters began.
Our team of contractors and designers are industry veterans who have the expertise and experience to execute your vision efficiently, while exceeding quality expectations.