Henry B. "Pat" Zachry

Airfield Constructor
Record-setting concrete pour of DFW International Airport

A Texas highway worker, Pat Zachry resigned his job in 1924 to start the H. B. Zachry Company, a construction business that built bridges, buildings and freeways and specialized in concrete paving for airports. In 1942 the H.B. Zachry Company built Hondo Army Airfield in 89 days. The air base consisted of over 600 buildings, numerous streets, utilities and a full aerodrome complete with runways, taxiways and parking ramps. Zachry subsequently built numerous airports in Texas and completed a record-setting concrete pour at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Today, Zachry Construction Corporation’s influence is evident in many airport construction projects in Texas and around the world.

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