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BrandSafway Acquires Big City Access in Texas

Dec. 5, 2020
BrandSafway has acquired the assets of Big City Access, based in Houston, effective Dec. 1. The acquisition enables BrandSafway to grow its construction and infrastructure business in Texas.

BrandSafway has acquired the assets of Big City Access, based in Houston, effective Dec. 1. The acquisition enables BrandSafway to grow its construction and infrastructure business in Texas.

       Founded in 2002, Big City Access is a privately owned provider of access and scaffolding in the Texas commercial construction market with approximately 160 employees. With additional locations in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Big City Access has worked with area builders, contractors, construction managers and developers to provide safe and efficient solutions for projects of every size and scope. Big City Access offers supported scaffold, shoring, mast climbers, transport platforms, and a range of hoists and suspended platforms, which can be custom engineered for any job. The company also provides safety equipment and training.       

“BrandSafway is committed to becoming the number one total access solutions provider in metro areas around the country, and this acquisition demonstrates that commitment,” said Art Eunson, president of BrandSafway’s Metro and Infrastructure Division. “By combining Big City Access with BrandSafway’s commercial operation in Texas, we will become the largest and most experienced premier commercial access provider in Texas, going to market as Big City Access by BrandSafway.”       

“Big City Access has an outstanding reputation and brings more than 18 years of technologically advanced commercial access experience to BrandSafway in Texas,” said Mike Krach, regional vice president of BrandSafway’s Metro and Infrastructure Division. “By leveraging the assets and expertise of Big City Access, together with BrandSafway’s, we can deliver a full suite of access and scaffolding, forming and shoring, and safety equipment and training to the commercial and infrastructure markets throughout the Texas region.”       

Both BrandSafway and Big City Access customers will now be able to take advantage of a wider range of products and services. “This is an exciting opportunity for both our customers and our employees,” said Barbara Roberts, president and CEO of Big City Access. “By joining the leading access and industrial services company in North America, we can further grow our business and provide an enhanced level of service to our customers.”

BrandSafway has 340 locations in 30 countries, delivering forming, shoring, scaffolding, work access and industrial service solutions. Based in Kennesaw, Ga., BrandSafway is No. 6 on the RER 100.