Darrin Willer, PE, FSAME

Executive Vice President, National Transportation Business Line Leader

Darrin Willer serves as our National Transportation Business Line Leader. In this role, Darrin is responsible for the growth of this business unit which constitutes 33 percent of the DCCM portfolio. He works directly with our Chairman/CEO Jim Thompson and our Private Equity partner White Wolf to identify key acquisition partners and with the Division leadership to foster organic growth.

Having grown up in a military family and serving in the Army, Darrin’s career trajectory spans the leadership, management, and technical aspects of the industry with a deep commitment to excellence in engineering, project leadership, and team building.

This extensive experience highlights Darrin’s adeptness in navigating the challenges of large-scale transportation engineering projects, from their conceptualization to the detailed aspects of their design and implementation with a focus on efficiency, safety, and sustainability of transportation systems.

Darrin graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and was a member of the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer and served in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky under then LTC David Petraeus.

Darrin has a passion for service and is deeply engaged in his church and community. He serves as a Past President and Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Past Chair of the Board for the North Houston Association (NHA), and serves as Board Member and Co-Chair Elect for the Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG).

Professional Highlights

  • 33 years in the industry leading the development of complex transportation projects with a construction value of over $40 billion
  • 13 years of service in the Army as a Combat Engineer Officer in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) delivering large-scale and field expedient roadway, airfield, and combat support projects.
  • Led the development of TxDOT’s toll feasibility program in support of HB 3588 (2003)
  • Led the development of the $15 billion downtown Houston interstate reconstruction program (North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)) from concept to NEPA clearance; noted by Federal Highway Administration as the most complex project they have seen to date
  • Led the development of the first design build toll road in El Paso along the Texas/Mexico/New Mexico borders to relieve I-10, the $800 million Border West Expressway (I-10 relief route) from concept to NEPA clearance, including a Texas-first pilot for an abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
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