H.R. (Randy) Ueckert has thirty-plus years experience in design, field engineering, project management, and estimating relating to Heavy / Civil construction including municipal, oil field, school district, airport, utility, commercial and retail. Randy directs the overall activities of the company ensuring all operations are effective and efficient and company procedures are followed.

Randy is a lifelong, fith generation Bellville resident who began H.R. Ueckert Co., Inc. in February 2002 with the purchase of the Priesmeyer Brothers, a 42-year-old farm and ranch contracting business located in Bellville.  Randy brought over 25 years of experience in the farm and commercial contracting field to the company.  Before purchasing the company, Randy was the job superintendent for Lonnie Lischka Company in Bellville on jobs that included major detention ponds and drainage ditches for Harris and Fort Bend counties, Highway 290 by-pass in Hempstead, Texas, excavation and site work for Katy Mills Mall and the Woodlands Mall.  He was project superintendent for the reclamation of the coalmines in Carlos, Texas for Texas Municipal Power Agency which involved over seven million cubic yards of excavation and shaping.  Randy is known for his strong and diligent work ethic, and has completed most projects ahead of schedule. Randy is a former board member of both Faith Academy of Bellville and Nelsonville Brethren Church and continues to be involved in these and several other community organizations   Randy and his wife Reesa have been married for over 35 years. They have three daughters; Terri Lynne who is married to Justin Maresh, and their boys, Jared and Garrett, Kara who is married to Austin Rathbone, and their children Eli and Randi, and Kate who is married to Trey Carter with their daughter Layton.  Randy is a former board member of both Faith Academy of Bellville and Nelsonville Brethren Church and continues to be involved in these and several other community organizations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Maresh -Excavation Project Manager

 

Justin has seventeen-plus years’ experience in Heavy / Civil construction including municipal, oil field, school district, airport, commercial and retail. As a finish dozer operator, Justin is a lead man for all excavation projects who takes pride in his work. Justin is a fifth generation native of Austin county, and a member of the Bellville Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife Terri have two sons, Jared and Garrett, and live in Bellville and are members of Nelsonville Brethren church.

 

 

 

David Chovanec- Spraying Technician &Trac-Hoe Operator

 

David has worked in farm and ranch contracting for over twenty five years. He worked as a plant operator and heavy equipment operator in the Colorado county gravel pits before joining Priesmeyer Brothers in 1987. He has been doing commercial spraying since 1992 and has sprayed over one-half million acres. David was born and raised in the Brushy Community of Colorado County and is the fifth generation of his family to work the family farm. David and his wife Donna live in Bellville and have two children and two grandchildren. David and his family attend St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, and David volunteers with the Boy Scout.

 

 

 

Aaron Maresh-Excavation Project Manager

 

Aaron, or as everyone calls him, Bubba has over twenty six years’ experience operating construction equipment, and is an expert dozer operator.  Many repeat customers ask for Bubba by name for their next project.  Bubba also has an incredible mind and memory for numbers, and is an excellent asset on complicated projects.  Bubba is a fifth generation native of Austin county and he and his wife Racheal live on their family farm outside of Sealy, and enjoy gardening together.  They are also members of Nelsonville Brethren Church. 

 

 

 

 

Mark Arning-Lead Scraper Operator

 

Mark has thirty-plus years of experience in street projects and installation of municipal sanitary sewers. He has an incredible memory and attention to detail that makes him a great asset on any project.   His main duties with H. R. Ueckert are scraper, dozer, and backhoe operator.  Mark is a member of the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department and the Nelsonville Brethren Church. 

 

 

Joe Solis- Finish Blademan

 

 

Joe has fifty-plus years of highway construction experience.  Joe is known as the “Blue Top King” and can cut a grade better than a laser guided machine. He is a Korean war veteran, and speaks English, Spanish, and German.  He oversees stabilization and base operations. Joe and his wife Ninfa have one son and two grandchildren and live in Bellville. 

 

 

 

 

Bryan Vacha- Tree Service Superintendent

 

Bryan has worked in the farm and ranch industry in and around Bellville his entire life. Being a former ranch manager of a three thousand acre ranch, and a former owner of a cattle shipping business he posses vast knowledge of ranch, pasture and land management.  He is also well skilled in the art of making any outdoor area look beautiful. Bryan is a charter member of the Kenney Volunteer Fire Department, and a board member of the Austin County Youth Rodeo Association.  He and his wife Janet have two children, live in Kenney and are members of the Kenney Cowboy Church.  

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