Picasso Contractors is quickly becoming Dallas Fort Worth’s most trusted demolition contractor. The company has grown by focusing on doing things differently, and doing them well. Established in 2015, Picasso is a selective demolition contractor that recently expanded their services to include final cleaning and labor services. Picasso serves clients in the DFW metroplex and with annual revenues of approximately $2 million. Picasso was founded by Elizabeth Ponce, who serves as the President and CEO.
In 2015, the Dallas / Fort Worth metro area started experiencing significant growth, and as a result there was a need for flexible, reliable demo contractors. Previously, Elizabeth had been involved in the construction business for over 10 years and recognized the need for quality demolition contracting. In response, she started Picasso Contractors, a certified Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.
Initially formed to provide labor services, the company has evolved into a general construction firm offering services such as renovation, bollard installation and saw cutting. They have completed small to large projects with various levels of complexity from basic insulation to final cleaning.
After just 6 years of being in business, Picasso has earned the reputation as one of the best demolition contractors in Dallas. What are they doing differently? Elizabeth has infused Picasso with several principles that guide every job:
• Respect the client
• Be reliable, engaged and responsive
• Leave the job site clean
• Details matter
In 2021, Elizabeth set the goal to grow the business significantly, and her focus and discipline have paid off, being recognized as one of several subcontractors involved in winning projects at the RHCA Pillar Awards. The company was also approved to participate as a General Contractor for the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), a huge win for them. In addition, Picasso has secured several new projects in the DFW area, with DISD, Fort Worth Independent Schools, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Agency.
Even though Picasso has been very busy, Elizabeth finds time to support her staff by frequently highlighting employees on social media, providing lunches to the crew to reward them for their hard work, as well as mentor those who want to start their own business. “The demolition business is hard work, and people here move on and move up through learning and increasing their skills – we give them training, and people get the opportunity to move on with their career, which is a big reward. It becomes a mentorship thing with us.”
She is also the founder of the Luna Awards, which she formed as an opportunity to highlight women in the construction business. What started as a small ceremony with 80 participants has grown to become a large, well attended annual ceremony with over 1,800 attendees across 6 Texas cities. “I wanted to honor women in construction and the trades. It gives them recognition and encouragement that they actually can do it,” She said. Elizabeth also walks the walk: 65% of her employees at Picasso are women.
Join Struxtion in congratulating Elizabeth and Picasso Contractors for doing such great work to help build our communities!