Our Story – Starting in Construction from the Ground Up
Precise began as an idea within a family. Ramiro Lopez, Sr., Ramiro Lopez, Jr., and Alberto Lopez began Precise in 2013 after decades of working for some of the most well-known construction companies in the Greater Houston Area. All three men began as crew members on construction sites and each were quickly promoted due to their thirst for knowledge and competitive spirit. Eventually, they decided the best way forward was their own way—that’s when Precise came to be.
Their experience at each level of the industry, in both local and international settings, informs their most protected company value: Respect. They know a good organization, of any type, is built on respect for employees and clients alike. Treating employees with integrity leads to a higher quality of work on site, which is the best way to show clients that same respect.
Our Work – Quality Brings Growth at Precise
In the company’s early days of subcontracting mostly residential jobs, Precise’s work was so fast and so premium in its quality that eventually their jobs building driveways and patios led to work building sidewalks and then roads for those same subdivisions.
Each of Precise’s founders point to their work for the cities of Bay City and Pearland as marking major steps forward. In Bay City, Precise was trusted to complete the delicate work of replacing sidewalks in the city’s historical district, which was going through a revitalization effort. It was their first fully bonded job and they never looked back. They parlayed their success in Bay City into a contract with the city of Pearland who was looking to complete, in their own words, “the largest sidewalk program the City of Pearland had ever undertaken.” The Precise crews worked so quickly, and with such quality and good customer service, they vastly outpaced expectations, helping to finish the citywide project ahead of schedule. If you want to see just how highly the City of Pearland recommends Precise, you can read their letter of recommendation here.
Precise has continually added to their list of services, including utility construction, and, as always, they have their eye to the future. Just as the Lopezes proved themselves time after time coming up in the construction industry, Precise is always looking for the next opportunity to prove the quality of their work.
Ramiro Lopez, Sr.
Ramiro Lopez, Sr. has over 30 years of experience in construction, almost all of which came in the Greater Houston Area. He began in labor but quickly moved up due to persistence a desire to learn. He was always asking questions and seeking opportunities to do new things because he wanted to understand how the industry worked. He moved up and up, working for major construction companies in Houston as a Foreman then Supervisor. Eventually, his sons, Ramiro, Jr. & Alberto, made a decision to begin Precise. He knew they had the skillset to be successful, and when he saw how serious they were in their preparations, he made the decision to join them in the endeavor. He not only brought his ample experience to Precise, but also an understanding of the sacrifices that would need to be made. He believes in the saying “don’t run before you walk” and that spirit has guided Precise to steady growth year after year.
Ramiro Lopez, Jr.
Ramiro Lopez, Jr. is a founding member of Precise and former President of the company. Construction was his first job and he picked it up quickly while learning under his father at several major construction companies in the Greater Houston Area. He was the type of employee who sought out information on new products and construction methods to keep evolving in his field. That skillset and drive eventually led him abroad as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Construction Battalion, better known as the SeaBees, where he plied his trade in active war zones around the world. Upon returning from service, he found a role as a Supervisor in charge of highway paving for a local company back in Houston. His competitive spirit, and experience in the SeaBees, led him to want to branch out with his family. Given his mindset, Ramiro, Jr. was most likely to be found out on project sites even when he was company President. He saw Precise as more than a business opportunity—to him it was an opportunity to show the quality of work a team of people, all pulling in the same direction, are capable of.
Alberto Lopez is a founding member of Precise and current President of the company. Like his brother and father, he has worked every position in construction from crew member on up. His work began under his father, and Alberto caught on quickly and maintained the standard of hard work Ramiro, Sr. had set for his family all their lives. Like his brother, Alberto worked overseas on large scale government construction projects, although he was on the private side of things, running his own crew. His leadership and soft skills, which guided him through those previous jobs, naturally pushed him to want a company of his own. In the early days of Precise, Alberto took on the role of forming business relationships and finding their work. He and Ramiro, Jr. split the duties of starting a company, and their shared willingness to sacrifice and their experience working in harsh conditions overseas is what formed the foundation of their early success. Alberto believes transparency and commitment to quality are what drives long-term success in all facets of business. He operates Precise, from it’s very first day through to now, with respect for his employees and an unshakeable integrity in his dealings with clients.
Katie Lopez began working for Precise in late 2014 as a courier. Piece by piece her responsibilities grew, and she is now Office Manager. She handles paperwork of all sorts, from applications to contracts to insurance, which makes use of her strong organizational skills and attention to detail. She sees the consistently high quality of work as Precise’s signature attribute.
Maria Barboza handles Precise’s IT. She maintains data security and trains employees on how to use data systems. Precise being a family company, and how that translates into company-wide meticulousness and enthusiasm for each project, is what Maria appreciates most about being part of the team.
Garrett Teasdale is Precise’s Equipment Manager, which takes advantage of his history in logistics, as well as his knack for organization and thinking on his feet. Since joining the company in early 2022, Garrett has been impressed with how well Precise takes care of its employees and believes that respect is the foundation the company is built on.
After the founding of the company, Tiffany Lopez was the first employee hired at Precise. She is the company’s Controller, handling financials for all departments. She is proud of having been part of Precise’s rapid growth from what she called a “team of underdogs” to a fully bonded company that has maintained their original core values such as integrity, respect, and transparency.
Roberto Gonzalez began working for Precise as a Civil Engineer in 2019 and has worked in his field since 2013. Roberto wanted to join the Precise team because of their dedication to their work, and to that dedication he has added his own passion for engineering and a patience for the detail his job requires. He believes the name Precise tells clients all they need to know about the quality of work they can expect.
Daniel Estrada has been at Precise since 2015. Having previously worked with Ramiro, Sr. at another company, Daniel eventually joined Precise and worked his way from crew member to General Superintendent overseeing the foremen. Working his way up from job to job, just as each of the company’s founders did, gives Daniel the experience and perspective needed to be a good manager and leader.
Jacob Spoerle has managed Precise’s surveying work since 2021. He’s also responsible for the GPS-assisted equipment and helps maintain company records by taking drone footage of the project sites. He sees the Precise team’s dedication and passion for quality work to be the drivers of their success and continued growth.