Construction Today - May 2017 - 74
Civil | J-TRACK LLC
not only excels as a track company,
but as a general contractor on a variety of
projects, including utilities.
be trained in fusing and welding gas lines.
J-Track will also be performing excavation,
shoring and roadway restoration, ensuring
another avenue of growth.
Given its expertise in track work, its
decision to expand and open up a Chicago-based office in Lisle, Ill., is a logical next
step. Known as the J-Track LLC Central
Division, it will be run by Bill Dorris, vice
president and general manager. "This is the
rail hub of the country," Dorris says. "And we
definitely wanted to have a strong Midwest
presence." Indeed, the company has already
begun bidding on an estimated $2.2 billion
worth of Chicago Transit Authority improvement projects over the next few years,
to go along with plenty of projects back in
New York as well.
In addition to focusing on the Midwest,
the new Central Division will let J-Track
focus on other areas of the country where
extensive track work is being done. "The
beauty of Bill's operation is he can go
anywhere in the U.S, and he may even hit
California," Levine says. "We would love to
have a presence in all 48 states."
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Regardless of which states J-Track
operates in, it ultimately knows what it
is, first and foremost. "Our main focus is
track," Levine says. "But as track people, it's
down and dirty work, 24/7, no frills." And
that means the company will continue to
apply simple principles. "The mindset of
our group now is the same as it was back
in 2007," Levine explains. "Our culture is
basically hardworking people, with an
open and transparent company. At the end
of the day, the low bid wins, but we need to
remember that our workforce is the most
And as J-Track continues to value its people, its revenues and project base have only
gone up. "We want to be the $100 million
company," Levine says.
"We made that goal the year Hurricane
Sandy hit the New York area, and are trying
hard to work our way back there and most
important sustain that year after year."