The company began with just two offices in 1985—Washington, DC and Cairo, Egypt. Since then, we have built a global footprint and an international reputation for exceeding client expectations.
A year into operation, we began providing U.S. materials to a variety of corporate and U.S. government agencies as well as construction subcontracting services for U.S. Government-funded projects in Egypt.
By 1990, we won our first construction contract as Prime Contractor. Though just $1.9 million, it was the launch of our construction operations. By 1994, the company had over $100 million of construction projects under its belt and, better yet, not a single lost-time accident.
In our 10th year, we expanded our reach with a branch office in Doha, Qatar that opened opportunities in the Gulf region. In 1998, Orascom Construction Industries acquired a 45% ownership stake in the company. By 2001, ENR Magazine named Contrack one its Top International Contractors for the tenth straight year.
In 2003, we opened offices in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2005, a UAE office followed. In the company’s 20th year, we surpassed the $250 million revenue threshold and Orascom acquired the remaining stake of the company.
In 2013, Contrack International acquired Watts Constructors, LLC and began merging company operations. Watts was established in 1993 as a woman-owned small business operating primarily as a subcontractor in the San Francisco Bay Area. In June 2007, Watts Constructors relocated its corporate headquarters to Honolulu, Hawaii and expanded its work on the U.S. mainland and Guam.
In 2014, we opened an office in Yokohama, Japan which is our base of operations for the Asia Pacific region.
In 2015, we officially changed our name to Contrack Watts, Inc. The resulting company is, in every respect, built to build.