About Travis Industries

Service Runs Deep

The Travis family of painting contractors is a long-standing member of the construction and contracting community in San Antonio. We are a family business and have been since 1886, spanning five generations of craftsmen who hold our employees and our work to exacting standards. We cover both San Antonio and the Dallas Ft. Worth market, but at the core of our business the same commitment to quality that we launched with in 1886 remains.

We are proud of our heritage, and hope that you will choose Travis Industries as a service provider on your next project.

Industries Served


General Construction

Construction & Heavy Equipment

Food & Beverage

Government (Defense & Transportation)

Manufacturing & OEM


Marine & Shipyard

Metals & Mining

Oil & Gas Production

Tanks & Equipment

Power Generation & Transmission

Process Equipment Manufacturing


Refining & Petrochemical

Structural Steel Fabrication & Erection

Tank, Pipeline, & Vessel Fabrication

Waterworks & Wastewater Treatment

Utility Construction

Travis Industries is the top provider of Industrial Painting & Protective Coating, Abrasive Blasting & Industrial Cleaning, Scaffolding, Industrial Insulation, and Intumescent Fireproofing services throughout the Midland and Permian Basin area.

In addition to serving Midland and Permian Basin, Travis Industries services all of Texas and the Southwest.

Our History

Our family business was established five generations ago in 1886, so the craft runs deep in our blood. Founder James A. Travis started painting railroad bridges and depots out of Lampasas, Texas, and would later pass the business on to his sons Charles and L.E. (Ed) in 1916. By 1927, the family business had been relocated to San Antonio, and in 1939, the company took on its first “industrial” sandblasting and painting projects.

By 1952, L.E. (Ed) Travis, Jr., had taken the reins and expanded the work of the company across the state — so much so that his three sons — L.E. (Ed) III, Ronald, and William — joined the company in the 1970s. Each brother grew into their own related painting company, pursuing either commercial or industrial projects statewide.

Through the 1980s, Travis Industrial Painters became the premier water tank and tower painting contractor in the state of Texas, building a successful reputation as an industry leader and pioneer of new technologies. In the 1990s, the company tightened its focus on serving the South and Central Texas area and expanded its shop capabilities to meet the needs of growing industry. We are proud to operate the area’s premier industrial painting facility today because of those efforts. By this time, the fifth generation of the family had entered the business.

We value the legacy of superior service that comes with our history, but we know that our business cannot be rooted in the past. It is our goal to continue to look forward and provide solutions to our customers’ needs through superior service, attention to detail, skilled craftsmanship, and new technologies.

We live here and we work here, and we believe serving the Facility Owners, Manufacturers and Contractors in our area to the best of our ability is critical to the longevity of our Company. At our core, it is also the people that we employ that make a difference, and are the source of our continued success.



At the heart of Travis Industries is our commitment to a safe work environment. Our operating system, in-depth safety policies, and programs are designed to engage and educate the entire workforce as it pertains to safely working through projects.

We believe in the philosophies of “target zero incidents” and a “drug-free workplace”, and these beliefs are part of our fundamental ideals as it concerns to safety in the work place. Our efforts have created an award-winning safety program that enables us to consistently exceed the expectations of our customers. Travis Industries provides continuing support, education, training and technical expertise regarding safety, so we can all feel safe.

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