Heavy Construction Systems Specialists | Fort Bend Economic Development Council
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Innovators & Leaders

In 1986, Heavy Construction Systems Specialists (HCSS) began developing software to help construction companies streamline their operations.  HCSS embraces a corporate culture focused on wellness, personal and professional employee growth, and a work environment that has led HCSS to be dubbed the Google of Fort Bend County. With adult slides and cargo nets, colorful, engaging interiors, dog kennels, full sized soccer field and basketball court, onsite telehealth services, and gadgets and gizmos to inspire innovation, HCSS supports a business climate that attracts the best and brightest software developers to Fort Bend County. 

Project Highlights

HCSS relocated to Sugar Land in Fort Bend County in 2009, bringing their corporate headquarters and 85 employees to nearly 12 acres in the Sugar Land Business Park.  They expanded in 2015, and in 2020, they completed their second expansion, increasing their workforce to nearly 400. The third building completed this year adds 58,500 square feet of campus space.  This second expansion, which totaled nearly $12 million in capital investment, brings the HCSS total footprint to 120,000 square feet. Both the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County incentivized this project, retaining 200 high tech jobs and adding an additional 200 jobs. 

Why They Chose Fort Bend County

HCSS is ingrained in the Fort Bend business community, leading several technology committees, donating money to area universities and charities, and supporting local business organizations.  They chose Fort Bend, then chose to stay and expand twice, making Fort Bend County their home. 

Fort Bend County is the best kept secret in the tech world.  The diverse community, highly educated population, quality of life that is unmatched, and pro-business, solution-driven culture attracted us to Fort Bend, and it is why we have expanded and stayed here to grow our business.
Tom Webb, VP of Strategic Initiatives and Customer Relations for HCSS