Sundt Begins Work on Lake Mcqueeney, Lake Placid Dams

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Sundt begins rebuilding the Lake McQueeny Dam


SEGUIN, Texas. (October 16, 2023) – Sundt Construction has started work to update the Lake McQueeney and Placid dams for the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.

The $82 million project includes replacing the existing dam gates with new steel crest gates, making structural modifications to the existing spillway structure, upgrades to the mechanical system and electrical distribution, new video surveillance and more.

“These projects are critical pieces of infrastructure to the Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid communities. Sundt is happy to bring our dam experience and update the dams for this community,” said Darren Okruhlik, Sundt area manager.

The dams at Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid are part of six hydroelectric dams along the Guadalupe River that create the Guadalupe Valley hydroelectric system and associated lakes. The Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid dams are more than 90 years old and have reached the end of their useful life. This project will improve dam safety and provide the communities their lakes for generations to come.

In Texas, Sundt has over 50 years and $3 billion of project experience, with offices in San Antonio, Dallas and El Paso. The company is currently working on the San Pedro Creek Improvements, the Broadway Street improvements, Zona Cultural in downtown San Antonio and the $477 million 183 North Mobility project in Austin in a joint venture with Archer Western. Sundt also recently began work on the Upper Brushy Creek Dam 101 in Williamson County.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 133-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 2,000-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in nine major trades. Much of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 13 offices throughout California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Florida and is currently ranked the country’s 62nd largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

Media Contact:

Stefanie Teller
Sundt Construction, Inc.
520.750.4611 (office)