Investor Spotlight: SpawGlass

Many prominent new structures around San Antonio display the burgundy and gold logo of the company bringing the project to fruition: SpawGlass. The commercial and civil contracting company prides itself on delivering the absolute best construction experience for its clients, leaving their mark on many landmarks across San Antonio and Texas.

Founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and T. Frank Glass and headquartered in San Antonio since 1979, SpawGlass has over 40 years of local, San Antonio area knowledge and experience with construction costs and practices.

“We don’t just build buildings, we build people.” This quote, attributed to founder Louis Spaw, forms the basis for the company’s initiatives to this day. SpawGlass currently employs more than 750 Texans, over 200 of them in San Antonio. Relationships, ownership and professionalism take precedence at SpawGlass and it shows in the culture and structure of the organization. In 2018, SpawGlass team members spent more than 20,000 hours on professional development training, upholding the forward-thinking professionalism and culture that drives SpawGlass.

SpawGlass maintains strong relationships with the local specialty contracting community, as well as the community at large. Demonstrating their passion for education, every year since 2003, SpawGlass has awarded the $40,000 T. Frank Glass Memorial Scholarship to children of SpawGlass team members. SpawGlass also has created endowments at several Texas universities to support education outside of the company. In a hands-on approach to encouraging and supporting education, SpawGlass team members routinely make time to give tours of construction projects to students interested in pursuing industry-related careers.

“Whether working up a sweat in charity runs or building a home for a wounded veteran, our team members show their passion for our communities by giving their own time to lend a hand to those in need.” says Melodye Tomsu,Business Development Manager & Employee Owner about her fellow SpawGlass team members.

SpawGlass’s impressive portfolio of transformational projects in the San Antonio region includes: 

Confluence Park

Confluence Park - Located along the San Antonio River, this award winning new public park includes a primary pavilion constructed of large concrete forms that collect and funnel rainwater; a multi-purpose space with a green roof providing thermal mass for passive heating and cooling; play areas; and satellite pavilions that mirror the form of the primary pavilion. Client - San Antonio River Foundation

Texas A&M San Antonio

Science and Technology Building Texas A&M University at San Antonio - A 140,500 square foot college facility that supports instructional and research activities. The building contains science labs, class rooms, computer labs, department offices. The SpawGlass team opened the building a full semester early. Client - Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Hardberger Land Bridge

Hardberger Land Bridge – A 189 foot long, 150 foot wide concrete bridge being built over Wurzbach Parkway. Topped with native plants and trees, this will be a place for animals and people to enjoy the park. Client - City of San Antonio

CoSA Service Center

Leslie Road & Southeast Service Centers - Multi-purpose/maintenance centers on two sites. The sites house crew quarters/administration building, new maintenance buildings, storage warehouses, and materials storage yards. Client - City of San Antonio

Methodist Healthcare

MASH Emergency Department Expansion - Included an expansion of their emergency department and several additional treatment areas. In addition, new X-ray and CT scanning equipment were added. Client - Methodist Healthcare System


One Frost Corporate Campus - Includes a 434,270 square foot, Class A office building and a 546,656 square foot parking garage. The 24/7 call center has everything to make employees comfortable in a functional environment, including dining areas, lounge areas, huddle rooms, dry cleaning services, postal services and much more. Client - Frost Bank

Frost Tower Build Out - An approximately 220,000 square feet (15 floors) including Overhead MEP and Sprinkler. Scope also includes new drywall, paint, carpet, acoustic ceiling, millwork, tile, doors, frames, hardware, Dirtt Wall/Millwork Assemblies, wall coverings, underfloor race ways, and food service equipment. Client - Frost Bank

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