It all started with Mr. Isabel c. Rodriguez, father of Mr. Roy I. Rodriguez, founder of E-Z Bel Construction. Mr. Isabel Rodriguez spent his career in the Construction Industry, he was an admired Superintendent in the San Antonio area. Mr. Roy, I Rodriguez felt profound admiration for his father; Mr. Isabel Rodríguez instilled in him the value of hard work, discipline, strong work ethic, passion for your craft and being true to your word. Those core values have stayed with Mr. Roy I Rodriguez and subsequently passed on to Mr. Michael Rodriguez, son of Mr. Roy Rodriguez and current CEO of E-Z Bel Construction. There was no doubt in Mr. Roy Rodriguez’ mind that he wanted to honor his late father, when he was able to become a business owner.
E-Z Bel first came about while Mr. Isabel Rodriguez was working in the construction industry. Isabel was not a very common name and was considered a feminine name; many of his peers had a difficult time saying his name correctly, so instead they fondly nicknamed him “E-Z Bel”. When Mr. Roy Rodriguez founded the company in 1971, he thought the best way to perpetuate the legacy of all Mr. Isabel Rodriguez’ teachings, was to name his business after his father, by the name everyone recognized him from “E-Z Bel”.
E-Z Bel Construction, LLC (E-Z Bel) was founded by Roy Rodriguez and his wife Lydie in 1971.
Mr. & Mrs. Rodriguez, San Antonio natives, initially offered survey and construction consulting services. Through the years, Mr. Rodriguez began taking on select construction projects and building them in-house. More than 50 years later the Company offers a complete line of horizontal construction services.
E-Z Bel remained owned and operated by family with the second generation, Michael R. Rodriguez (the founders' son), taking over general management of the Company from his parents in the early 1990’s. Michael, who has worked at E-Z Bel his entire adult life with his only break in service to attend t.u., led the Company through consistent and stable growth while building on the vision his father created years ago and making it his own. That vision came to be Building Opportunities Through Constructing Our Communities - a statement representing the notion that it's not as much about the roads that get built so much as it is the opportunities that are created. With the Purpose in mind, Michael transferred ownership of the Company in 2020 and 2021 to E-Z Bel's Leadership Team and an Employee Stock Ownership Program.
The Company is the only civil contractor to receive SABJ's Best Places to Work award for five consecutive years, largely because of its commitment to the core values and purpose. The Company celebrated fifty years in 2021 and has prepared itself for the next fifty years of Building Opportunities through Constructing Our Communities.