Q&A with Tony Rubio, ARM Construction

Working with Bautex at Sea Scout Base

Tony Rubio, own­er of ARM Con­struc­tion in Hous­ton, brought his 30+ years of con­struc­tion expe­ri­ence to the job at Sea Scout Base Galve­ston, where his team laid Bau­tex Block to pro­vide the build­ing enve­lope and inte­ri­or walls for a new dor­mi­to­ry. He sends crews across Texas for com­mer­cial con­struc­tion projects includ­ing new con­struc­tion and remod­el­ing. Rubio admits that he wasn’t sure about build­ing with Bau­tex Block at first, and now, he says, I want to build my retire­ment home with it. We like it. When­ev­er a project comes up, we’ll bid it.”

What makes you a fan of Bautex Block?

We fig­ured out how to work with it and it went up pret­ty fast. We know how to cut it, brace walls where it’s need­ed, cre­ate cor­ners and all that. It was easy to work with.

I also liked the ener­gy effi­cien­cy. We could feel the dif­fer­ence between the rooms where the Bau­tex Block was up as we worked on the build­ing. It was win­ter and cold, but in the inte­ri­or rooms where we had all Bau­tex walls, it was com­fort­able.

The Sea Scout project got a lot of recognition. What makes you proud of your work?

My rep­u­ta­tion for get­ting jobs done well. It is my only weapon. We like to work hard and get it done right. We’re work­ing on a 3‑story build­ing in Katy right now, all con­crete work, fram­ing, shell and fin­ish­es. We’ve also worked on a lot of med­ical offices, includ­ing remod­el­ing Texas Chil­dren’s clin­ics through­out Hous­ton.