Summit Industrial is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company operating with current licenses and registrations in over 35 states, with a primary focus on the hydrocarbon, chemical and power markets. A core tenet of the Summit leadership team is “We do what we say,” and it shows in the fact that the company has seen tremendous growth, doubling in size over the course of the past year, with a continued growth trajectory expected to exceed this record by more than doubling in size again in the next three years.

When Summit Industrial needed assistance filling two key positions, the company engaged BIC Recruiting. Aaron Salazar was hired as project manager, and Chris Aberly was selected as project controls manager.

“We looked for talent in a lot of places, but BIC Recruiting provided us the best,” said Josh Johnson, COO of Summit Industrial. “BIC Recruiting found us solid, genuine human beings. Summit’s culture is all about the clients we serve and the people who work with us and share our passion and drive. BIC Recruiting has been a great tool for our diverse needs because of BIC’s connections in the industry and name recognition.”

“We’re a very young company with an entrepreneurial mindset,” said Jordan Dombart, vice president — Project Management, Summit Industrial. “The individuals BIC Recruiting has introduced us to offered us a solid skillset to build on.”

Salazar said, “I was looking for a position where I could grow in a company that was growing itself.” When he first spoke with Dombart and Johnson about a role at Summit Industrial, he got a sense of the company’s culture and was drawn to the passion of its leadership team. According to Dombart, Salazar stood out as a candidate because of his focus on professional development and his persistence.

Summit Industrial consistently reports HSE metrics far below the industry average and lists safety as one of its four core values, alongside people, integrity and execution. Summit has annual revenue in excess of $185 million with bonding capacity of over $400 million. The EPC firm is proud of its world-class safety record, having completed over 1.1 million direct-hire man-hours in 2019 with zero recordable incidents, holding a TRIR of 0.00. Summit Industrial, which has offices in Houston and Atlanta, holds R, S and U stamps from the ASME and National Pressure Vessel Board and is an advanced certified American Institute of Steel Construction steel erector. The company direct-hires for the following trades: civil/concrete, structural steel erection, mechanical (piping), rigging/equipment setting and millwright services. Summit has also grown its MRO Service Group in recent years with a major focus on specialty electrical fabrication along with instrumentation and electrical field services.

BIC Recruiting understands the uniqueness of each client’s needs, and its goal is to place candidates who not only meet those needs but will also grow with the company. According to Aberly, BIC Recruiting’s Cherrie McBurney was a great help in his pursuit of a position for which he was perfectly suited.

“Cherrie spent a lot of time making sure she understood what I was looking for and whether I was a fit for the organization,” Aberly said.

For more information on Summit Industrial, visit or call (281) 941-4541.