About Sabre

Given the circumstances, 2008 wasn’t an ideal time to start a company—particularly not a construction company. People weren’t exactly in a position to build.

With a bigger mission in mind, Sabre’s founders, John Cyrier and Matt Lutz took a risk and started one anyway.  Todd Reimers and Mark McDonald soon joined and brought with them their own unique skill sets that rounded out the Sabre Commercial leadership team.

We attribute the fact that we’re not only still here, but thriving, to the uncommon way we approach construction.  Most imagine construction as a sterile and pragmatic process: nails, scaffolding, nameless “workers” in hard hats. That’s not how we see it. That’s not how we build.

From our clients to our subcontractors, from our employees to our community, we believe that mindful and inspired relationships lay the groundwork for mindful and inspired buildings. We can only ever be as good as the subcontractors we hire and the way we communicate—and so we hire and communicate consciously. People partner with Sabre not just because we do the best work, but because we work with the best people. We treat everyone as invaluable to the process because they are.

Since 2008, we’ve grown to over 60 people and have been recognized three times by Austin Business Journal as one of the best places to work in the city. Together, we’ve built restaurants and schools, hospitals and corporate offices.

In 2014 and 2015, we were finalists for Austin Gives and are dedicated to supporting local organizations like Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Caritas, and Capital Area Food Bank. But it’s more than just “giving back.” It’s about a tangible connection to our neighborhood and a stake in our city.

At Sabre, we seek to work with people who, like us, see commercial construction as greater than the sum of its parts.

588 COMPLETED PROJECTS
85% OF ALL PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED WITH REPEAT CLIENTS
41 PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Services

At Sabre Commercial, we believe quality work can only be accomplished by quality people. Our team of partners and co-workers are the foundational pillars of the exemplary services we deliver.

General Contracting

No matter the size of the project, Sabre has the team, experience, and relationships to manage any project. We aim to mitigate risk and reduce the project duration through clear communication and acquired expertise.

Pre-Construction Services

Sabre provides comprehensive preconstruction phase services to assist clients in bringing their project to reality. Our team provides everything from conceptual estimates to detailed construction estimates, and Value Engineering suggestions pre and post bid. We take a leadership role in determining the entire project schedule durations, from napkin sketch to close-out.

Construction Manager at Risk

We believe that joining the project team as a GC during the design phase translates into the most valuable project possible. Our CMAR experience has resulted in some of our best work. We look to provide constructability analysis as well as offer Value Engineering Opportunities during the design to ensure that the most complete plans possible are presented to the subcontracting community at the time of the bid.

Design Build

Sabre thrives on Design-Build projects as they allow our full value to be realized by the owner. We take charge of the entire construction process by developing a design, permitting, and construction schedule. Allowing us to participate in the earliest discussion of the project ensures that both the cost and function goals are realized.

Safety

Sabre believes that safety is not just a set of rules or regulations, but a complete system of beliefs. We live safety and have the record and recognition to prove it. In 2016, Sabre was awarded the first place Construction Safety Excellence Award by the Associated General Contractors of America, which recognizes top contractors in the nation for their safety program.  

Sabre Namesake Origin

We chose the name Sabre as an ideal symbol of our commitment to the principle of responsibility and trust. John’s father was a Marine in the Korean War and always told him that when he heard the F86 Sabre jets overhead, he knew that they were protected and good things were happening. As a lifelong aviation enthusiast and pilot, John saw the Sabre name as a great way to reinforce a company culture of responsibility to others while recognizing that the company is designed by the reassuring advantage that only proven trustworthiness can provide.