Whelcon Contractors is a business built on developing longstanding relationships with clients. This emphasis has contributed to bringing tailored engineering and general contracting services to a variety of clients in the southwest region of the United States.

Focused on growing our employees while honoring their diverse backgrounds, we combine our depth of talent with a resourceful nature to execute challenging projects safely, in the most cost-effective and timely manner.

The Whelcon Story

Starting in 2018, Whelcon Contractors LLC takes pride in a team approach with a strict determination to utilize longstanding relationships with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure each project meets client expectations. By working diligently, our organization stands out from other general contracting companies because we treat every project uniquely to fulfill its needs and specifications. 

A Team That Cares About Your Project

Alejandro Contreras

Co-Founder & CEO

Alejandro co-founded Whelcon Contractors to fulfill the need to provide clients with an exceptional and uncompromising quality of work. With over 20 years of experience leading successful teams through dynamic projects and business management, Alex offers a comprehensive understanding of engineering, general contracting, estimating, and operations. Alex has been the go-to project developer due to his well-versed experience and knowledge as he demands quality delivery of projects. His cultivated experience progressed through his dedicated work for the Department of Defense in utility and civil construction and large-scale developments and renovations. This includes Army Corps of Engineers, NAVFAC, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Forest Service, Department of Federal Highways, Bureau of Interior, ADOT, City of Tucson, Department of National Park Service, and the Department of Energy. During daily business operations at Whelcon, Alex uses his past experience to direct projects, strategically negotiate and implement construction contracts with key clientele and government agencies, plan and direct fiscal performance, develop market penetration plans and oversee all departments of Whelcon.



Travis Whelan

Co-Founder & COO

Travis co-founded Whelcon Contractors to promote his desire to build a business culture that celebrates its employees through skill development and internal growth. In continuing to pursue a business focused on people, Travis brings forth a sophisticated approach to ensure clients and our team are successful in work and life. Travis has acquired well-rounded knowledge throughout his careers in the construction industry in general contracting, land development, home building, commercial tenant improvement, civil construction and water treatment. He has worked for multiple companies in both size and skill capacity, to include builders, publicly traded national corporations, employee-owned companies, and privately owned firms. Travis is highly accomplished in delivering civil construction solutions and project management to clients in the most efficient and effective manner.

Heath Edwards

General Superintendent

Heath is a powerhouse of a head superintendent with a strong 20-year foundation in the construction industry.  His experience weaves through various sectors of construction, including civil, structural, architectural, and industrial. Subcontractors and industry partners praise Heath’s work ethic, clear management, and guidance.  Heath is responsible for managing all field personnel and staffing needs and coordinating and scheduling subcontractors, equipment, and materials.  He is devoted to the assurance of on-site production, emphasizing safety, quality, and consistency for each project while maintaining financial budgets and on-time completion. 

Financial Management

Whelcon Contractors LLC strives to establish an attainable, reasonable, and realistic budget to bring value to each client and project. The project’s budget reflects all expenditures by category, changes in current activities, and contingency funds as presented by the client.

Our detailed cost estimate provides a baseline for assessing financial performance during the project.  The project budget to actual results is recorded on a regular (monthly) basis to ensure that unnecessary costs, transactions, and completed quantities are adequately reported and recorded. Change orders and any variances or alternative actions requested by the client’s design team or engineers are communicated effectively, placed under contract, and executed alongside the project budget.

We keep our clients and subcontractors well informed while maintaining a balanced project budget to ensure financial management expectations are met and achieved to the highest standards.



Ethics Compliance

We take ethics and ethical behavior seriously.  Recurring training in ethics compliance promotes a culture of trust and integrity that informs business and personal conduct. Our leaders believe that ethical conduct starts at the organization’s top and strive to behave with honor and integrity in all transactions with employees and clients.


 Honesty.  Integrity. DETERMINATION.


Contact Us

Whelcon Contractors LLC
1 West Wetmore Road
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: (520) 314-2001