Bechtel Corporation which is also known as Bechtel Group deals in construction and civil engineering works. It happens to be America’s largest construction company and also happens to be the 4th largest privately owned business in the country. Based in San Francisco in California, the company also deals in mining, oil and nuclear projects.
The founder of Bechtel, Warren A. Bechtel was a farmer in Peabody in Kansas. In the year 1898, he decided to move to Oklahoma and venture into constructing railroads with the help of his mules. Over the years, he kept moving from one place to another. In 1904, he moved to Oakland in California and started working in Western Pacific Railroad as a Superintendent.