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CEO of the Month, Texas

April 18, 2016


IDC Inc. is a leading Texas-based professional services consulting firm. We profile the firm’s CEO Jim Gonzales and explore how he has led the company to its current success.


Working at the helm of one of the leading professional services, civil engineering, and consulting firm with a specialism in public infrastructure development is a with a varied and exciting role for President and CEO Jim Gonzales. His role as business leader sees him work at various levels throughout the company, including overseeing the firm’s strategic operations, marketing, finances and human resources.


In addition, he also leads IDC’s corporate development associated with project planning, engineering and program management services the firm provides. As part of this, one of his major responsibilities is to represent the firm in the community, and in undertaking this duty he works with numerous elected and appointed officials to reinforce IDC’s company reputation for competence and reliability in the field of planning, engineering, and program management services.


The firm operates a staff of professionals who have the technical capabilities and proven experience to provide planning, preliminary engineering, final design, and program and construction management services for public works, transportation, and building facilities for both public and private clients. Specifically the company’s human resources include civil engineers, planners, architects, civil designers, CADD specialists and program/construction management professionals. IDC staff has been involved with over 400 projects of note in and around the state of Texas.


Alongside his work as head of the company, Jim has also served as a leader in numerous professional engineering and community organizations and associations for almost 30 years in order to ensure that he gives back to the community and the industry that he operates in. As such he generously gives his time to a wide range of community initiatives designed to advance IDC’s client-partner’s initiatives and improve the general business climate, and economic development in Texas where IDC operates, highlighting his dedication to the community as well as his business.


Jim’s involvement with these diverse communities and groups has proven to be invaluable in bringing about successful capital improvement plans for both large and small communities. Through this work Jim has led IDC to be consistently ranked as a top U.S business by a myriad of awards providers and business commentators, and he and his company have been featured in other national publications. Most recently Jim Gonzales was selected as “CEO of the Year” by Acquisition International magazine.


As president of IDC Inc., Jim Gonzales oversees the company's direction and services with an emphasis on quality and integrity. He leads policy-level discussions concerning IDC operations, procedures and staffing, as well as the development of IDC's annual plan and strategic plan. In addition he alsodevelops the underlying strategy for any sales initiative IDC undertakes, and participates as the Principal in Charge with oversight of all the firm's projects.


Before joining IDC in 2003 Jim had worked as Vice President for two of the largest engineering firms in the United States, and overall has more than 28 years of professional consulting and management experience. Throughout his career Jim has been involved with infrastructure planning and project development activities with numerous cities, counties, school districts, colleges, toll and transit authorities, state and federal agencies, and other government entities.


He maintains an active role with review and approval of client projects at every stage, highlighting his dedication to quality and client satisfaction.


Moving forward IDC remains focused on continuing to grow their core business lines by offering unparalleled leadership in civil transportation engineering program and construction management services throughout Texas. The firm also has plans to grow their traffic engineering and environmental services sectors and expand marketing efforts geographically as opportunities present themselves.


Previous or ongoing clients of the firm include the City of Houston, Brazoria County, METRO, Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, City of Rosenberg, Harris County, City of Missouri City, TxDOT, Fort Bend County, City of San Antonio, Harris County Toll Road Authority, City of Pearland, LCISD, Brazosport College, UT System, and in the future the company is keen to expand on this client base and offer its high quality service to a greater range of customers.


Contact Details


Company:  IDC Inc.


Name:  Jim Gonzales




Web Address:


Address:  11111 Wilcrest Green, Suite 250, Houston, Texas  77042


Telephone:  (281) 703-3527 or (210) 842-4008