Beginning in 1957, Thurston Joseph Bland and his two brothers began constructing underground utilities throughout Central Texas. Joe Bland began working summers for the company in 1965. In 1972 after a semester at the University of Texas started working full time as a project manager. By 1979 Joe Bland became the President & CEO, a position he held for a decade until he closed Bland Construction Company in 1989.
For the next seven years, Joe continued to work in the construction industry, furthering his knowledge of both construction and business management. In 1996, he along with two trusted partners formed Bland/Schroeder/Archer and built a successful company providing general contracting services in Central Texas. Finally, in 2003, Joe became the President & CEO of what is now Joe Bland Construction.