When you become part of KBR, you're joining a company with a long and proud history. Our earliest roots can be traced back to 1901 when Morris W. Kellogg opened a tiny pipe fabrication business in New York. This small independent operation would later become a world-class engineering firm known as M.W. Kellogg whose strong focus on pioneering new technologies remains a competitive advantage for KBR to this day.
KBR's roots in the Government & Infrastructure Business date back to a small road construction company founded in 1919 by brothers George and Herman Brown and their brother-in-law, Dan Root. Known as Brown and Root, the Houston-based company expanded its capabilities to include major infrastructure projects, made its mark building warships during World War II and later established a significant business serving the energy sector.
For decades, both companies occupied leadership positions in their respective markets. In 1962, Halliburton purchased Brown and Root, and in 1988, Dresser Industries acquired M.W. Kellogg. Ten years later, in 1998, Halliburton purchased Dresser, ultimately creating Kellogg Brown & Root LLC, or KBR.
In April 2007, KBR became a stand-alone company under new leadership with a fresh perspective in defining its mission, vision and values and setting a course for the future. Today, KBR is a leading global engineering, construction and services company with approximately 27,000 employees worldwide, which supports the civil infrastructure, hydrocarbon, government and defense and power and industrial sectors.