Highlands Construction is a commercial general contractor located in the Houston area. We have experience in commercial, retail, office and industrial projects, from new interior build-outs to renovations to ground-up construction. We have developed an exemplary reputation with our customers and always seek to meet and exceed their expectations. Every project is a partnership between customer and contractor and our detailed and professional approach to each customer need leads to projects that are on time and under budget, every time.

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Assem Mourad is a co-founder of Highlands Construction with more than 14 years in the construction industry. He has previously worked at two of the largest global construction companies and helped to manage some of the most complex projects, from managing local commercial projects to large-scale oil and gas construction projects.

Assem holds a degree in business management and supply chain management from the University of Houston, and an Architecture technology degree from DTC. He is an Active member of the ACCEI and ULI. Assem is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Houston.



Shaz is a co-founder of Highlands Construction with more than 10 years in the construction industry. His career encompasses a wide range of project types including retail, restaurants, education, light industrial, corporate interiors, medical, and hospitality.

Shaz received his economics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is certified with OSHA, the City of Houston MBE Program, the State of Texas HUB Program, and the University of Texas Economic Development Program.

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