Just like the entire Rhomberg Group, Rhomberg Bau GmbH has achieved a great deal and left its mark in the form of stunning buildings throughout Vorarlberg and the rest of the world.
130 years in review
Wood-system construction, lean-management, flexible floor plans - simply different: Rhomberg sets up the WoodRocks Bau GmbH. With the two "spots" Bud and Terence, the business ventures further into digitalisation and tests where robot dogs can provide support on construction sites. Rhomberg is once again awarded the title of "family-friendly business" and receives recertification from Ökoprofit. With the apartment configurator, customers of the construction company can now plan their apartment in advance on their home computer.
The first Coliving.Villas welcomes residents and offers them living and working in one. Construction of the Bäumlequartier starts in Lochau. The Vienna branch moves into the self-built office building on Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Strasse near the main train station. The first micro-apartment building complex DAVID is built in Roßmähder, Dornbirn. And meanwhile, Rhomberg has completely switched its working methods to RHome, the digital collaboration platform.
Rhomberg takes over the Zechwald site in Lindau and sets up its German headquarters there. In Wolfurt's Lerchenstrasse, a sensational innovation project is launched: For the first time, two largely identical residential buildings - one made of wood and one a solid construction - are built and compared. On the Rheintal autobahn, Rhomberg Bau puts the Bodensee Hörbranz GmbH service station into operation. And in Ilanz, Switzerland, the MACAU shopping world opens.
Milestones include the construction of the Serviced Apartments SMART ments business Vienna main station, the completion of the residential project Atrium Wohnen in Kempten (DE) and the housing development FLOW in Wädenswil (CH) as well as the start of the timber-housing campaign in Vorarlberg.
The company celebrates its 130-year anniversary.
Acquisition of individual business units from Balfour Beatty in Germany and Austria.
Start-ups, shareholdings and acquisitions
Rhomberg Bau Germany; acquisition of shares in Sohm HolzBautechnik in Alberschwende; acquisition of Universale Bau GmbH
Merger with the Sersa Group to form the Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group.
Construction of the LifeCycle Towers in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg.
Hubert Rhomberg takes over the running of the business.
Expansion of the railway technology sector – on a national and international scale.
Important projects included the construction of the ballastless track on the Wolfgraben and Arlberg Tunnel lines as well as the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed rail (ICE) route, railway technology in the Löschberg Tunnel and the Mattstetten–Rothrist new line.
Goldbeck Rhomberg GmbH is founded with the help of Walter-Heinz Rhomberg.
Hubert Rhomberg joins the company.
Major construction project on the Pfänderbahn cable car in Bregenz. Two support foundations were installed, as well as underpinning, anchoring, wall reinforcements and extensions.
1971 – 1980
Wolfurt freight terminal
Track and ballast work for the major project involving the construction of the Wolfurt freight terminal as part of a consortium.
Walter-Heinz Rhomberg becomes the sole managing director.
1970 – 1990
Significant expansion of the company
Acquisition of shares in and subsequent complete acquisition of Bahnbau Wels GmbH, founding of Express Beton GmbH & Co KG and MIGU Asphaltbau GmbH (subsidiary in Switzerland), entry into the property development business.
Important projects include the Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck, various industrial structures and the construction of the A14 Rhine Valley motorway.
Acquisition of the Unterklien quarry in Dornbirn
Walter-Heinz Rhomberg joins the company and manages its operations from 1972 to 2002, before moving to the Executive Board of Rhomberg Holding.
1950 – 1970
The company experiences constant growth and constructs significant buildings such as the Kornmarkt Theatre, the Bregenz Festival Theatre and Kunsthaus Bregenz art museum. Entry into the railway and road construction business.
Walter Rhomberg sets a new milestone and establishes the present-day company, Rhomberg Bau.
Cornelius Rhomberg joins the company
Otto's brother Cornelius joins the company and manages it successfully until his death in 1912.
Founding of Rhomberg Baugeschäft by Otto Rhomberg in Bregenz