Horizon International Group, LLC is a certified SBE/MBE/WBE/HUB construction services firm with a proven history of providing clients impeccable contracting services since 1994. Horizon is now one of the premier general contractors, job order contractors, construction managers, and consulting experts in the construction industry. Our ability to complete detailed work on time and on budget while focusing on the specific needs of each client and the quality of the finished project are some of the reasons our clients repeatedly utilize our services. Horizon has succeeded in becoming a leader for the Greater Houston Area contractors by providing the highest standards of quality and greatest value. Horizon’s projects have been so successful that many leaders in the industry seek our expertise in order that they might also meet the high-standards we have set in the construction industry. 


Horizon's mission is to safely provide quality and value to all our clients.  




  • State of Texas Certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

  • NAHB Research Center Certified Green Builder- LEED 

  • City of Houston Minority Business Enterprise

  • City of Houston Women Business Enterprise

  • City of Houston Small Business Enterprise

  • Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Minority Business Enterprise

  • Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council Minority Business Enterprise

  • Port of Authority of Houston Small Business

  • Houston Independent School District Women/Minority Business Enterprise

Horizon has earned a wide range of professional awards for technical excellence, construction complexity, project management, safety, leadership, management, and diversity through local, regional, and national awards programs. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards:


  • Minority Contractor of the Year Award from Houston’s Minority Business Development Agency; 

  • D-mars Top 25 Prime Contractors, Architects and Engineers for Diversity Award;


  • Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) Strategic Teaming Award;


  • Advocate of the Year Award from Houston’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA); 

  • Associated General Contractor’s Stand Down for Safety Awards (2011-2016). 


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Sadie Rucker
President and Principal

Sadie Rucker, president of Horizon International Group, LLC is a native Houstonian - rooted in her support for the betterment of her hometown. As president, Sadie provides support to Horizon’s owner’s representative team of professionals and ensure all internal resources are directed to support them. 


Sadie is a graduate of Texas Southern University and holds a Master’s Degree in Training and Development from the University of Houston.  

Sadie is the 2019 President-Elect of the Women Contractors Association and a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and is a licensed Interior Designer. 

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Al Kashani
Vice President and Principal

Al Kashani is Vice President of Horizon International Group. In this role he is responsible for driving Horizon's growth, creating the operational strategy, legal activities and is instrumental in oversight of all projects. 

Al is a founding member of Horizon, a third generation builder and has over 30 years of construction experience. He is widely known as an advocate in the community, creating opportunities throughout Houston. 

Al received his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Houston. 

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Laura Thurmond
Project Executive

Laura provides executive leadership for all projects. She is a graduate of Texas A&M She is responsible for the review of projects for generation of scopes of work, meeting with subcontractors for review of scopes, coordination of work completion, billings, and close outs. 


Laura has overseen the construction management of a diverse array of projects for clients such as City of Baytown, the City of Houston, the City of Deer Park, and various private owners in the Houston area. 

Where it all started


Horizon, like many innovative companies, began in a modest garage. In 1994, Principals Sadie Rucker and Al Kashani, took years of industry work, coupled with five generations of development and construction experience and began Horizon.