When Texas building owners and operators feel the heat, they count on TDIndustries. The specialty contractor installs heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC); electrical; and plumbing systems in commercial, industrial, and multifamily residential buildings. TD also offers facility services including repairing and upgrading mechanical systems. The company maintains HVAC systems for the Houston Airport System and Rice University, among others. TD works primarily in Texas, but also has operations in Arizona. High-profile projects have included work on the Texas Governor's Mansion and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Chairman Jack Lowe Jr.'s father founded the employee-owned company in 1946.
Seeking new markets for growth, TD selected Arizona, particularly the Phoenix area, which it believes is poised for growth in the recovering economy. It 2010 it acquired HVAC firm JBS Mechanical, a commercial and industrial HVAC specialist which fits in well with TD's service offerings.
During the economic downturn TDIndustries was boosted by several big projects, especially in the health care sector. In 2010 the company completed a $19 million project for Blue Cross Blue Shield and started another project for Scott & White. While new building projects were hard to come by during the recession, TDIndustries' operations and maintenance division performed well as companies made due with existing facilities rather than build new ones.
To stay competitive with rivals such as Integrated Electrical Services and EMCOR Group, TD is dedicated to retaining and developing its workforce. It has training programs in place, gets referrals for new personnel from current employees, and participates in the Servant Leadership management model. The company has been listed in FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list every year since the list began in 1998.
TDIndustries is moving into green building, installing energy-efficient HVAC and plumbing systems for projects going after LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. – less