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Our History

TD Through the Years: We've come a long way since our humble beginnings as an AC distributor on Canton Street in downtown Dallas in 1946.

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1946

Texas Distributors Inc. founded by Jack Lowe Sr.

Founders

1948

Partnered with Trammell Crow on first Design-Build project

1949

Named GE HVAC equipment distributor

TD is named GE HVAC equipment distributor
1950

1952

Offered ownership to employees by payroll deduction

Offered employee ownership by payroll deduction

1959

Opened office in Fort Worth, Texas

Opened office in Fort Worth, Texas
1960

1964

Entered the multifamily market via Tempo Air Conditioning, a partially-owned subsidiary of Texas Distributors and Trammell Crow

1964

Began commercial plumbing construction

1968

Changed the Texas air conditioning paradigm in the multifamily market from central plants to unitary air conditioning units

1970

1972

Adopted servant leadership - the first business to do so

First business to adopt servant leadership

1975

Performed first DFW large open shop job at Campbell Center

1980

1980

Named Jack Lowe Jr. second CEO in TD history

1980

Opened office in Houston, Texas

Opened office in Houston, Texas

1982

Began prefabrication of plumbing services

Began prefabrication of plumbing services

1986

Opened office in Austin, Texas

Opened office in Austin, Texas

1986

Opened office in San Antonio, Texas

Opened office in San Antonio, Texas
1990

1991

Became charter member of the Lean Construction Institute

Became Charter Member of the Lean Construction Institute

1994

Formed Building Automation Systems team (now TDIndustries Controls)

1996

Developed high-purity team (Process Solutions) and opened clean room shop for off-site fabrication

1996

Began using 3D Standards for all shop drawings

Began using 3D Standards for all shop drawings

1997

Ranked fifth on Fortune Magazine's first "100 Best Companies to Work For" list

Fortune Magazine

1998

Formed Facilities Management Services team

2000

2000

Performed first Texas LEED Project at Sabre Headquarters in Westlake, Texas

Performed first Texas LEED Project at Sabre Headquarters in Westlake, Texas

2003

Opened office in Phoenix, Arizona and reopened office in Fort Worth, Texas

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2005

Named Harold MacDowell third CEO in TD history

2006

Led industry with 3D BIM Virtual Construction

2007

Named to Fortune Magazine's "All-Star" list for being a "100 Best Companies to Work For" for 10 years straight

2010

2011

Launched TDSaves program to help mid-sized facilities become more energy efficient

2012

Celebrated first 120 TD employee-owners to became Lean certified

First 120 TDPartners became Lean certified

2014

Awarded first place in the AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award for over 1 million man-hours

2016

TD is ranked No. 5 on Fortune’s "Best Workplaces to Retire From" list

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2016

Established five core values of company: Build and Maintain Trusting Relationships, Fiercely Protect the Safety of All Partners, Lead with a Servant’s Heart, Passionately Pursue Excellence and Celebrate the Power of Individual Differences

2018

TDIndustries selected as the "Top Specialty Contractor of 2018" by ENR magazine

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2018

Ranked No. 44 on Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For" list – the 20th consecutive year on the list.

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2019

Awarded an ABC Excellence in Construction Award for work on Texas Health Resources Recovery and Wellness Center

2019

Awarded ABC Safety Pinnacle Award

2020

2020

Completed work on Globe Life Field, new home of the Texas Rangers

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2020

Awarded three ABC National Excellence Awards – for safety, and for work on Frost Tower in Fort Worth and Texas Scottish Rite for Children Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center in Frisco

2021

Awarded the ABC National Safety Excellence Award

2021

Opened modular division in Forney, Texas

2022

Awarded two ABC National Excellence in Construction awards – the Eagle award (for Globe Life Field in Arlington) and the Pyramid award (for Waterloo Park in Austin)

2022

Awarded ABC Safety Pinnacle Award

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2022

Launched smart analytics program BrightBlue™

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2022

Recognized on ABC Top Performers list as No. 1 Plumbing/HVAC Contractor, No. 3 Top Trade Contractor and No. 12 on the Top 200 Performers List

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