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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.

1940

1946

Texas Distributors Inc. is founded by Jack Lowe, Sr.

Founders

1948

Partnered with Trammel Crow on first Design-Build project

1949

TD is named GE HVAC equipment distributor

TD is named GE HVAC equipment distributor
1950

1952

Offered employee ownership 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 multi-family 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 multi-family market from central plants to unitary air conditioning units

1970

1972

First business to adopt servant leadership

First business to adopt servant leadership

1975

Performed first DFW large open shop job at Campbell Center

1980

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

1987

Performed two largest thermal storage projects in Dallas

1990

1991

Became Charter Member of the Lean Construction Institute

Became Charter Member of the Lean Construction Institute

1994

Building Automation Systems team is formed (now TD Controls)

1996

Began using 3D Standards for all shop drawings

Began using 3D Standards for all shop drawings

1997

Fortune Magazine created the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list – TD is ranked 5th

Fortune Magazine

1998

Onsite Facilities Management Services Team is formed

1998

TD earns the Texas Quality Award

2000

2000

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

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

2002

Started offering Total Tool Delivery Solutions for Semiconductor Clients

2003

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

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2006

Led Industry with 3D BIM Virtual Construction

2007

TD named to Fortune Magazine's "Allstar" list for being a "100 Best Companies to Work For" for 10-years straight

2008

45 LEED Accredited Professionals on Staff

2009

Partnered with utiliVisor to provide energy oversight and provided ServiceLINK Wireless Technology to service customers.

2010

2011

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

2012

First 120 TDPartners 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 #5 on Fortune’s "Best Workplaces to Retire From" list

TD is ranked

2018

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

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2018

TD is ranked #44 on Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For" list – our 20th consecutive year.

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