Brandt Companies Honored with TEXO Distinguished Building Award

(CARROLLTON, TEXAS), January, 25, 2016 – The Brandt Companies, LLC won the prestigious TEXO Distinguished Building Award for the chiller capacity upgrade project at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, Texas in the under $5 million category. TEXO is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest affiliated with the national Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).


Brandt was the main contractor and performed all mechanical and electrical work to expand the chilled water capacity at the TWU central plant. The complex project included installation of a new 1,500-ton chiller and 1,000-ton cooling tower cell to the existing plant in such a way that did not disrupt operations and chilled water service to the TWU campus. Additionally, Brandt was responsible for the structural work, which included extending the foundation and steel framing for cooling tower support. Furthermore, this involved installing a new retaining wall adjacent to the area.

“The project was a significant undertaking,” said Steve Hayes, President at Brandt. “It involved not only expanding TWU’s chilled water system but also upgrading structural electrical systems as well. We greatly appreciate that TWU entrusted us with such an important project, and we couldn’t be prouder of our team.”

The TEXO Distinguished Building Award recognizes skill, commitment and passion for construction. TEXO received over 70 submissions competing for 27 building and specialty categories. The annual TEXO association gala on December 3, 2015, featured the winning submissions.


Owner: Texas Woman’s University
Engineer: EEA Consulting Engineers


Start/Completion Dates: 04/2013 – 03/2014
Brandt Role: Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Services