ABOUT TEXO...

TEXO harnesses the power of two largest national construction associations to unify, advocate, and advance the construction industry in North and East Texas. Representing the leading general contractors and specialty contractors and industry providers in our region, TEXO members are the driving force behind the growth development of our area. 

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). TEXO is made up by over 1,900 members who do more than $5 billion of work annually. 

TEXO provides its members with innovative programs, quality services and strategic alliances while protecting a merit shop working environment. The association maintains a strategic focus on five primary service areas: governmental representation; safety; health and environmental issues; skill-craft workforce development; professional training and education; and community and networking events. 

We invite you to explore our website for more detailed information about these five service areas or to contact us for more information about becoming a TEXO member. You can also learn more by reading the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TEXO?

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). TEXO is made up by over 300 members who do more than $6 billion of work annually.

TEXO provides its members with innovative programs, quality services and strategic alliances while protecting a merit shop working environment. The association maintains a strategic focus on five primary service areas: governmental representation; safety; health and environmental issues; skill-craft workforce development; professional training and education; and community and networking events

What is TEXO's origin?

TEXO is the product of two former industry associations (ABCNT & QUION) joining forces on January 1, 2009, to form a stronger more unified industry association to represent the North & East Texas contractor and industry provider community.

What does TEXO mean?

TEXO is a Latin word meaning “to build, to construct, and to weave.”

What is the size of TEXO?

TEXO is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest associations affiliated with both the national ABC and AGC. It serves a membership of more than 300 commercial contractors and has a budget of $4 million.

What is the mission of TEXO?

TEXO is working together to build the best construction community through unity and leadership.

What is the vision of TEXO?

To create exceptional member value and loyalty by leading through innovative programs, quality services, strategic alliances, while protecting a merit shop working environment.

How is TEXO affiliated with the National and State ABC and AGC?

TEXO members are unique in the fact that they are members of the two largest and most influential national construction industry associations in the world: the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Via these national memberships, TEXO members have access to world-class industry communication and training, best practices relative to safety, insurance, cost-saving purchase programs helping them reduce costs on projects, and processes and services that assure construction owners a quality, safe and cost effective project.

How will members receive communications from TEXO?

TEXO members can expect to receive bi-weekly electronic communications through TEXO eNews – an email newsletter highlighting key TEXO news, government-related issues, and information about professional development opportunities, training activities and upcoming events.

Members will also receive a printed quarterly magazine and an annual directory. Additionally, some information and resources can be accessed through the current TEXO website.

What are the primary services of TEXO?

TEXO services focus on governmental representation, safety, health and environmental issues, skill-craft workforce development, professional training and education, and community and networking events.

What government representation does TEXO provide?

TEXO has a full-time vice president of government affairs who focuses on representing industry issues at the local and state levels. He facilitates TEXO’s position on national issues, which includes coordinating TEXO’s opinions through the national ABC and AGC associations. TEXO members may become involved by volunteering for the association’s government affairs committee.

What safety, health and environmental services does TEXO provide?

Safety, health and environmental efforts are coordinated by three, full-time safety directors who conduct job site audits, develop safety plans, conduct safety training activities and manage all health and environmental issues for members.

What networking opportunities does TEXO provide?

TEXO enhances and improves existing networking opportunities for members, while working to create new venues for membership relationship development.

What other key member services does TEXO provide?

TEXO provides opportunities for members to participate in the association’s Construction Education Foundation and Young Constructors Council. The association also offers a variety of opportunities for active community involvement, professional development and leadership training for member company employees, and involvement with other industry-related groups

Who is a part of the staff?

TEXO has a 17-member staff located at offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. To learn more about TEXO staff members, visit our Staff Page.

Who is the new leadership?

Association policies and strategies are established by a 26-member volunteer board of directors made up of 12 general contractors, 11 subcontractors, and three industry service suppliers. It is headed by a 5 member executive committee, including:

  • Jeff Forbes, The Beck Group, Chair
  • Fran McCann, Polk Mechanical, Chair-Elect
  • Will Hodges, Cadence McShane Construction Co., LLC, Vice Chair
  • Randy Humphrey, Humphrey & Associates, Secretary
  • Russ Garrison, SEDALCO, Ltd., Past Board Chair