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). Representing construction member companies who do more than $15B of work annually, TEXO and its members are critical to the economic growth and improvement of our area.
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 three primary service areas: governmental representation; safety and skill-craft training; and professional development and leadership training.
TEXO is the product of two former industry associations (ABCNT & QUOIN) 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.
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.
TEXO is working together to build the best construction community through unity and leadership.
To create exceptional member value and loyalty by leading through innovative programs, quality services, and strategic alliances, while protecting a merit shop working environment.
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.
TEXO members can expect to receive bi-weekly electronic communications through TEXO’s ONSITE 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, both of which will also be available in digital form. Additionally, some information and resources can be accessed through the current TEXO website.
TEXO services focus on governmental representation, safety and skill-craft training, and professional development and leadership training.
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 and/or by donating to the TEXO PAC or Advocacy Fund.
Safety efforts are coordinated by the TEXO Safety team, who conduct jobsite safety audits, conduct safety trainings, and act as a resource for all EHS issues for members.
TEXO provides networking opportunities through our monthly Colleagues + Cocktails happy hour series which is hosted at various locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as our annual Challenge Cup competition series. The association is always working to enhance and improve existing networking opportunities for members, while working to create new venues for membership relationship development.
TEXO provides opportunities for members to participate in the association’s 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.
Association policies and strategies are established by a 26-member volunteer board of directors made up of 12 general contractors, 11 subcontractors, and 3 industry service suppliers. It is headed by a 5-member executive committee, including:
- Will Hodges, Cadence McShane Construction Co., Chair
- Randy Humphrey, Humphrey & Associates, Chair-Elect
- Clay Harrison, Skiles Group, Vice Chair
- Ray Sedey, McCarthy Building Companies, Secretary
- Fran McCann, Polk Mechanical, Past Board Chair