Commercial & Industrial Plumbing Contractors

At Brandt, our plumbing services keep operations flowing year-round. Your building’s plumbing infrastructure often goes unnoticed until something goes wrong, so it’s important that your organization is taking a proactive approach to keep everything running smoothly.

It’s also important that you’re choosing the best  Plumbing Contractor that will get the job done right the first time.  We’ve put together some key attributes to look for, so your organization receives the plumbing care it needs.  At Brandt, we encourage all our customers to ask us about the following:

  • Track Record

A great service plumber should have plenty of experience specifically in the industrial and commercial facilities that we serve.  The plumbing needs of individual buildings can be unique when compared to other similar buildings, so is the company prepared to take on the specific requirements of that building? At Brandt, we bring over 60 years of industry expertise to service plumbing and are dedicated to the sustainability, efficiency, safety and long-term success of your plumbing system.

  • Availability

A plumbing system can be as unpredictable as the weather. One day everything is flowing and flushing appropriately, and the next day your operation could be shut down due to a plumbing emergency.  Our team of experienced plumbers is available 24/7 for maintenance and repairs on simple or complex plumbing challenges. No matter what time of day or night, our clients know Brandt works tirelessly to keep downtime to a minimum and operations running smoothly.

  • Licensed and Insured

If something goes wrong during installation or maintenance of your plumbing system, will the contractor be held accountable for doing the job efficiently and safely?  At Brandt, we work with complex, intricate plumbing systems in all stages of construction and ongoing service. The safety of everyone on our job sites is our top priority, so our safety policy is designed to protect our people and our clients’ employees while maximizing efficiency and facilitating on-time project completion.  All of our highly trained employees are certified and licensed in the required plumbing categories.

Need Industrial Plumbing Help?

Whether you need plumbing installation or maintenance, the team at Brandt is ready to help. Our comprehensive plumbing maintenance services include backflow testing, drain cleaning, hydrojetting, and medical gas piping systems. Brandt helps you resolve plumbing issues quickly without compromising the comfort and productivity of building occupants.  If you’re looking for a quote, reach out online to find our location that’s nearest to you!

Benefits of Selecting Brandt as your Mechanical Service Provider

The health of your mechanical systems directly impacts the profitability and productivity of your building. If your HVAC and building systems are running inefficiently, your organization is losing money that could be allocated to more important business endeavors.

At Brandt, we hold ourselves to a standard unmatched by any industry competitor.  Other providers may look at each individual piece of equipment as discrete parts, but because we are focused on your overall mechanical system performance, we understand the impact and interaction of how complex building systems work together.  From installation through maintenance, Brandt is always there for you to keep operations running smoothly and cost effectively.

When you choose Brandt as your Mechanical Service Provider, you’ll be able to take advantage of many benefits;

  • A single point of contact with factory-trained HVAC service technicians for all mechanical equipment needs.
  • The latest in energy-efficient technology to keep your building running at its peak performance.
  • Over 50 LEED® Accredited Professionals on our team that have the expertise to help you retro-commission an existing space for improved energy efficiency that can significantly lower monthly energy costs.
  • Customized services that are designed for your unique needs and requirements.
  • Quality services that prevent unexpected breakdowns and extend equipment life.
  • Technicians that bring experience, knowledge, and safety to every service engagement.
  • BOWS™ – our cutting-edge technology that improves your project outcomes and simplifies order workflows.
  • Dedication to our four core values which guide our professional and personal behavior.
  • Supporting a team that focuses on building a strong community foundation through direct community involvement and charitable donations.

Looking for a Mechanical Facilities Servicer?

We have company locations across the state of Texas to meet your mechanical facilities service needs. Brandt has offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Waco, and Houston.  If you are located in Texas and interested in our services and capabilities, please email or call your local office, or fill out our online contact form and one of our representatives will be in touch directly within 48 hours at the latest.

 

 

 

Brandt wins 2018 TEXO Merit Award for work completed on One Toyota North America Headquarters.

Carrollton, Texas – April 23, 2018 – Brandt has been named Merit Winner in the TEXO Distinguished Building Awards Mechanical 3 Category. This recognition is seen as one of the most prestigious awards in the nation. They embody the skill, commitment and passion that TEXO Members have for construction.

Adding to our corporate campus experience, Brandt concluded this momentous project in 2017. The 2.1 million square-foot campus consolidated Toyota’s four separate North American entities.  Our scope of work included installation of the mechanical, plumbing and piping systems throughout the headquarters.

Aside from installation work, our design team assisted heavily with mapping the mechanical and plumbing systems. This proved to be the largest challenge, due to the size of the campus and complexity of the systems.

“We have worked on large corporate buildings in the past, but this was the largest corporate project Brandt has ever been involved with,” Craig Hawkins, Vice President and the Project Executive for the Toyota job, said.

The North America Headquarters is located on 100 acres near the Dallas North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Tollway. Six buildings house conveniences outside of office spaces and communal meeting rooms. Toyota employees are within walking distance to the onsite fitness center, pharmacy, doctor’s office, juice bar, and convenience store. To top it off, employees also have access to a vehicle service center located on the campus.

The headquarters meets the U.S. Green Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) highest certification, platinum. The new facility has many environmentally friendly features to meet these requirements. Brandt installed four 10,000-gallon reservoirs located in the middle of every parking garage. The tanks can collect up to 400,000 gallons of water annually, which irrigate the entire campus.

Reinforcing Toyota’s water conservation efforts, Brandt installed greywater systems to clean and recycle water from the lavatories and sinks. This method treats and reuses large volumes of gently used water with pumps and filtration systems.

This project presented many unique challenges, including the U.S. skilled-labor shortage. Following the recession, the U.S. construction continues to face a major deficiency of skilled workers. At the height of Toyota’s construction, Brandt had 300 skilled-workers onsite.

“Anytime you have to produce the man power for such a large project, it will be difficult,” said Hattie Morse, Trades Recruiting Specialist. “But adding the shortage of skilled workers on top of that increased the pressure.”

This issue is not unique to Brandt. According to the Association of General Contractors, two-thirds of construction firms report difficulty in filling skilled positions.

Despite the tight hiring conditions, this project was a major safety success for Brandt. We finished the 27-month-long project with a total case incident rate (TCIR) of 0.6.

Kerry Roney, Project Safety Director, lead the charge in keeping our employees safe by utilizing Predictive Solutions.

Predictive Solutions utilizes software to identify common pain points, correct at-risk behaviors, and improve hazardous working conditions. As a result, organizations reduce their incident rates, while increasing quality, productivity, and business effectiveness.

“All levels of supervision, foremen, superintendents, and project management went above and beyond industry safety standards,” Kerry said. “This resource, along with our supervision being active in our safety culture really helped our incident numbers stay down,” Kerry said, “and resulted in our team reaching 300,000 man-hours without recordable injury.”

This massive project solidified Brandt’s status as the market leader in MEP construction, and we continue to set the bar safety and quality in the industry.

 

Important News! Massive Tax Deductions are Available for HVAC Equipment!

Brandt is qualified to administer changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that can save business property owners up to $1 million in expenses in 2018!

Under Section 179 of the tax code, “deductions can be applied to both new and used HVAC equipment purchases of up to $2.5 million dollars, with a $1 million deduction limit.”

Section 179 Changes in Laymen’s Terms

Section 179 is designed to incentivize businesses to improve energy-efficiency by allowing them to expense the purchase of assets that aren’t real property. Essentially, the tax incentive is allowing business property owners to expense their HVAC equipment as a deduction to greatly reduce the initial investment cost. Previously, HVAC equipment was considered a capital improvement to the building which was excluded from the Section 179 deduction. It only applied to commercial assets such as business vehicles or non-fixture equipment like computers, warehouse machinery, and various office equipment.

Before this year, if you wanted to renovate your HVAC equipment because it was old or not energy-efficient, you could only expense a portion of your costs over the lifespan of the building (traditionally 39 years). So, if you spent $1 million on HVAC equipment, you could only expense around $40,000 of it per year.  Now, Section 179 of the Tax Code allows you to expense up to $1 million all in one year!

Take Advantage While It Lasts!

Now is the time to upgrade or renovate your HVAC equipment before the tax registration expires! With any tax incentive, the expiration date is uncertain, changes are frequent, and there are no guarantees that the tax code will be as generous in subsequent years.

With the help of Brandt, you can expense the HVAC equipment you buy rather than depreciating it over time! The tax code is applicable to any HVAC equipment that you purchase from Brandt, so if you’re looking for new rooftop units, an upgraded boiler, or a brand new chiller, contact our professionals today! Our experienced team is here to explain the tax code changes and estimate exactly how much money you can save.

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

The old adage, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a great phrase to live by until something goes wrong.  For building owners and facility managers, this way of thinking can be a costly concept to hold dear.

They say the most expensive pipe to fix is a broken one, and the same can be said for all of the critical systems within your building.  Reactive maintenance is the most costly way to handle a building’s operations, and instead one should establish a preventative maintenance plan to keep their systems running efficiently at all times.  Implementing a preventative maintenance strategy will lower operating costs, extend equipment life, allow for higher efficiency, and keep employees happy throughout the cold and warm seasons.  At Brandt, we offer preventative maintenance plans for a variety of industries:

HVAC

When it comes to HVAC systems, studies show time and again how preventative maintenance will save building owner’s money and energy input.  In fact, The New Buildings Institute found that energy is reduced by 10 to 20 percent in buildings across the US when they use smart building maintenance practices. Moreover, poor maintenance practices result in increased energy by 30 to 60 percent.  Regularly changing filters and inspecting for damaged machinery are things that your maintenance team can do without the help of trained professionals.

Plumbing

Being proactive with your plumbing system is also a way to avoid costly fixes.  Ultimately, the first step to take when developing a plumbing preventative maintenance plan is to understand everything that Is included in your water system. From here, diagnose each appliance and figure out what potential problems you may run into.  For example, leaking faucets and toilets waste a lot of water and dramatically increase utility bills.  Faulty pipes or a damaged water heater can be extremely dangerous and very costly to repair or replace.

Electrical Systems

Finally, preventative maintenance for a building’s electrical systems will enhance the reliability of power systems and lower the risk of unexpected downtime.  According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., the risk of an unscheduled power outage is reduced by as much as 66 percent with effective electrical preventative maintenance programs.  More importantly, electrical malfunctions are the leading cause of fires in commercial buildings.  Taking a proactive approach will not only save money but could also save your employees and assets from disaster.

Looking for help?

At Brandt, we have decades of experience in the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical services industries.  Our experts understand the risks of neglecting a building’s inner machinations and can support your company with the professionalism and knowledge it needs.  When it comes to your critical systems, choosing the path of reactive maintenance is a sure way to experience downtime, unpleasant conditions, and disgruntled employees.  Taking a path of preventative maintenance will ensure that potential faults will be detected before they become problems.  Contact our team today to learn more about our extensive preventative maintenance plans!

5 Steps to Prepare your HVAC for Warmer Seasons

Songbirds whistling tunes, trees blooming with color, and HVAC systems switching back to A/C.

The warmer seasons are finally right around the corner.  As a building owner, are you ready for the effects that the changing weather will have on your critical systems? Although your heating system may be working fine, it’s probably been a few months since you’ve cranked on the A/C.  Now is the time to check up on your cooling system, because nothing is worse than turning on your air conditioning on the first hot day only to discover that cool air isn’t ventilating through your building.

These 5 tips will get your HVAC system ready for spring and summer.

  1. Call a Professional – We’ll get this out of the way first, as it’s the most obvious and quintessential way to ensure your A/C is operating efficiently. Certified HVAC technicians have the training and expertise to inspect your system appropriately and will be able to diagnose problems and prevent them before they occur.
  2. Replace your Air Filter – Before you even turn on the A/C, inspect your air filters to see what condition they’re in. It’s recommended that you change disposable air filters at least once per month, and to thoroughly clean permanent filters at the same rate.  If you notice an abundance of dust or dirt, cool air will be restricted from flowing effectively throughout your building.
  3. Maintain the Outdoor Units – If you have rooftop units, safely go up on your roof to make sure they’re free of debris, such as plants, branches, or other organic items. If the insides of your units are collecting material and debris, call a professional to properly clean them.
  4. Cover the Windows- Sun shining through windows is a wonderful compliment to your heating system, but it has the exact opposite effect for the air conditioning. Penetrating sunlight can significantly raise indoor temperatures, making your A/C kick into overdrive to keep up.  To combat this, invest in tinted window treatments, or make sure that each window has blinds or drapes.
  5. Consider Updating Units – Take a moment to reflect on the age of your units, and how many times they’ve been repaired or experienced downtime. Newer models of air conditioners are made to be significantly more energy-efficient than older models and could save you lots of money on utility bills.

Summer-Proof Your HVAC System

As you prepare your HVAC system for the warm seasons, consider calling a professional team to take care of it for you. At Brandt, we help you proactively manage HVAC and building systems to enhance performance, minimize downtime and reduce operating costs. Our teams offer customized service designed for your unique needs and requirements. Give us a call or reach us online today!

A Look Back – Brandt’s Community Outreach in 2017

Brandt helps build Texas communities in more ways than you’re probably thinking.  Sure, we pride ourselves in having 60 years as industry leaders, but when it comes down to our core values, we are most proud of the reputation we’ve built as charitable leaders in the great state of Texas.  Our mission is to give back to groups that strengthen our social and cultural foundations, and we’re excited to share some of the initiatives we were involved with in 2017.

Special Olympics of Texas

Brandt is a proud Blue Ribbon Sponsor of the Special Olympics of Texas competitions.  In January ‘17, our Sr. VP, Steve Hayes was elected to the Special Olympics Texas’ board of directors! Throughout the year, our team volunteered multiple times to help their cause.

Brandt Employee Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

The hurricane and subsequent flooding devastated the Houston area and seriously affected more than 150 employees within the Brandt family.  So, we begat The Brandt Employee Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to raise money that would go directly to those employees that were impacted.  Our goal was to raise $25,000, but the overwhelming support that followed was awe-inspiring: $83,376 in cash donations.  Further, Brandt contributed $270,694 in donations, and MCAA contributed an additional $30,000.  In all, $400,254 in aid was provided through Brandt’s efforts.  If you’d like to contribute, follow this link.

Dallas Blood Drive

In April, our Dallas employees donated 19 units of blood to the Dallas Blood Drive.

San Antonio CAP 10K Race

Last April, many of our Brandt employees participate in the San Antonio CAP 10K Race, which raises money for the Austin Parks Foundation.  The foundation receives $1 from every Cap10K registration, and the Statesman matches every additional donation up to $10,000!

Boys & Girls Club

In April, we were Road King Sponsors of Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville.  For over 60 years, this location has been reaching out to young people with positive, life-changing programs.  We’re excited to find sponsorship opportunities again in 2018! 

Bike MS

Bike MS is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society. Their mission is to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. For years, we’ve participated in their frequent biking events, and in May our team participated in the MS150. Our long -partnership made us want to see how we could help even more. So, representatives from Bike MS were kind enough to stop by our Dallas office in October to share the many ways we could help.  We are excited to implement these initiatives in 2018, so stay tuned for more details!

Back-to-School Drives

In August, Brandt employees participated in multiple back-to-school drives to help the impoverished youth receive school supplies.  We partnered with the Community Partner of Dallas, the YMCA of Houston, and Foster Angles of Central Texas to help the impoverished youth receive back-to-school supplies. Between cash and supply donations, Brandt employees donated 642 backpacks at one event and $1,750 worth of school supplies at another.

Houston Food Bank

Some of Brandt’s Houston employees took time out of their busy holiday schedules to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. The team put together more than 1,500 meals for local senior citizens!

Houston Toy Drive

In early December, Brandt employees in Houston collected nearly 100 items for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

Spring 2018 College Recruiting Events

Brandt is looking for the best and brightest to join our team! We offer opportunity for advancement at every level, and our multi-discipline approach means there’s a place for anyone with the drive to learn and the determination to succeed. Find out when we will be at a career fair near you:

       

Texas A&M University SEC Engineering Career Fair

College Station, TX
1/24/2018

Southern Methodist University Engineering Career Fair
Dallas, TX
2/5/2018

Texas Christian University Career & Intern Expo
Fort Worth, TX
2/7/2018

University of Oklahoma Construction Science Career Fair
Norman, OK
2/8/2018
 

Texas Tech University Engineering Job Fair
Lubbock, TX
2/14/2018

Texas A&M University Construction Science Career Fair
College Station, TX
2/15/2018


Colorado State University Construction Management Career Fair
Fort Collins, CO
2/20/2017

Baylor University Business & STEM Career Fair
Waco, TX
2/21/2018

 

Keep up-to-date with our recruiting team and events by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.

 

Providing Texan Hospitality

Earlier last year, the New York Times reported that a hotel boom was coming to Texas, specifically in Houston, Dallas, and Austin.  We’ve witnessed this come to fruition, and at Brandt, we’ve played our part in the initiative.  For decades, companies in the hospitality industry have trusted Brandt for overall construction, maintenance, and repair services.

Give your Guests Peace of Mind

People always remember a bad hotel experience. Ineffective a/c units, bathroom plumbing issues, or a poorly lit room will keep customers from returning and can harm your hotel’s reputation.  Our industry experts take a proactive approach to ensure that common hotel problems are avoided or promptly fixed.  The Brandt crew offers 24/7 service and maintenance, so if you have a guest complaint at 4am, you can let them know that help is on the way.

Smart Renovation Solutions

To excel in the hospitality industry, it’s imperative to operate with modern technology.  We utilize cutting-edge technology to enhance both the guest and employee experience.  Our high efficiency LEED and Energy Star solutions create quiet and energy efficient building systems, so your guests can focus on enjoying their stay, and you can focus on enjoying higher ROI and productivity.

Here at Brandt, we believe that Texas will always be a tourist capital.  We’ll do everything we can to continue the tradition of great Texan hospitality, so if you’re in the hospitality industry, let us prove how great an asset Brandt can be for you.  Give us a call, stop by one of our 6 locations, or contact us online to learn more.

Consider Brandt for Your Next Career Move

Brandt is hiring Mechanical Field Supervisors. If you are a Foreman or Superintendent specialized in Plumbing/Pipefitting or Sheet Metal, consider Brandt for your next career move!

Brandt is the largest MEP commercial and industrial sub-contractor in Texas. Our privately owned company specializes in mechanical and electrical systems that serve healthcare facilities, higher education, corporate campuses, mission critical, and industrial facilities. As our company and project workload continues to grow, we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Our Foremen oversee project schedules, job site safety, and crew productivity. Individuals will also act as liaison between management and our clients. Brandt encourages our Foremen to be hands-on working leaders.

Brandt’s Superintendents provide overall direction and guidance to field supervision and skilled personnel. Superintendents monitor the quality, safety, and cost-efficiency guidelines on our commercial and industrial job sites.

Brandt offers opportunity for advancement at every level. Our flexible, multi-discipline approach means there’s a place for anyone with the drive to learn and the determination to succeed.

If you are seeking to be a part of an organization that is committed to your growth, we invite you to apply at: brandt.us