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San Antonio Business Journal's 2014-2015 Who's Who in Energy

Texas Utility Engineering, Inc. (TXUE) is proud to announce that, once again, their very own President, David Evans, PE, was listed in the Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy 2014 - 2015 publication. This is a national publication that listed seven markets in the American City Business Journals chain of business publications. This was the second year in a row David was named on the list.

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San Antonio Express News Top Workplaces 2014

Texas Utility Engineering is honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace by The San Antonio Express News and most importantly by their employees. This is the first year that TXUE has made the list. Results were published in the October 26, 2014 Sunday edition of The San Antonio Express News.

Surveys were conducted by Workplace Dynamics who invited 1,006 companies to participate and surveyed 145 companies that when combined have over 40,000 employees. Winners were based off the employees who responded to the survey. TXUE placed 15th, out of 50, in the Small Workplace Category (30 – 149 employees).

Once again we’d like to take this time to thank our employees for their support and confidence in TXUE.

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San Antonio Business Journal's Best Places to Work 2014

On June 6, 2014 Texas Utility Engineering, Inc. (TXUE) was named one of the Best Places to Work in the San Antonio Area for the first time by its employees and the San Antonio Business Journal.

Close to 500 companies were nominated and only 50 were chosen. TXUE came in 23rd in the Small Business Category. Winners were evaluated in a statistics-based program conducted by a third party and were selected based on employee measurement of 37 attributes known to drive employee engagement.

We’d like to take this time to thank our employees for their support and confidence in TXUE. This would not have been possible without their hard work and dedication.

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San Antonio Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy 2013-2014

Texas Utility Engineering, Inc. (TXUE) is proud to announce that their very own President, David Evans, PE, was listed in the Business Journal’s 2013-2014 Who’s Who in Energy publication. This is a national publication that listed “the movers and shakers in the ever-changing, fast-moving energy industry”. This was the first time David was named on the list, but we know it will definitely not be the last time. TXUE would like to congratulate David on this great career achievement made possible due to his hard work and dedication to TXUE.

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San Antonio Business Journal's Annual Fast Track Publication 2013

On July 12th the San Antonio Business Journal published their annual Fast Track supplement. Once again, TXUE made the list. This is the fourth consecutive year to be honored with a Fast Track award. Texas Utility Engineering is honored to be recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as the Third Fastest Growing Company in San Antonio. Please click here to view.

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San Antonio Business Journal's Annual Fast Track Publication 2012

On July 13, 2012 the San Antonio Business Journal published their annual Fast Track supplement. Texas Utility Engineering was honored to be recognized once again by the San Antonio Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in San Antonio for the third year in a row. TXUE placed 6th in the under $2 Million Revenue Category. Please click here to view.

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San Antonio Business Journal's Annual Fast Track Publication 2011

On July 15, 2011 the San Antonio Business Journal published their annual Fast Track supplement. Texas Utility Engineering was honored to be recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as the Fifth Fastest Growing Company in San Antonio for the under $4 Million Revenue Group. This was TXUE second consecutive year of being mentioned. Please click here to view.

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Texas Utility Engineering, Inc. Celebrates Opening of New Corporate Headquarters

San Antonio, TX, May 1, 2011 — As a result of Texas Utility Engineering’s tremendous growth, the company has purchased a New Corporate Headquarters.

Texas Utility Engineering (TXUE) is celebrating the grand opening of its new corporate headquarters located near the Historic District of Monte Vista at 2119 San Pedro. The 100 year old two-story, 3,500 square-foot headquarters is a fully remodeled Queen Anne style structure.

TXUE was founded in San Antonio over five years ago with only two employees. The company has since grown to fifteen employees and has been recognized one of the fastest growing small businesses in San Antonio. TXUE expects continued growth throughout 2011 and anticipates to expand its staff to 20 employees by years end.

David Evans, PE, TXUE President, states that “We owe the success of TXUE to our tremendously talented employees and the great working relationships we have with our clients.”

San Antonio Business Journal's Annual Fast Track Publication 2010

On July 16, 2010 the San Antonio Business Journal published their annual Fast Track supplement. Texas Utility Engineering was honored to be recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as the Second Fastest Growing Company in San Antonio for the under $2 Million Revenue Group. Please click here to view.

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San Antonio Business Journal - January 22, 2010

TXUE was proudly featured in the San Antonio Business Journal Small Business Weekly Section. Please click here to view.


Pole Inspection Best Practice Research

During a pole inspection RFP meeting with a client, a discussion concerning inspection methodologies revealed that the majority of telephone companies and electric utilities utilize four basic “approved”1 inspection methods and two types of remedial treatments that have existed for many years. Based on this finding, it seemed reasonable to expect that advancements in methods and technologies must have evolved that would be classified as “approved”, and provide improved accuracy, effectiveness, and reduced cost. Rather than bid on the project utilizing the “old” methods, Alamon decided to conduct an investigation to determine the “best in class” methodology.

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Rolling out the lines

Web Posted: 03/26/2008 09:07 PM CDT

Sanford Nowlin

EXPRESS-NEWS BUSINESS WRITER

There's gold in them there poles.

At least there has been for Texas Utility Engineering Inc.

The 2-year-old firm has built a business assisting companies such as Time Warner Cable, AT&T Inc. and CPS Energy as they expand their fiber-optic networks throughout the San Antonio area.

A large part of that, company President David Evans said, comes down to helping those clients manage the massive amount of red tape involved in stringing their lines along utility poles.

“San Antonio is continuing to grow dramatically, and that's benefited us,” Evans said. “The electric company needs to expand its footprint; the cable company needs to expand its footprint; telecom companies need to expand their footprints.”

No, it's not exactly the sexy side of the telecom business, but it's one that's apparently in demand.

The company lined up six new contracts last year, allowing it to more than double its sales. The seven-employee firm expects to end this year with $750,000 in revenues.

Much of TUE's growth has come, Evans said, as cable and phone firms install new lines to keep up with the city's outward expansion and as they mix more fiber in their existing copper-wire networks to boost their speed and to make them more efficient. The company also benefits when new infrastructure projects require companies to move their poles to make way for a street widening or new intersection.

During the course of such fiber projects, a telecom company may need to interface with a half-dozen different companies or agencies — from CPS, which owns the majority of San Antonio's utility poles, to the Texas Department of Transportation and city permitting offices. It can be a paperwork-heavy project that many companies would rather farm out to an outside engineer.

“The larger the project, the more agencies you have to deal with,” Vice President Brett Bigham said. “There's a lot involved.”

During one of those projects, TUE's work could include everything from running computer simulations that ensure lines can withstand high winds to arranging the proper permits to close a traffic lane while workers string lines.

Evans and Bigham cut their teeth in the business years ago while working in CPS' engineering department. And they each spent seven years at San Marcos-based cable and phone provider Grande Communications Holdings Inc., where they helped engineer the company's fiber-optic expansion, including its permitting work with CPS and state and city agencies.

The two struck out on their own after Grande, facing a funding slowdown, throttled back its network expansion. Most of their staff members also are former Grande employees.

Brett Bigham (left), vice president of Texas Utility Engineering, and David Evans, president of the company, work on a permit. Their firm employs seven people.

Evans' and Bigham's experience and wealth of personal contacts have driven their company's success, said Shane Barritt, planning manager for Time Warner San Antonio. Time Warner was the first company to give TUE a contract.

“They're experts at the kind of work that requires a lot of personal attention and maintaining personal relationships,” he said. “They've got past relationships that go back pretty far, and that's really allowed them to prosper.”

Apparently other big telecom companies have noticed TUE's experience as well.

Early this week, TUE won a contract to handle San Antonio-area fiber optic projects for telecom giant AT&T. The company plans to hire two additional employees as a result, Evans said, and it could use the relationship to launch itself into other Texas cities.

“It finally gets our foot in the door with AT&T,” Evans said. “It's such a huge company, such a huge opportunity.”

Dan Banks, vice president at Alexander Utility Engineering Inc., one of the city's largest such firms, said his company also has benefited from a fiber-optic expansion. Alexander has concentrated more on municipal projects, recently winning a contract to help the city of Georgetown connect its facilities with a fiber-optic network. It's working on a similar project for the city of Denton.

“There's a lot of project work out there right now,” Banks said.