Humphrey & Associates Inc, a leading provider of commercial and industrial electrical services throughout northeast Texas, was named the 2020 TEGG Contractor of the Year during ABM Franchising Group's 2021 Continuing Education Conference held January 19-22.
Humphrey & Associates became a TEGG franchise in 1997 and has won Contractor of the Year five times, an achievement notably shared by ABM Franchising Group's 2020 Linc Service Contractor of the Year, five-time winner OtisAir, Ltd. Humphrey & Associates currently operates out of Carrollton, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, and their East Texas office in Yantis.
The award is presented annually by ABM Franchising Group to TEGG Service contractors that show outstanding organizational performance in the categories of activity growth, sales performance, gross and operating profit, maintenance base growth and implementation of the TEGG system. In a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Humphrey & Associates achieved impressive performance levels in multiple categories.
"This award wouldn't be possible without the commitment of our team," said Buster Kirkland, Vice President of Humphrey & Associates. "I want to thank everyone that put in an amazing year, but I especially want to note our technician's professionalism and passion for their trade. I want to add how much being a part of a network of fantastic contractors means. Competing with you all for Contractor of the Year is a privilege."
In his acceptance speech, Kirkland called out many Humphrey & Associates team members by name, including winner of TEGG Operations Coordinator of the Year, Michele Orellana, and TEGG Sales Team Award winners Joe Baker, Hector Orellana, Dave Schlapkohl, and Jason YBarbo. During the Employee of the Year awards presentation earlier in the conference, Michele Orellana was praised for her commitment to customer communications.
Founded in 1977, Humphrey & Associates is a family-owned business that considers their employees, who own 50% of the company through an ESOP, as their most valued asset. Their teams provide electrical, mechanical, engineering and design, and preventative/proactive maintenance for industrial, healthcare, mission critical and commercial facilities.
"Humphrey & Associates really achieved something this year. Their commitment to the TEGG system is only outmatched by their commitment to growing a truly talented team," said ABM Franchising Group Senior Vice President Bruce Phibbs. "Winning Contractor of the Year in 2020 meant helping clients adapt and helping people keep safety and facility needs met. When it comes to our annual awards, I'm always proud to recognize a great business, but this year I feel we're also awarding great community leadership."