Barnhart-Taylor Engineering Co. Inc. was founded in 1954 by Mr. Norm Barnhart and Mr. Howard Taylor and incorporated in the state of New Mexico. Prior to that year the firm was known as Albuquerque Engineering. The company started off as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) representative providing a combination of engineering and representing a distinguished list of manufacturers for the heating, air conditioning and waste water industries. Barnhart-Taylor offered technical applications engineering and sales engineering, sizing heating, air conditioning and ventilation for commercial and industrial applications. The company at one time represented more than forty OEM's such as Bryan Boilers, Modine, and Peerless Pumps with principle offices in both Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX.
In June 1982, Juan and Patricia Villalobos began managing the El Paso, TX office. The Villalobos' and Mr. Gary Socha (the managing partner in Albuquerque), purchased the company in 1986. The Villalobos became sole owners of the company and incorporated in Texas as Barnhart-Taylor, Inc in 1993. Patricia Villalobos has been president of the company ever since.
The most significant changes in Barnhart-Taylor's 70 year history have been within the last 34 years under the leadership of the Villalobos family. In 1988, Barnhart Taylor started manufacturing commercial and industrial air handling equipment specializing in evaporative air cooling and experienced growth with the addition of make-up air units and air handlers with chill and hot water coils. During this time Juan Villalobos, Executive Vice President and Jon Fiend, PE, developed and patented an Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger which is manufactured to date and is serving the industrial market.
Barnhart-Taylor was certified 8(a) Small Disadvantage Business by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 1996, and was awarded the first set aside contract in September of that year by the DoD (Army) at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Barnhart-Taylor successfully graduated from the SBA 8(a) program in 2005. The program allowed the company to diversify and develop, establishing the company as a Prime General Contractor. During this time Barnhart-Taylor received numerous awards from the Federal Government and Business community including two Congressional Acknowledgments, in 2000 and 2011.
In 1999, Barnhart-Taylor began producing round and oval duct work in conjunction with Metal Market in Cd. Juarez, Mexico. This allowed Barnhart-Taylor to capitalize on the growth of the Maquiladora (Manufacturing Operations) Industry in Mexico created by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enacted in 1994.
Barnhart-Taylor sold the mechanical equipment representatives division in 2008 and the manufacturing division in 2017. Barnhart-Taylor continues to offer construction services to local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as, institutions and commercial business. Please review our most recent job portfolio and contact us if we can be of service.