Engineering Co. Inc. wasfounded 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 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 Brian 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
60 year history have been within the last 30 years under the leadership of the
Villalobos family. In 1988, Barnhart Taylor started manufacturing commercial
and industrial evaporative air conditioning equipment, as well as, other
related products. During this time Juan Villalobos, Executive Vice President
developed and still holds the patent for an Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger.
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 to date continues to manufacture air handling equipment, heat
exchangers and related components for clientele in the United States, Mexico
and abroad. Additionally, Barnhart-Taylor offers construction services to
local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as, institutions and