Houston, Texas – May 15 2007 - Aggreko, LLC (Aggreko) today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with one of the largest and most respected homebuilders in Texas, to provide temporary power generation for all of the company’s residential construction activity, including developments in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, McAllen, and the Austin area.
Aggreko, the world’s leading provider of temporary power, temperature control and 100% oil-free compressed air systems, will supply all the company’s sites with power for trailers, equipment and for individual homes until city power sources are installed. In residential construction, meeting deadlines and keeping within budget across a number of development sites simultaneously is absolutely critical. It is a testament to Aggreko’s track record and reputation that when the homebuilder needed reliable, efficient temporary electricity on a broad scale, they chose Aggreko.
Prior to signing the agreement, the homebuilder established the quality and reliability of Aggreko’s services, equipment and operations on a number of individual projects. “Before signing a large agreement, many construction companies want to ensure that a large rental company like Aggreko not only has local service capabilities, but can deal with all aspects of the contract, from construction to invoicing, in a flexible, streamlined way,” said David Dickert, South Texas Area Sales Manager. “By obtaining referrals from their field personnel, they knew we could handle the job.”
Aggreko’s latest big ‘win’ reflects its growing presence at construction sites around the Lone Star State. “In one of the new Houston development locations we were renting to four builders at the same time,” said Leah Bertsch, Aggreko’s sales representative for construction in the South Texas area. “After the initial order was placed, we had 14 x 30kW generators on site within a week. For five months, approximately 45 – 50 generators were on site at one time. To meet the demand for the project period, the local Aggreko team drew on our network of service centers to ensure each homebuilder had the reliable power and service needed to keep their projects on schedule.”