Bernhard Companies to Form Leading Edge Energy Services Firm
Bernhard Energy, Bernhard Mechanical, EP Breaux Electrical and TME have joined together to provide energy-engineering, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and development services for clients in the commercial industry. Formed under the holding company Bernhard, this full-service design-build energy infrastructure firm is changing industry rules to improve the cost structure of hospitals, universities and commercial facilities.
As an owner’s advocate with a total facility management process designed by TME as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction and maintenance expertise provided by Bernhard Mechanical and EP Breaux Electrical, Bernhard presents clients with an organized team of diverse and multi-disciplined subject matter experts who challenge the standard business practices of large-scale facility operations.
Through Bernhard Energy’s long-term development and energy-engineering methods, Bernhard offers a more competitive bottom-line approach to conventional facility planning, design, construction and maintenance practices. Bernhard Energy builds energy infrastructure platforms for commercial facilities that are scalable in design to accommodate energy demand and production while offsetting capital outlay to design, construct, own, operate and maintain facilities. Bernhard Energy’s focus is to customize district energy systems, combined heat and power plants, distributed generation and energy-efficient micro grids.
“Bernhard Energy helps building owners and operators reduce the total cost of facility ownership by addressing an entire facility’s energy infrastructure system from original concept to ultimate demolition or repurposing. By adjusting the total facility management process and total cost of ownership, Bernhard Energy becomes a partner in facility management and cost reduction,” said Ed Tinsley, professional engineer, chief executive officer of Bernhard Energy and managing principal of TME.
“Bernhard Energy provides financing to design-build, own, operate and maintain district energy systems for some of the largest universities, private developments and hospital systems in the U.S. We are proud to offer innovative engineering-design to some of the nation’s most significant facilities,” said Ken Bernhard, corporate development director for Bernhard Energy.
This partnership benefits from an experienced board of directors as well as each Bernhard company’s proven leadership, including Jim Bernhard, Jr., founder and former chief executive officer of The Shaw Group; Ed Tinsley, chief executive officer of Bernhard Energy and co-founder and managing partner of TME; Kenneth Bernhard, president and chief executive officer of Bernhard Mechanical; Philip Breaux, president of EP Breaux Electrical; Rusty Mullen, executive managing principal and chief executive officer of TME; Jeff Jenkins, former executive of The Shaw Group; and Albert McAlister, former board member of The Shaw Group.