Who We Are

For over 50 years, Lochridge Priest has worked with general contractors, owners, subcontractors and developers across the great state of Texas to provide top of the line commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing solutions. Locally owned and operated, we serve the Central Texas area with over 400 knowledgeable employees with offices in Waco, Temple, Corsicana, and Fort Worth.

Our History

Lochridge Priest was founded in 1963 by Loyd Priest, Cooper Lochridge and Alvin Reznicek. Throughout the years, the partnerships changed as the company grew. In 2007, the Akins Family bought the existing partners’ shares of the company and continues to own and operate Lochridge Priest today. Combined with the loyalty and stability of tenured employees, the Akins Family has made Lochridge Priest what it is today.

Our Vision

  • Grow our business in a consistent manner annually by offering honesty, integrity and respect for all.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Offer to our customers those services that will add comfort, value and safety to their business.
  • Only offer to our customers those services and products that we would do for our company, family and friends.
  • Help everyone we meet every day with their needs and assume the best intentions from everyone.
  • Do the right thing when no one is watching.
  • Respect people’s time.


  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America Association, Inc. (ACCA)
  • The Associated General Contractors of America, Central Texas Chapter (AGC)
  • Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC)
  • Texas Air Conditioning Contractors Association (TACCA)
  • TEXO Association
  • Bellmead Chamber of Commerce
  • Belton Chamber of Commerce
  • Ft Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
  • Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • Lacy Lakeview Chamber of Commerce
  • Temple Chamber of Commerce