About Us

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

From outfitting a specific building to creating an intricate design project, we can provide plumbing, sheet metal and prefabricated products to help you meet your deadlines without sacrificing quality. We have qualified engineers and NATE certified employees on staff who can guarantee high-quality work for any budget – from a whole system upgrade to an exchange of chillers, pumps or ductwork.

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.

Our History

Lochridge-Priest, Inc. 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, Inc. today. Combined with the loyalty and stability of tenured employees, the Akins Family has made Lochridge-Priest, Inc. what it is today.