MTECH Relocates Hundreds of Jobs to Pflugerville, Becomes Community’s Largest Private Employer
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced that Mtech, a commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and electrical services company and subsidiary of Comfort Systems USA, will construct a $3.5 million, 33,000-square-foot regional headquarters building, becoming Pflugerville’s largest private employer with approximately 200 employees. Construction will begin immediately and be complete by the end of the year.
Mtech will build the new regional corporate office, training and fabrication facility on a 4.5-acre tract of land at 1720 Royston Lane, an industrial area in Pflugerville.
“Securing established, growing primary employers is the pillar of economic development success. With them, we increase our daytime population, which brings additional retailers, which brings additional entertainment, which brings additional revenue for our city to serve our citizens,” PCDC Executive Director Floyd Akers said. “Mtech is exactly the kind of corporation we want to attract to Pflugerville—one that has been around for decades, will be around for decades, and has solid growth plans.”
Comfort Systems USA will use the Mtech Pflugerville facility as the hub for customers from Central Texas through San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. The company’s expansion plans include increasing staff by approximately 50 percent, up to 300 employees within the next few years.
Mtech has experienced steady growth during the past several years, and the company needed a build-to-suit facility to accommodate current employees, business plans and room for growth. Mtech President Bob Fabrizio said they also needed to be able to move in by the end of the year when their current lease expires.
The Pflugerville City Council approved a $356,000 incentive agreement proposed by the PCDC for Mtech that is based on jobs at a June 11 meeting.
“The short turnaround time for the plan review process in Pflugerville was key to our decision to locate here,” said Mtech President Bob Fabrizio. “The premium of a build-to-suit building was offset by the incentives.”
Mtech will make heavy investments in training and apprenticeship programs to mentor new technicians, which are a hot commodity in Central Texas with a large majority of licensed technicians aging out of the workforce. The new facility will feature a large training room.
Mtech hired Development 2000, a turn-key development company, for the project. Georgetown-based Edwards Construction was selected as the general contractor. Construction will begin immediately.
Avant Technology was previously Pflugerville’s largest private employer with 155 full-time employees.
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation promotes Pflugerville as a desirable place for new businesses to operate. The organization also supports existing businesses by helping to address their needs. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to businesses to begin doing business in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects. Located 16 miles northeast of Austin and just south of Round Rock, Pflugerville is well-situated in Central Texas. New state highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 all offer direct access to other nearby cities and the region’s main airport. For more information, visit www.pfdevelopment.com.
About Mtech, Inc.
A subsidiary company of Comfort Systems USA, Mtech, which stands for Mechanical Technical Services, Inc., is honored to have served the Central Texas business community for more than 20 years. Our technical experts service, install and fine-tune building systems for downtown high rises, hospitals, universities, hotels, and other large commercial properties. Mtech is also behind the scenes at large data centers and manufacturing facilities to ensure reliability and 24×7 uptime. For more information, please visit www.mtechtexas.com or call (512) 929-7090.