By: Jim Russ
President & CEO | Chairman of the Board of Directors
In 1936, soon after the reelection of President Roosevelt, my Great Grandfather, Truman Edminster, Sr., opened the doors of Edminster Engineering. He had no way of knowing that the legacy he began would become the EHRA we know today. One that would carry on long after him and for the next three generations of his family.
Since that November day in 1936, as any long-standing institution does, Edminster Engineering has seen ups and downs, good times and challenging times. We have had the great fortune to be involved with countless projects that have helped shape the Greater Houston region into the booming metropolis it is today. We have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with some of the most respected and talented ‘greats’ in our industry whom with we have weathered the ups and downs together for nearly nine decades.
We begin a year-long celebration to the continuing heritage begun by my Great Grandfather and carried forward by Truman Edminster, Jr. (my uncle), Terry Russ, Jr. (my father) and Truman Edminster, III (who still serves the firm today). We have gained momentum into the 21st Century which will propel EHRA for decades to come. Some may wonder what is our ‘secret sauce’; it is our legacy of service.
EHRA has always been focused on the experience and satisfaction of our clients and our team members. As we continue to grow and mature as a firm, and prepare to seamlessly pass the baton to the next generation, our top priority will not change. We have built a culture around taking care of people. It is who we are, and it is what we do.
It is our ultimate hope, wish and desire to continue the EHRA legacy for the next 85 years and beyond. We are confident that together the team will achieve that goal.
Here’s to a great New Year. Blessings to all, and to your families, in 2021!