Barrett & Sons Inc. serves a wide variety of commercial and residential systems in the San Antonio area, providing sales, service and special design installations. Beginning with a few residential clients and a small headquarters on Melrose Place, the company grew into its current facility on Commercial Place, in Schertz. Today, BSI maintains over 170 properties in Seguin, Kerrville, Austin, San Antonio and South Texas for a variety of customers. In 1983, BSI saw a need for advanced energy management systems and controls and thus established Texas Energy Planners, which was sold two years later.
The late Herchell Barrett worked in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) for more than 50 years. He performed his first air conditioning job at the age of 18, in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Barrett moved his family to San Antonio in the late 1940s, where he worked for several well-known mechanical contracting firms, including Thomas Wolff Air Conditioning. He founded Alamo Engineering Service in the early 1960s, which became Barrett & Sons, Inc. in 1968. During his lifetime in the mechanical business, Mr. Barrett taught HVAC night classes at Fox Tech High School for 19 years and union apprenticeship classes for 8 years.
Arnold Barrett, Herchell's son, grew up in an HVAC family and ran service for 20 years. He founded BSI with his father in 1968, after attending North Texas State University in Denton. He was also the founding president of S & B Mechanical, Inc, an HVAC sales and installation contractor. He was also a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. Arnold also taught HVAC classes at Fox Tech. Arnold has served on the State Board for ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) for three years and was the 2011 State President.
3 Generations of HVAC Expertise
Todd Barrett, Arnold and Martha’s youngest son, came into the business in 2007. Todd attended Texas State University, as well as the University of Texas at San Antonio, studying Business Management. Todd was in law enforcement for 10 years prior, working for the City of Schertz and as a Trooper with the Texas Highway Patrol. In 2017, Todd assumed ownership of the business and oversees all operations of the Corporation as President. Todd holds Master License TACLA34555C.
Arnold remains with Barrett & Sons as a consultant and oversees the construction division of the company. He also continues to serve as an officer of the Corporation.
A Commitment to The Future
Barrett & Sons, now third generation, has successfully served a broad clientele for nearly 50 years. With hard work and a dedicated concern for our customers, we have earned a solid reputation in South Texas for prompt, comprehensive service. We go the extra mile, and then some.