Posted February 16, 2023

Turtle & Hughes launches Austin location 

Turtle & Hughes Inc., a large, privately-held industrial and power distributor, is expanding its Texas footprint with a new 40,000-square-foot facility in Austin designed to deliver energy-efficient solutions to the region’s thriving technology sector.

The company already has a 100,000-square-foot presence in the Houston area, and with customer and vendor relationships cultivated over 45 years, Austin is a natural growth market.

“Austin is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing innovation hubs in the country. We at Turtle are enormously proud to be part of this forward-looking community at a time of profound energy transition,” said Kathleen Shanahan, Turtle CEO.

Aside from New York and New Jersey, where Turtle was founded and grew over the last 100 years into a fourth-generation family- and woman-owned company, the Gulf Coast market has been the company’s longest established region.

Turtle’s plans to locate in Austin accelerated rapidly with its opportunity to provide a major manufacturer with energy-efficient lighting and other sustainable materials for a new facility. From plans to opening, the new facility took under nine months.

Turtle is poised to equip technology, construction and municipal entities in the wider Austin region with sustainable products and end-to-end solutions. These include LED lighting, battery storage, EV charging, renewable energy and a broad array of electrical, water/wastewater, and alternative energy infrastructure support.

“We are excited to be extending our reach to Austin and the vibrant cities surrounding it. At the same time, we can serve our Houston-area customers who have a presence there or plan to establish one,” said Bob Courcy, regional vice president, Gulf Coast, which also has offices in the Houston and LaPorte area, as well as in Geismar, Louisiana.

Turtle plans a grand opening on April 4 at its new facility: 2251 Picadilly Drive Suite C340, Round Rock, Texas.