Client & Design Partner Testimonials

LeTourneau University

Transet Company has partnered with LeTourneau University on many projects, both large and small, for over two decades. Their partnership with the University has been invaluable in constructing quality buildings at an affordable price. They consistently assist in the planning phases of our design projects and provide valuable input to the architect on the constructability and cost of construction of the design, often implementing value engineering long before the plans are drawn. We do not start a major project design without all three members of our design team present at the table; owner, architect, and contractor. Transet has the ability to start a project at the design table and see the project through construction. That type of capability is one of the most valued aspects of the company. In addition, Transet has regularly been willing to take on small projects, which is another indication of their
partnership with us.

As much as we appreciate knowing we can call Transet to help us with any size project, the reason we continue to partner with them is value and service.

Over the years, our partnership with Transet has resulted in the successful completion of minor renovations as well as multi-million dollar new construction projects. I highly recommended Transet Company. They are a valued partner with the integrity to see the job done right at the best possible
price.

Mike Hood, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Komatsu Mining Corp. Group

Transet Company has partnered with Komatsu* (formerly LeTourneau and Joy Global) on many different projects over multiple decades. During the course of this tenure, they established a proven track record as a reliable partner for construction projects of various sizes both sharing and shouldering our commitment to safety, quality, delivery and cost. They also worked to minimize impact on production by regularly flexing around our schedules to get their work completed on time and within budget while enabling us to work our shifts in the same workspace.

Most recently, Transet completed an 80,000 SF Warehouse with interior office for Komatsu. This was a Design-Build project and Transet provided full services from concept design through construction to final Certificate of Occupancy. Although the build was hampered by 80 days of rain/bad weather, sub-grade challenges, and some quality issues, Transet never wavered in their commitment to control cost and minimize schedule slip. They treated Komatsu like a valued client through the whole process and communicated with us regularly and with total transparency.

Based on our experience, I can strongly recommend Transet Company. They will provide cost effective, professional construction services from concept design all the way through build and from small renovations to multi-million dollar projects. They have proven again and again over the years to be a valued partner committed to the success of our Komatsu facility in Longview, TX.

*Komatsu was founded in 1921 and currently has more than 60,000 employees in 142 countries. We provide essential mining equipment, systems and solutions used by companies worldwide to extract the fundamental minerals for developing modern infrastructure, technology and consumer products.

Gerald Rincher, General Manager, Komatsu Mining Operations, Longview, Texas

BTH Bank

We have known the principals of the firm for 35 years… We can recommend Transet without hesitation.

We have found them to be quite helpful in providing advice and counsel as the plans are developed, being responsive during construction, attentive to staying within budget, and thorough in providing timely and detailed progress reports. They are consistently committed to producing the best possible outcome.

Bob Dyer – Chairman & CEO

Fred Kahler, Inc.

As Owner of Fred Kahler Inc., I have been privileged to work with many construction managers on several dealership projects and have learned what a significant difference a quality construction manager can play in delivering a successful project.

As a developer of 54 years, one of my areas of expertise has been assisting auto dealers across the United States in making their new stores a reality. I have worked with many contractors during that time. When Trey Patterson of Patterson Nissan Longview engaged me to assist in the development of his new multi-million dollar Longview facility, my inclination was to use a contractor whom I had worked with previously, as I was skeptical about using a contractor in Longview who may not be on par in terms of expertise, personnel, financials, ability to work with an out-of-town design team, etc. However, after meeting with Transet Co. and other local firms, Transet Co. not only came highly recommended but came to the table equipped with everything we needed in a contractor. We are now concluding construction, and I can honestly say that I have not found any individuals or construction partner that is more concerned about the owner’s interest than Transet Co., its principals, and its staff. Their frequent involvement, guidance, and constructability advice from design has been instrumental in helping successfully deliver this complex project, on time and below budget.

I am based outside of East Texas (in Shreveport, Louisiana), and Transet’s communication and problem solving skills have been an excellent resource in bringing questions, clarifications and solutions to our attention in a timely manner – in contrast to many contractors who operate most often in emergency mode. Another important example of how they bring value to the owner and architect was displayed in their adeptness in handling a crisis when a major Nissan programming change occurred, which came in the middle of construction, and how they took it in stride while continuing construction and working to minimize cost and schedule impacts.

I have tremendous respect and trust for the Transet team and would highly recommend them for pre-design and construction services in the automotive market or any similar project.

Fred Kahler, Principal

Johnson and Pace Incorporated

We have worked on numerous projects with Transet Co. over the past 27 years… using Design/Bid/Build as well as Design/Construction Management, and… Transet Co. has always been an outstanding contractor/partner. Every member of their company exemplifies honesty, fairness, and professionalism. It is very evident that their goal is to work as a team with all parties involved to provide a great finished product completed on schedule and maintain satisfied clients.

They are on top of the project from the beginning to the end.

I highly recommend Transet Co. for any type of construction project you may have. As a professional design firm, I also recommend getting them involved in the project as construction managers. We have learned that getting their experience and expertise on-board as early as possible during the design phase will save money and construction time.

Wade Johnson, Co-Founder of Johnson and Pace Incorporated (JPI)

Design Collaborative

I have worked with Transet Co. on 6 projects and can honestly say that I have not found a construction partner that is more concerned about the owner’s interest and maintaining a long-term client relationship. Their frequent involvement, guidance, and constructability advice from early schematic design has been instrumental in helping deliver complex projects… on time and at or below budget.

I have a great amount of respect and trust for the Transet team and would highly recommend them for predesign and construction services in the higher education market.

Jeremy Koomler, Architect

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN), Inc. a LEO A DALY Company

Transet Co. was selected to construct William B. Travis Elementary in Marshall Texas as part of the 2015 $109 million bond program.  The overall scope of work included a ground up replacement K-5 elementary school constructed onsite with the existing school which maintained full operations for the duration of construction until demolition which was a part of the Transet Co. scope of work.

Chris and the entire Transet Co. team were professional on all levels, processing paper work timely and accurately without any significant issues. No project is perfect but when issues did arise regardless of where they originated, Transet never wavered in taking care of them in a timely fashion and with fair pricing. At completion we were significantly under budget and the project reached substantial completion as scheduled without issue.

…I would not hesitate in selecting Transet Co. on another project or in recommending them for your project. Transet was professional, accurate and timely with all work performed.

Robert Wilbanks, Program Manager

R&K Distributors

Transet has consistently performed quality work on a range of construction projects from remodels to major facilities expansions covering multiple years. Transet is adept to taking our thoughts and ideas and recommending solutions for improved efficiency and cost savings. They have been knowledgeable about all aspects of our projects and are able to plan, coordinate and manage the activities of different work crews effectively. Most importantly Transet has not only provided quality workmanship but have done so on budget and in a timely manner.

John Martin, President

Kilgore College

It is my distinct pleasure to give Transet Company my highest recommendation as a contractor/construction manager at risk.

In the last 18 years that I have been president, Kilgore College has used 5 different companies as general contractors or construction managers at risk. By far, our recent experience with Transet, in which they managed the $6 million renovation and and additions to the Canterbury Engineering Science Building, was the best experience ever.

The project came in on time and under budget. Transet is a common sense, knowledgeable company with an excellent track record and deep experience in building and renovating educational facilities.

I recommend Transet to you without hesitation or qualification.

Dr. William Holda, President

Good Shepherd Health System

Transet has worked with us on the construction of our new NorthPark facility in North Longview. They have been a true “team member” in every sense of the word.  Their team worked hard to stay on schedule as well as budget, and helped us above and beyond in documentation necessary for the funding of this Joint Venture.  If given the opportunity, we will continue to use Transet whenever we can.

Ray Delk, Executive VP Integration & Business Development

Texas Bank and Trust

Texas Bank and Trust has had a relationship with Transet Company since 1983. ...We have always found them to be a very trustworthy business partner that looks out for the bank's best interest. ...I highly recommend Transet Company. They are a valued partner with the integrity to see the job done right at the best possible price.
Randy Andrews, Executive Vice President

Thacker|Davis Architects

Transet is a highly professional company... Their staff is experienced, professional and very accommodating in the performance of their duties. Based on my personal experience, I can without reservation, highly recommend Transet for your consideration.
Phillip Thacker, AIA

Barton L. Robinett Architect – NCARB

I have worked with Transet Co. for over 25 years on numerous projects. I've found the team at Transet Co. to be competent and professional on all levels from construction to contract administration. They have always demonstrated a commitment to cost and quality. This has not always been the case with other contractors. I can highly recommend the Transet Co. team without reservation.
Barton L. Robinett, Architect, NCARB

Pollard Hodgson Architects

Transet wins my vote for best contractor to work with during my career!
Wiley B. Pollard, Architect

Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD

There was a tight timeline involved…the building had to be ready to move back in before school started in August. Transet made this happen while maintaining quality of work…We have been very pleased with Transet and recommend them without reservation.
Sandra Quarles – Superintendent

First Baptist Church Longview

...his staff did exactly what they said they would do in the time frame promised, usually finishing sooner than expected... My experience with them was a very positive one and we would gladly rehire them for any major construction jobs.
David English, Executive Pastor