Ohmstede was founded in 1905 by August Ohmstede as an automotive repair shop in Beaumont, Texas. In 1902, the discovery of large pools of accessible crude oil at Spindletop, Beaumont TX., ushered in the industrial age for refining crude oil into a diversified portfolio of usable products. Ohmstede shifted operations to support the high demand for quality machining and repair of highly engineered process equipment. The Texas Company (Texaco), and Gulf Oil Company refineries located in Port Arthur, TX., were the largest refining operations in the world for many years. The Motiva Refinery, formerly The Texas Company refinery in Port Arthur, is currently the largest refining operation within the United States.
Ohmstede developed and patented many machining processes to increase efficiency and quality of industrial process equipment. The company strategically expanded operations in close proximity to gulf coast ports where many oil companies established refining operations for receiving crude oil and distribution of refined products to developed and emerging nations throughout the world. In 2003, Ohmstede established the current field services company, Ohmstede Industrial Services, to deliver single source solutions for servicing industrial process equipment.
In 2007, Ohmstede was acquired by EMCOR Group in order to expand service offerings whose clients were major industrial raw feed refiners and processors.
Our legacy of ONE Source, ONE Focus, ONE Call continues to be the standard for adding value for our clients during maintenance or construction activities.