H.B. Neild open house celebrates near century of business excellence with eye toward future

Published 12:18 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

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BEAUMONT — Taylor Neild looked on his phone this week, paused and read the instructions — better put, the requirements — that his father laid out if he was to assume control of the family business.

They included core values of strong morals, construction quality and integrity.

Remember to do the right thing for the customers.

H.B. Neild began the business in 1932. (Courtesy photo)

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Always give back to the community.

That was in 2020, and today the CEO of H.B. Neild & Sons Inc. and the rest of the family ownership team are welcoming the community to a “New” location and “New” services celebration.

H.B. Neild Construction is hosting the public at 8595 Industrial Parkway in Beaumont and celebrating industrial plumbing and industrial HVACR services to go along with industry leading construction services for the Gulf Coast that remain home in the Golden Triangle.

In conjunction with the Open House, the Port Arthur Chamber and Beaumont Chamber are each co-hosting a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. today (April 25) at the new facility.

Life Share Blood is going to be on hand for attendees who want to donate blood during the event.

Over the past near 100 years, the team at H.B. Neild Construction has evolved to work on some of the region’s largest petrochemical projects. (Courtesy photo)

Hugh Bertram Neild started the company in Beaumont in 1932 after emigrating from Liverpool.

Today, the family’s fourth generation leads the business with an ownership team of Taylor Neild as CEO, Thomas Neild as president, Annie Neild Howell as executive vice president and Ty Neild as senior project manager.

A member of the fifth generation — Taylor Neild Jr. — joined the operation this year as a laborer.

Third generation stalwart Thomas “Tom” B. Neild Sr. remains the company’s chairman of the board.

“There is no doubt that we operate completely different then our great grandfather did,” Taylor said. “But at the end of our time here, there is one thing I want to make sure we continue: offering the highest quality construction we can with the utmost integrity. If that’s all we have, then I think we have won.”

Thomas Neild said the company continues to grow with the region’s LNG expansion and continues to expand with ground up construction services from New Orleans to Corpus Christi.

Certified applicator Kyler Kirkland works in the ironwood ceramic coding services for H.B. Neild. (Stephen Hemelt/The News)

“We really enjoy very technically challenging projects,” he said. “We like working with engineering firms bringing much larger scale projects to the table, that want to work with a partner on the front end that has done projects of that size and scope successfully.”

Passion for excellence

H.B. Neild Construction continues to grow its service areas — a product of the hard work, tireless effort and time-honored commitment of generations of employees and their families, company leaders stress.

The team shares the Neild family’s belief that every project must be of the highest quality.

“Our family has been very blessed, and it is something we pray we never take for granted,” Taylor said.

“One of the things that drove us to this new location was we simply ran out of room at the old location. We were there for close to 60 years and, as the company has grown, we were forced to move to a larger location. A lot of that has to do with the projects that we are working on now. They are on a much larger scale than they were 90 years ago or even 15 years ago.”