H.E.B. Grocery Co. – Houston, TX

One of the nation’s largest independently owned food retailers, H.E.B. Grocery Co. serves families all over Texas and Mexico with more than 275 grocery stores. The $7.5 billion company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas was expanding its stores in Houston aggressively, and needed additional refrigerated warehouse space to support its growth.

When H.E.B. Grocery Co. executives first met Tippmann, they had already started preliminary work on their new perishable distribution center in Houston with another engineering firm. However, after they toured several Tippmann facilities and saw the substantial savings possible through well-planned design, they discontinued the relationship with this other firm and retained Tippmann to build their new facility.

Rick Roberts, Senior Project Engineer at H.E.B. Grocery Co. said, “Tippmann helped us save substantial dollars over the previously estimated budget for our distribution complex. Further, we have a superior facility — one that will serve our company longer and will boost our overall efficiency.” Tippmann broke ground in January, and finished five months later in May, so even with the change in firms, H.E.B. Grocery Co. managed to meet its original schedule.

Facility Highlights:

  • 83,000 square foot refrigerated distribution center addition