HBJ Recognizes Straus Systems

Straus Systems helps keep Houstonians cool with HVAC services

Christine Hall, Houston Business Journal

Straus Systems
Rick Beeler, president

Straus Systems provides design and drawing development for heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration. It provides the equipment, installation and startup required to give its customers a complete operating system, including fabrication. It also provides service and contract maintenance.

Straus Systems’ corporate headquarters includes a 46,000-square-foot shop and 16,000-square-foot office located on a five-acre site in Stafford.

Founded in 1933, the company has many long-time employees. The average length of employment is more than 22 years.

Straus Systems started out selling and installing air-conditioning units for homes. As Houston grew and there were developments in equipment design, the company began servicing large commercial and industrial projects.

The company added process refrigeration and the fabrication and installation of process ductwork and eventually built a fabrication facility that has the capability to cut and weld sheet metal to any size or configuration needed by its customers.

Currently, the company works in all facets of the commercial market such as medical, office, churches and private schools. It also ships work overseas.

“We have also ventured into tenant work — going into existing and new facilities to finish out the floor space,” says Rick Beeler, president.

One of Straus’ most recent jobs was working on ChevronTexaco Corp.’s complex at 1500 Louisiana.

The company’s revenue for last year was $26.5 million.

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