On Thursday, July 13, Hill & Wilkinson and the Temple Chamber of Commerce hosted the grand opening of H&W’s new office location in Temple, Texas! This marks the opening of our fourth office location in the state of Texas, with the others being in Richardson, Fort Worth, and Austin.
H&W established our presence in the region with the opening of our Central Texas Office in 2007 in Austin, Texas. Since that time, our business practices and company culture have allowed us to successfully deliver projects and build strong relationships with clients in Temple, Austin, Killeen, Kyle, Harker Heights, Georgetown, Pflugerville, San Marcos, Elgin, and more. One of our most notable and ongoing projects in Temple is a manufacturing plant for Niagara Bottling.
At the grand opening, the team enjoyed connecting with various Temple business owners, trade partners, and city employees over appetizers and drinks. Jake Utley, Senior Project Manager-Regional Manager of our Temple Office, received a certificate from the Temple Chamber of Commerce before officially commemorating the day with a ribbon cutting.
“It’s an exciting time in the Bell County area,” Jake said. “The introduction of Interstate 14 has brought a lot of attention to an area where Hill & Wilkinson fits the mold for the industries heading this way and looking to grow. We are excited to plant roots in an area we have spent many years working in and building relationships with the local communities.”
“We are always looking for areas of the state or lines of business where we can offer a higher level of service than our competition and where a need in the market exists,” Ryan Shipley, VP of Operations for our Central Texas Office added. “We see both of those conditions in Temple. It is a high-growth market void of a lot of competition for now. I think we are going to establish an even stronger foothold in the market and be seen as the first mover to the local community. It’s a fantastic market where people truly value relationships.”
Hill & Wilkinson is thrilled to begin partnering with more clients in Temple with the same integrity, dedication, and positive work culture that we have operated with since our founding in 1968, now with even better proximity to do so. With the opening of this new office, our capacity to serve the Central Texas area has grown, and we are ready to get started!