Gaylon Richardson

Gaylon Richardson
TBE, CxA Vice President

49 years

HOUSTON LOCATION

EXPERIENCE
WITH EAB

HOUSTON LOCATION

49 years

EXPERIENCE WITH EAB

“Everything I have worked for over the past 49 years with EAB has been to improve the industry of Testing and Balancing and Building Commissioning."
Gaylon Richardson, TBE, CxA

Career Progression

1970

Gaylon graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Management degree.

1971

Gaylon started his career at EAB as a Technician.

1977

Gaylon opened the Houston branch in 1977.

1982 – 2010

Gaylon was Vice President of EAB for 28 years.

1983

Gaylon became a member of ASHRAE.

1988

Gaylon led the Bexar County Jail project. Findings from this project were used to develop ASHRAE’s guideline for commissioning smoke management systems approved in 1994.  

1991

Gaylon led the USAA Corporate Office Expansion project. EAB’s involvement in this project was one of the reasons for the opening of EAB’s San Antonio branch.

Gaylon opened the San Antonio branch in 1991.

1993

Gaylon oversaw the smoke control system test at the Alamodome. The purpose of this test was to demonstrate to the fire marshal that in the event of a fire the occupants had sufficient time to exit before the smoke plume fell from the 170-foot-high ceiling to the seating area. EAB built a controlled 10-megawatt fire with an equal amount of smoke and led a project team to collect and analyze the data.

The valuable findings were used by NFPA and the ASHRAE technical committee for smoke control system design to revise the mathematical models for all large-volume public assembly spaces, impacting the design of large smoke control systems.

Read more about this legacy project on our company history page.

1995

Gaylon received ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award.

1996

Gaylon became President of the Houston ASHRAE Chapter. 

2002

In 2002, Gaylon received the honor of becoming a fellow of ASHRAE by making substantial contributions to the arts and sciences of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning.

2005

Gaylon managed the M.D. Anderson George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Science Research Building. Under his leadership, the EAB team performed integrated system testing in building commissioning, which launched EAB into the Building Commissioning industry.

Read more about this legacy project on our company history page.

2010 – 2020

Gaylon served as President of EAB for 10 years.

2016 – Present

Gaylon joined the AABC Board of Directors and became Vice President for the Western Region.

2020 – Present

Gaylon is currently serving as Vice President of EAB.

More About Gaylon

Which of these core values (Integrity, Quality, Consistency and Teamwork) do you most identify with, and what does it mean to you?

Each of EAB’s core values are crucial in delivering an optimum operating facility. We maintain a reputation of providing quality work to each client because our staff is specifically trained in the markets we serve. Because of this, our clients have peace of mind that their buildings are providing comfort and safety to the occupants. Consistency is key to providing the same quality service no matter which team is representing EAB. Teamwork is displayed by working with our clients and each contractor to complete the project. However, I believe integrity is and will always be the foundation of EAB, our clients trust that EAB will always deliver buildings that are operating at their optimal level or make suggestions on how to reach an optimal level.

What is your ideal room temperature, and why? 

If the airflow and controls are properly set, the ideal room temperature is 73 degrees.

What is your absolute favorite thing about working for EAB? 

 

Our people! They make each day a joy to be a part of because they actively seek EAB’s Mission, Vision and Core Values