History

Our History

1953 - 1962

The Tracey-Behrent Engineering Company is founded by John E. Tracy (President) and co-founded by Robert V. Behrent (Vice President) with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The Company offers the services of consulting engineers, with a wide record of experience in engineering design and planning.

1962

On May 1, 1962, Robert V. Behrent incorporates the Behrent Engineering Company as a successor to the Tracy-Behrent Engineering Company.

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1962 - 1969

The company is awarded over 50 separate projects working for the Atomic Energy Commission, The Dow Chemical Company, and Shell Chemical Company at the Rocky Flats Plant and Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado.

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1972

The Outstanding Engineering Excellence Award is presented to Behrent Engineering Company for work on the Particle Control Chamber for the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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1975

Behrent is awarded the Electrical Design of a $30 million, 470,000-tpy wet-process cement plant for The Ideal Cement Company, a Division of Ideal Basic Industries, Inc.

1984

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is integrated into the company.

1989

Robert V. Behrent retires.

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1990

Corporate Headquarters are relocated to 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO.

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1991

Behrent is awarded a contract with Denver International Airport (DIA) for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services.

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1992

Ralph "Bud" Obert is appointed President by the Board of Directors.

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1993

Corporate Headquarters are relocated to 11455 W. I-70 N. Frontage Rd, Wheat Ridge, CO.

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1995

Terrance "Terry" Shelander is appointed President by the Board of Directors.

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1996

August 12, 1996 Behrent acquires MK-Centennial’s Denver based Industrial Group (Cement Division).

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1997

Behrent signs multiple joint venture agreements for large cement plant projects.

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2001

Doug Armstrong is appointed President by the Board of Directors.

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2005 – 2006

Behrent helps to restore electrical power and control systems to the Holcim New Orleans Cement Terminal after it is devastated by massive flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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2007

Behrent acquires Golden, Colorado based Enthalmetrix Engineering Consulting Group.

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2012

Behrent celebrates its 50 Year Anniversary.

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2013-2016 End of Active Business

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2013

Accinge Industrial LLC is formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Behrent Engineering Company. Accinge offers Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services.

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2015

history-2015Behrent receives Power Magazine Reinvention Award (formerly known as the Marmaduke Award) for industrial boiler flexibility at Colorado Energy Nations cogeneration plant.