Centennial Archives


Celebrating Bernhard’s Nashville Office

On October 10, Bernhard employees and clients gathered to celebrate the opening of the company’s first integrated office located in Nashville, Tennessee. The new office houses staff from each division — development, engineering, construction, and energy solutions.

“The decision to open an integrated office in Nashville is a key step in our business growth strategy,” says Ed Tinsley, Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard. “We’ve had the privilege of serving the Nashville market for 10 years. Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in America, and this office solidifies our strong foundation as we continue supporting this great community and grow our presence in Tennessee.”

The reception was held at City Winery and included live music, food, drinks, and fellowship. The event was sponsored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ashley Davidson, Director of Investment Engagement, welcomed Bernhard and its Energy-as-a-Service offerings to the city. Rusty Mullen, CEO of Bernhard TME and Bernhard Energy, and Philip Catanzaro, President of Bernhard MCC, also shared their gratitude and excitement with the crowd.

Bernhard’s companies have a long history and strong foundation of clients in the Nashville area. The new, integrated Bernhard office brings together our staff to ensure streamline communication and encourage innovation and collaboration across business units.

Bernhard Celebrates 100 Year Legacy

In 1919, William Bernhard founded Bernhard Plumbing and Sheet Metal Works in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, starting a legacy that would prosper into a new century.  What began as a small, family-owned plumbing contractor in South Louisiana is now one of the country’s largest engineering and contracting firms, delivering innovative and energy-saving services for clients across the nation.

This year we celebrate our 100 year history in the A/E/C industry. Our firm kicked off the centennial celebration with a festive gala at the L’Auberge Casino Hotel. Employees, clients, and friends gathered to commemorate four generations of notable achievements. The event included live music, dancing, toasts, and remarks from Chief Executive Officer Ed Tinsley.