Brenda Perkins & Associates, LLP (BPA) was founded in 1996 and has provided engineering, construction, inspection, and environmental support services to the electric power industry throughout much of Texas.
BPA is a partnership owned by two Texas corporations, BJ Perkins Corporation and Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc.
- BJ Perkins Corporation was established by Brenda J. Perkins, P.E., in 1996. BJ Perkins Corporation provides a variety of engineering services for major electric power transmission projects. Its services have included design, relocation, route investigation, assistance with CCN procurement, and extensive engineering support and testimony in eminent domain cases in numerous Texas counties. Brenda Perkins, the sole owner of BJ Perkins Corporation, serves as managing partner for BPA, and supervises BPA’s operations. BJ Perkins Corporation, a certified HUB, is the majority owner of BPA. BJ Perkins Corporation has recently been certified as a Woman-Owned Business by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency.
- Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc. was founded in 2005 and provides engineering services for both public and private water and wastewater utilities.
- BPA was originally founded with Chapman Construction Company, LP, (CCC) of McKinney, Texas, as its minority interest holder. In its initial years, BPA performed contract maintenance, turnkey design/build services for transmission line projects, and extensive construction inspection services. CCC, as defined in partnership and labor services agreements, provided accounting, payroll and benefits administration, support personnel, and construction services when needed by BPA and its clients. BPA has more recently been engaged in field environmental inspection services, assisting Oncor Electric Delivery with inspection of storm water pollution prevention controls on all of its major transmission line and substation projects in Texas.
- In 2012, CCC was acquired by Willbros Group, Inc., a multi-national energy services company, and was replaced as BPA’s minority interest partner by Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc. Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc. assumed the accounting, payroll and benefits administration, and personnel support duties previously provided by CCC. Although Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc. does not offer construction services, its participation in BPA enables BPA to offer engineering services related to water and wastewater treatment in addition to services previously offered by BPA.
BPA and its majority owner, BJ Perkins Corporation, have been certified by the Texas State Comptroller’s office as a Historically Underutilized Business since 1997. BJ Perkins Corporation is Certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency. BPA recently received WBE certification through the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency, and has other certifications pending.