70 years of pushing boundaries
A legacy of engineering pioneers
In 1951, mechanical engineers, Frank Bridgers and Don Paxton, founded the company we know of (and love) today as Bridgers & Paxton. Just like our founders, we’re not just trying to find any solution, but an innovative one – like when they designed the first solar-heated office building in 1956. From the very beginning our leadership has shaped the engineering industry; their involvement as local and national Presidents of ASHRAE and ACEC inspire our current leadership to carry the legacy (or torch) forward.
Over the last six decades we’ve added electrical engineering (1995) and a slew of other services like energy modeling, BIM and technology to our arsenal. Our evolution throughout the years has allowed us to expand our portfolio with new projects and clients and maintain longstanding ones such as Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, both of whom have been clients for over 70 years.
What began as two eager mechanical engineers starting a new venture in a tiny garage has grown to a company of 130+ employees, three offices, and a well-respected reputation.
Thru the years with Bridgers & paxton
Bridgers & Paxton, 1956
World’s first solar-heated office building in Albuquerque, NM designed by founders Frank Bridgers & Don Paxton.
Phoenix City Hall, 1994
Twenty-story building utilizes a stratified chilled water thermal storage system that serves six additional city buildings.
Bal Seal Engineering, 2013
Office & manufacturing facility in Colorado Springs, CO. 1st large project completed by the Colorado office.
We’ve got awards to prove it
Consulting-Specifying Engineer, 2020
Giants 300 Report
Building Design + Construction, 2020
Top 40 Electrical Design Firms
Top NM Engineering Firms
Albuquerque Business First, 2021
Southwest Top MEP Engineering Firms
ENR Southwest, 2020
Best in Business Engineering Firms
Colorado Springs Business Journal, 2019
it’s a major award
We design some pretty cool systems and other people think so too. Here are a few of our latest honors.