ABOUT WACO, Inc.
Waco is a privately owned diversified contracting firm providing a full scope of mechanical and specialty construction services. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with multiple locations to serve the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States. We have a long standing reputation for excellence and years of experience. We are confident in our ability to solve your problems through a system of progressive and innovative solutions.
Vines Collier and Bill Walker co-founded Waco Insulation, Inc. on January 3, 1963. The origin of the name Waco? The first two letters from Walker and Collier. The first location was in Richmond, VA at 217 East Belt Boulevard, in an office/warehouse rented from A. E. Tate Lumber Company. Al Tate provided a $10,000 loan to the company for start-up capital. The loan required payment of interest, and 25% of company profits until the loan was paid off! A coin toss determined that Collier would be President of the new company.
In 1977 our name was changed to Waco Inc., to reflect that the company provided a wide diversity of products and services in addition to insulation.