Our Company

The CEC Energy Services Story

Founded in Sinton, TX in 1956 by C.W. “Clif” Coonrod, Coonrod Electric maintains the designation as the oldest and original company of the CEC Energy Services group of companies. Coonrod Electric was founded in the Coastal Bend area of South Texas where the corporate headquarters remain to this day.

Today, Tony Coonrod carries on the tradition of dedication and quality customer services instilled by his father, and has built around him a highly skilled and multi-disciplined team. In 2014, the Coonrod family committed to diversifying its services in the oilfield services sector under the accreditive creation of CEC Energy Services and the subsequent acquisition of CEC Corrosion Services, followed by the organic implementation of CEC SafeGuard and our two regional offices in the Permian Basin and Houston Ship Channel.

Since our inception, we have diligently pursued reliability with our customers and have maintained a proud heritage of providing turnkey construction, maintenance, turnaround, asset integrity, safety training and security services to a variety of customers throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Mexico, including those involved in the Oil & Gas and Agricultural industries. While the company’s primary work focus lies in the Upstream (E&P), Midstream (Pipeline), and Downstream (Refinery & Petrochemical) sectors of the Oil & Gas Industry, CEC’s reach goes far beyond the oil field as we stay focused and loyal by serving surrounding agricultural facilities such as cotton gins and grain elevators, assets owned by local utilities, coops and municipalities as well as regional large-scale manufacturing facilities.

Today we are a company tailored to provide our renowned energy and commodity sector customers with a comprehensive service platform through effective company leadership, disciplined project management, excellent quality workmanship and a focus on clear communication. It is our commitment to deliver the highest standards of quality, safety, and integrity to each and every project. We are proud to serve alongside our customers as they develop new assets or maintain existing assets 24/7/365.

Our company’s skilled work force has one of the most astounding safety records in the industry and these employees are truly paramount to our success as an industry leader in providing the critical services required for the operation and longevity in the life of our customer’s assets.

While CEC competently executes projects outside of its core areas, we truly separate ourselves by focusing on our local service and project capabilities by hiring local work forces, where possible, and participating in community outreach programs.

Historical Timeline

1956 – Coonrod Electric Co. established in Sinton, TX


2014 – The Coonrod family diversifies and creates CEC Energy Services to serve as its energy services platform and subsequently acquires CEC Corrosion Services


2015 – CEC expands its regional footprint and opens its office in Monahans, TX to serve the Delaware Basin


2016 – CEC expands its regional footprint and opens its office in La Porte, TX to serve the Houston Ship Channel and the greater Houston/East Texas area


2016 – CEC SafeGuard is organically added to the CEC Energy Services family