Turtle & Hughes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest privately-held electrical and industrial distributors, has expanded its reach in the Gulf Region with a new 40,000 sq. ft. branch in Austin, TX, serving the Austin-San Antonio metroplex.

Marking its 100th year in business, Turtle is a fourth-generation, certified woman-owned business, serving the industrial, construction, commercial, electrical contracting, export and utility markets. This is Turtle’s third branch in Texas broadening its reach into the central region of the state – and its fourth branch in the Gulf Region which includes the Houston and Port Lavaca area and Geismar, Louisiana.

Turtle’s newest location specializes in commercial, residential and lite industrial markets, perfectly meshing with a city that is consistently on the cutting edge of expansion.

Supported by a 100,000-square-foot facility in the Houston area, and customer and vendor relationships cultivated over 45 years, Austin is a natural growth market for Turtle. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Austin is primed for Turtle’s product and service expertise.

  • “We are excited to extend our reach to Austin and the vibrant cities surrounding it. At the same time, we can serve our Houston-area customers who have a presence there or plan to establish one.”
    Bob Courcy, Vice President Gulf Region

Turtle’s plans to locate in Austin accelerated rapidly with an opportunity to provide a major manufacturer with energy-efficient lighting and other sustainable materials for its new facilities. From plans to opening, the build took under nine months and is an example of how Turtle works closely with customers to become a trusted advisor, understands complex mega projects and has the full range of solutions to meet customer needs.

Specialized Services and Sustainable Products and Solutions

Its Austin branch has close to $5 million in inventory consisting of an array of products in the warehouse and at the fully stocked counter all within easy access to I35.


  • Inventory: Wire, cable, conduit (GAL, EMT, ALU, PVC), cable tray, fittings and lighting
  • Counter: Hand and power tools, meters, gloves, tapes and cable ties


  • Cable & Wire: Cable management services and wire cutting capabilities
  • Logistics: Inventory management services, logistics support

Turtle is also building upon its commitment to sustainability by delivering energy-efficient products and end-to-end solutions to the region’s thriving technology sector. These include LED lighting, battery storage, EV charging, renewable energy and a broad array of electrical, wastewater, and alternative energy infrastructure support.

This is just a small sample of the products and services available at Turtle’s Austin location. For more information, contact Ron Priddy, Branch Manager today or call (737) 309-2300.

You’re Invited to a Grand Opening Event

Turtle’s Austin branch is open and ready to serve customers. It will celebrate with a Grand Opening Event and Vendor Fair on Tuesday, April 4, 10:30AM to 1:30PM CT including lunch, raffles/giveaways and networking opportunities. Click here for more information and to register.