Leadership Team

Bret Privitt

Co-Owner/       Vice President

Tracy Privitt

Co-Owner/Chief Executive Officer

Jesse Haus

Operations Director

Bear Busby

Chief Estimator

Bret started working in Construction/HVAC industry in high school as an HVAC Service Technician for the same company that would later evolve into Air Balancing Company in 1987.  Since that time, Bret has been an integral part of ABC’s growth through effective leadership, extensive business knowledge and a keen understanding from having worked hands-on in the field.  In 2002, he became the official owner. Ten years later, he shared ownership with his wife, Tracy.  

 

Bret graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics. Bret’s professional certification and licenses include:

  • Associated Air Balance (AABC) Test and Balance Engineer
  • AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
  • LEED® Green Building Accredited Professional
  • State of Texas Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractor (Lic.#TACLA16743C)
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • Served on Board and committees to develop ACG professional processes and guidelines
  • Member of AABC Development Committee
  • Past officer of the ACG Board of Directors
  • Served seven years in US Army Reserve as a Crew Chief Mechanic on Cobra helicopters
  • FAA Commercially-Rated Pilot
  • FAA A/P Rated Mechanic

Outside of the work, Bret’s interests include aviation, hunting, fishing, snowboarding and skiing, American Karate, travel, watching one son’s lacrosse games and the other son’s baseball games, and enjoying family time.

Tracy joined Air Balancing Company in August 2012, bringing her in-depth experience of Business Development, Advertising, Sales and Marketing. As a result, ABC became a Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) with the State of Texas and is HUB-certified.

 

Tracy spent ten years working for GTE Directories, which later evolved into Verizon. While there, she worked in a variety of marketing departments at both the regional and national level. Tracy developed a regional direct-mail program that was implemented nationwide, in addition to a national sales collateral program with staged market research testing response, a regional event promotions program for a fourteen-state area, and a regional Community Contributions and Media Relations Program. Over her career at Verizon, Tracy helped extensively grow her sales territory and double revenue.

 

Tracy graduated from Baylor University earning a Bachelor of Business Administration with duo degrees in Marketing and Management. During her time at Verizon, she also earned a Master’s of Business Administration from LeTourneau University’s Executive Program. 

 

She is the wife of Bret and mom to two terrific boys. She enjoys being actively involved in all of their activities. Other interests are crafts, shopping, skiing, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Jesse brings an immense track record of large-scope job experience and success to the specialized service offerings of ABC. Before joining our team, he worked more than a dozen years within construction management. 

 

As a project lead with MEDCO Construction, a company focused on the healthcare industry, Jesse oversaw many high-profile projects for the Baylor Healthcare System including: Central Utility Plants, Patients Towers, Open Heart and Brain Surgery Rooms, Specialty Centers and MRI Suites. 

 

Jesse also worked for W.G. Yates & Sons Construction stationed in the Florida Panhandle overseeing the construction of a Spa Resort from start to finish. This project included impromptu Emergency Preparedness to protect the job site from Hurricane Katrina and other tropical storms that threatened during construction. 

 

Jesse graduated Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Sciences. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife and two young (and adorable) daughters.

The foundation for any successful project includes strong and exacting bidding and coordination. And Bear shows how it’s done every day through a dedication and focus to the complex process has enabled him to quickly advance over the last five years to Chief Estimator.

 

 

Bear graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. Prior to attending UT, he did general studies at Colorado Mountain College, while enjoying the outdoors and Colorado’s majestic beauty. A native of Texas, Bear enjoys travel, friends, visiting Austin and cheering on the Longhorns.