About USP&E

At USP&E, we strive to be the most trusted provider of power generation equipment and services in emerging markets. Founded in 2002, USP&E specialized in selling and installing diesel, HFO, natural gas, and renewable power stations. Today, USP&E is a premier full-service energy solutions provider that has advanced capabilities in power station engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance for mission-critical applications worldwide.

Recognized as a leader in new and used power generation systems and equipment, USP&E is uniquely structured to design, procure, install, and operate world-class power generation stations. We are known for our creative, efficient, and proactive approach to accommodating clients’ power generation requirements. We travel around the world to do business and meet face-to-face with buyers, sellers, and facility managers on multiple continents with different languages, cultures, and customs.

USP&E is pleased to provide services to numerous industries, including mining, telecom, data centers, electrical contractors, railroads, oil and gas, equipment rental companies, general contractors, and commercial/industrial end users. Our scope is world-wide, but our commitment is focused on our customers.

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Company Overview


Vision

Our company's vision is to be the most TRUSTED provider of power generation equipment and services in strategic growth markets.

Mission

Our mission is to deliver the most cost effective and efficient power station engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions worldwide. Our motto: "Powering business. Empowering People." encapsulates our mission.

Values

Customer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction and quality of service are the primary focuses of USP&E. Our engineering and construction services, generators, power station equipment and maintenance offerings are "best in class" when it comes to value and quality.

Leadership: We provide leadership, both as a company and as individuals. USP&E's leadership is founded on talented employees effectively applying technology, innovative manufacturing, and sound business management. We add more value at lower cost with faster response. We each lead through our competence, creativity, and teamwork.

Integrity: We act with integrity in all we do. At USP&E, each individual is personally accountable and expected to maintain the highest standards in terms of behavior and performance. Honesty and fairness is reflected in all aspects of our work. We live up to our commitments.

Respect: USP&E values people, from our employees to our customers, suppliers, and the individuals who benefit from our power stations. We are committed to treating our customers, staff, and company resources with the respect that they deserve.

What We Do

Engineering
  • Preconstruction
  • Feasibility
  • Conceptual
  • Basic
  • Detailed
Procurement
  • Inspections
  • Testing
  • Expediting
Construction
  • Development
  • Design
  • Management
  • Execution
  • Commissioning
Operations and Maintenance
  • Fuel Optimization
  • Emergency Maintenance and Repair
  • Planned Service Maintenance
  • Engine Rebuilding
  • Spare Parts
  • Technical Supervision and Support
  • Local National Training
  • 24/7 Response
  • SMARTpower Online Reporting

Executive Leadership Team

Will Gruver

Will Gruver
Chief Executive Officer
President

Mr. Will Gruver founded USP&E in 2002, selling and installing diesel and natural gas power generators in the USA. Today, USP&E designs, builds, and operates fuel-efficient and renewable power stations worldwide, with a focus on emerging markets. In 2012, Mr. Gruver was selected by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year; he received the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award for his dynamic leadership and commitment to the North Texas business community; was recognized by INC Magazine as a top 500 U.S. growth company; and received the Dallas 100 Award for placing 7th out of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area.

Mr. Gruver graduated from Northwest University in Evanston, Illinois. Before forming USP&E, he worked for Northern Trust Global Investments. Mr. Gruver is actively involved in numerous charity organizations and serves as Chairman of the Board of Every Orphan’s Hope.

Jason Biermeier

Jason Biermeier
Chief Operating Officer
Excecutive Vice President

Mr. Biermeier joined USP&E in October 2009, bringing his in-depth leadership skills to the company. He is responsible for implementing the company’s strategy and mission statement and applying company values to our projects and customers. Mr. Biermeier works closely with Mr. Gruver in defining the company’s goals and partners for the future success of the company.

Mr. Biermeier received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Prior to joining USP&E, he worked for Intermandeco, Ltd. as a land development coordinator. He has been a construction and development professional for 12 years, as both a developer and a contractor, working in project management/operations and business development.

Dean Castillo

Dean Castillo
Chief Strategy Officer

In Mr. Castillo’s role as CSO, he primarily focuses on the global financing arrangements for the company’s operations in emerging markets. This position includes the development of funding mechanisms and contract structures to facilitate contract negotiations with partners throughout the world. Mr. Castillo aligns the company with strategic partners who can contribute to a project solution for our customers and generates research on new markets in order to ensure that our risk and return criteria are maintained.

Mr. Castillo has more than 40 years’ experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining USP&E, he served as president of First United Bank in McKinney, Texas. Mr. Castillo earned his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and holds advanced degrees and certificates from numerous banking institutions. He is actively involved in community endeavors and has received accolades throughout his career for his outstanding work.


Department Management


John Ferguson

Manager
Sales


Brandi Hughes

Manager
Human Resources


Awards and Recognition

USP&E celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012, marking a decade of leadership in providing power generation solutions to emerging markets while making significant contributions to its hometown Dallas/ Ft. Worth Metroplex neighborhood. The respect and trust we have garnered throughout this short time has been widely recognized by many industry greats.

Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist Award

May 8, 2012. USP&E received the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist Award in the Environmental and Construction category in Southwest Area North. The award is sponsored by Ernst & Young, SAP, and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurship, and honors those individuals building and leading successful growing and dynamic businesses. Ernst & Young recognizes these companies through regional, national, and global awards programs in more than 140 cities and in more than 50 nations.


40 Under Forty Award

June 18, 2012. As a highly accomplished executive and entrepreneur, USP&E CEO Will Gruver was selected by The Dallas Business Journal to join its 2012 class of 40 Under Forty. Candidates must be under age 40 and have a proven track record in both business and community involvement. Will Gruver, USP&E’s founder, was selected for this honor for his dynamic leadership, involvement, and commitment to the North Texas business community.


Inc. 500 Award

July 4, 2012. INC Magazine, one of the largest business publications in the United States, selected USP&E as a finalist in its recognition of the top 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The Inc. 500 list was introduced by the magazine in 1982.


Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award

November 17, 2012. The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship / Dallas SMU Cox School of Business honors those entrepreneurs who build their own businesses and create jobs in the Dallas Metroplex. USP&E placed seventh out of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area.