For those interested in how Reliant Engineered Products came about, we’ve put together this brief history as told by Jim Garza.

Jim Garza“Reliant is a second generation Valve & Control Company that evolved from an initial company that was started in November of 1989 – Horizon Valve & Fitting.

After a sixteen year relationship through my former company that I sold in 2000 and continued to manage for another five years, in 2006 I returned to my roots of Industrial Valve sales by becoming Vice-President of The Wm. Powell Valve Company – Southeast Region.

In 2010 I joined Lockwood International in Houston, Texas serving as Sales & Marketing Manager for North America and thereby getting the opportunity to come in contact with the Global Gas Market now located in Houston, Texas.

From my early days of doing business in Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Marine, Mining and Power I then had the opportunity to expand my base of contacts into Oil & Gas.

The exposure to the largest of the valve and automation markets allowed me to gain experience with the largest companies in the business – Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and other accounts. These provided me with the major EPC’s located in Houston, Kansas City, Denver, Atlanta, Greenville, Charlotte while in providing me with valuable opportunities in the Northeast.

During my years of ownership of my own business all three of my sons had a chance to work with me and gain valuable exposure to the field while still in high school and college.

It was this experience that led me to revisit the past and realize that being a business owner was when I was the most focused and gained the most joy out of work.Ten years later, I have the pleasure of my family being with me in the private sector of business and supporting the company in its goal to be a force in the Industrial and Commercial markets.

Reliant is the completion of a vision of how a service oriented company should operate and what providing the best quality engineered products to the industry should look like.

My personal and professional mission statement has always been simple, believe in your dreams, never give up, and don’t lie…the truth is the only path worth following.



CEO / Reliant Engineered Products

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