School Operations Resource Center

Facilities

 

The TCSA Vendor Member Gallery is a vendor referral system.  The Vendor Member Gallery 1) builds a community of vendors that support and cater to charter schools, and 2) compiles referral information on school resources in one place, saving valuable time for busy charter school operators.  With the exception of Preferred Vendor Members, TCSA does not endorse or recommend any particular vendor member to charter schools.  TCSA Vendor Members are listed by industry.   Visit their websites by clicking on their respective logos.  

TCSA continues its pursuit of innovative vendor members that provide quality services and products to charter schools. See the benefits of becoming a Vendor Member and join the charter community today!

Facilities Vendor Members

Hertz Furniture is committed to offering well-made and reasonably priced furniture and accessory items. We strive to provide the best buying experience beginning with the initial contact all the way through the completed sale. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction and customers' concerns are our number one priority.
 
Daniel Goldfine
(713) - 557-8181

 

Staples Advantage is committed to providing Texas Charter Schools great deals on quality products. Did you know? Staples is more than just office supplies.

  • Office Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Classroom Furniture
  • School Uniforms
  • Technology Solutions

"An Outstanding Customer Service Experience."
J.D. Power and Associates

Contact TCSA's dedicated account manager, Tim Taylor at tim.taylor@staples.com to learn more


TCSA Electricity Pool - Leverage your purchasing power with member charters and cap electricity rates for up to five years with the TCSA Electricity Pool. 
 
TCSA brings contract language and discounted rates (previously available only to large school districts) to our members.  TCSA conducted a rigorous RFQ process and selected the following firms to compete to offer your school the best contracts at the lowest price:  Constellation Energy, Gexa Energy, Mid American Energy, Reliant Energy and TriEagle Energy.
- Unlimited Swing (No Set Usage to Meet)
- Contract Protection for Your School
- Lowest Pricing with No Hidden Fees
- Flexible Allowance to Add and/or Delete Meters
 
To Participate:
1. Complete and Sign Letter of Authorization
(This allows us to obtain your school's electricity usage) 
2. Provide Your Most Recent Electricity Bill(s) (or a list of your ESI IDs)
3. Provide a Copy of Your Current Electricity Contract (if applicable)
4. Forward all documents to:
Brian Levy at blevy@txcharterschools.org or fax to 512.584.8492

 

Gold Level Vendor Members

BB&T Capital Markets Education Finance Group provides comprehensive capital structure planning and execution for charter schools as well as public and private colleges and universities, student housing facilities, and private secondary schools. With the resources of one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, we help our clients navigate challenging financial markets while providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure their long-term success.

BBTCapitalMarkets.com/Education


 

D.A. Davidson provides a dedicated team to charter school finance.

We can help place and finance your new facility. With a proved track record in Charter School finance, D.A. Davidson has financed over $1.3 billion in charter schools. We can work with a charter to identify a commercial bank of finance your school through the tax-exempt capital markets.
 
Frost offers a full range of taxable/tax-exempt credit and leasing products, investment and brokerage services, insurance products, treasury management and investment banking services.
 
 

The Gallagher Family

Founded in 1968, we serve a growing clientele including independent school districts, municipalities, higher education districts and other government agencies, many of who return to us for new projects year after year.

At Gallagher, we are proud of our hard-earned extensive reputation for responsiveness, objectivity and effectiveness. And we're proud to say that we're a family-owned and operated business with a long list of satisfied customers.

www.gallaghertx.com

Hill & Wilkinson is a general contractor serving the education market across Texas. With offices in DFW, Austin and Tyler, we provide construction services to new and expanding charter schools through CM at Risk and design / build delivery methods.

We typically get involved in projects during the conceptual phase to ensure that budget and schedule objectives are achieved to serve the academic mission.

www.hill-wilkinson.com

 

NextEra Energy Solutions assists schools districts reduce their total cost of operation through facility renovations and energy conservation. These efforts are often achieved with no additional expense to the district.

www.nexteraenergy.com

 

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. ("Oppenheimer") is a leading investment bank and full-service investment firm. Our firm has a wealth of experience servicing charter schools across the country while our dedicated team of Texas-based charter school bankers is a leader in Texas charter school financings. We help our clients achieve their strategic objectives through our comprehensive investment banking services, in-depth charter school knowledge, debt structuring, trading expertise and strong distribution channels. Our Texas-based team helps work through local and state-wide relationships to educate charter schools, the Texas Education Agency and Legislators on the intricacies of facilities funding. Our focus is on the delivery of superior client service and establishment of long-term relationships.
 
Piper Jaffray is a national leader in charter school finance. We help our charter school clients achieve their objective - BEING THEIR OWN LANDLORD. Integral to our approach is that our focus is not simply the execution of the transaction at hand, but rather the delivery of continuing, superior client service and the establishment of enduring, long-term relationships. Let us help you with your financing needs.
 
RBC Capital Markets is a national leader in K-12 education financing. Our charter school specialists provide customized solutions to help raise capital for school facilities through the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable debt. Since 2000, we've financed over 100 projects for 60 organizations and raised $1.2 billion for the acquisition, construction, renovation and related costs of these projects. Learn more at:
 
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative able to leverage the purchasing power of governmental entities in all 50 states. All TCPN contracts are competitively bid, evaluated, and awarded by a government entity serving in the lead agency role and in accordance with purchasing procedures mandated by state procurement laws.
 

 

Vendor Members

With nearly 20 Public Finance Lawyers, Andrews Kurth represents numerous Texas charter schools including serving as bond counsel for many innovative Texas charter school financings. Our lawyers have also served as Underwriter's Counsel and Bank Counsel for Texas charter school transactions for over 12 years. Andrews Kurth has been active in rendering bond opinions for governmental issuers and charitable organizations for over 25 years. We provide bond and disclosure counsel services for state agencies and local governments and underwriter counsel services for major national and regional investment banking firms throughout Texas and the Southwest. 

www.andrewskurth.com
Anslow Bryant is dedicated to providing our clients with a completed project constructed using best in class practices, employee safety. The desire to exceed our client's expectations is the core philosophy of Jim Anslow and James Bryant. Today, Anslow Bryant Construction is ranked Houston's 9th largest general contractor.  Together Jim and James bring over 70 years of construction experience and leadership to the built environment. SERVICES: Construction Manager at Risk, Design Build, Program Management, Construction Management, General Construction.
 
Campus Real Estate is a full services real estate, development and investment firm that assists charter schools with their facilities solutions in all markets of the United States.
 
Dallas Midwest has been an industry leader since 1950, servicing schools, businesses and institutions nationwide. We offer a huge product selection in a wide range of categories from classroom desks, chairs, tables, boards, storage, filing and so much more! We also offer customization and personalization for items throughout our product line such as skirting, chairs, tables and outdoor benches. Dallas Midwest stands behind the quality of our products with a 25-year guarantee. Our furniture specialists average more than 12 years of experience and can help you locate those hard to find items. Our price match guarantee assures that you will always get our very best price!
 
 
Since 1987, Fields & Associates Architects have been providing personal client based architectural services in Central Texas. Specializing in the educational field of architecture, Fields & Associates has provided creative and practical solutions to their clients. Founded by Chuck Fields, Johnnie Fields and Ken Fields, this family owned practice has grown steadily over the previous 25 years.
 
Commercial Real Estate Landlord. Charter School Buildings in Southwest Houston Texas.

GCSC is a full service Financial Advisory firm specializing in helping Charter Schools navigate the process of issuing debt for the construction of new facilities. We are experts at working through the credit rating process and choosing between public sale or private placement options.

Now more than ever it is important to have a Financial Advisor whose fiduciary responsibility is to your organization. Government Capital Securities Corporation and our experienced Financial Advisors are dedicated to fulfilling that role.

www.govcap.com

HighMark School Development serves charter schools exclusively by providing 100% financing and turnkey development of permanent, high quality school facilities. Since 2005, HighMark has developed nearly 30 properties nationwide. And unlike commercial or bond financing, the HighMark model suits start-ups, operational schools, and multi-school operators. HighMark separates itself from the crowd with a dedicated source of capital that requires no money in from the school; a rapid, efficient, and fully transparent development process; and building designs that enhance a school's program. HighMark Partners with schools that demonstrate exceptional governance and operate with academic excellence, fiscal responsibility, and policy savvy.
 
Jefferies, is a full service investment firm with dedicated bankers focused exclusively on Texas educational issuers. With extensive charter school understanding and experience, Jefferies is pleased to support the Texas Charter School Association and all the charter schools' success in Texas.
 
LIIF is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives such as affordable housing, child care centers and charter schools. In so doing, LIIF provides a bridge between private capital markets and low income neighborhoods.
Mobile Modular has been a leading provider of relocatable classrooms and modular buildings to school districts for over 30 years. Our goal is to provide each customer with a building designed to meet their specific needs and a level of individual service that exceeds expectations. Your Project - Our Commitment.
 

Mutual of Omaha Bank is a full-service bank providing solutions to individuals and businesses across the United States. With $6 billion in assets, Mutual of Omaha Bank is a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, a Fortune 500 insurance and financial services company founded in 1909. For more information about Mutual of Omaha Bank, visit:

www.mutualofomahabank.com

 

Self-Help believes in creating ownership and economic opportunity through supporting high-performing charter schools in low-wealth communities. We provide facilities loans to charter schools and have loaned more than $200 million to charter schools in 15 states and the District of Colombia. We offer a range of loan products to meet the needs of our borrowers, and have the financial capacity to handle multi-million dollar loan requests, as well as the ability to tap into a variety of credit enhancement programs.
 

Specialized Public Finance Inc. ("SPFI") was formed on November 6, 2008 in response to unprecedented events in the global credit markets.  SPFI's founding partners recognized a need in the municipal market for an independent firm dedicated exclusively to providing financial advisory services to select governmental entities. Combined, the firm's advisors have over 100 years of public finance experience. SPFI is dedicated to the principle of conservative, client-appropriate advice.
 
Providing financial advisory services to Texas Charter Schools.
 
With more than 100 years of experience, Ziegler is a recognized leader in the educational sector throughout the U.S. We continue that tradition with our dedicated services to the charter school market nationally. Ziegler provides creative, tailored financial solutions that are just right for your organization. Ziegler is one of the few financial services firms in the country that has a dedicated team of charter school finance professionals. We can offer unbiased advice and a full menu of financial solutions to help you advance your mission.
 
 

 

For more information, please contact Carly Hamilton at chamilton@txcharterschools.org or call 512.584.8272.