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In 1987 our founder, Gene Eckert, recognized a need in the industry for professionals to have a trusted advisor to consult with about what design products to use and how to use them effectively. Back then, the idea of using a computer program for design work was brand new. Companies needed help transitioning and evolving their workflows, and ECAD was there to guide them through each challenge they faced. The industry has changed dramatically in the 30-plus years since then, but our commitment to our clients has not. 

From our humble beginnings in Allen, TX, we’ve expanded to seven locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Louisiana.  Our company has grown to include a highly skilled technical team that’s well-versed in Architecture, Engineering & Construction, computer-aided Manufacturing and Process & Power programs. They work alongside our Autodesk, Bluebeam, Elecdes and ESRI solutions specialists who know and understand the daily pain points and obstacles our customers face. We work together to provide the best possible solutions for our customers through professionally certified training, superior support, and customized services.   

At ECAD, our goal is not to sell you software and send you on your way. That is not what Gene intended for us to be as a Value Added Reseller. Our relationship begins when you trust us to provide a solution that is specific to you and we begin that journey together. Even though Gene is no longer with us, our company has maintained his principles, and we know he would be proud that we have continued his legacy.    

“My late husband, Gene, and I began this company in 1987 and it has been my greatest pleasure to watch it grow throughout the years thanks to our dedicated team. From the beginning, we have been committed to providing customers the best value, based on continued trust, dependability and integrity. These are the life-long principles ECAD will carry on for years to come.” 

President – Carole Eckert

Company Owner ECAD
Vice President Headshot Chris Myers

“ECAD – Going Beyond Sofware. To us, it’s about more than just software. We are your trusted advisor. By partnering with ECAD, we can help you streamline processes, maximize efficiencies and increase your bottom line. When you are successful, then we are successful. And at the end of the day, that’s what matters most.” 

Vice President – Chris Myers

Our History

Founded the company in Allen, Texas

1987

Became an Autodesk Reseller

1991

Acquired Digital Graphic Systems in Houston, Texas

1993

Opened location in Tulsa, Oklahoma

1994

Opened location in Midland, Texas

1996

Acquired Datec in New Orleans & Baton Rouge, LA 

2004

Became an Autodesk Platinum Partner

2015

Became an Elecdes Partner

2015

Became a Bluebeam Partner

2016

Acquired Comm-Tech in Boulder, Colorado

2016

Became a Bluebeam Platinum Partner

2018

Became an ESRI Partner

2019
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