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About Us

A History of Excellence

Founded in 1980 by a group of visionary industry professionals, Optimized Process Designs started with a simple yet powerful mission: to prioritize collaboration and a positive work environment over traditional corporate structures. This founding mentality has guided us through over four decades of growth and success.

In our early years, the commitment to customer focus and teamwork helped us navigate the challenges of the oil downturns in the 1980s. Our ability to adapt and innovate ensured our survival and growth, even during tough economic times. In 1997, OPD became a proud part of Koch Industries. This partnership has fueled our rapid expansion and enhanced our capabilities, enabling us to take on more complex and large-scale projects.

Throughout our journey, we have remained true to our roots, maintaining a culture of collaboration and customer-centricity. Our long-standing tradition of direct-hire construction and a commitment to integrity and safety have solidified our reputation as a trusted EPC leader. Today, OPD stands as a testament to the power of a strong, unified team and a steadfast dedication to excellence. As we look to the future, we continue to build on our rich history, driving innovation and delivering exceptional value to our customers.

Our Team, Our Expertise


Home Office Employees
(Katy, TX)


Direct-Hire Field Crew

Focused on Execution

At OPD, we equip each of our employees with a comprehensive decision-making framework, which in turn increases project efficiency without compromise to safety or quality. Our ability to adapt in changing environments comes from our use of direct-hired construction field crews. Across all disciplines, we take pride in consistently meeting project deadlines.

Foundations in Safety

At OPD, environmental health and safety (EHS) excellence is non-negotiable. More than a checklist of rules, it’s an ongoing conversation that guides our projects and our actions.

Our people play a pivotal role in fulfilling our EHS responsibilities, so we see it as our mission to increase knowledge and keep them safe during all phases of our projects.

Partner of Choice

OPD is part of Koch Engineered Solutions, which has a global presence and investment-grade credit. Koch’s status as a private company and management philosophy allows partners to focus on capturing long-term opportunities.

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