About the Owner

Since 1980, Tom Toungate, president and owner of Worth Hydrochem of Corpus Christi, Inc. has operated this chemical water treatment service compnay in the South Texas area. 

Originally, the Corpus Christi franchise mainly provided full service water treatment, but in the late 1980’s, Tom branched out as a new construction supplier to HVAC, Plumbing, and Refrigeration contractors which allowed his company to grow and prosper.  He brought the same commitment and excellent work ethic to new construction, as he had developed with the service side.


In order to stay current with the changing trends in the chemical water treatment and HVAC industry, Tom became active in the local chapter of the ABC (American Builders and Contractors), and later, joined the AGC (American General Contractors of America); as well as, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.).  During his years of membership in ASHRAE, he has served as Membership Chairman, Secretary, Vice President, and President; and continually supports the education fund with his contributions. Tom has attended annual schools provided by his franchisor, United Worth, which has kept its franchisees informed about new products and techniques to maintain the broad range of water treatment systems in use today.