Our Story

30 years

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.    

Carole Eckert

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.

Carole Eckert
President / CEO

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.

Chris Myers
Executive Vice President
Our History

Founded the company in Allen, Texas


Became an Autodesk Reseller


Acquired Digital Graphic Systems in Houston, Texas


Opened location in Tulsa, Oklahoma


Opened location in Midland, Texas


Acquired Datec in New Orleans & Baton Rouge, Louisiana  


Became an Autodesk Platinum Partner


Became an Elecdes Partner


Became a Bluebeam Partner


Acquired Comm-Tech in Boulder, Colorado


Became a Bluebeam Platinum Partner


Became an ESRI Partner