Manufacturer's Representatives
Manufacturer's Representatives

About Us

After 15 years with the Marley Cooling Tower Company (now SPX Cooling Technologies), Tom Dreher founded Dreher & Associates, Inc. in 1985, where he sought to represent the best names in water-side mechanical equipment for the Central Texas region. 33 years have passed, and the goal still remains the same. Only now it is owned and operated by his son Eric, who joined the firm in 2001. We pride ourselves on making lasting relationships with our local contractors and end-users to keep Austin cool, clean and flowing.

Eric Dreher


Eric joined the firm in 2001 and formally took the helm in 2012.

Cindy Hoskins


Cindy joined the firm in 1999. She oversees the companies, financial and organizational management.

Jim Schonian

Sales & Service – Greater Austin/Midland Region

Jim brings over 30 years of cooling tower experience to the team. His career began with Marley at their headquarters in Kansas City in 1984, Jim specializes in aftermarket opportunities including replacements, retrofits and reconstruction.



Nathan Schnell

Sales – Greater San Antonio

Nathan grew up listening to stories about cooling towers from his father who was practically born in one.

He has been with Dreher & Associates for 4 years.