Driver Pipeline is an integrated, full-service, privately owned pipeline and utility services company built from the ground up to meet the challenges of utility and energy customers since 1971. As a merit shop, we provide a full range of pipeline construction, maintenance, and repair services, along with project planning, fabrication, station construction, and field service
More than 700 Driver Pipeline employees are committed to doing every job based on our core values of safety, quality, reliability, performance, and service. An outstanding safety record and quick, responsive service are our hallmarks. From our modern, 83-acre facility in Irving, Texas, and additional branch offices, we meet the needs of utility and energy companies on a local, regional, and national basis. We employ sophisticated systems for optimal efficiency and productivity and are bondable in excess of $100 million.
For utility companies involved in the distribution of natural gas and electricity, we provide urban and rural service in the construction, maintenance, and repair of underground distribution systems, including natural gas lines, duct banks, and conduit systems for electrical and fiber utilities.
For the oil and gas industry, we provide service for distribution, transmission, and midstream customers, including field and facility work. We serve the Permian, Gulf Coast and South Texas markets, and have served customer needs from the Atlantic Coast to beyond the Rocky Mountains.
For the downstream market, we work with some of the world’s largest companies, providing a wide range of maintenance, repair, rehab, and construction services.
We maintain an extensive fleet of modern equipment and transport vehicles to meet the needs of our customer base. Our main facility in Irving houses our expansive fabrication center, new 18-bay maintenance facility, training center, and corporate offices.
Our reliable quality management systems, based on ISO 9001:2015 certification, guide our implementation of optimal standards in every aspect of our operations, from decision-making through process analysis, to policy implementation.
MEET THE DRIVER PIPELINE TEAM
Our experienced, loyal team of pipeline professionals is proud to represent our more than 700 employees, who are committed to doing business based on safety, honesty, quality, respect, and integrity.
Chairman & CEO
James began working in the pipeline construction industry in 1957. From 1957 to 1971, he worked for Rivers Corporation and R. H. Fulton Company in various capacities including as a heavy equipment operator,
Russell grew up working in the family business. As a young man, he spent summers and holidays working out in the field, learning the pipeline construction industry from the bottom up.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Chuck began his career working for Lone Star Gas in 1980. There he performed various operations and construction functions including operating equipment, leak repair, crew leader,
Donald R. (Buzz) Pruit
Buzz began working as a laborer on cross country pipelines in 1970 in Texas and Wyoming. Later, he was promoted to the role of welder’s helper, finally being promoted to General Superintendent.
Vice President – Health & Safety
Jeff joined Driver in 2009 as a lead safety coordinator, and having proved himself, moved up the ranks to Director of Safety. Today, he holds the position of Vice President of Health and Safety.
Vice President – Equipment
Allen started working at Driver Pipeline in 1981, performing mechanical services and repairs on the company’s fleet of vehicles and equipment in the shop and in the field. In 1986, Allen’s
General Superintendent – Gulf Coast Division
Tim has dedicated his career to the pipeline business, beginning as a welder on cross-country, facility-based, and urban pipeline projects throughout Texas and Oklahoma. He has been involved
Vice President – Civil
Conard began his career in the aggregate business in 1984, serving multiple roles with Texas Industries, LaFarge, Pioneer, and Hanson. He was part of Recycled Aggregates, a startup company
General Manager – HDD Operations
Mike has been involved in HDD operations for over 25 years. A business school graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mike was first introduced to HDD while working for his family’s business.
Chris is the General Counsel for Driver Pipeline Co., Inc. Throughout his extensive legal career, he has devoted a substantial amount of his practice to the needs of the construction industry.
During his early years in Dallas, Brad spent time helping his father in his stainless steel fabrication business. He continued working with his father while working full time with Lone Star Gas.
Chief Estimator – Project Manager
Garrett started his career in the pipeline industry with Troy Construction in Houston, TX, starting out as laborer. Garrett was promoted to field equipment manager on his next project, overseeing
Our mission is to create a culture of integrity, mutual respect, openness, and trust, valuing diversity and nurturing the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of all our stakeholders. This vision will result in competitive, innovative, and customer-focused performance that will make our team the contractor of choice in the commercial, industrial, and energy markets we serve. This vision is supported by our guiding principles:
People are our most important resource.
We provide equal opportunity for everyone. We support our people through education, training, and respect for the individual. We believe in, and reward, hard work and high productivity.
We are committed to safety for all our people.
Safety is the #1 priority and must never be compromised. We are committed to safety as a first priority in everything we do.
We are dedicated to quality and continuous improvement.
Quality is meeting, or exceeding, the expectations of our internal and external customers, on time, the first time, every time. The role of leadership in our quality process is to create a working environment that promotes teamwork, openness, trust, and continuous improvement.
We are customer-focused.
We are in business to serve our customers by determining what they need, sharing their sense of urgency, and meeting their requirements.
We are profit-oriented.
We are profit-oriented, because profit is not just desirable, it is an absolute necessity. Profit is the reward paid to the company for its service to society. Profitability assures the future of business for all stakeholders.
Honesty and integrity are at the heart of all our dealings.
Honesty is not only ethically and morally right; it is good business. In our dealings with customers, subcontractors, suppliers, and each other, we must treat everyone as we would like to be treated.
Our strategic locations allow us to serve utility and energy customers in key metropolitan areas, midstream gathering and transmission hubs, and major hydrocarbon processing areas.