Driver Pipeline sets the standard in the delivery of safe, reliable,
and responsive pipeline and utility services for our valued energy
and utility customers.

“No other pipeline contractor can rival Driver Pipeline Company’s level of commitment to aligning its goals and objectives with those of its customers.”

– Russell Driver, President


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.

Our clients include Atmos Energy, ExxonMobil, Olin, Air Products, Enbridge, Air Liquide, Valero Energy Corporation, Spectra Energy, Dow Chemical, Kinder Morgan, Oncor, Spectra Energy, CoServ, Pioneer Natural Resources, and many others.

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.


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.

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.

Russell Driver

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. After graduating University of North Texas in 1985 with a BS in Management, he entered the family business, working full time in the corporate office. For the next twenty-one years, Russell served in many capacities, helping grow Driver Pipeline into one of the premier pipeline construction contractors in the United States. In 2006, Russell ventured out to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit by co-founding an oil and gas exploration company, and in 2009 he co-founded a frac sand business to serve the oil and gas industry. In July of 2017, Russell moved back into Driver Pipeline to serve as President.

Chuck LeCroy

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, supervisor, and superintendent. In 1986, Chuck was promoted to Superintendent II in Dallas, giving him responsibility over construction performed by outside contractors, including inspection of work performed by those contractors. Chuck joined Driver Pipeline in 1997, initially as the superintendent over projects throughout North and Central Texas. Later, he oversaw the East Dallas Service Center, which performs both gas and electrical work. In 2012 Chuck became General Manager of DFW Metroplex Operations, and in 2014 was promoted to Vice President of Operations. Chuck was promoted to his current position as Executive Vice President of Operations in 2018.

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. In 1995, he began his career with Diamond Shamrock, running operations and maintenance for over 1250 miles of pipelines and terminal facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas. Diamond Shamrock was sold to Valero, and after several years, a new company, NuStar Energy, split from Valero to form a pipelines and terminals company. In 2005, Buzz was promoted to Director of Construction for NuStar, and was responsible for Capital Projects construction throughout the United States, Scotland, Amsterdam, and the Caribbean Island of St. Eustatius. In 2013, his role was changed to Director of Safety/Capital Projects, where he remained until his retirement in September 2018. Soon thereafter, Buzz moved back into pipeline and facility construction, signing on with Driver Pipeline.

Jeff Moore

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. Jeff’s experience in construction and oil and gas safety spans several decades and includes lead positions at AOK Construction and Delta Gulf Energy Services. Jeff is an active participant in multiple safety groups, such as the APCA (American Pipeline Contractors Association), North Texas Damage Prevention Council, and the Oil and Gas HSE Practitioner’s Group.

Allen Friar

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 responsibilities were increased to supervising all of the work being performed in the mechanic shop as well as at all job sites. In 1990 Allen was named Equipment Superintendent, and in 2014 was promoted to Vice President of our Equipment Division. In this position, Allen is responsible for all vehicle and equipment preventive maintenance, repairs, leases, rentals, and acquisitions.

Mike Smith

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. Later, Mike worked for Chesapeake Energy as Construction Manager for the Barnett Shale. He also worked for Access Midstream, which later became part of the Williams Companies. At Williams, Mike served as Corporate Construction Manager. Mike joined Driver Pipeline in 2018, as General Manager for HDD operations. During his time at Driver, Mike has grown both the company’s HDD fleet as well as its capabilities and scope of work.

Vivian Winston

Vivian has been in the oil and gas industry for over 20 years. She began her career with an international company, PERTAMINA. She then joined ExxonMobil and held various supervisory and global positions within the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Americas Fuels Operations, Global Lubes Operations, Chemicals, and Development. During her 20-year tenure with the company, she gained invaluable experience from both engineering and operations departments in the areas of pipeline and terminal area of High Consequence Area (HCA), audit, risk assessment, measurement, recruiting, and facility drawings. In early 2020, Vivian was appointed to her current role as the Vice President of Business Development and Special Projects of Driver Pipeline Company.

Daniel Mitchell

Daniel joined Driver Pipeline as the Director of Finance in 2015 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Daniel brings with him years of construction experience from his previous employment at Austin Industries. Daniel’s extensive knowledge of Finance, Treasury, and Asset Management in the Construction Industry has enabled him to lead the continued financial growth of Driver Pipeline. He has been instrumental in facilitating and solidifying banking and vendor relationships and works closely with the operations team to make informed financial decisions on the acquisition and disposition of equipment. Daniel is a University of Missouri alumnus and received his MBA from Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Dallas Association of Financial Professionals and CFMA.

Tim Baker

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 in major pipeline projects for Chevron, Dow, Kinder Morgan, and many others. Tim spent 16 years as a steel pipeline welder before becoming Chief Welding Inspector at Enbridge, where he served for five years in that capacity. He worked for six years as Project Manager at Chesapeake Midstream (later Access Midstream and William Midstream), and served as Chief Inspector for Tall Oak, where he oversaw pipeline projects in southern Oklahoma. In 2019, he joined Driver Pipeline as General Superintendent of the Gulf Coast Division. In this capacity, Tim works directly with customers and Driver Pipeline teams, overseeing overall project management and day-to-day operations of the Pearland facility. Tim is closely involved in scheduling, personnel deployment, project monitoring and customer reporting, as well as business development throughout the Gulf Coast region. His passion lies in seeing projects completed safely and productively for Driver employees and customers.

Adam Fann

Adam joined Driver Pipeline in 2019 as a Systems Engineer, before becoming Director of IT soon thereafter. His career in Information Technology began as the owner and operator of his own computer repair company. Since then, he has worked in key roles for Internet service providers and computer repair companies. One such company was a video surveillance monitoring solutions startup, where he contributed to growing the company from 10 to 500 employees. In his current role, Adam works across the Driver Pipeline enterprise to plan, implement, and support all the company’s computing and communications requirements. In addition to spearheading a range of key technology initiatives, Adam oversees all aspects of the company’s fleet-wide GPS rollout, which is designed to deliver real-time, web-based GPS telemetry, diagnostic data and reporting on all vehicles and equipment in the Driver Pipeline Fleet. He is also responsible for physical and cyber security across Driver Pipeline, including headquarters, field offices, and remote locations. Adam views the role of his team as supporting and maintaining the technological infrastructure for their internal customers, Driver Pipeline employees.

Conard Riggs

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 specialized in asphalt and concrete crushing and recycling, where he was responsible for operations in the Missouri and Ark-La-Tex regions. He later ran the aggregate divisions of two major construction companies, operating multiple sand facilities and overseeing quarry operations, resulting in significant commercial success. He is a specialist in proprietary concrete formulations, having developed three proprietary mixes for early-strength and high-strength concrete formulas. Conard joined Driver Pipeline in February 2020, where he is responsible for planning, procurement, scheduling, and supervision of teams responsible for concrete paving, flowable fill, and pothole repair.

Brad Stringer

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. Following his graduation in 1977, Brad took a summer job performing sandblasting and painting at Lone Star Gas, where he continued to serve in various capacities over the next 20 years. He quickly transitioned to the roles of mechanic’s helper and welder’s helper before becoming a certified welder in 1980. Following the sale of Lone Star Gas to TXU, Brad served a brief time with a TXU alliance partner before coming to work with Driver Pipeline. Brad joined the fabrication shop as a lead welder, and became the Fab Shop Fabrication Superintendent in 2016. In this role, Brad is responsible for leading the fabrication team, working with assemblers, welders, and testers to manage day-to-day operations. Brad’s job includes overseeing Driver’s Fab Shop fabrication projects, providing rapid response to customer issues and assisting internal Driver Pipeline teams. He is responsible for the oversight of customer fabrication projects, RFQs, material procurement, quality assurance, customer site visits, print and cut-sheet evaluation, design verification, and overall fab shop services.

Garrett Williams

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 equipment use, maintenance, and condition for a project over 200 miles in length. He joined Driver Pipeline in 2013 as Project Coordinator, performing that role for several years until transitioning to the position of Estimator. He became Chief Estimator/Project Manager in 2019. In this current role, Garrett handles a combination of responsibilities, with an exclusive focus on steel projects, including pipelines, compressor stations, and related projects that are involved in the construction of high-pressure delivery systems. At Driver, Garrett oversees bidding processes, estimating, and risk mitigation – identifying the intricacies behind every customer and every project – while actively interfacing with executive and field management daily. He works closely with project superintendents to ensure the satisfaction of all project requirements, including scheduling and schedule compliance, scope of work compliance, and overall project management, working diligently with Driver Pipeline teams and customer teams to ensure satisfaction is met or exceeded.


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.


Irving (Corporate Headquarters)
1200 North Union Bower Rd.
Irving, TX 75061
Main: 214-638-7131
Toll-free: 1-800-852-1405
Fax: 972-573-2299
Emergency: 214-206-4016

Building Size: 86,905 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 83 acres


615 W Kennedale Pkwy.
Kennedale, TX 76060
Main: 817-516-8190
Emergency: 817-672-0032

Building Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 7.5 acres


3316 Industrial Dr.
Pearland, TX 77581
Main: 281-482-8218
Emergency: 281-482-9357

Building Size: 11,400 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 16 acres


22 South Gulf Blvd.
Freeport, TX 77541
Main: 979-239-1171
Emergency: 979-824-7271

Building Size: 1,520 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 2 acres


2000 N County Road 1140
Midland, TX 79705-9581
Main: 432-219-6261
Emergency: 432-219-6278

Building Size: 6,200 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 8.5 acres


509 County Road 310
Tye, TX 79563
Main: 325-244-7941
Emergency: 325-244-7932

Building Size: 6,688 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 80.95 acres


American Pipeline Contractors Association

Houston Area Safety Council

North Texas Damage Prevention Council

Pipeline Contractor Roundtable Group

Permian Basin Association of Pipeliners

Pipeliners Association of Houston

San Antonio Pipeliners Association

Texas Gas Association

Texas Operations Contractor Alliance for Safety

Contact Driver Pipeline today for more information