About Big D
Big D Companies are composed of an established team of professionals who have decades of experience in providing exemplary products and services to the energy industry in Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. We aggressively pursue opportunities that will help us grow and diversify our company as we create economic value for our customers and ourselves. We utilize our financial strength, professional management, and new technologies and products to achieve our objectives, while satisfying the needs of our industrial partners – our customers, suppliers, and employees. We are dedicated to providing a safe and rewarding workplace, delivering the value and expertise our customers expect, while supporting and protecting the environment.
Big D Story
Big D Equipment Company was established in September 1977. Our first service offering was lining reserve pits for the energy industry. As we grew quickly in response to the dynamic nature of the energy industry, we continued to search out new product offerings that were both innovative and cost-effective for our customers.
During this era, the industry standard was to use steel pipe for transporting water from reserve pits. Our founders envisioned a better way. Polyethylene pipe provided an opportunity for growth because it was lightweight, easier to install, and less expensive. The opportunity to improve the process of water supply was intriguing, so we acquired a spooling truck and welding equipment. History, as they say, was made. Polyethylene pipe revolutionized the process of supplying water for rigs, and our business boomed. Now, nearly half a century later, we continue to refine the process of water supply, and we're recognized as one of the leading polyethylene pipe installers in the rental and permanent installation markets.
In 1980, we acquired the first pump and generator for our rental line, becoming the only company at that time to offer comprehensive water supply service. Instead of hiring different contractors for each required service, our customers could call us for pit lining, polyethylene pipe installation, pump and generator rental, and fence building. Then, as now, our goal was to provide a single, all-inclusive source of drilling and production services for our customers.
Our great success with polyethylene pipe motivated the addition of other key service offerings. In 1988, we began offering the installation of permanent pond linings. This branch of our business quickly grew to include the installation of complete liner systems in landfills, liquid storage facilities, and secondary containment sites. As the Environmental Protection Agency and other state agencies continue to increase their enforcement of environment regulations, the liner business has become an essential contributor to the industry's efforts to protect our environment.
Building upon our history of success in the rental business, we added additional complementary services as we continued to build toward our goal of becoming a single source of service for our customers. We added a large fleet of trash trailers and light towers to our rental inventory and added temporary fence construction to our expanding list of service offerings.
In the early 1990’s, the energy industry experienced a substantial slowdown. Big D used that event as motivation to explore opportunities for expanding into new markets with our core products and services. We began offering installation for 80 ML, double-lined systems into municipal landfills. We leveraged our existing knowledge and acquired additional expertise in leak detection. We soon acquired a reputation as an industry leader in handling these sensitive projects for municipalities.
In 1994 we broadened our liner installation capabilities by acquiring the equipment to perform our own construction services. Utilizing our own earth-moving equipment has enabled us to become more competitive on many projects and has helped streamline the coordination of scheduling with customers.
With the revolution of hydraulic fracturing in early 2000’s, the industry began to recover from the slowdown. Hydraulic fracturing increased the demand for water supply, so we utilized the fleet of earth moving equipment and liner experience to build and line frac pits. Then in 2012, Big D added a water transfer division and then a fencing division. As water demand continued, so did the markets need to recycle produced water, so we started our water treatment division in 2015. The industries demand for real time data reporting and increased efficiency led us to acquire an automation company in 2018 – a continuation of our unending efforts to offer clients a more comprehensive line of synergistic products and services.
Putting the Big in Big D
Big D Companies' inventory and equipment now includes more than 130 pieces of Caterpillar earth moving equipment, more than 250 miles of polyethylene rental pipe, a fleet of spooling trucks and trailers, a variety of submersible pumps, more than 90 miles of lay-flat water transfer line, and an assortment of over 360 diesel and natural gas generators. We specialize in dirt construction, pit lining, poly pipe, water transfer, water treatment, generators, fencing, water wells, and automation – making Big D Companies a TRUE turnkey partner in water management for the Permian Basin.
Big D will continue to grow our services, improve our processes, and seek out innovative technologies that will improve our ability to serve and exceed our customers’ expectations. We currently serve a 200-mile coverage area that extends through significant portions of Texas and New Mexico.
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