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Based in San Antonio, BLS has numerous operations throughout Texas..

ment services. He is now vice president
of BLS.
The company is headquartered in
San Antonio but has a satellite operation in George West, Texas, and numerous smaller yards throughout the
Lone Star State. Although it originally
worked with large oil producers, BLS's
customers today are mainly midstream
companies. The company recently
completed a project near Albuquerque,
N.M., and is working on others in Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado.

NAVIGATING UPS AND DOWNS
When John Blevins joined the company in 2005 he was BLS's 28th
employee. Changes in the oil and gas
market fueled rapid growth - and rapid
contraction - in the following years.
By 2008, BLS had risen to 300 employees, but the decline in investment and
implosion of the construction market
reduced the number of staff to 120 by
2009. The Eagle Ford Shale boom that
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followed in 2010 was another surge
for the company. "From there, we put
our primary focus into entering the exploration and production client base,"
John Blevins says of how BLS tapped
into the renewed Texas energy market.
In June 2011, BLS was sold to a
newly formed midstream company,
Howard Energy Partners. Howard
Energy's purchase provided BLS with
the additional capital needed to take
advantage of all the new activity in the
Eagle Ford Shale and BLS again grew
rapidly, reaching a workforce of 1,200
people by 2012.
By the end of 2012, Howard Energy
sold BLS to MasTec, a national infrastructure contractor. Being a subsidiary of a larger company opened BLS
up to new resources and the company
has been moving away from its original
mom-and-pop organization to a more
corporate structure. "They [MasTec]
have a lot of support well beyond our
experience level," John Blevins says.

RESPONDING TO OIL MARKET
Under MasTec's guidance, BLS has
shifted its attention to more strategic
clients with a focus on fewer but larger
projects. BLS is focused on midstream
operators, Blevins explains. A midstream operator provides services
to multiple energy producers and is
therefore less tied to the success of any
one company. Even when the oil and
gas market is suffering, producers still
need midstream operators to move
product along the supply chain, making
the company less susceptible to economic downturns.
Greg Blevins retired this past July
and MasTec selected Brad Ramsey
to succeed him as president of BLS.
Ramsey has extensive experience in
the midstream market and was chosen
to help lead BLS in the transition to
becoming a midstream service provider, John Blevins explains.
BLS is now involved in building
central compression, stabilization and


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