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storage facilities for midstream customers. The nature of midstream operations
means BLS is working on longer and
larger projects. "We are being awarded
larger projects," Blevins says.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
Safety is a primary concern for every
construction business, but at BLS
safety is engrained in the company's
culture. "Our employees are dedicated
and strive to work as safe as they possibly can," Blevins says.
BLS is a key believer in standing
by its employees' judgment. "If there
is any situation they deem unsafe or
questionable they have full authority to
stop the work until it has been mitigated 100 percent," Blevins says. That
authority came into play on a recent
job where BLS was hired to repair thief
hatches. Upon arriving at the project
site, employees noticed there was a
hazardous gas and decided to shut
down equipment and personnel until
the gas was mitigated.

"Bottom Line doesn't
exist without the
people we get to work
with. They may not
have the exact skill set
that we need, but if
they're willing to try, it
works out."
// JOHN BLEVINS, Vice President

The gas turned out to be hydrogen sulfide, a potentially fatal vapor.
Fortunately, BLS's management team
had focused on the hazards of hydrogen
sulfide and employees were able to
identify and respond to the danger. "It
starts at the top," Blevins says. "Each
one of the executives and managers is
dedicated to safety."
BLS has always been able to bounce
back from dips in the oil and gas

BLS is developing its operation to handle large-scale capital projects..

industry because of the company's
commitment to providing quality
service. Blevins says everyone at BLS is
accountable and if the company makes
a mistake it is quick to own up to it and
develop a solution. That attitude has allowed BLS is establish strong industry
relationships and continue to find work
even during lean periods.
Because BLS does not manufacture
its own systems, the company must
form similarly strong relationships
with its suppliers to secure products.
Blevins says BLS looks for strategic
vendors who share the company's
focus on quality and safety. "When you
perform those services that way it attracts the same like-minded partners,"
he explains.
Those characteristics extend to BLS's
employees, too. When hiring, Blevins
says BLS cares just as much about
someone's willingness and honesty as it
does the person's ability to perform the

work. "Bottom Line doesn't exist without the people we get to work with," he
adds. "They may not have the exact skill
set that we need, but if they're willing to
try, it works out."
BLS is counting on those employees
to drive the company's future as much
as its new focus on midstream clients.
Right now, BLS typically can handle a
project of up to $60 million in value,
but the company wants to expand its
scope to $100 million and more. With
investment support from MasTec, BLS
is making good on that goal.
Blevins says the company will have
the infrastructure and execution
teams assembled by the first quarter of
2016 to handle a $100 million project.
"We are strategically planning and
developing our organization to handle
large-scale capital projects," he says.
"Which will, in turn, be fewer in number of projects, but more employees
per project." EMI
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