Founded in 2012, QP Sanitation Services has quickly grown into a powerhouse in both the oil-field industry and septic services. They truly understand that time is money in the oilfield and that no one wants to spend a lot of time thinking about his or her portable restroom or septic tank needs.
Over the years, QP Energy Services has expanded and established offices across the state of Texas.
Based in Smithville, Texas, and owned by Cy Quackenbush and J.R. Pickens (the Q and P in the company’s name), they provide restrooms for crews building pipelines in the oilfields of Texas, as well as parts of Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Because pipeline projects cover a lot of territories, providing restroom service requires a very systematic approach, not to mention long hours and miles and miles of driving every day.
Keeping up employee morale is one of the biggest challenges Quackenbush and Pickens face, due to the long hours and time away from families. The company tries to get employees home once a month, but it doesn’t always work out that way, the two owners say. “Sometimes we buy them a 12-pack of beer and cook steaks for them while they’re on the road,” Quackenbush says. “We try to make it a family atmosphere as much as possible.”
Scope of Operation
Today, the company owns 29 service trucks. That includes 20 trucks with slide-in units, as well as two larger vacuum trucks with 1,100-gallon waste/400-gallon freshwater steel tanks with Masport pumps. The company also owns two larger vacuum trucks built out by FlowMark on Hino and International chassis with 1,500-gallon waste/500-gallon freshwater steel tanks and Masport pumps.
QP Energy also relies on 10 Cavalier-model RVs, six cargo trailers, nearly two dozen trash trailers and about 15 utility trailers, all made by Texas Trailer Supply; five New Hol-land skid-steers; 10 home-fabricated combination trash/restroom trailers; and roughly 60 homemade restroom trailers that each carry two standard units.
All of QP Energy’s trucks are equipped with dashboard-mounted GPS units, made by Garmin. And because the company commonly has as many as 600 to 700 restrooms out in the field, technicians also use Garmin’s geo-stamping technology, which digitally tracks location coordinates for each unit.
The duo also credits employees for the company’s success, including James Aregood, safety, and operations manager; Farrah Cook, office manager; David Smith, asset manager; and Cristobal Lopez, regional manager, and trainer.
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Cy Quackenbush – Owner/President
979-571-7435 – All regions
JR Pickens – Owner/President
936-334-2663 – All regions