There are plenty of oilfield service providers throughout the southern United States that are larger than Galmor’s Inc. However, by remaining a small regional operator, the family owned and operated company can make major decisions in a manner of minutes, saving clients huge amounts of money in the process.
“We have made ourselves a company of speed and accuracy,” Levy Galmor and part of the third generation of Galmor family ownership. “If a customer calls in needing 12 pieces of equipment of which we don’t have, we can find them and have them on the way with a few phone calls. Most of our customers know if they have an emergency or a tight deadline, we can make it happen.”
Galmor’s Inc. was founded in the summer of 1964 by Bobby Galmor and Red Davis as an oilfield supply store in Shamrock, Texas. The store served the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma regions with general oilfield supplies and artificial lift equipment.
In the 1970s, Bobby’s sons Steve and Rudas established G&G Trucking as a hay hauling service. They converted the company to G&G Steam Services which specialized in steaming rods, tubing and heating oil. In 1980, the brothers expanded operations to include roustabout and backhoe services, and in 1985 they moved to Elk City, Okla., to form another operation alongside G&G Steam Services called Galmor’s Inc.
“Times were hard at first because of the bust of the oil boom in the mid-1980s,” Steve Galmor says. “Their office had a shower and a couch, which would serve as their second home for the beginning years.”
In 2000, Steve Galmor opened another operation in Bridgeport, Texas, to cater to operators in the Barnett Shale. This location allowed the company to expand into the trucking and dozer business.
The company’s pipeline department took flight in 2006. Led by Levy Galmor, Galmor’s Inc. specializes in laying pipe up to 20-inches in diameter. The department’s welders are certified and experienced in pipeline and station welding, new construction, station construction and rehabilitation on pipelines. The company also specializes in fusing and installing poly pipe, and its poly crews are certified in butt fusion and electro fusion.
Galmor’s Inc. has installed numerous lines for companies like Atlas Pipeline, Kinder Morgan, EnerVest, Panther Energy, Enbridge, XTO Energy, Chesapeake Energy, BP America, Plains Exploration & Production, Access Midstream and Enable Midstream.
The company also offers dirt work services for its clients. Galmor’s Inc. has performed maintenances on roads and locations as well as built house pads.
In 2011, Galmor’s added another revenue stream – a gypsum rock pit located 5 miles north of Shamrock. This type of rock is used in building locations and lease roads.
The success of this initial pit led Galmor’s to add two more strip mining operations to its portfolio. One is located in Miami, Texas, and offers aggregate for wind farm operations and county road base. The other is in Floydada, Texas, that strip mines calcium and lime for Amarillo, Texas, and the surrounding area.
“With the experience and setup we have at Galmor’s, we can build the location, install the tank battery and equipment, lay the pipeline, build a downhole pump for the right specifications, and help get maximum production from the well,” Justin Galmor says.
Today, much of the Galmor clan is involved with the day-to-day operations of the family business. Steve’s sons Levy and Justin Galmor represent the third generation of Galmor family owners and help Steve Galmor operate and manage the company.
Galmor’s Inc. keeps close ties to its subcontractor base, as well. Justin Galmor says this is essential because when these companies perform work in the field, they represent the Galmor name.
“We keep a close relationship with most of our subcontractors, which we think is vital to operating a successful business,” Levy Galmor says. “Keeping the same subcontractors is so vital since they are performing work for Galmor’s, which makes us responsible for their actions. We keep very open communication with them whether it’s regarding new safety compliance, quality of work, or time efficiency of a job.”
Galmor’s Inc. has extended that same appreciation and close-knit atmosphere to its 200-plus employees, as well. Steve Galmor credits the company’s workforce for its success throughout the decades.
“Through the years, every employee has pitched in to make Galmor’s what it is today – a family oriented business with a strong work ethic and loyalty,” Steve Galmor says.
In fact, Galmor’s Inc.’s customers have noticed the quality of its employees, as well. Justin Galmor says many of Galmor’s employees have been hired directly by customers after performing work for them.
“Most people would be against this, but we look at it as a positive note,” Levy Galmor says. “We feel that we have trained and molded these employees into being a strong asset, and look at in a way for them to better themselves.”