TEC Well Service, Inc. was started in 1978 by Ron and Grace Shore in Kilgore, Texas. Ron was a small oil producer who had grown dissatisfied with the quality of service that he was getting from the well servicing contractors he was using at the time. He thought he could provide better service because he would operate his well servicing company from the "customer's" perspective.
Rig#1 - 1978
Starting off with one used rig, TEC began business in Kilgore. In the beginning, Ron was his own largest customer. But over time, the customer base grew as other oil companies began to notice that there really was a difference in the service that TEC delivered to their customers.
By 1995, TEC had grown to a total of 7 workover rigs and 1 swab rig and had moved to from Kilgore to White Oak. From 1995 through 1998, TEC added 3 more rigs to its fleet for a total of 10 workover rigs.
In 1996, Ron realized that the key to prospering and further growth was to offer services and quality that were not available from other well servicing contractors. In other words, differentiate TEC from any other well servicing contractor by delivering a level of professionalism and package of services that had not been available up to that time.
Rig #1 - 1998
Also in 1996, Ron and Grace's son Stephen Shore joined the company. Stephen’s initial responsibility was in the areas of Operations Management, Process Improvements, and Marketing at TEC. One of his first projects was the implementation of laptop computers in the field at the Tool Pusher level in order to increase quality through better and faster communication to customers of work in progress as well as final reports
Kenneth Shore, another of Ron and Grace Shore’s sons, joined the business in 2003 and serves as the CFO and General Counsel of the business.
In 2006, Ron Shore retired from the day-to-day running of the business. Today, Stephen Shore is the President of COO of the company.
In 2010, the company expanded to the Permian Basin with the opening of a yard in Odessa, Texas.
Today, the Shore family still runs a small production business, Shoco Production. This production business, which was the initial foundation for TEC Well Service, reminds TEC’s management to always keep the customers’ perspective in mind. Customers call out workover rigs to solve problems and get the job done as safely and efficiently as possible.