In 2002 Randy Ellis and wife, Trisha wanted to build a house on the family’s ranch where they were living in a double-wide trailer. With five children and one income, money was tight. They needed a pad built for their house, once Randy realized how expensive it was going to cost to have someone do it for him he decided to buy a dump truck and a rubber-tired backhoe, dug a pond on the property and used the dirt to build the pad.
Neighbors took notice as the couple moved the dirt and started to ask them to bring dirt for them as well. Eventually clients started asking for more services.
By 2006 R&T Ellis, inc. grew to 45 people and was providing all services involved in earthwork such as clearing, grubbing, mass and fine grading.
In 2015 Trisha’s son, Jared Miller joined the team. With his background of pipeline construction he started the pipeline division of R&T Ellis, Inc. Jared started the division with one crew. He had a client give him chance on a dirt job building containment berms and tank pad. After a successful project he was awarded a second job of a similar scope of work. After completing two successful projects they gave him a chance on the mechanical portion of their project was blown away by the quality of work provided by R&T Ellis, Inc. After a few months an additional crew was added to expand on the pipeline services side.
In 2017 RCC (Rolled Compacted Concrete) was acquired. To further broaden its capabilities Patrick Theil joined the team to oversee all activities when it comes to Rolled Compacted Concrete, by adding this service R&T Ellis, Inc. is now a “one stop shop” when it comes to site work.
In 2018 R&T Ellis, Inc. opened its west Texas division office in order to better service the Permian and Delaware Basin. Kevin Reyes joined the team as the West Texas Division Manager and will over see all pipeline activities in the west Texas area.
Today R&T Ellis, Inc. has over 200 employees and is continuing to grow with the goal of being one of the top industry leaders in civil and pipeline services.