Randy Ellis and wife, Trisha, wanted to build a house on the family ranch.  While building, they lived in a double-wide trailer with five children and one income; money was tight. They needed a pad built for their house.  After multiple estimates, Randy realized how expensive it was going to be to have someone do it for him.  Thus, he decided to buy a dump truck and a rubber-tire backhoe, dug a pond on the property and used the dirt to build the pad.

Neighbor's took notice as the couple moved the dirt and started to ask them to provide dirt for them as well. Eventually, neighbor's became clients and started asking for more services; R&T Ellis, Inc. was established.


R&T Ellis, Inc. quickly grew to 45 people and provided all services involved in earthwork, such as: clearing, grubbing, mass and fine grading.


While surviving the economic downfall, the company remained steadfast and focused. During this time, leadership ambitiously developed a plan for growth to coincide with industry needs.


R&T Ellis, Inc. Pipeline Division was developed.  What started out as a maintenance and integrity service division has grown into a full service provider for pipeline and facility construction. Under the leadership of Jared Miller (President of Pipeline Services), the pipeline division now has an operation of 200+ employees working in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. 


To further broaden capabilities, Patrick Thiel was hired to establish and oversee the Roller Compacted Concrete Division.   By adding this service, R&T Ellis, Inc. became a “one stop shop” for site work.  Furthermore, they were awarded and conquered the largest RCC Pavement Development in the world: CLICK TO LEARN MORE


R&T Ellis, Inc. opened its West Texas division office in order to better service the Permian and Delaware Basin. 


With over 300 employees and continued growth R&T Ellis, Inc. is becoming one of the top industry leaders in civil, pipeline, and RCC services.

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