Previous Projects

Key Projects

Kinder Morgan Galena Park Terminal
Cima Services selected Batten Drilling to complete Kinder Morgan Galena Park terminal bus support and bridge foundations.  Job was completed in 2 weeks; ahead of schedule and no change orders issued.  Over 500 yards of grout were placed.

  • Galena Park, TX
  • Contractor:  CIMA Services, LP
  • Contact:  Collin Dodd, 832-690-0990
  • (64) 18” & 24” X 40’ to 60’ Auger Cast Piles
  • Drilled, supplied and placed grout, placed rebar cages
  • Completed:  July 2015

George R. Brown Convention Parking Garage
A 1,900 car parking garage located on the north side of the GRB.  A constrained site, existing metro rail and downtown location were just a few obstacles encountered.  Working alongside Vaughn Construction and Cemex Concrete over 5,000 yards of grout were placed.  2 augercast drill machines and crews were mobilized to complete piles with a very demanding schedule.

  • Houston, TX
  • Contractor:  Vaughn Construction Company
  • Contact:  Seth Hawes, 281-300-6855
  • (723) 18” X 100’ Auger Cast Piles
  • Drilled, supplied and placed grout, placed rebar cages
  • Completed:  January 2015

Kyle Field Redevelopment Project
$485 million redevelopment project that spanned over 2 years.  1500+ drilled shafts that required temporary casing, low clearance areas and a expedited schedule that included up to 6 drilling rigs onsite working 7 days per week.

Phase I

  • Texas A & M University
  • College Station, TX
  • Contractor:  Vaughn Construction – Manhattan/Vaughn
  • Contact:  Cody Matthews, 281-773-4414
  • (970) 18” X 36” X 40’ to 66” X 186” X 60’ Belled Shafts
  • Completed:  January, 2015

Phase II

  • (619) 18” X 36” X 40’ to 66” X 156” X 60’ Belled Shafts
  • Supplied six rigs to meet schedule – finished one week before deadline
  • Completed:  February, 2015

Keppel AmFels – Parker Drilling Foundation
Designed for Parker Drilling land rig.  48 each 30″ by 55′ deep foundations completed being formed 2′ out of ground.  Batten Drilling provided all shafts turnkey, supplying tied rebar, concrete and form/finish.

  • Brownsville, TX
  • Contractor:  Keppel AmFELS LLC
  • Contact:  Octavio Gomez, 956-547-3324
  • (48) 30” X 55’ Straight Shafts
  • Provided turnkey services – supplied tied rebar, concrete and form/finish
  • Completed:  July, 2015

Fed-Ex Package Distribution Center
This addition to the distribution center was completed while accommodating the needs of an operational facility on a 101-acre site; construction was scheduled without distributing ongoing operations.  A crawler crane with drill attachment and Soilmec completed all temporary cased shafts ahead of schedule

  • Hutchins, TX
  • Contractor:  Bean Concrete Construction
  • Contact:  Kevin Mask, 469-742-0094
  • (173) 30” & 48” X 47’ Straight Shafts, 30” to 60” X 60” to 120” X 14’ Belled Shafts
  • Set and pulled casing for straight shafts
  • Completed:  February, 2014

TAMU Engineering Education Complex
The completely renovated and expanded Zachry Engineering Center will become the the largest academic building on A&M’s campus.  Due to a constrained site and existing structures, the first phase of drilling required a specialized low clearance drilling machine.  The specialized drill machine and crew completed 5 foot diameter belled piers by 12 foot deep with only 13’ of head clearance inside a basement.  The second phase required crawler crane with drill attachment to complete holes up to 9 foot diameter by 35 foot deep.  Both phases were completed ahead of schedule.

College Station, TX

First Phase

  • Contractor:  Reid Construction, Inc., a subcontractor under Vaughn Construction
  • Contact:  Smith Reid, 903-561-0560
  • (2) 36” X 72” X 11’, (3) 54” X 108” X 12’, (4) 60” X 120” X 12’, (1) 66” X 132” X 12’ Belled Shafts
  • Completed:  August, 2015

Second Phase

  • Contractor:  Vaughn Construction
  • Contact:  Cody Matthews, 281-773-4414
  • (138) 18” X 108” to 96” X 192” Belled Shafts 20’ to 35’ in Depth
  • Completed:  December, 2015

Six Flags Over Texas – SkyScreamer
A drilled pier foundation designed for the world’s tallest swing carousel ride that required 7 each 54 inch diameter by 70′ temporary cased rock holes.

  • Arlington, TX
  • Contractor:  Hidalgo Industrial Services
  • Contact:  Leroy Hidalgo, 817-625-8222
  • (7) 54” X 70’ Straight Shafts – rock drilling
  • Completed:  February, 2013

Prairie View A&M – Ag Business Building
A crawlspace foundation design that included 70 feet deep foundations performed by the slurry displacement method

  • Prairie View, TX
  • Contractor:  Linbeck Group
  • Contact:  Kim Sprague, 713-579-0064
  • (70) 36” to 60” X 60’ to 80’ Straight Shafts
  • Processed by the slurry displacement method
  • Completed:  May, 2014

 

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Auger Cast Pile

Kinder Morgan Galena Park Terminal

  • Galena Park, TX
  • Contractor:  CIMA Services, LP
  • Contact:  Collin Dodd, 832-690-0990
  • (64) 18” & 24” X 40’ to 60’ Auger Cast Piles
  • Drilled, supplied and placed grout, placed rebar cages
  • Completed:  July 2015

George R. Brown Convention Parking Garage

  • Houston, TX
  • Contractor:  Vaughn Construction Company
  • Contact:  Seth Hawes, 281-300-6855
  • (723) 18” X 100’ Auger Cast Piles
  • Drilled, supplied and placed grout, placed rebar cages
  • Completed:  January 2015

 

Power/Transmission Lines

Cameron County Wind Farm Station

  • Rio Hondo, TX
  • Contractor:  Lambda Construction Co.
  • Contact:  Connor Shullanberger, 830-629-5808
  • (51) 36” to 54” X 15’ to 25’ Straight Shafts
  • Drilled and processed by the slurry displacement method
  • Completed:  July, 2015

Bessel Substation

  • Robstown, TX
  • Contractor: Great Southwestern Construction, Inc.
  • Contact: Ronnie Taulbec, 918-458-0888
  • (9) 24” X 6’ – 18’, (14) 30” X 16’, (28) 36” X 17’, (13) 48” X 20’ – 26’, (2) 54” X 35’
  • Processed by the slurry displacement method
  • Completed: July, 2015

Mt. Olive Plant Substation

  • Rushton, LA
  • Contractor: Insulation Specialist of Tulsa, Inc.
  • Contact: Chris Nickle, 918-234-1097
  • (40) 24” X 32’, (24) 30” X 37’, (356) 30” X 17’, (174) 30” X 26’-37’,
  • Some holes processed by the slurry displacement method.
  • Completed: July, 2015

Hadley-Denton Avenue Transmission Line

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Contractor: Bobcat Heavy Civil
  • Contact: Rick Williams, 254-580-3215
  • (3) 72” X 53’, (2) 60” X 26’ – 30’
  • Provided a turn-key service with concrete, rebar and forms for a finished foundation.
  • Completed: March, 2015

Tall City Substation

  • Midland County, TX
  • Contractor:  Utility Construction Services LLC
  • Contact: Andy Soignet, 985-492-1415
  • (2) 96” X 21’ Straight Shafts
  • Drilled and provided turn-key services
  • Completed:  March, 2015

Sharyland – Sale Ranch to Glass Ranch T-Line

  • Midland, TX
  • Contractor:  Utility Construction Services LLC
  • Contact:  Andy Soignet, 985-492-1415
  • (7) 84”, 96” & 108” X 29’ to 20’ Straight Shafts
  • Drilled and provided turn-key services
  • Completed:  March, 2015

Purgartory Road Substation

  • Canyon Lake, TX
  • Contractor: Lambda Construction
  • Contact: Connor Shullanberger, 830-629-5808
  • (6) 18” X 5’, (10) 30” X 11’, (66) 24” X 6’ – 10’, (2) 36” X 10’
  • Completed: February, 2015

Airport Road Substation

  • Loraine, TX
  • Contractor:  Black & McDonald
  • Contact:  Wayland Chappell, 512-836-0800
  • (77) 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48” & 60” X 9.5’ to 21.5’ Straight Shafts
  • Completed:  July, 2014

ETP Hairpin Double Circuit

  • Ganado, TX
  • Contractor:  KDM Construction, LLC
  • Contact:  Mike Blackwell, 318-724-7394
  • (2) 72” X 25’ & (8) 84” X 31’ Straight Shafts – processed by slurry displacement
  • Drilled and provided turn-key services
  • Completed:  July, 2013

Earlsboro Substation

  • Seminole County, OK
  • Contractor:  High West Construction
  • Contact: Donnie Savage, 318-938-7878
  • (72) 18” to 48” X 7’ to 10’ Straight Shafts
  • Completed:  June, 2013

Edison Series Substation

  • Kimble County, TX
  • Contractor:  Kiewit Infrastructure South Co.
  • Contact:  Dan Dekaye, 817-673-2799
  • (184) 30” to 84” X 12’ to 24’ Straight Shafts – rock drilling
  • Completed:  June, 2013

Kirchoff Substation

  • Hamlin, TX
  • Contractor:  High West Construction Services
  • Contact:  Donnie Savage, 318-938-7878
  • (126) 30” to 84” X 10’ to 25’ Straight Shafts
  • Completed:  June, 2013

Hammond T-Line

  • Calvert, TX
  • Contractor:  RFE Construction
  • Contact:  Ruben Escalante, 979-587-1151
  • (1) 60 X 15 Straight Shafts
  • Drilled and provided turn-key services
  • Completed:  May 2013

BEC Spring-East Bridgeport SW

  • Decatur, TX
  • Contractor:  Chain Electric Co.
  • Contact:  Wes Airheart, 512-574-1784
  • (4) 60” X 14’, (3) 72” X 14’, (1) 108” X 30’ Anchor Bolt Foundations
  • (360) 48”, 54” & 60” Straight Shafts for Direct Embed Poles – rock drilling and processed by slurry displacement
  • Drilled and provided turn-key services
  • Completed:  May, 2013

El Toro to Ricebird Transmissions Lines

  • Edna, TX
  • Contractor:  Michels Corporation
  • Contact:  Jim Claeys, 847-827-8660
  • (2) 96” X 30’ Straight Shafts
  • Drilled and provided turn-key services
  • Completed:  March, 2013

Panda Energy Transmissions Lines

  • Sherman, TX
  • Contractor:  Dacon Corporation
  • Contact:  Brandon Carroll, 713-578-6288
  • (1) 84” X 29, (1) 96” X 17’, (2) 54” X 24’ Straight Shafts
  • Completed:  March, 2013

Brazos Electric Hood to Waples T-Line Foundations

  • Granbury, TX
  • Contractor: Chain Electric
  • Contact: Wes Airheart 601-545-3800
  • (2) 96” X 21’, (1) 72” X 22’, and (65) 54” X 15’ DE deep Straight shafts – rock and slurry drilled.  Provided a turn-key service with concrete, rebar and forms for finished foundations and drilled for direct embeds.
  • Completed:  May, 2011

 

Industrial

Penntex

  • Arcadia, LA
  • ISTI Plant Services
  • Contact:  Chris Nickle, 817-233-1407
  • (300) 30” X 30’ Straight Shafts
  • Completed:  January, 2015

Nueces River Rail Yard Lighting

  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Contractor:  Alman Utilities and Construction, Inc.
  • Contact:  Albert Saenz, 361-654-1052
  • (11) 48” X 40’ Straight Shafts processed by slurry displacement
  • Completed:  March, 2013

Genesis Sterling Chemical Plant

  • Texas City, TX
  • Contractor:  J. M. Davidson
  • Contact:  Jonathan Shaddock, 361-883-0983
  • (193) 16”, 18”, 20” & 24” X 4’ to 16’ Straight Shafts
  • Some piers cased, some processed by slurry displacement
  • Completed:  August, 2012

BP Biofuels

  • Jennings, LA
  • Contractor:  Pinnacle Plant Services, Inc.
  • Contact:  Kris Miller, 409-622-1085
  • (6) 30” X 24’ to 37’ Straight Shafts
  • Processed by slurry displacement
  • Completed:  May, 2012

Shell Gas Compression Facility

  • Texas City, Texas
  • Contract Amount:  $ 34,350
  • Contractor: Tepsco
  • Contact: Jim Wheeler, 281-542-2190
  • (396) 12”, 16”, 18”, 24”, and 30” X 8-21’ Straight Shafts
  • Completed: January, 2010

 

Commercial

TAMU Engineering Education Complex

  • Texas A&M University
  • College Station, TX

NRG Stadium Light Poles

  • Houston, TX
  • Contractor:  Jordan Concrete, Inc.
  • Contact:  Chad Jordan, 281-356-8805
  • (12) 24” X 35’ Straight Shafts
  • (6) 36” X 72” X 20’ Belled Shafts
  • Cased shafts and drilled through stabilized sand
  • Completed:  May, 2015

Axis Pipe

  • Bryan, TX
  • Contractor:  Concrete Systems Co, LLC
  • Contact:  Kurt Kilburn, 731-927-9482
  • (182) 24” X 30’ Straight Shafts
  • Completed:  November, 2014

HMSLH Bed Tower and Cath Lab

  • Sugarland, TX
  • Contractor:  Baker Concrete
  • Contact:  Will Warren
  • (32) 30” x 66’ Straight Shafts
  • Processed by the slurry displacement method
  • Completed:  September, 2014

HMSLH Bed Tower & Cath Lab

  • Sugarland, TX
  • Contractor:  Vaughn Construction
  • Contact:  Todd Kast, 210-793-6059
  • (38) 30” X 65’ Straight Shafts
  • Processed by the slurry displacement method
  • Completed:  August, 2014

TAMU Equine Center

  • College Station, TX
  • Contractor:  Gamma Construction Co.
  • Contact:  Kieth Williams, 713-963-0086
  • (942) 12” to 42” X 24” to 66” X 20’ to 30’ Belled Shafts
  • Completed:  November, 2013

HEB 673

  • Round Rock, TX
  • Contractor:  Crossroads Concrete Services
  • Contact:  Rick Siegert, 979-279-0705
  • (70) 28” & 24” X 20’ Straight Shafts – rock drilling
  • Completed:  April, 2013

Hero Stadium

  • San Antonio, TX
  • Contractor:  Sturdisteel
  • Contact:  Paul Medina, 423-261-4404
  • (124) 18”, 24” & 30” X 20’ to 36’ – rock drilling
  • Completed:  February, 2013

GSA Port of Entry

  • McAllen, TX
  • Contract Amount:  $491,000.00
  • Contractor:  Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
  • Contact:  Walter, 205-714-1246
  • (225) Total straight shafts, 24”, 36”, and 48” by 40 to 95’
  • Project completed:  February 2009

TXDOT

  • TxDOT High Mast Light Foundations
  • Houston, TX
  • Contractor:  Allstate Signal & Construction, LLC
  • Contact:  J. R. Cook, 281-255-4005
  • 60” Straight Shafts
  • Processed by the slurry displacement method
  • Completed:  August, 2014

TXDOT High Mast Lighting

  • Port Arthur, TX
  • Contractor:  Highway Intelligent Traffic Solutions
  • Contact:  Adesh Singh, 972-228-9239
  • (9) 60” X 34’ Straight Shafts
  • Processed by slurry displacement
  • Completed:  July, 2013

TxDOT SH-6 & Rock Prairie Bridge Expansion

  • College Station, TX
  • Contractor:  Lone Star Road Construction
  • Contact:  Charlie Westmoreland, 281-477-0515
  • (38) 18” TO 36” x 23’ TO 30’ Straight Shafts
  • Processed by the slurry displacement method
  • Completed:  February, 2014

 

Cell Towers

To date we have completed over 4,000 cellular communication tower foundations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. These pier foundations range from 3’ to 10’ diameter penetrating up to 80’ deep. With diverse soil conditions throughout our service area we have proven our capabilities for processing shafts with caving soils via the slurry displacement method. We have also shown our capabilities of drilling in some of the hardest rock throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

Batten Drilling has providing foundation piers for all the major cellular carriers through our customers some of which are listed below:

  • Amchel Communications
  • Americom Site Development
  • CKS Management
  • Enertech Resources
  • Diverse Construction
  • Gilly Development
  • Global One Communications
  • MasTec
  • Skyman Communications

List of Contractors

  • Allstate Signal & Construction LLC
  • Alman Utilities & Construction, Inc.
  • Alto Concrete Floors
  • Aquamatrix, Inc.
  • Ashton Sawing & Drilling
  • Associated Concrete
  • Austin Commercial, L.P.
  • Baird Williams Construction
  • Baker Concrete
  • Bilfinger Westcon
  • Black and McDonald
  • Bobcat Contracting, LLC
  • Bobcat Heavy Civil
  • Brazos Electric Power Cooperative
  • Brazos Paving
  • Bryan Construction Co.
  • Burns and McDonald
  • Capitol Concrete Contractors, Inc.
  • Chain Electric Co.
  • Cima Services LP
  • Concrete Preservations, LLC
  • Concrete Systems Company, LLC
  • Crossroads Concrete Services
  • Dacon Corporation
  • Damar Construction
  • DeMac Concrete Contractors, Inc.
  • Eagle Contracting, L.P.
  • Ellis Custom Homes
  • EMR, Inc.
  • Evers amd Sons, Inc.
  • Flintco Constructive Solutions
  • Fuqua Construction Co., Inc.
  • G.W. Williams
  • Gamma Construction Co.
  • Great Southwestern Construction
  • Hidalgo Industrial
  • High West Construction
  • Insulation Specialists of Tulsa, Inc.
  • J.A. Wever Construction
  • JaCody, Inc
  • Jay-Reese Contractors, Inc.
  • Johnston Industries, Inc.
  • Jon Tucker Construction, Ltd
  • Jordan Concrete, Inc.
  • K & D Construction Services, Inc.
  • Keppel AmFELS, LLC
  • Keystone Concrete
  • Kieschnick General Contractors
  • Kiewit Infrastructure South Co
  • Lambda Construction
  • Legacy Design Concrete, LLC
  • Lehne
  • Linbeck
  • M & Z Concrete Construction, Inc.
  • Madison Construction Co
  • Manhattan Construction
  • Manhattan-Vaughn Const
  • Marek Brothers LLC
  • MBC Management
  • McKinney & Moore
  • Michels Corporation
  • Miller Builders
  • Miller Builders, LLP
  • Minarcik Concrete Construction
  • My-Co Concrete, LLC
  • National Oilwell Varco, LP
  • Pike Electric, Inc.
  • R.E.C. Industries, Inc.
  • Reid Construction, Inc.
  • RFE Construction
  • Rhodes Building System
  • RVP Construction, Inc.
  • Schmidt Concrete
  • Schnabel Foundation Co.
  • Skanska USA Building
  • Slabs on Grade
  • South Texas Electric Cooperative
  • SpawGlass Construction Corp
  • STI, LLC
  • Sturdisteel, Inc.
  • System 3
  • T&D Solutions, LLC
  • TAS Commercial Concrete
  • Tenn-Tex Concrete Construction
  • Texcon
  • Thayer Power & Communication Line
  • Thyssen Elevators
  • TIC Energy & Chemical
  • Tri-State Concrete & Foundation
  • Troy Rapp Concrete
  • Turner H Construction
  • Utility Construction Services
  • Utility Lines Construction Services, Inc.
  • Vaughn Construction