Our Core Values Mean More Value for Our Customers

Our core values are the guiding principles that define our company. These values are embraced and reflected in every aspect of our business practices.

Strength Rooted in Our Core Values

  • Safety - The relentless pursuit of Safety excellence…How we think, act and execute.
  • Integrity - To be ethical and respectful in everything we do, say and stand for.
  • Excellence - Producing the highest quality work in everything we do that satisfies the diverse needs and exceeds the expectations of everyone that relies on us.
  • Community - Building relationships with those we come into contact with that are based on respect for our diversity and differences and that are enduring and mutually satisfying.
  • Driven - To be fact based in our decision making, to foster growth (personal, professional and enterprise) and to achieve results.

Core Values in Action - Community

During the week of January 4th, 2017, UVL sponsored its second annual Wounded Warrior Hero’s deer hunt in Laredo, TX.

It was a pleasure and honor to host two Wounded Warriors, Corporal(R) Josh Lewko(Covington, LA) and Specialist Fourth Class(R) Alan Knight (Laurel, MS). Josh served with the 2d Marine Division and Alan served with the 82d Airborne Division. Both had extensive combat service. We thank them for their service to our country and sacrifices made. Freedom is not free.

We had an awesome time, saw a lot of deer, and our guests were able to harvest a couple of bucks and hogs for the freezer.

We really appreciate all the hard work and effort of the team to make this happen and hopefully we can continue this in the future as part of our core value - Community.

To learn more go to: http://woundedwarheroes.org


L-R: Front Row: Darrell Wright, Stan Stricklen, SP4 Alan Knight, CPL Josh Kewko, LTG Frank Kearney, Ross Rogers
Back Row: Caesar Collazo, Frankie Leal, Gary Mather, Alan Clark, Frank Leal


Josh Lewko with Hog

Alan Knight with Buck

Josh Lewko with Buck

2017 Halliburton Charity BBQ Cookoff - Elmendorf, TX

by Stan Stricklen, VP Ops West

For the 2nd year UVL's sponsored team took the Grand Overall Championship. The team members are from Terminal 730, Orange Grove, TX- Darrel Byars and Ken Persons. The name of their team name is "Hey Mister Who" in honor of a departed close friend.

This year there were five additional teams up to 37 from all over the oil patch. Doesn’t matter if they have 100 more teams, Darrel and Ken do not deviate from their cooking process.

There was one introductory consolation prize added this year - an hors d'oeuvre which they made with BBQ pork butt on a roll with pickles and onions. Excellent but they didn’t win.

Then on to the beans. Frank and I tested, but the beans were not totally cooked so they put them back on and burned them. Didn’t win that either.

Next was the chicken. Knock out in our opinion but again they didn’t win.

Ribs were next and they knocked it out of the park. I even ate two (yes I told my wife I cheated on my diet). They took Grand Champion Honors.

Last but not least, their specialty........the brisket. Now your brisket……….you have to nurse that meat, be gentle and sweet. Talk to it. Cook it long and slow. Wrap it in a blanket and let it rest for a while before serving. Bingo. They took Reserve Champion Honors.

And because Darrel and Ken were the ONLY team winning 2 places in all categories they also took home the coveted Grand Champion Overall Award for the 2d year in a row!!

Congratulations to Darrel and Ken. Thank you to the testing team of Frank, Ross and Stan.