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

2018 Wounded War Heroes Hunt - January 7, 2018

On January 7th, 2018, UVL sponsored its third annual Wounded Warrior Hero’s deer hunt in Laredo, TX.

We were proud to have two Army Soldiers join us this year. Steven Holden from San Antonio, TX and John Roper from Baton Rouge, LA. 1SG(R) Holden was an Army Medic. He served in numerous positions and his final assignment was with the William Beaumont Hospital, Fort Bliss, TX. Sgt.(R) Roper was an Army Infantryman with the 3d Battalion, 256th Infantry, stationed in Lafayette, LA. It is part of the 256th Brigade Combat Team. Both were in the front lines and severely wounded in combat.

They had a great time and we really enjoyed having them.

I want to thank the senior management for their continued support of our annual WWH Hunt. Also, thanks to the support staff their dedication to making this one of the highlights of the year. Thanks to all.

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

L-R: Gary Mather, Jared Schexnayser, 1SG Retired Steven Holden, Alan Clark, Sgt. Retired John Roper, Stan Stricklen, LTG Retired Frank Kearney, Ross Rogers

John harvested the only 12 point buck for the year and a couple of does

Steven with Buck

Steven was able to take several nice animals including a big feral hog

Hurricane Harvey

Gary Duggan (owner operator from BROUSSARD-739) took a week off to go to Houston to help with Hurricane Harvey relief. He helped out by barbecuing for displaced residents. He's pictured here with officers and EMTs - SPECIAL THANKS TO GARY!

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.