Sunday afternoon March 21, 2010, the wind was blowing cold and hard, but that didn't stop the boys at Felderhoff brothers drilling. I again, was very lucky to be able to hang around a bunch of highly trained and experienced oilfield workers. They took me in as if I was one of their own. These operations run 24 seven in three different shifts, doesn't matter if it's raining, sleeting or snowing, the work goes on. You could say these guys are real men. They do their jobs exactly as trained, no whining, no crying about it, just head down and get it done. My hat goes off to these hard working men.
Felderhoff brothers’ drilling is a Texas company with 2 yards, one in Gainesville, and one in Jacksboro. Several years ago they completely modernized all of their equipment. They are the only drilling contractor that was awarded the Energy Star Rating by the US Department of Energy. Six months ago that has really paid off because the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy will be subsidizing any drilling that is done with an Energy Star Rating. You can click on the link to read the full “Energy Digital” article. http://www.energydigital.com/Felderhoff-Brothers-Drilling--A--new-direction_41506.aspx
I can tell you one thing; this group of guys is one of the nicest hardest working bunch of roughnecks that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. These guys keep that rig clean running, the area around it clean, and the way it's supposed to be. I have never been more impressed by anything in my life, maybe a few exceptions (birth of my kids).
My hope is that all of the people in the community of flower mound will have the dignity to respect the work that these fine men do for us every day. It's because of them that our lights come on, that we can take a nice hot shower, and when it's cold outside like today, we can turn our heat on. So just think about it for a second, all of these men have families and children and in your opinion does it look like any of them are dying from toxins? This is how these fine hard working men put a roof over their family’s heads, and put dinner on the table. All I ask is please have some respect.