Letter from Thorpe CEO Chad Fletcher

It’s been more than 65 years since Thorpe was first founded as a refractory contractor with strong in-house engineering capabilities in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. Over the decades our company has grown in many ways but our core mission has remained the same — to be a trusted partner for extending equipment lifecycles and increasing productivity for industrial plants through engineered solutions and services.

At Thorpe we have a belief statement that underpins everything we do. It says — We believe good people, focused on common goals, who feel valued, included and empowered to contribute to solutions, can accomplish great things that enrich the lives of our people, their families and the communities in which they live.” This statement includes the concept of tackling the future with a positive, forward-looking “we can” attitude that is the fuel for innovative solutions to challenging issues and problems. Failure is not an option. This mindset is the heart of our company, and leads us to be good stewards of our team, our clients, the work we do and the environment.

Our first and most important company core value is our People. Our core value says “We deeply care about people — people are the lifeblood of our company! We take personal interest in the safety and well-being of our people, as well as growth and development to their fullest potential. We invest in our people.”

There is no greater commitment Thorpe can make than that of the safety of our team, our customers’ team and other contractors. We started the Brother & Sisters’ Keeper program to bring our commitment to safety to the forefront of our work everyday. This program starts with caring about people and doing whatever it takes to keep each other safe. Planning for safety is built into each project ensuring all employees are on board and is managements focus to drive accident-free job sites and continual safety culture. Thorpe has been recognized for our level of engagement and leadership as we actively look out for the safety of others from a foundation of caring about people.

Another one of our core values is Service. At Thorpe, we say ‘service is our trademark!’
We are passionately committed to serving both external and internal customers. When we serve with excellence, we win trust and foster long-lasting relationships built on loyalty.

Today, our industry faces a new challenge with the growing initiatives toward ESG and Energy Transition. The heightened focus on protecting and preserving the environment and the active role oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical producers can and should have is now at the forefront as we start 2022 and enter a new era of energy and environmental stewardship.

“Thorpe’s fundamental belief in stewardship and social responsibility and strong commitment to provide client solutions, coupled with our unique, field-seasoned engineering and technical expertise, enable us to help our valued clients bring energy intensive industrial plants into harmony with the environment.” — Chad Fletcher, CEO, Thorpe

Thorpe Plant Maintenance & Engineering has always been an industry leader in partnering with producers to enhance plant productivity through engineering empowered solutions for corrosion, refractory, scaffolding and insulation. As a premier provider of reoccurring specialty services related to the maintenance of critical infrastructure assets operating in high temperature and highly corrosive environments across a variety of industries, Thorpe is relied on by prominent leaders in oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical and heavy industrial. Our track record of success is well documented and unparalleled in the industry. Now, we have positioned Thorpe to do the same in this critical movement to align energy intensive industries with broader environmental goals.

Thorpe’s role as a trusted partner to our valued, industry leading clients has been instrumental in moving their businesses forward and reaching their goals. Providing value is foundational to engineered solutions where our DNA is about providing solutions and not just services. Value is defined by the client, so profoundly understanding client needs is the starting point. This is evidence of our natural alignment to stewardship of our clients and environmental preservation.

Now, with the major oil & gas, petrochemical and industrial producers making strong commitments towards energy transition and environmental preservation, Thorpe stands ready to be the trusted partner for plants in energy intensive industries nationwide. It is one thing to say that and another to do it as we have for decades. Thorpe backs up that commitment up with engineered solutions, turnkey services & project management, innovative applications, unmatched service & technical expertise, safety and a track record of success is another thing entirely. Thorpe can do that today, and is the right partner for your plant tomorrow and into the future. These critical components are why our customers say we are “vital” to their site operations. Let’s look at each in detail.

Our customers trust us. The highest safety, quality, productivity and customer service are what our customers expect, and Thorpe delivers. Whether it be corrosion and refractory Services, engineering empowered solutions, S&I or turnkey project management services, Thorpe is ready to take on whatever challenge youre facing.

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