Bert Vandiver has served as president and CEO of LR Commercial Construction, Inc., since its inception in 2002. In charge of building and maintaining business relationships for LR’s oil and gas pipeline services, he maintains daily contact with potential clients. As a licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings, Bert Vandiver also flies the two company airplanes from LR Commercial Construction’s headquarters in Waco, Texas, to meetings with new contract partners across the country.
During LR Commercial Construction’s initial pipeline construction work in the Permian Basin, Bert Vandiver led the company to achieve a record of completing projects on schedule and below budget. He continues to supervise everyday operations and often makes stops to review active job sites during his business travels. Under the guidance of Mr. Vandiver, the company has developed a staff of more than 75 professionals experienced in collaborating with major energy resources companies to fulfill a diverse array of pipeline installation and repair projects, including pig launcher fabrication, cathodic protection, painting and coating, and construction of main lines with a diameter of up to 24 inches.
Born in the Waco area, Bert Vandiver grew up riding bulls as a teenager and has served on the board of the Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo for over a decade and a half. He attended Baylor University, where he earned a bachelor of business administration and received induction into the social service fraternity Kappa Omega Tau.