STI Group is a privately owned company based in Southeast Texas that services all of America’s energy related markets (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream) through fabrication and construction. We are Safety and Quality Driven and have been a total solutions provider to the energy markets for over 30 years.
Southeast Texas Metal Works was founded and operated by Richard Purkey in an 8,000 square foot sheet metal shop.
Southeast Texas Metal Works expanded to the newly purchased Orange, Texas shop. Added heavy structural and plate to fab capabilities in Buna under newly formed corporation - Southeast Texas Industries.
With exemplary fabrication output STI Group achieves ASME Code Stamp Certification for pressure vessels and equipment.
STI Group fabricates a first of its kind "Round Mud System" for land based drilling.
In order to fulfill a growing demand, STI Group broadens its fabrication capacity and acquires new shop facilities in Bridge City, TX.
With STI Group's experience in fabricating Power Boiler components the company dedicates a field services crew for installation, erection and maintenance of this equipment - laying the foundation for future growth.
STI Group's expertise in fabricating for the surrounding Industrial Plants vaulted the company to start a full scale Field Services division. Specifically Focusing on Capital Construction, Plant Maintenance, and Turnarounds/Outages.
Diversifying STI Group's core services leads to another expansion in shop capacity by acquiring a facility in Vidor, TX. Over 85,000 sq ft added.
STI Group begins fabricating mast and substructure components for land based drilling rigs.
The company manufactures first complete land based drilling rig - processing over 500 tons of steel.
Awarded a 250 million dollar project to fabricate and construct the Al-Mussaib power plant in Iraq.
Due to increasing volume, the need for a centralized detail work facility was met when STI Group expanded to the Port Arthur, TX facility
STI Group extends its reach across Texas and purchases Pharr, TX fabrication facility.
STI Group centralizes their Industrial Services division in the heart of the Gulf Coast Petrochemical Industry - Bridge City, TX.
To supplement the company's existing downstream presence STI Group opens a pipe fabrication hub to serve local refineries.
In order to further the reach of the Industrial Services Division - STI Group hires experienced leadership to enter the exchanger market.
STI Group has evolved into one of the worlds largest land based drilling rig manufacturers - the decision to provide field services to rigs is a seamless transition for the company.
STI Group plays integral role in expanding Motiva Enterprises Port Arthur Refinery into the nation's largest refinery.
With the U.S. shale boom underway STI Group uses their energy market expertise in the midstream area of the market by providing pipeline construction as well as general midstream construction services.
To support a rapid expansion of projects in the Marcellus Shale, STI Group opens two satellite yards/offices in Pennsylvania.
STI Group continues growth in the flagship Buna, TX facility with newly constructed 25k square ft pipe shop.
STI Group completes local noteworthy Huntsman 2013 F&G Unit T&I - totaling 167,661 man hours on time - starting 2013 off right for many similar projects throughout the year.
Broke ground on a Midstream Corporate Office in Jasper, TX.
A major milestone for STI Group as they build and assemble their 300th complete land based drilling rig.
Fulfilling another need for enlarged capacity, STI Group expands by adding a 76,000 sq ft McAllen, TX facility giving the company over 450,000 sq ft of shop fabrication space.