What a special way to celebrate your 8th birthday!  Kage Hatch was turning 8 years old, unfortunately the plans of his party took a turn when his dad, Jarome Hatch, a Site Manager for Summit, had to work late. Jarome called his wife, Nikki, who also works for Summit as an HR Coordinator, and explained that even though it was a critical time of the job they could all gather around and sing him “Happy Birthday!”  Nikki blindfolded Kage and drove him to the East Gate Pump Station with cake and ice cream sandwiches for the jobsite.  Imagine Kage’s surprise when he was greeted by dad and his team singing “Happy Birthday!”  We thank our client for allowing us to make this an even more special day for Kage. We want to recognize Jarome and Nikki Hatch for their dedication to our company, to each other and to their family.

Jarome Hatch is Summit’s Site Manager for the for Enterprise Texas Express, East Gate Pump Station Project.  Nikki Swanson works in Summit’s Hiring Office as an HR Coordinator.

Summit was awarded the P66 Gray Oak Central Terminal Project.  The scope includes the construction required to install large mainline booster pumps, can pumps with the tank farm, pipe racks, short run underground pipeline and all other major and ancillary equipment.  This includes all sitework, civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation work.  This is a major terminal facility along the Gray Oak Pipeline.

Summit was a proud sponsor of the 2019 ECC Conference which was held in Colorado Springs this year.  The ECC provides unique opportunities for professionals from all aspects and levels of the engineering and construction industry.  The Future Leaders program recogizes and fosters leadership to established leaders and industry pioneers.  To learn more, please visit:  http://www.ecc-conference.org/About/

Pictured:  Phillip Vowell, Cassy Beltran, Allyssa Rolen, Josh Johnson, Lindsey Mehne, Amy Lytle, Austin Wetzler

Summit is proud to announce we were once again presented with the STEP Platinum Award by ABC National for our commitment to safety on our jobsites. The award displays Summit’s commitment to safety best practices. At Summit, we feel it is our responsibility to ensure our workers get home in the same condition as when the arrived on the jobsite. Thanks to our Teams for working safely!

Summit will handle turnkey all material, labor and equipment to build the Sweeny Midpoint Pump Station as it connects with multiple Gray Oak Pipeline segments. The Sweeny Midpoint facility consists of multiple large crude oil mainline pumps with electric driven motors, interconnecting piping, power distribution center, and other equipment necessary to operate the facility. The project is expected to finish by November 2019.

Pictured:  Austin Wetzler

Summit Industrial is always proud to sponsor the Pipeliners Association of Houston’s (PAH) events.   Austin Wetzler represented Summit during this year’s Spring Golf Tournament held on April 1, 2019.   The events help to fund PAH’s Scholarship Program for young engineers!  To learn more about the Pipeliners Association of Houston, visit their website !

On March 1st, Summit sponsored a station at the Pipeliners Association of Houston Shoot Out. It was a great turn out, given the unexpected cooler temperatures. Lindsey Mehne covered the station for Summit Industrial. A great opportunity to give back to the PAH Scholarship, while making new friends in the industry. Lindsey pictured here with Chevron Field Engineer, Austen Paquette. To learn more about the Pipeliners Association of Houston, visit their website !

Summit Industrial is excited for the opportunity to work with Enterprise Products once again. The scope includes replacement/installation of structural steel pipe rack and piping along with miscellaneous electrical and instrumentation work. The project is in Mont Belvieu, Texas and is projected to take five months to complete.

Summit Industrial Construction, LLC is pleased to announce their involvement with the Gray Oak Crane Terminal Project. The scope includes construction required to install (6) large mainline booster pumps, can pumps within the tank farm, pipe racks, short run underground pipeline and all other major & ancillary equipment. This includes all site work, civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation work. This is a major terminal facility along the Gray Oak Pipeline. The project should be completed by the end of the year.

Summit Industrial, a full-service engineering, procurement and construction company, has announced their restructured leadership team including Josh Johnson as Chief Operating Officer, Chris Combs as Vice President of Engineering and Jordan Dombart as Vice President of Project Management. This new team has been organized to ensure viability and overall market growth.

Jeff Johnson, Summit Industrial’s President and CEO, said, “Josh, Chris and Jordan elevate our senior leadership team with their wealth of knowledge and experience. We are very excited about the direction our company is headed under their leadership.”

josh-johnson Vice President Gulf Coast Operations

Josh Johnson has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Josh joined Summit Industrial in 2015 and has held numerous positions within the company. With this new role as Chief Operating Officer, he will be responsible for leading Summit’s next phase of growth and executing the strategy to further build Summit Industrial’s relationships across the industrial market. He will be leading the Service Group, Estimating, Business Development, Marketing, Engineering, HR Recruiting and Quality Control departments. Josh has over 14 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a degree in Construction Management from LSU. He is excited for this new opportunity noting, “I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Summit team and I’m excited to partner with both Chris and Jordan to take our company to the next level.”

Chris Combs Director, Engineering

Chris Combs has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering. Chris joined Summit Industrial in 2017 bringing extensive experience and expertise in engineering, EPC project management and development within the Oil & Gas Midstream and Downstream sectors. Chris’ goal in this position will be to lead Summit Industrial’s turnkey EPC operation by completing detailed design, engineering and field construction support. His responsibilities include overall management of Summit’s full service, multi-disciplinary design and engineering team along with document control, engineering project controls and procurement support. Chris also manages numerous key client accounts for Summit. Together, Chris and Jordan have full ownership for making Summit Industrial’s EPC projects successful.


Jordan Dombart has been promoted to Vice President of Project Management. Jordan joined Summit Industrial in 2012 as a Project Manager and worked his way up to Director of Projects. Jordan relocated to Texas almost five years ago to open Summit’s first Houston area office. Jordan will now oversee Project Management, Procurement, Project Controls and Scheduling. Jordan will have full responsibility for ensuring our construction and EPC projects meet their profitability and completion targets. Jordan has obtained critical experience over the last ten years working on a variety of construction and EPC projects. Jordan graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Building Construction.