Meet Our Staff

Bo Walker | President | Email

mug_walkerOwner – Mr. Walker began his career as a laborer in 1984 while attending college. Upon graduation he stayed in the drilling business and continued to advance to operator, superintendent, estimator, project manager and operations manager on foundation drilling projects totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. The past several years in the foundation drilling industry have given him a solid background in all phases of construction, including bidding, building and supervising major projects across the Southwest. He has also managed some of the largest highway and commercial projects in the state, including the LBJ Express Project, Horseshoe Project, D/FW Airport’s Automated People Mover and the International Terminal D.

Additional certifications include:
B.S. Stephen F. Austin State University
Current Board Member for the International ADSC
Current ADSC Drilled Shaft Committee Chairman
ADSC Past President | South Central Chapter
Member, AGC Heavy Highway
Member, ACI Drilled Shaft Specification Committee

Brad Allen | V.P. Operations | Email

mug_allenOwner – In June, 1979, just out of High School, Mr. Allen went to work at Martin & Martin Foundation Drilling Company and worked there for 15 years. In 1994, he started working for Texas Shafts, Inc. During his 25 years of experience he has worked in all fields of this industry working his way up from field laborer, drill operator, crane operator, field superintendent, dispatch / project manager to his current position, V.P. of Operations. Mr. Allan’s extensive “hands-on” experience in the field has benefited his capabilities and judgment that impacts every decision he makes as V.P. of Operations.

Additional certifications include:
OSHA Competent Person Course
AGC Safety Conference | Heavy Hwy, Utilities, Industrial
ADSC DROS Instructor
TRACKSENSE | R.R. Safety Course

Roger Pool | V.P. Administration | Email

mug_poolFrom 1965 | 1970 while a student, he worked summers for Watson Foundation Company as a field laborer. He began working full time in the foundation drilling industry in 1973. Working with four foundation drilling companies, Mr. Pool has gained 36 years of experience in all aspects of the drilling business, from field laborer, operator, field supervision, estimating, safety programs to his current position V.P. of Administration.

Additional certifications include:
B.S Texas Wesleyan University
ADSC (Twice) Past President | South Central Chapter

Jim Brockway | Safety Manager | Email

mug_brockawayMr. Brockway grew up with his father working around cranes and construction equipment. After serving 2 years in Vietnam working on all types of equipment, he moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and went to work for Link Belt Cranes. Mr. Brockway has worked in all areas of the equipment business from mechanic, shop foreman, service manager, territory sales representative, sales manager to general manager. In 2002 he went to work for Texas Shafts, Inc. As a dealer service representative one of his duties required crane inspections, evaluations and repair estimates, along with accident investigations. It is his extensive background with cranes and equipment that has allowed for a smooth transition into our full time Safety Manager. Mr. Brockway has been delegated complete authority for the direction of all safety related programs and activities. All of his diverse experience has proven valuable for his work for Texas Shafts, Inc.

Additional certifications include:
Link Belt Training Coordinator
Master Technician Training Program
Phase I & II cranes
Link Belt RLI & RCI
Load Moment Factory School
Womack Fluid Power
ADSC Safety Training

Shane Hubbard | Equipment Manager | Email

mug_shaneMr. Hubbard has been around foundation drilling since he was 8 years old. In 1986 he went to work full time starting as a laborer. Since then he has gained experience in many fields of this industry including drill rig operator, crane operator, field mechanic, shop foreman to his current position as Equipment Manager. Since 2002 he has managed the service, maintenance and repairs of many different types of heavy equipment. Mr. Hubbard has also worked on many large projects such as DFW Airport Automated People Mover, International Terminal D, High Five, DNT, Lake Lewisville and Lake Ray Hubbard. These large projects and many others have gained him extensive experience with many different types of drilling procedures.

Additional certifications include:
ADSC Competent Person
LMI / ATB | Greer Training
Hydraulic Crane Training

Jeremy Bridges | Project Engineer | Email

mug_jeremeyJeremy Bridges is a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science. During his undergraduate education, Jeremy interned with Texas Shafts where he gained experience in several aspects of Foundational Drilling from field operations to management. Upon graduation in 2011, he accepted a full time position as a Project Engineer. He is currently working toward completing the LBJ Express project in Dallas, Texas. This project includes deep cased drill shafts in restricted/limited access with a range of shaft diameters from 18”-120”. Also, in portions of the project, due to the existing grades and future excavations, the columns were drilled and formed concurrently with the drilled shafts and one continuous concrete pour was made. This required zero tolerance and became known as “drill columns”.

Qualifications include:
BS Construction | Texas A&M
AGC | Member
AIC | Associated Constructor

Brent Lawler | Operations Manager | Email

mug_brentMr. Lawler began his career in the foundation drilling industry in 1986. Starting out as a laborer and climbing through the ranks to operator, superintendent, project manager and operation manager. He is thoroughly familiar with all phases of construction including bidding, building and supervising. He has been instrumental in completing several major multimillion dollardrilled shaft projects over land and water throughout the state of Texas and abroad. He is an exceptional motivator of personnel and excels in a high production environment with schedule sensitive difficult projects.

Jesse Gregg Email

mug_jesseAfter graduating from Texas Tech University in 2016 with a BS in Civil Engineering and a BS in Wind Energy, Jesse signed on with Texas Shafts as an Assistant Project Manager. The first introductory months were spent in the field familiarizing with the craft, and then he returned to the office to learn the underpinnings of the business. Currently, he operates as a bridge between project management and estimating. Jesse processes active project production reports and develops weekly income-cost analysis, as well as executing takeoffs, assessing estimated production rates, and evaluating projected project cost for bidding purposes.

Qualifications include:
BS Civil Engineering | Texas Tech
BS Wind Energy | Texas Tech
E.I.T. Certified in Texas

Gregg Lopez | General Superintendent | Email

mug_lopezMr. Lopez started his career in 1986. While starting at the ground level of the drilling industry he continued to work his way up through various positions to operator, estimator, shop foreman and superintendent. During his many years of experience, Greg has developed extensive expertise with deep foundations including marine work, deep casing, and slurry displaced drill shafts.

Working as a superintendent on The Lake Belton Project, The Port of Houston Container Project, and Lake Lewisville Project has given him extensive experience in big barge marine projects.
Working as an operator/ superintendent in Kansas, Baltimore, and the Bahamas with RCD units has given him experience with large diameter deep drilling in hard rock.

Working as a superintendent on the Horseshoe project and Martin McDermott Bridge he has gained experience with drilling battered shafts with an oscillator, the only project that this has ever been done in the world at a 20 degree batter.

Additional Certifications include:
OSHA 10 hour and 40 hour training
Swift water rescue and certification
NCCCO Certification