About

Matrix Service

The non-union subsidiary of the Matrix family of companies, Matrix Service provides construction, maintenance and fabrication to the energy, power and industrial markets across North America.

Since our start in 1984 as a petroleum tank provider, we’ve had a rich history of success and repeat business. Over the years we have steadily developed our competencies to become a full-service provider that adds value to every customer relationship and project. Our customers count on us for one-stop access to the skills of specialized contractors across many disciplines – the right team and the right capabilities for your unique project requirements.

Move to a higher standard of safety, quality, service and skill. Contact us for more information.

The Matrix family of subsidiaries

  • Matrix Service Company
  • Matrix Service Company is the parent company to four subsidiaries that provide engineering, fabrication, construction, maintenance and products to the energy, power and industrial markets.

    Founded in 1984 with many acquisitions along the way, Matrix Service Company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and trades under the NASDAQ symbol MTRX.

  • Matrix PDM Engineering
  • Matrix PDM provides world class multi-discipline engineering around the world.

  • Matrix Service
  • Our non-union labor subsidiary, Matrix Service provides full service construction, maintenance and repair to energy, power and industrial customers across North America.

  • Matrix Applied Technologies
  • Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with regional offices in Seoul, Korea and Sydney, Australia, Matrix Applied Technologies sells aboveground storage tank products and process heaters across the globe.

Community Involvement

Community involvement is more than a core value -- it’s a commitment from all levels of the organization to improve the communities where we live and work. From supporting the United Way and participating in various races to local food drives and holiday gift collections, Matrix employees are passionate about giving back and supporting our communities.

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Leadership

James P. Ryan

President

James P. Ryan has served as President of Matrix Service since August 2005. Mr. Ryan previously served the Company as Chief Operating Officer from October 2004 to August 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Ryan served as Vice President of Matrix Service since October 1999. Prior to joining Matrix Service, Mr. Ryan worked for Gibraltar Construction Company from January 1993 to September 1999 providing construction management services. Previous employers include MW Kellogg, Kiewit Industrial Co. and Hoffman Construction Company. Mr. Ryan also previously provided independent consulting services to the power industry. Mr. Ryan graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1979.

Alan Updyke

Senior Vice President, Operations

Alan Updyke serves as Senior Vice President, Operations for all Matrix Service Operating Divisions throughout the U.S. and Canada including Estimating, Project Controls, Business Development and Craft Recruiting. He previously served as Vice President of Construction for Matrix Service. Before joining Matrix Service in July 2012, Mr. Updyke spent 17 years with Brinderson, most recently as President of Western Operations. There, Mr. Updyke provided strategic leadership and management direction to four regional offices and all major capital construction projects. Before that, Mr. Updyke served in various management positions with Brinderson including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Construction, and Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Updyke also held the General Manager's position at Turner Industries overseeing West Coast Operations prior to joining Brinderson.

Patrick Chambers

Vice President, Major Projects

Patrick Chambers is Vice President, Major Projects for Matrix Service with responsibility for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects and large bid/build construction opportunities. He joined Matrix Service in 2014 with responsibility for mid to large capital industrial construction and integrated EPC projects. Before joining Matrix Service, he held leadership positions with Jacobs, Brinderson and Transfield Services. Mr. Chambers has extensive experience in EPC, maintenance, turnarounds and specialty services, leading operations in a variety of market segments. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.

Kevin Durkin

Vice President, Business Development

Kevin A. Durkin has served as Vice President, Business Development for Matrix Service since June 2008. He previously served as Pre-Construction Manager for the Orange Region from November 2006 to May 2008; Small Capital Construction Division Manager for the Orange Region from June 2000 to October 2006; Business Development Manager for Matrix Service from June 1998 to May 2000; Southwest Turnaround Manager for Colt Construction Division from June 1996 to May 1998; and as assistant Regional Manager for the Orange Region from July 1989 to May 1996. Prior to joining Matrix Service, Mr. Durkin worked for HMT Tank Service holding numerous positions in operations, engineering and marketing. Mr. Durkin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Marketing from California State University, Fullerton.

Jerry L. James

Vice President, Turnaround and Plant Services

Jerry L. James serves as Vice President of Turnaround and Plant Services for Matrix Service. Before joining Matrix Service, he held leadership positions with Brinderson in addition to Colt Construction Company (since acquired by Matrix Service) and TIMEC. Mr. James brings more than 30 years of extensive experience in the refining industry including turnarounds, maintenance and plant services, tank maintenance and repair, industrial cleaning and fabrication.

Brad Killmer

Vice President, Accounting and Finance

Brad Killmer serves as Vice President of Accounting and Finance for Matrix Service. He joined Matrix Service in 2001, serving as Business Unit Controller for the Turnaround and Plant Services and National Construction divisions, then most recently, as Business Unit Controller for Matrix Service. Mr. Killmer began his career at Grant Thornton International and also served as Regional Controller for Granite Construction. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, Certified Information Technology Professional and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

Shawn Payne

Vice President, Business Services

Shawn Payne is Vice President, Business Services for Matrix Service, where he works closely with operational and functional management across the organization to ensure use of best practices as well as other business-related initiatives that optimize operational and financial performance. Shawn joined Matrix Service as a Division Manager in 2012 and established their Mining and Minerals division. Prior to joining Matrix Service, Shawn held leadership roles at Jacobs, Aker Solutions Americas Inc., and Aker Industrial Constructors Inc., in areas that included operations, finance, treasury and project controls. Shawn has over 20 years of industrial engineering procurement and construction experience and is a graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received his degree in Finance.

Recognition

Matrix Service Company is committed to delivering the very best to our customers, communities and employees. We're proud of the consistent recognition we've received that is reflective of our transparent culture and focus on excellence.

ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2017
Engineering News Record names Matrix #56 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
2016 - 2017 Great Place to Work®

Matrix is the only industrial contractor to be certified by Great Place to Work, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. In the US, it produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list.

   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2016
Engineering News Record names Matrix #49 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
Oklahoma Inc. - Best Performing Businesses List 2016
Oklahoma Inc. names Matrix #8 on its list of Best Performing Businesses in 2016.
   
   
Forbes - America's Most Trustworthy Companies 2016
Forbes recognizes Matrix as one of the 100 most trustworthy companies in America. Only 24 companies, including Matrix, have been recognized more than once.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2015

Engineering News Record names Matrix #43 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2014

Ranked #56 on ENR’s Top 400 Contractor list. ENR also recognized Matrix as the number 16 contractor in the petroleum sector and as a top 50 contractor working abroad for its work in Canada.
   
   
Forbes - America's Most Trustworthy Companies 2014
Forbes recognizes Matrix as one of the 100 most trustworthy companies in America. Only 24 companies, including Matrix, have been recognized more than once. 
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2013

Engineering News Record names Matrix #77 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2012

Engineering News Record names Matrix #80 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2011

Engineering News Record names Matrix #82 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2010

Engineering News Record names Matrix #71 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2009

Engineering News Record names Matrix #87 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2008

Engineering News Record names Matrix #97 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2007

Engineering News Record names Matrix #108 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2006

Engineering News Record names Matrix #102 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2005

Engineering News Record names Matrix #56 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2004

Engineering News Record names Matrix #137 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
Fortune Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies 2004

Matrix is ranked #55 in Fortune Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 2004.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2003

Engineering News Record names Matrix #182 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
Daily Oklahoman - Top 50 Publicly Traded Companies in Oklahoma 2003
The Daily Oklahoman ranks Matrix as #1 on its Top 50 Publically Traded Companies in Oklahoma.
   
   
ENR Top 400 Contractors list ENR's Top 400 Contractors List 2000

Engineering News Record names Matrix #172 on its annual Top 400 Contractors List.
   
   
Fortune Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies 1992

Matrix is ranked #58 in Fortune Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 1992.
   
   
Business Week’s Top 100 Small Growth Companies

Business Week recognizes Matrix in its Top 100 Small Growth Companies in 1992.
   
   
Forbes - 200 Best Small Companies

Forbes ranks Matrix #4 on its list of the 200 Best Small Companies in 1992.

Testimonials

“In a typical turnaround, pre-work and planning is done before the contractors are engaged, and that can cause complete communication breakdown. In this case, having Kim Henry, Jackie Golden, Shane Skiles and the whole Matrix team on-site and engaged from the start made all the difference.”

Jimmy Mendler
Shell Deer Park Refinery Turnaround Event Manager

“Because of Matrix’s expertise, we were also able to make design changes that prevented issues that could have negatively impacted the project and resulted in significant cost increases.”

Adam Lecompte
Shell Deer Park Refinery Project Engineer

“There has to be a high degree of ownership by everyone involved, because when challenges arise – and they will – it’s the quality of your team that will make or break the event.”

Tim Bogle
Shell Deer Park Refinery Production Unit Operations Manager