Since its inception in 1957, WHC Energy Services’ mission has been to achieve a sustained, yet well managed growth which allows us to continually provide a level of unequalled service to our customers.  Over the years WHC has expanded not only into different divisions but spread its geographic footprint throughout the United States.

Based out of Louisiana, WHC became the expert in laying pipelines underwater.  This type of challenging terrain allowed the company to rapidly grow and implement pipeline construction installations across the country. Today, WHC’s experience in the industry, excellent safety record, tenured staff, and key relationships have allowed the company to expand. More than just pipeliners, WHC provides complete solutions to any pipeline, facility, or maintenance need, regardless of project size.

Most recently, WHC was acquired by Surerus Murphy, which is based in Calgary, Alberta, and made up of Partners Surerus Group of Canada and Murphy Group of the United Kingdom.  This acquisition brings a new chapter to all three companies, combining global experience in world-class infrastructure and pipeline construction with pioneering American pipeline and energy related construction success, creating a “Center of Excellence for North American infrastructure construction.” For more information on Surerus Murphy Joint Venture, visit


Mick Fitzpatrick

President & CEO

Mick has operated at various levels within the key sectors of natural resources, water and waste management, with a focus on the design and construction of large diameter pipelines and associated facilities.

Rayburn Judice

Senior Vice President, Pipeline Operations– Rayburn oversees areas including engineering design, estimating, construction & project management, and quality control. With 40 years in this industry, he has held positions in engineering, estimating, management, and senior leadership capacities.


Ryan Hebert

Vice President, Pipeline Operations- Ryan has been responsible for evolving the methods through which projects are tracked and forecasted in the Pipeline Division, ushering in a new level of sophistication for pipeline project analysis and control.


Dennis Boudreau

Commercial Vice President- Dennis has over 21 years of management experience. He is responsible for identifying construction opportunities, building key client relationships, and creating partnerships to assist in maintaining and growing our clients’ valuable assets.

Scott Graves

Senior Vice President, Strategic Development – With 20 years of experience, Scott has held positions in business development, estimating, project management, and senior leadership. He has worked on pipeline and facility construction projects nationally.


Randel Badeaux Jr., P.E.

Vice President, Renewables, EPC, & Strategic Projects – Randel’s role includes estimating, project management, construction, QAQC, project engineering and drafting. Randel is well versed and experienced in the EPC (Engineer-Procure-Construct) method of project delivery.

Beau Gervais

Commercial Vice President- Beau has over 27 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry and is responsible for positioning WHC to his assigned clients for the opportunity to provide construction services for each aspect of WHC: Pipeline, Facilities, Renewables, and Integrity & Field Services.

Kevin LaBauve

Senior Vice President, Facilities Operations – Kevin has worked in engineering, project management, estimating, project consulting and management capacities. Kevin maintains responsibility for all areas related to pipeline facilities operations, including estimating, project management, and construction.

Pam Romero

Vice President, Controller- Pam has had progressive responsibilities within the WHC Accounting Department for over 30 years. As Controller, she provides daily oversight and direction to the financial team for regular and annual accounting functions as well as special projects.


Dan Scott

Vice President, Integrity and Field Services – Dan has had roles in construction, operations and senior management. This includes pipeline, facilities, field services and integrity projects of various sizes, locations and environments throughout the southern, central and western United States.