Project Spotlights

Hugoton Biomass Ethanol And Cogeneration Plant

The Abengoa Bioenergy Ethanol and Cogeneration Plant is a new biomass-to-ethanol biorefinery located in Hugoton, Kansas. The biorefinery is the first of its kind commercial scale facility fueled completely by biomass.  The plant produces 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol derived from nearly 350,000 tons of biomass annually. The Hugoton...

Reid Gardner Security System Upgrade

The Reid Gardner Generating Station is a coal-fueled, steam-electric generating plant with four operating units. Three of the four units produce 100 megawatts, and the fourth unit produces 257 megawatts—collectively producing enough electricity to serve approximately 335,000 Nevada homes. Brahma was awarded the contract of upgrading the physical security system...

FCC Precipitator

Chevron is an integrated energy company with global operations. Brahma performs maintenance and capital construction services at the Chevron Refinery located just North of Salt Lake City, Utah. In December 2012 a series of events following a power outage at the Chevron SLC refinery resulted in detonation and subsequent fire...

Coal Handling And Crushing EPC

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a community-owned utility serving southwest Missouri with electricity, natural gas, water, telecommunications and transit services. Brahma completed an EPC project for City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the utility. We designed, fabricated, delivered and installed a coal-handling and...

Hot Rolling Mill Project

The Hot Rolling Mill Project is a state-of-the-art seamless pipe mill located in Bay City, TX. Brahma performed the mechanical equipment installation, the piping systems installation and provided commissioning assistance through initial startup. Brahma installed 11,5800 tons of rolling mill process equipment and 144,000 ft. of piping for all process...

C007 Surface Regeneration + No. 9 Shaft Deepening Project

Brahma pefromed the No. 9 Shaft Deepening Project, C007 Surface Refrigeration Services and 4000L Outfitting for Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper Mine located in Superior, AZ. Brahma’s surface scope of work included the installation of cooling towers, chillers, glycol system rehab, pumps, piping, concrete, structural steel and hot tapping. Brahma’s underground...

EF2 Furnace Rebuild

Brahma Installed a new furnace in an existing smelter facility in Columbus, MT for Stillwater Mining. Our installation included new modifications to a material feed system and controls. Brahma’s biggest challenge on the project was installing the new furnace inside an existing building without the use of an overhead crane....

Tyler Union Mechanical Equipment Installation

In April of 2014 Brahma received a contract to install the mechanical components for a foundry production line at the Tyler Union Foundry in Anniston, Alabama.  The project was a 3 month project for the Italian equipment manufacturer Impianti Macchine Fonderia (IMF), and consisted of the installation of state of...

Quichapa Sites 1, 2 & 3

Quichapa sites 1, 2 and 3 are three separate photovoltaic solar plants covering approximately 160 acres of land. Brahma executed the full EPC for these projects including the permitting and utility coordination. The Quichapa Power Plants produce nearly 12MW of power using a single axis tracker ground mount system and...

SX Demolition Project

The SX Demolition project involved demolition and abatement of large pieces of equipment on the 6th floor of the Smelter Building. Including a 88’ long 16’ diameter dryer, large bag house, lead filled Star Coolers from the Acid Plant, dryer furnace, pelletizer, multiple conveyors systems,  cyclone dryer, feed bins and...

Tesla Headquarters

Brahma performed the full EPC contract for a 20KW photovoltaic solar project at the Tesla Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. The project used ballasted roof mounts and 320W Canadian Solar modules. Solectria and Solar Edge string inverters were utilized along with roof ballasted racking systems.

Wind Power Maintenance

Wind power is a clean, non-polluting energy source. Wind turbines generate power without the use of fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, radioactive or toxic waste. Brahma performed ongoing windmill repair and maintenance for Florida Power and Lights Windmills in Palm Springs, California. Our wind power experience is extensive with repair capabilities...

Jeff Shockley

VP of Operations

Meet Jeff, an accomplished construction industry veteran and visionary leader with a robust 20-year trajectory of ascending from hands-on trade work to executive management. His leadership has been instrumental in steering multidisciplinary teams to success in diverse sectors such as Oil and Gas, Refining, Mining, Transportation, and Energy Transmission. Jeff’s mastery in Civil and Mechanical construction has been pivotal in the successful delivery of capital projects exceeding $1 billion in value. Jeff has essential experience in project controls and focuses on real-time tracking to provide the desired outcome to both the company and the client. His experience on both the Owner’s side as well as the contractor’s side has given him invaluable knowledge of management and the execution cycle.

Craig Rucker

VP of Operations

Meet Craig, a seasoned leader with over 26 years of management experience and technical expertise. His areas of specialization encompass a wide range of industry sectors, including project management, industrial facilities maintenance, plant maintenance, building and equipment structures, and construction management consultation.

Craig is certified in heavy rigging, with extensive experience in equipment removal and installation. His expertise extends to structural detailing, fabrication, erection, and installation. He also excels in conveyor system installation and maintenance, infrastructure improvements, capital project construction, bidding, estimating, and process piping and demolition.

Before joining Brahma, Craig honed his skills at Bell Steel, Inc. and Milling Machinery, Inc. His construction career, which began in the residential industry, eventually led him to industrial maintenance where he performed all aspects of millwright work. Craig’s commitment to continuous learning is evident in his completion of the ASU Alliance for Construction Excellence Project Management Course. He holds an OSHA 510 certification, a certification of completion in the Program of Project Management, and is trained in Auto CAD and Structural Steel detailing. With his vast experience and multitude of certifications, Craig brings a unique blend of leadership, technical acumen, and industry knowledge to his role.

Darren Patten


Meet Darren, a seasoned professional with an impressive track record spanning over 35 years in project management, engineering, and industrial facility management. His career is marked by proactive leadership in steering complex projects across various industries. His strategic approach to staffing, maintenance, and operations has consistently ensured optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.

Darren’s journey has taken him through notable companies such as NV Energy at the Reid Gardner Station, PacifiCorp- Huntington Plant, Abitibi Consolidated, and Geneva Steel Company. Each role has contributed to his rich tapestry of industry experience and technical expertise.

Known for his exceptional contract administration skills, Darren excels in resource management, delivering quality products at reasonable costs. His foresight allows him to identify potential problem areas early on and implement viable, cost-effective solutions. His commitment to meeting budgets and promoting safe, productive work environments is unwavering.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, which forms the foundation of his technical acumen. Leveraging his top-tier education and extensive experience, Darren ensures that project teams adhere strictly to contract specifications. He vigilantly monitors contract performance, ensuring safe work practices, regulatory compliance, and adherence to budget and schedule constraints. Under Darren’s watchful eye, every project has been a testament to efficiency and quality, completed on time and within budget, with post-outage equipment performance exceeding expectations and installations meeting established technical standards.