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Tulsa Pier Drilling

Cara Cowan Watts
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Cowan Watts
Tulsa Pier Drilling
P.O. Box 2922

Tulsa Pier Drilling, LLC & Tulsa Pier Drilling Arkansas, LLC

Company Overview:

Tulsa Pier Drilling (TPD) was created in 1998 by Doug Watts, a Wyandotte Nation citizen, who continues as President and Co-Owner, today. In 2016, Doug handed over day-to-day operations of the company to CEO and Principal Owner, Cara Cowan Watts, Ph.D., who is a Cherokee Nation citizen with degrees and experience in a wide range of engineering disciplines.

TPD is 100% Native American owned and operated and 51% Native American woman-owned and operated.

TPD travels throughout the continental United States. We strive to deliver your drilling needs, safely, by training our drillers internally over time through a formal in-house training program. We are known for delivering on difficult deep foundation drilling terrains and soils while keeping your project on-time and on-budget. TPD has a modern track and truck-mounted drilling equipment including low-clearance rigs. TPD has the internal capacity to buy, tie, and set rebar cages, buy, place, and test concrete, and set anchor bolts using state of the art GPS and theodolite tools. TPD owns and uses pre-engineered steel concrete forms for finished reveals at the top of each pier. TPD owns and operates a crane with NCCCO certified crane operators. TPD has advanced into turn-key shoring systems and more. TPD Arkansas is a wholly owned entity of TPD licensed to perform work in Arkansas.

DUNS Number: 05-3102591 CAGE Code: 7TB08
Primary NAICS Code: 238910 - Site Preparation Contractors
Secondary NAICS Code: 237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Socio-Economic Programs:
• HUBZone
• SBA Certified Woman Owned Small Business
• Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
• Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
• Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
• Indian-owned Small Business Economic Enterprise (ISBEE)
Tulsa Pier Drilling is working towards the following certifications.
• Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)

Standard Safety Training & Certifications:

• OSHA 30
• CPR & First Aid
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Cranes & Rigging
• AED Trained
• COVID-19 Awareness & PPE
• Confined Space Rescue 40-Hour
• ISNetworld Approved
• Fall Protection & Awareness
• OKIE811 and Locates
• Silica
• Heat Stress
• OSHA Excavation Safety
• AEP-PSO VERO Subcontractor Certified

Professional Affiliations:
ADSC – International Association of Foundation Drilling – Contractor/Individual 2014 – Present
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma – Business Member 2013 – Present
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) – Individual Member 2011 – Present