ROC Service Company Announces the Acquisition of L&L Services

January 26, 2013

Dallas, TX,  January 26, 2013 – On January 25th, 2013, ROC Service Company, LLC (“ROC”) acquired and merged operations with L&L Services (“L&L”), a leading oilfield service company based in Woodward, OK.

ROC is one of the largest and longest-standing wellsite preparation, commissioning, and de- commissioning service companies in the oil and natural gas industry. Founded in 1979, L&L is a premier provider of oilfield services in the Mid-Continent region, which extends ROC’s wellsite preparation and related service capabilities into a new region, adding to its numerous operating districts across Texas and Pennsylvania.

“Any two companies can merge, but it is rare to find an opportunity where the combination of two companies can truly create an enterprise stronger than the sum of their individual parts, and we believe that this is one of those situations,” commented Mike Richey, CEO of ROC. “Both companies were founded and have been operated along the same principles; quality workmanship, customer satisfaction and creating a safe, friendly and fair work environment where employees can build a career.”

ROC and L&L will continue to maintain their commitment to high quality service and customer satisfaction. Mr. Richey will serve as the CEO of the combined company, while Larry and Elaine Gartrell will remain in their current management positions at L&L.

“We are excited to join the ROC family,” commented Larry Gartrell, who has operated L&L for over 30 years. “Joining forces with ROC allows L&L to broaden its service capabilities for our existing customers, in addition to serving ROC’s customers who are refocusing in the Mid-Continent.”

Private equity sponsor Turnbridge Capital, LLC, recapitalized ROC in July of 2009, and facilitated the growth capital necessary to merge operations with L&L.

“Joining forces was the natural next step for both ROC and L&L. The combination of the two companies will allow both to better take advantage of growth opportunities in the future, whether it be servicing new customers or providing new service offerings to existing customers,” said Robert Horton, Chairman of ROC.

About ROC Service Company

ROC is one of the longest-standing wellsite preparation, commissioning, and de-commissioning service companies in the oil and natural gas industry, providing the highest quality services to its customers for over 2 decades. With now over 525 total employees, ROC will continue to pride itself on providing the highest quality standard of service, an intense focus on safety, a dynamic work environment for its loyal employees and its commitment to the communities in which it operates.

About Turnbridge Capital

Turnbridge Capital, LLC is an energy-focused private equity firm with offices in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Owned entirely by its principals, Turnbridge pursues investments in the middle market alongside experienced management teams with shared goals and aligned interests. For more information, visit

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