Mindy Laudermill, her brother Truitt Kimbrough, their late-father Max Kimbrough, and long-time business associate, Gerald Curry, founded Chalk Mountain Services of Texas in 2006. But the roots of the company go deeper, many years before Chalk Mountain Services came into being.
Mindy and Truitt’s father, Max, started Max Kimbrough Transports, Inc. in the 1970's with a single truck, hauling milk from his dairy farm in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. Eventually, Max sold the dairy farm, but continued his trucking service, with local grocery stores as his customer base. Business was good, and the trucking business thrived.
Then, in the early 2000's, the oil and gas industry began to show increased activity. By 2006, the industry was trending upward, especially around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. During this time, Max was approached by an oil and gas company operating in the Barnett Shale. Seeing the developing opportunity, Max, Mindy, Truitt, and Gerald developed a plan to haul production and flow-back water from nearby gas wells. With the creation of that plan, Chalk Mountain Services of Texas was born.
Today, Chalk Mountain Services is a leader in the oilfield service industry, managing transportation and logistics in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Delaware Basin. With locations across Texas, Chalk Mountain Services continues in the tradition started years ago by Max Kimbrough, and is now carried forward by Mindy, Truitt, and Gerald.