TorcSill Foundations is the premier global provider of engineered helical pile and anchor solutions to clients in a broad range of markets. Helical piles, also known as helical piers and screw piles, are a proven foundation solution ideal for energy, industrial, and commercial applications.
TorcSill’s turnkey product and service package includes in-house research and development, design, fabrication, installation, and installation consulting. Our helical piles are rigorously tested and customizable to meet specific project needs. TorcSill’s TEAM is the most experienced in the industry, and our clients trust us to provide foundations for some of the most demanding projects under construction today.
Foundation Engineering Excellence
TorcSill has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture, and installation of helical pile foundation solutions. TorcSill signifies quality, timely execution—our project partners know we will deliver on time and within budget, every time: This is the TorcSill way.
TorcSill has offices across the continental U.S., and our crews are flexible and able to meet demanding installation deadlines in challenging conditions. We are dedicated to safety, which is reflected in our top-to- bottom safety commitment: Everyone, from our installation technicians to our CEO, is held to our safe work practices. Safety, quality, and efficiency are all integral to our commitment to our customers, our TEAM, and the communities in which we live and work, every day.
What We Do
TorcSill’s core services are:
- Engineering and design
A typical project spans all of our core services, allowing us to offer clients a packaged foundation solution that reduces risk and positively affects schedule.
Tim Swift, CEO
Swift joined TorcSill as a part of the business development TEAM in 2014. He is now the leader of all operational and growth activities at TorcSill. Prior to his role as CEO, Swift served TorcSill as General Manager, Vice President of Manufacturing and as the District Manager of the Gulf Coast District with responsibility for installation operations in the refinery and midstream markets. Before joining TorcSill, he served in leadership positions at Swire Oilfield Services, General Electric, and Goodrich Aerospace.
Swift is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and earned his B.S. in Management from the University of Maryland.
Bob Baker, Safety and DOT Manager
Baker joined TorcSill in September 2014 from Flint Energy Services, where he served as Contract Advisor and Corporate General Manager of Safety for over 25 years. During his successful tenure at Flint Energy, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he implemented Attest Audit Protocols and adopted the Leadership for Safety Excellence Program, which resulted in reducing accident incidents by 40%.
Additionally, he brings 12 years of experience as Corporate Safety Manager with Western Oil Well Service. As the company’s first safety manager, Baker introduced programs resulting in four first-place Association of Oil Well Service Companies Safety Awards. He also enabled employees to achieve three consecutive years of zero injuries.
Baker holds a B.A. in Political Science/Public Administration from Montana State University and is certified as a Safety Trained Supervisor (STS), Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Six Sigma Certification. He is active in several professional affiliations, including the American Society of Safety Engineers, American Society for Training and Development, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, National Safety Council, and The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.
Rich Knapp, Vice President of Operations
Knapp has served TorcSill since 2017 as the Vice President of Operations, with oversight of all activities within the Manufacturing and Construction Services divisions of the company. With deep experience in project management, HSE, quality control and change management, Rich guides the entire company to greater operational safety and efficiency.
Prior to joining TorcSill, Rich served in a variety of operational leadership roles, including extended service with major construction and energy firms such as ShawCor, BP and Eaton Corporation. High level assignments at those organizations included HSE oversight, quality management and supply chain development.
Knapp is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has earned an MBA from Arizona State University.
Jeff Sullivan, Director of Sales and Marketing
Sullivan began his career at TorcSill as a business development professional in 2012 and quickly established a top-tier customer service culture within the company. Sullivan helped exceed company projections by increasing foundation installation volume almost eight times within a two-year period. He has established a significant presence in the most active energy development regions in the country and leads a business development TEAM with a detailed focus on account and project management. His scope extends across all services offered by TorcSill, including leadership in research and development, engineering, and project management.
Sullivan worked in several positions with the Oklahoma State Senate while earning his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma.
Stephen Willis, P.E., Engineering Manager
Stephen Willis, P.E., joined TorcSill in 2015, as Engineering Manager. Serving in the same capacity, Stephen has grown the TorcSill Engineering TEAM to become the global leader in Helical Pile design, with structural and civil resources that overcome the most complex foundation challenges.
With a complete professional background in both Civil and Structural Engineering, Stephen brings high-level professional oversight to TorcSill’s cross-disciplinary projects. Prior to joining TorcSill, he worked as a Structural Engineer at Johnson & Pace Inc. Willis is licensed as an engineer in 19 US states, with a primary focus on states within the core energy markets served by TorcSill.
Stephen holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology of the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of the West of England. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Structural Engineering, also from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is an active member of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Helical Pile and Tiebacks Committee and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).
Lyle Love Sr., Chairman of the Board
Love established TorcSill Foundations with his wife Cathy in January 2011, after a long career built in oil and service expertise. His experiences include leadership and management positions in several nationally and internationally focused companies, including Schlumberger Well Services, Blue Jet Wireline Services, ACE Crane & Equipment, and American Casedhole Specialists.
Love founded Casedhole Solutions, an industry leader in downhole service and innovation with 13 national locations. Before founding TorcSill Foundations, Love served as Chairman of the Board for Casedhole Solutions, managing the company’s continued growth.
Love holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology and is a member of the SPE, API, OIPA, YMCA, and First Baptist Church of Weatherford, Oklahoma.