Joe Hurt is one of the proud owners of PBP Fabrication, Inc., an industry leader in fabricators of oil and gas production equipment, both domestically and internationally. PBP Fabrication, Inc. began in February of 1980. Today, the company employs more than 30 people.
Joe graduated from Odessa High School in 1976, moved to Lubbock, Texas and attended Texas Tech University. Joe is also part owner of four other businesses: MaxTreat Gas Solutions, Inc., Buzzard M. Cattle Company, JBSB Properties LLC., and Johannson Flanigan, LLC.
Joe says the most unique thing about his business is the relationships he has built over the last 38 years. His company mission is to provide quality equipment and services that meet the customer’s needs at a good value, while creating a safe, pleasant, and empowering work environment for all employees of PBP.
Hurt comes from a long line of local ranchers. He is a 35-year member and past chair of the Sandhills Soil & Water Conservation District, and in 2013, received the Community Statesman Award in ranching from the Heritage of Odessa foundation. He also serves on multiple boards, including the Ector County Appraisal District Agriculture Advisory Committee, the Odessa College Foundation Board, the Deacon Board at Crossroads Fellowship and the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission.
Joe has participated in multiple mission trips to Mexico, Columbia, France, Austria, Moldova, Kosovo and Odessa, Ukraine. He gives back to his community by sponsoring and volunteering at the Special Kids Rodeo, along with the Annual Christian Youth Night at the Sandhills Rodeo.
Joe has been married to his wife, Sherry, for 40 years. Together, they have three daughters, Natalie, Stephanie, and Baylie, and 8 grandchildren. When he’s not working or volunteering, Joe enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling, but most of all his family and grandchildren.