Dick Brown’s Technical Service (DBTS) was established in 1984 in Rio Vista, California. Over the past 30 years, DBTS has been providing high-quality Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline services to many of the top profile Oil Companies, Power Generation Plants, and Water Districts throughout the state of California. In addition, DBTS is ABB Total Flow's Northern California representative for electronic gas measurement equipment.


We are PHMSA pipeline operators focusing on DOT maintenance requirements mandated by State and Federal regulatory law. We are proud to say that we have had zero findings in any of our State and Federal audits. Due to this reputation of excellence DBTS was recommended by PHMSA to represent the City of San Bruno as a DOT Safety Inspector to oversee the abandonment project by PG&E of the 1948 and 1956 Natural Gas Pipeline.

CEO & President

Richard Tucker

Richard Tucker is the CEO and President of DBTS. He holds a Class A California Contractor’s license and has over 45 years of oilfield pipeline experience. This includes twenty-nine years with Mobil Corporation and Aera Energy LLC in Bakersfield and the Central Coast. During his time with Mobil, Richard filled the position of Sr. Production Supervisor and he brings these skills to his position as CEO and  President of DBTS where he oversees the daily operations.


General Manager

Robbie Boardman

Robbie Boardman is the General Manager at DBTS. He has been in the power/oil and gas industry since 2003. He has comprehensive management skills in business development, safety, projects, training, estimating, construction, operation, and maintenance. His current responsibilities at DBTS utilizes all of these skills as well as estimating, contract management, procurement, and overseeing the day to day operations.

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Our Mission

We pride ourselves on offering years of dedicated service and experience. We are committed to doing business responsibly and safely while maintaining high-quality service that earns the trust and respect of our customers. In a time of automation, we pride ourselves on personalized service and communication.


We are proud to be ABB Total Flow’s Northern California representative and as such we offer our customers the specialized service of gas measurement design and control with remote monitoring capabilities. This provides our customers with the ability to dramatically increase their efficiency, accuracy, safety, and productivity.


Among our services, we provide pipeline surveillance, integrity inspections, and regulatory consulting through Compliance Service Inc.