Trusted Partners for Superior Foundation Construction

Pilot Foundation Services, LLC is a reputable provider of comprehensive foundation solutions in Texas and neighboring states, offering decades of industry experience. The company is unique in its technical focus within a commoditized industry, emphasizing high-quality, safe work. Our goal is to exceed client expectations by delivering exceptional results. We believe in growth alongside our customers, ensuring a successful project from start to end.

We have the expertise to overcome any arising challenges and maintain project continuity. Transparency is a key value for Pilot Foundation Services, fostering client trust through clear and open communication. We prioritize keeping our clients informed throughout a project’s duration. We were established to strengthen Texas’ grid and take pride in achieving this mission by providing top-tier foundation solutions for industrial clients.

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Our leadership team is composed of highly experienced individuals:

DOUG GROTHUES | Founder, Business Development

Doug is a Navy FA-18 pilot and former TOPGUN Instructor. After earning his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, he joined Boston Consulting Group. Doug has worked with Aerospace & Defense and Oil & Gas clients to enhance procurement, portfolio management, and value chain optimization strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, class of ‘06.

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RYAN WOLLAM | Founder, Safety & Drilling

Ryan has been leading drilling operations across multiple basins and environments including deep-water and shale/tight formations for almost 15 years. He has extensive experience in project management and HSE with a proven record of delivering top-of-the-line results on time and under budget. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University class of ‘06.

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DANIEL HAUT | VP, Operations

Daniel brings over 20 years of electrical construction experience including a ground up career as a lineman and senior management of multiple crews installing concrete foundations, foundation augmentations, and direct embedment poles for transmission lines. He has end-to-end knowledge of the industry and consistently builds excellent client relationships. Daniel leads, mentors, and trains crews to ensure the highest levels of performance & quality on complex foundation projects.

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TONYA HAUT | Chief Administrative Officer

Tonya brings 20 years of educating, coaching, mentoring, and leadership to Pilot Foundation Services. She has been involved in strategic planning٫ implementation of policies٫ development of improvements, and leading teams to success. Tonya has managed resource allocations and monitored budget performance. She has a passion to lead, educate, and build strong relationships with all stakeholders involved. Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies-Education from the University of Houston-Victoria, Class of ’04, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston-Victoria, Class of ’08.


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We deliver high-quality, safe, and reliable foundation services for industrial projects. We are headquartered in Bryan, TX, and proudly service Texas and surrounding states.

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