David Dacus, Chairman of Troy Construction, has been a leader in advancing the company's reputation for safe, efficient pipeline and facility construction, as well as integrity maintenance across the United States. Under his leadership, he has secured Troy's position as a forerunner in the oil and gas industry.
David's career in the pipeline sector began right after high school as a laborer and welder helper for his uncle, Troy Dacus. He balanced this work with his academic pursuits at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, spending holiday breaks working for his uncle.
After graduating from college in 1979, David transitioned into full-time employment at Troy Construction and in 1992 he gained sole ownership of the company. Under his guidance, Troy experienced remarkable growth, expanding from 75 employees to over 3,000, until he passed the leadership mantle to his eldest son Taylor in 2019.
From day one, David has always prioritized the individual safety of each and every employee at the company. His tenure as leader is marked by numerous industry recognitions and awards, a testament to his effective and amiable leadership style, which is rooted in trust and integrity.
David has served many years on the APCA Board of Directors, in all the officer positions, and as President. He is currently an Advisory member to the Board. Notably, in 2018 he received the Pipeliner of the Year lifetime achievement award from the Houston Pipeliners.
In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his three sons, being a proud grandpa, and traveling with his wife, Debbie.