We have decided not to work as gate guards in the oil patch any more. However, I will leave this page up as a handy reference for anyone who wants to use it. If anyone sees something I need to correct or delete, please let me know. Thanks 🙂
Here is a list of gate guard service providers I compiled while we were working. This is not a personal recommendation of any company. It is just a list we have compiled to help you in your search for a gate guarding job.
- KC Services – 956-236-5255
- Pro Gate Security – 830-776-8666
- Oil Field Support Services – 361-815-7050
- Time Keepers – 830-816-5059 Toll Free – 877-851-7676
- Trinity – 956-241-1675
- LOMA Rentals, LLC – 817-964-1828
- Site Watch Gate Guards – 800-561-7202
- Primo Gate Guards – 361-563-9272
- Gate Guard Services, L.P.- 361-949-6992
Timekeepers and Site Watch are two companies that hire guards as employees.
We personally prefer to be independent contractors (IC). Yes, we are responsible for getting our own taxes paid, but as an IC, we have some pretty good tax deductions.
In our case, we have our own corporation. When we get paid it’s to our corporation. We then write ourselves paychecks and send in our required taxes. If your don’t have a corporation, you need to send in quarterly tax payments so either way, you are paying your taxes as you go. My dear husband Bob is an accountant so he does all that gobbely-gook tax stuff 😀
If you want to know more about how to pay your taxes as an independent contractor or if you would benefit from forming your own corporation, please do not contact us. Contact a tax accountant or a tax attorney for the appropriate advice.
One thing I can tell you is you live the job. Since someone must be here 24/7 you both cannot go out to eat or shopping together. And then there is laundry. Thankfully, we have a washer/dryer in our rig. I would not trade that for love or money!!! We also have a regular side by side household refrigerator so food storage is not a problem as it can be with standard RV refrigerators. That has made it much more livable for us.
I’m passing along my knowledge of these other companies to you so you can contact them if you desire.
One of the good things about this job is… we can schedule times off to get repairs made and visit family. As ICs we can do that.