Entrepreneur Kyle Kinsel discusses what it takes to found a business and lead it to success and profitability
Kyle Kinsel the Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ruckit Inc., where you can find work in your area, hauling aggregate, dirt and other construction materials joins Enterprise Radio to discuss what it takes to found a business and lead it to success and profitability.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Kyle Kinsel discuss the following:
- How did you get started in the Texas oil field, construction, and logistics markets?
- What inspired you to start your latest venture?
- What ignited the spark in you to start a new business venture or to make significant changes in an existing business? How did the idea for your business come about?
- How do you measure success? Is it profit? or is it impact?
- Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
- What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?
- What advice do you have for other young entrepreneurs looking to start a business?
Kyle Kinsel is an accomplished entrepreneur and developer with a strong track record for building successful companies from the ground up and growing them into some of the largest companies in the Texas oil field, construction and logistics markets. Some the companies founded or co-founded by Mr. Kinsel include Coastal Crushed Concrete, Frac Resources, LLC (now Twin Eagle Sand Logistics), and Breakwater Energy Services.
Mr. Kinsel currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ruckit Inc., his most recent venture. Under Mr. Kinsel’s leadership Ruckit has developed the first ever mobile application trucking platform for niche industry trucking markets to share from a pool of independent trucks (collaborative platform for specialized trucking) and is considered the leader in the space. In 2005 Mr. Kinsel co-founded Coastal Crushed Concrete in 2005, a concrete recycling company which he and his partners developed from a concept into five major facilities. During his ownership, Coastal become a market leader in the Houston aggregate space until its eventual buyout by a local competitor in .
Just before Coastal’s sale, Mr. Kinsel pointed his efforts towards the booming oil shale plays. In 2010 he co-founding Frac Resources to develop frac sand logistic assets into the growing shale plays. In 2012 Frac Resources partnered with Twin Eagle Resources Management, a well capitalized energy and rail logistics company, to form what is today known as Twin Eagle Frac Sand Logistics (“TESL”). Today TESL is one of the largest frac sand transloading companies in the United States with over $80 million in rail and silo assets across the major shale plays. It has more than 140 employees and annual revenues of greater than $30 million.
Mr. Kinsel is also the founding partner in Breakwater Energy Services which is the market leader for water transfer and recycling in the Texas oil field with over 2000 employees and $30M in assets. Breakwater leads new innovation in the water market that is changing the way energy companies look at water infrastructure.
By developing world class facilities like Mission Rail Park in San Antonio, Mr. Kinsel has gained experience in real estate, construction and rail logistics. Today he is focused on new infrastructure projects in rail, trucking, water pipeline, real estate and the technological efficiencies to make them more profitable assets.
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