Jose M. Ruiz


R Directional Drilling & Underground Technologies, Inc. specializes in commercial horizontal directional drilling and conduit placement for underground utilities. R Directional Drilling & Underground Technologies, Inc. is capable of providing Horizontal Directional Drilling services in various ground conditions which consist of cobble, dirt and rock with the placement of underground conduit for cable, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities.

Jose has 15 years of utility construction, project management and heavy construction experience within the horizontal directional drilling trade. Jose's experience consist of bores of 80' vertical to 1,600' horizontal pulling HDPE from 1" to 12" OD and steel pipe from 4" to 36" OD pulling back up to 12 conduits per bore. Jose has extensive knowledge in mud composite and the operation of various sizes of drills, locating systems and heavy construction equipment.


Aurello F. Ruiz

Vice President of Operations/Owner

Aurelio has 15 years of utility construction experience within the horizontal directional drilling trade. Aurelio is a drill operator of various size horizontal directional drilling rigs including Vermeer, American Auger, and Ditch Witch. Aurelio's experience consists of underground utility location with Mark and Eclipse systems, mud composite mixture and heavy equipment operations. Aurelio has experience with locating systems, backhoes, track hoes, trenchers, drilling rigs, truck services, water trucks, dump trucks and various trailers.

Derek Reeve

Vice President

Derek has over 28 year of progressively responsible experience in utility construction operations, safety and employee development. His career focus in Utility Infrastructure for Electrical, Telephony, Water, Storm Sewer and Solar Utility Infrastructures lends to strengths in organizational development and the need of operational, safety, fleet and financial balance.

Derek is responsible for all business and operational aspects including estimating, profitability, safety, staffing, marketing efforts, customer and vendor relations, leadership, development and growth of the Company. With a past career in Executive Management and ownership of utility construction companies, Derek provides a much needed prospective from boots on the ground through management which allows for customers to understand the strength and depth of R Directional Drilling structure.

Derek works in the day-to-day operations of the Company and as a liaison between the Company, General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, suppliers and employees. Derek provides direction to project managers, field superintendents, and project support personnel. Derek works to ensure development and growth of the Company and its personnel, establishes processes and cost reduction procedures, problem solves and continues to develop the Company’s sound foundation.


Dave Corrie

Operations Manager

Dave has 30 years of experience in the commercial construction industry in virtually all types of construction including large DOT projects, waste water treatment, power generation, fiberoptic installation, slip lining, and all types of wet and dry utilities.

Knowledgeable in various types of project delivery methods including Design Build, CMAR and Hard Bid projects, from small to large scale projects from initial inception through completion. Capable of managing multiple projects on a concurrent basis.

Dave is responsible primarily for all field operations in addition to safety, owner/client coordination, planning scheduling, estimating support, profitability, staffing, leadership and employee development and training. Starting as a laborer and working his way into Project/Operations Management, Dave lends an insight that few have aiding him in maintain the balance between the Craft Workers and Management adding to the depth of the R Directional Drilling structure.