Danos Company Spotlight

Danos Company Spotlight


In 1947, Allen Danos Sr. borrowed $2,000 to start a tugboat company with his brother-in-law Syriaque Curole. The duo purchased their first vessel, the Yoyo, and contracted their first customer, Gulf Oil (later Chevron). They kept their overhead low and conducted business from the kitchen table. (Their wives kept the books.) The men were proud to be able to provide for their families and also create job opportunities for their community. Today, the Danos family’s third generation is at the helm of the organization, which has grown into a trusted strategic partner for energy operators around the world.

CEO Paul Danos credits the company’s longevity to the values established through three generations of leadership. “When I think about how Danos has sustained success,” he says, “I think about our values of integrity, safety, service, respect and improvement. These founding principles have served us well for 75 years. Although we’ve said them different ways throughout the years, they are the core of who the organization is today.”


Danos offers onshore and offshore energy customers integrated services that include production workforce, fabrication, construction, intelligent integrated materials solutions, project management, coatings, automation, instrumentation and electrical, scaffolding and rope access, shorebase and logistics, mechanical maintenance, regulatory compliance, power generation, and valve and wellhead services.

The company has 2,500 employees and nine offices with operations across the Gulf of Mexico and North American shale plays.


This year, Danos celebrates 75 years in business. Danos is celebrating its special milestone with a 75th Anniversary Road Show, hosting a series of events to honor and thank employees, customers and the many partners who have been integral to the organization’s success.

In addition, Danos team members have pledged to volunteer 1,947 hours to nonprofit organizations in honor of the company's founding year.

The company is looking forward to continuing to lead the industry for years to come. Danos has invested in technology to improve workforce capacity and skill development, developed an automated system to improve warehouse efficiency for customers, and increased activity in renewables. The company plans to continue adding service lines and to increase operations to meet the needs of its customers.

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