Since 1956

The company was founded in 1956 by David Richardson Schrader. David was a decorated sea rescue pilot for the Navy in World War II. After graduating from the College of the Pacific in 1949, he worked for an underground contractor in the Bay Area called AG Peters. Over the next several years he gained the experience and motivation to start his own business, Sanco Pipelines.

With the assistance of his wife, Jean, David operated Sanco Pipelines efficiently and profitably for 30 years. In 1970 David brought aboard as superintendent, his son and current President, David Robert Schrader. David Robert graduated that same year from University of the Pacific with a degree in Geology.

The relationship between father and son continued until 1985 when David Richardson and Jean retired. David Robert hired key employees to help with the company’s rapid growth and expansion through the 80’s and 90’s. In 1985 Donald Drexel was hired as general manager and CFO.

fter working for nearly 51 years, David Robert Schrader retired from the Sanco family.  With the support of his family, Don Drexel and his management team, Dave expanded the company from 12 employees in 1985 to close to it current size before retirement.  David’s positive vibes and over the top experience will be surely missed.

Today the company is owned by Braden Schrader with the majority of the management team reaming at Sanco.  Braden has worked for Sanco Pipelines part time since High school and full time since finishing College in the year 2000.

Over the years Sanco Pipelines has expanding its range and works from central California to the Redding area.  Sanco currently has around 250 employees with two offices.