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Travis “Doc” Stapleton

Travis “Doc” Stapleton joined The Hole Deal team in March of 2019.   Most people know Doc, don’t they?  He is an incredibly social extrovert and you will not be a stranger for long around him.

Doc lives in Clinton, IL with his wife, Joni (Bauman) and 3 sons Houston, Clayton, and Denton.  If you didn’t notice the boy’s names are all cities in Doc’s favorite state of Texas.   Doc brought 16 years of construction experience with him to THD.  He quickly settled in and has enjoyed learning how to run a boring machine.  He says that it isn’t as easy as it looks. The conditions of the ground are so different everywhere.  You sometimes think you should be able to go faster, but rock and all sorts of things cause you to slow down.  You have to really pay attention.  His favorite part of the job is the guys he works with.  When you spend 3 nights away from home to be at the jobsite, it is important to all get along and have fun together.   Doc’s least favorite thing about his job is not the being covered in mud, but rather being wet.  He said once you are wet for the day it is hard to dry out, but you have to just continue to put your head down and do what needs to be done.

A fun fact about Doc that you might not know is he won a National Title when he was 8 years old for team roping.   Lucky for all of us Doc retired for his roping career and uses his talent on the boring team at THD.  We are really fortunate to have Doc with us for his talents, skills, and his booming personality.

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