For many years, Canary has built a reputation of trust, quality service and a commitment to excellence amongst clients, employees and the industry as a whole. Our company has been growing along with the energy industry since 1949. We are ready to put our experience to work for you.


1948 John Kerker establish Cable, Inc. at a house in Sterling, CO.


1951 Bakken Formation initially described by geologist J.W. Nordquist.


1961 Cable Incorporated expands Sterling, CO location with new building & shops.
1963 New Cable Incorporated branch opened in Gillette, WY.


1975 Cable, Inc. continues to expand through Colorado, Utah, & Wyoming.
1976 Luft Machine founded by Allen Luft in Sterling, CO. (divested 2014)


1984 Owen Hanson opens Hanson Hot Oil Service in Watford City, ND.
Canary Wellhead, founded by Lynn Blevins in OKC.
1986 Frontier Wellhead & Supply established in Watford City, ND.
1989 Bobby Spicer opens Spicer Wireline in Bakersfield, CA.


1995 U.S. Geological Survey shows an estimate 151 million barrels of oil can be recovered in the Williston Basin.


2003 Bob Hvinden sets off to start his own oilfield company Kodiak Stack Testing in Williston, ND.
Western Wellhead founded in Spring, TX.
2005 Western Wellhead moves in to Grand Junction, CO.
2008 Frontier Energy Group, LLC acquires Frontier Wellhead & Supply, Co.
2009 Frontier acquires Kodiak Stack Testing in July.
Frontier enters the CO oilfield through its acquisition of Cable, Inc. and its 4 locations.


2010 Western Wellhead Grand Junction, CO acquired in January.
Frontier Pressure Testing relocates to new Williston facilities.
Hanson Hot Oil acquired and becomes Frontier Hot Oil.
2011 To better supply Frontier’s growing equipment needs Luft Machine is purchased.
2012 Frontier acquires Spicer Wireline Inc opening up a new region for Frontier.
2013 Frontier’s purchases the Canary Wellhead’s stock, the largest acquisition yet, creating a national footprint.
2013 Frontier Energy Group, LLC becomes Canary, LLC, becoming largest independently held wellhead company in North America.
2013 Canary expands into Texas with Acquisition of Crystal City’s Tri-Star Wellhead.
2014 Expansion continues with Odessa, TX-based American Wellhead.
2014 Luft Machine is divested as Luft, LLC to focus on agriculture and non-Canary oilfield fabrication.
2014 Canary recognized as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine.