174 175 A lan Boudreau, President of Boudreau Pipe- line of Corona, California, says that he learned his trade working for his father’s plumbing business.“I was the guy who en- joyed digging in the dirt and learning how to run ma- chines,”he explains.“My dad closed his doors in 1996, and I bought a backhoe from him and started as an owner/operator.”The younger Boudreau’s company was called A&B Equipment and he ran the business out of his home. In 1997, one of his customers asked him to bid on a pipeline project he was slated to do but could not fit into his schedule.“I didn’t want to let the devel- oper down, so I bid on the job and got awarded the project. I hired a few guys and that really started the ball rolling. I switched gears from plumbing to pipeline BOUDREAU PIPELINE WE DIG THE FUTURE BOUDREAUPIPELINE