We are very proud of the rich and storied legacy of the Hunt organization. Our history goes back to December 18, 1934 when H.L. Hunt founded Hunt Oil Company. Initially, Hunt Oil Company's activities were limited to the East Texas Oil Field, but over the years the company grew substantially. Today, Hunt Oil Company can point to successes around the world (e.g., we have drilled oil wells on every continent except Antarctica) and we constitute a family of companies that operates in important new areas unrelated to energy.
Hunt Oil Company has, over the years, been the catalyst that led to the creation of new areas of business, including LNG, power, infrastructure, real estate, investments and ranching. Each entity, however, shares a common heritage and corporate culture – and the attributes that made Hunt Oil Company the success it is today are the same attributes found in every other Hunt company.
We are unique in a number of ways. First, and most obvious, is the fact we are a family-owned, private company – which affords us a number of unique competitive advantages (such as being able to take a truly long-term view when making business decisions).
Another distinguishing characteristic is the emphasis we place on attracting and retaining the most highly-qualified personnel possible. The men and women who comprise the Hunt companies are our most important assets.
In terms of our day-to-day activities, we are very proactive and aggressive from an operational point of view – but we balance that strategy with a correspondingly conservative financial philosophy. This is a combination that has served us well during our eight decades of growth.
The management structure of our family of companies consists of a parent holding company – Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Ray Hunt serves as the chairman and CEO. As co-presidents of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Hunter Hunt manages all energy and infrastructure businesses and Chris Kleinert manages the company’s various financial activities plus all non-energy businesses including real estate, investments and agribusiness.
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