Meet Cletus Allen, a recent addition to our Geotechnical Drilling Team!


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

Cletus: I am a husband and a recent father of two. My family and I are very involved with our church, where I play guitar and bass for the worship team, and I’m also the Assistant Youth Pastor. I also play bass guitar for the band, “Grant Wright & the Hackamores”. We travel all over playing red dirt country music. Just last year, we released our first album. It can be found easily, including on Apple Music and Spotify. I rodeo as well. I used to ride bucking horses, but now I just work on the production side of things with Outlaw Rodeo, the MRCA, and the IPRA. When I am not working, playing music, rodeoing, doing things for the church, or spending time with family, I really love to golf.

Q: Why did you want to become a Technician?

Cletus: It really started out as I just needed a job and the job was available, and I thought it was something that would be interesting to try. Now, it’s turned into something that I’m actually good at and passionate about. I enjoy getting to meet and talk with new people and getting the opportunity to put my skills to work.

Q: Is there a project you’ve worked on thus far in your career that you’re proudest of?

Cletus: While working in Waco, TX, I had the opportunity to test all of the concrete for Ted Nugent’s house in China Springs, TX, on his ranch “The Spirit of the Wild”.

Q: What piece of advice would you give someone choosing the same career?

Cletus: Take a lot of notes and write down as much information as possible. It will save you a lot of time, heartache, and headache in the future!

Q: What was your first job?

Cletus: I was the Mascot for the Hannibal Cavemen Baseball team.

Q: Why did you decide to join the Klingner team?

Cletus: I have heard nothing but good things about Klingner and wanted an opportunity to become part of the team.