About Us

Burton Controls is a diversified electrical company. In 1981 Burton Controls perfected its expertise in field service electrical work, since then we have expanded our establishment into 5 different divisions and 4 office locations. Proudly providing a variety of services not only in the gas and oil industry, we now target other markets in need of quality electrical work.

Burton Controls works in most areas of the United States southern region. Our current demographics start in Oklahoma and extend as far out as Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Kansas.

As Burton Controls has grown so have our divisions. We offer services in: Drilling Service and Construction, Production Operations, HVAC, and Safety Operations.

Burton Controls History

Owner Steve Burton started out with Helmerich and Payne, Inc in management and electrical field service and rig construction in the 1970’s. After ten years with them Steve and Vera Burton branched out on their own and established Burton Controls, Inc. in 1981. Since this time Burton Controls has grown to become one of the largest independent oilfield technical contractors in the oil and gas industry.

Steve Burton is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Steve continued his studies toward a Master degree program at the University of Oklahoma. As the sole electrician Burton ran all field service calls until adding others to assist in the growing demand for his services.


Vera Burton, co-owner did the initial accounting and billing for the company for the first 20 years. Vera is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She remains an active member of the board.


Ryan Overholt joined Burton Controls, Inc. in 1999 as the part time book keeper. In 2000 he became a full time employee maintaining his role as book keeper and beginning his training as an electrical and technical service hand in the oilfield industry. Over the next 13 years of service to Burton Controls, Inc. he has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and sees to the day to day operations and accounting of all Burton Controls, Inc. divisions. Ryan currently serves as an officer and member of the Board of Directors for Burton Controls, Inc. From 1998 to 2000 he began his working career as a property and casualty adjuster for State Farm Insurance. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University.

With the expansion of the Oil and Gas industry Burton Controls has expanded to meet the needs of our growing clients. Burton Controls has locations in Oklahoma City, Alva -Woodard, Houston and Midland -Odessa, Texas. Burton Controls has grown its divisions to include 24 hour technical field service, rig construction, production construction, material and parts sales. Burton Controls newest divisions HV/AC and safety consulting, training and supplies.