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February 2nd, 2024

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. Unveils New Logo and Vision Statement: Embracing the Future with Innovation and Excellence


[Helena, Feb 2, 2024] – Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. , a leader in providing cutting-edge engineering solutions, is excited to announce a significant milestone in its journey of growth and innovation. In a bold step towards the future, the company has unveiled a new logo and vision statement that reflect its commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership in an ever-changing world.


The redesigned logo represents a leap forward, showcasing Pioneer's innovative spirit and forward momentum. With a fresh, modern design that captures the essence of the company - resilient, dynamic, and forward-thinking - the new logo pays homage to Pioneer's roots while adapting for the future. It symbolizes the company's growth, innovation, and its unwavering commitment to leading clients and communities towards a brighter future.


"Take a closer look, and you'll notice the essence of Pioneer - resilient, dynamic, and forward-thinking - encapsulated in a modern design. While honoring our genesis, this new design is a symbol of our evolving journey, innovative mindset, commitment to excellence, and a promise to lead our clients and communities into the future with the same integrity, precision, and pioneering spirit that has been our guiding star since our founding," said Tim Ranf, President and CEO at Pioneer.


In addition to the logo redesign, Pioneer is proud to introduce its new vision statement: "Forging a bright and sustainable future together." This statement not only reflects the company's aspirations and values but also its dedication to collaboration, sustainability, and the creation of lasting value for all stakeholders.


As Pioneer continues to adapt and thrive in a dynamic global landscape, this rebranding marks a significant milestone in the company's journey. It reinforces the company's dedication to being at the forefront of industry innovation and to serving its clients with cutting-edge solutions that meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

For more information about Pioneer and to see the new logo and vision statement, visit


About Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.


Pioneer is a leading provider of engineering, surveying, and technical services known for its innovative approaches and commitment to excellence. With a rich history of pioneering solutions, the company prides itself on delivering precision, quality, and value to clients across various sectors. Pioneer is dedicated to forging a bright and sustainable future through collaboration, innovation, and a deep commitment to its values.


March 1, 2023

Pioneer Selects New CEO


Pioneer Technical Services, Inc., an environmental remediation and restoration company, selected Tim Ranf as its new CEO starting in 2023.


Mr. Ranf, a professional engineer and former vice-president of Pioneer, has over 27 years of experience with the company as an environmental and civil engineer and holds a M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Montana State University. During his time with Pioneer, he has served many roles including project manager on numerous environmental remediation projects, branch manager, and director of business development.


Pioneer was founded in 1991 and is a 100% employee-owned company that is headquartered in Butte, with offices in Anaconda, Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Kellogg, ID, and Denver, CO. The company founders envisioned a company that “exists and is operated for the long-term benefit and enjoyment of all employees.” That is a culture that Mr. Ranf wants to continue. “Pioneer will continue to be an employee- and community-centered company,” he says, “My job as CEO is to protect our mission and values and ensure that we stay aligned with them as we grow and adapt to an ever-changing world.”


Currently, Pioneer is building new offices and laboratories in Helena and Butte in an expansion that will enable them to serve their clients more efficiently. Mr. Ranf’s vision for the company includes continuing this growth in order “to provide opportunities for our employees and solve problems for our customers.” He says, “Thanks to the extraordinary group of people who work here, our future looks brighter than ever. I believe we can do even greater things for ourselves, our communities, and the planet.”


February 13, 2023

Pioneer Expanding Butte, Montana Headquarters


Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. is excited to announce plans to expand our Butte, Montana Headquarters.  Pioneer recently purchased the former Pioneer Equipment building at 215 Centennial Avenue.  A major remodel of the building and grounds is planned, and construction will start soon.  The remodeled facility will provide space for an additional 15 to 20 staff. It will also house our materials testing laboratory and provide state-of-the art space for our field crews. According to Pioneer’s CEO Brad Archibald, “We are proud to make this investment in our Butte headquarters, and we will work hard to create an appealing welcome to those entering uptown from the south.” 


Pioneer is working with SMA Architects, SCJ Studio Landscape Architecture, and JLC Construction to design and build the new facility. Watch for more activity at the building starting soon.


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