Innovative Customer Solutions for Over 30 Years

What started out as a purchase of ranchland has grown into one of the nations largest privately held CO2 companies that services the CO2 and related industries across the whole of North America.

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Vanderburg and Rice families

In February of 1972 the Vanderburg and Rice Families purchased ranch land in Northern New Mexico.

Reliant Holdings Bravo Dome Carbon Dioxide Unit

Early 1977 Amoco organized the Bravo Dome Carbon Dioxide Unit. The ranch land the Vanderburg and Rice families purchased was in the heart of the Bravo Dome.

Reliant Holdings June 1989

Mid March was the start of CO2 Associates Inc. and the beginning of the business model to bring to life the vision for marketing the family's CO2 from the ranch land.

Reliant Holdings, FloCo2 fracking setup
June 1989

CO2 Associates started FloCO2 as the marketing arm for well stimulation.

Reliant Holdings, 1989 Goldsmith image
June 1989

Designed, built, and commenced operations of Goldsmith Plant. First CO2 plant to service well stimulation.

Reliant Holdings, Gases Delivery truck

CO2 Associates diversified into the food, industrial and beverage markets in 1990.  After coming through years of market volatility in the energy and agriculture sectors, having diverse business lines were an essential part of long term stability and the food and beverage lines supported that goal.

Reliant Holdings, Sheffield Plant

Designed, built and commenced operations of  Sheffield Plant, 2nd CO2 plant using CO2 recovered from Natural Gas separation plant, for well stimulation.

Reliant Holdings, Guymon plant

Designed, built and commenced operations of Guymon, OK Plant using CO2 for well stimulation

Reliant Holdings, Buyers Plant

Bought Debt on Bueyeros Plant.

Reliant Holdings, Conversion

Conversion of CO2 Associates DBA FloCO2 into Reliant Entities.

Reliant Holdings, Filling station

Took over operations for Muleshoe, Texas plant - producing food, beverage and medical grade CO2.

Reliant Holdings, Reliant Gases Maljamar Plant

Designed, built and commenced operations of  Maljamar, NM CO2 plant for well stimulation.

Reliant Holdings, Guymon image 2

Designed and converted Guymon Plant into food, medical and beverage grade CO2 and Dry Ice plant.

Reliant Holdings, Saint Johns Plant

Acquired supply out of St. Johns Anticline and designed, built and commenced operations of St. Johns CO2 plant for food grade CO2 plant into Arizona Markets

Reliant Holdings, Reliant Gases plant2

Designed, built and commenced operations of the McCamey, TX plant. Becoming Reliant's 2nd CO2 Plant using CO2 recovered from Natural Gas separation and geologic CO2 for well stimulation.

Reliant Holdings, Reliant Dry Ice acquisition

Acquired assets of  Pacific Dry Ice and formed Reliant Dry Ice Pacific to serve dry ice needs for the West Coast of the United States.

Reliant Holdings, Frac-area

Entered into Libby Lease as the key strategic initiative to provide long term CO2 supply stability.

Reliant Holdings, frac-image 3

Formed Reliant E&P to develop Libby Lease.

Reliant Holdings, Mississippi plant

Acquired 50% of Sandhill Group. This was a key strategic acquisition for supply in the South Eastern United States.

Reliant Holdings, Windsor plant

Started Windsor Colorado Plant, Reliant's first ethanol CO2 source plant.

Reliant Holdings, Maricopa image 1

Started Maciopa, AZ plant

Reliant Holdings, frac-image 4

Peak of CO2 well stimulation business.


Purchased Southern California Dry Ice distribution business from Rigoli Enterprises.


Executed anchor tenant agreement for excess CO2 supply off Libby lease to facilitate overall lease development and supply reliability for Reliant Plants.


Moved idle assets from well stimulation into crude hauling business.


New lease executed on Libby lease to continue CO2 supply development.


Purchase Atlantic Dry Ice assets to continue growth of the Dry Ice business in the South East United States.


Sold Libby Lease and executed long term supply agreements for Reliant CO2 Supply.

Reliant Holdings, acquisition-3

Purchased Air Liquide Iowa assets through the FTC forced divesture from Air Liquide/Airgas Acquisition.


Consolidation of Reliant Partner Group.


Acquired Dry Ice Sales, in Fort Worth, TX  as part of continued expansion in the Dry Ice division.


Acquired 100% interest of Sandhill Group CO2 plant in Jackson, MS to increase long term supply reliability.


Acquired Dry Ice, LLC. in Houma, LA to support distribution to Gulf Coast dry ice markets.


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The Reliant Team

"Special thanks to the over 325 Reliant team members who support each other to make Reliant successful. We know that without our great team members we wouldn't be the company that we are. It’s our sincerest desire to build and support relationships that allow us all to fulfill what we are designed, gifted and called to be. This pursuit can bring on some of life’s biggest challenges as well as its biggest blessings."  

Scott Vanderburg
CEO, Reliant Holdings Ltd.

Employee Spotlight

Their Story

In the short time that I have been part of Reliant, I feel more like a family member than an employee. I was welcomed very quickly.

Coworkers Thoughts

Desiree quickly has become a vital member of the Accounts Payable group.  She does her work quickly and efficiently.  She also helps out when needed, volunteering for extra responsibility when possible.  I look forward to watching her grow in her position even more in the future.

- Ashley Hoggatt, Supervising Manager

"When I first met Kirk he was pulling double duty for Dean, working the pay phone side of the business and learning about CO2. It was shortly thereafter he became a full time Reliant employee. Kirk has always been a pleasure to work with because of his can do attitude.  It was easy for him to be a team player as he exceled in all sports especially baseball growing up. I will never forget the times he would sing for us, he has a future as a Vegas lounge singer, should he become bored. I wish Kirk and Amy all the best enjoying their well-deserved retirement."

Joe Carle, Reliant Gases

Desiree Devoll

Accounts payable specialist
How long they've worked at Reliant
6 Months

Our Leadership Team

The Reliant leadership team which has the responsibility to coach guide and encourage the Reliant team to accomplish Reliant's vision and goals.

Reliant Holdings, Fred Vanderburg Jr.

Fred Vanderburg Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Reliant Holdings, Scott Vanderburg

Scott Vanderburg

Chief executive Officer & President

Reliant Holdings, Vance Vanderburg

Vance Vanderburg

Chief Operations Officer

Reliant Holdings, Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Reliant Holdings, Corey Prichard

Corey Prichard

Executive Vice President of Dry Ice Divisions + Business Dev.

Reliant Holdings, Cynthia Bizik

Cynthia Bizik

Vice President of Finance & Accounting

Reliant Holdings, Joe Carle

Joe Carle

Reliant Distribution
Division Manager

Reliant Holdings, Nealei Smith Vanderburg

Nealei Smith Vanderburg

Executive Assistant

Reliant Holdings, Kalei Prichard

Kalei Prichard

Communications Assistant

Reliant Holdings, Brenda Woosley

Brenda Woosley

Human Resources Director

Reliant Holdings, Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Information Technology Director

Reliant Holdings, Josh Jones

Josh Jones

Manufacturing + Processing Division Manager

Reliant Holdings, Dean Wilkerson

Dean Wilkerson

Reliant Metro
Division Manager

Reliant Holdings, Clifford "Buddy" Collen

Clifford “Buddy” Collen

Reliant Dry Ice Pacific
Division Manager

Reliant Holdings, Jim Doles

Jim Doles

Reliant Atlantic Group Division Manager

Reliant Holdings, David Burdick

David Burdick

Reliant Gases
Division Manager

Reliant Holdings, Mark Ohlmeier

Mark Ohlmeier

Reliant Holdings
Director of Sales

Our Vision for the future

Reliant is working on several projects that we anticipate announcing in the near future. These projects will support our goal of continued growth, enhanced customer service and increased supply reliability. 

Reliant is focused on the technical developments in recovery from non-traditional sources and the associated technology relative to application advances in the utilization of CO
2. In addition, Reliant aims to contribute to the healthy discussion and actions driving the industry, while doing its part in the conservation and efficient use of our natural resources to the benefit of our communities. “There are not any better experts in the field of CO2 than in our industry to work on the efficient use, mobilization and disposition of CO2, which is a key component to life. It’s in our blood.”

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