Article Updated 1/24/2019 by Lauren Guerra
Recent events have prompted us to make an update to this story. It has been widely shared and reported that Charlie Wheeler is connected to a recent tragic story. The exact circumstances of the recent tragedy involving his girlfriend, Nichol Olsen, and her two daughters are unknown at this time.
However, the recent events have spurred interest in Wheeler. Therefore, many visitors to the SHALE Magazine website have viewed our 2014 story on Wheeler and his company, OTG Services.
As of the time of this update, the events that occurred the evening on Olsen and her daughter’ deaths are still under investigation with little to no details known regarding Wheeler’s involvement or lack thereof.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, local authorities have shared Wheeler is a “person of interest,” but not a suspect at this time.
SHALE Magazine chooses not to get into the debate of whether Wheeler had any involvement in the tragic events or the circumstances that led to the untimely end of Olsen and her two young daughters’ lives.
We will, however, share that our experiences with Wheeler as an advertiser and in the interview that was conducted to write the original article were all positive. Wheeler was very friendly, professional and welcoming to the SHALE staff in multiple settings across a period of time.
Our hearts go out to the families affected by the tragic loss of these three young lives.
For more details on this unfortunate case, visit the San Antonio Express-News: https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Shootings-Folo-13543017.php
Written by Joyce Venema – May 7th, 2014
Charlie Wheeler builds on the foundation his family gave him and makes a name for himself in the oil and gas industry with OTG Services, the one-stop oilfield shop.
The Wheeler family name is synonymous with ranching, rodeos and the oil and gas industry. They have been a leading South Texas family for generations. Charlie Wheeler, owner of OTG Services, has stepped outside the shadows of his family and made a name for himself all on his own.
At the age of 18, while most of us were packing for our college adventures or figuring out what summer jobs we were going to apply for to occupy our time, Wheeler was taking his future head-on. He moved into the rodeo circuit, where he competed in team roping. Three years and thousands of miles later, he found himself back in Tilden helping his dad, Forrest, on the family ranch (one of Wheeler’s favorite places). With a prominent ranch that has hunting trips and oil leases (BHP and Comstock lease some of their land), the family business kept him looking ahead to his future.
Several months of working the ranch helped Wheeler realize the time had come for him to start his own business. He began a gate guard company called On the Go (OTG) that served the Eagle Ford Shale area. After three successful and prosperous years, at age 24, he sold OTG, but was able to retain his name in the sale.
Not one to stay stagnant for too long, he met Rob Rogers in 2012 and decided to start OTG Services, the one-stop oilfield shop. He started the company with his own savings and loans he was able to obtain through the bank, with the goal of building a company that would help him make his mark on the world. OTG Services has three locations: Fort Stockton, Shreveport and Tilden, which boast a combined 140 employees.
Obtaining more than 30 MSAs at less than 18 months old is a huge accomplishment for OTG Services. To boot, their daily sales have gone from $8,000 to $130,000 in this short time. But Wheeler has his sights set even higher. He makes it very clear that “it’s a matter of not looking back and moving forward.”
As for the future of this rapidly growing company, by the end of 2014, he wants daily sales over $200,000 and a combined 200 employees. He shows no signs of slowing down, and he has big plans for OTG Services.
Wheeler is truly one of the most humble people I have met. “My dad always taught me to do the right thing,” he says of his dad, Forrest. His family gave him a great foundation and savvy business sense to prosper and grow in the industry. With his leadership and direction, OTG Services will be around for generations to come and, according to Wheeler, will “keep moving forward.”
For more information on OTG Services, please visit www.otgservicestx.com