Meet our Team

Our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to meeting our customer's needs with the highest degree of professionalism and responsiveness. Meet the 'new' Gulf... 


Chuck Peterson | Owner & President

As the owner and president, Chuck brings over 27 years experience in the oil and gas and real estate industries to Gulf Utility. After working as a drilling hand in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, he attended Texas A&M University where he earned a B.B.A. degree in Accounting. He began his business career as an accountant for a Texas oil and gas company, and quickly leveraged his CPA license into experience in development, oil and gas production, and real estate. 

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Veronica Vela | Vice President of Finance

Veronica joined Gulf Utility in March of 2016 & she brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and financial leadership. She is accountable for cash and risk management and for providing benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.  In addition, she provides leadership in operations and process management.

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Michael Williams | Senior Area Manager

Michael is the senior area manager, and he oversees and manages the operators, field technicians and the area managers that service the district . He has 10 years experience ranging from construction to field maintenance and operations. Michael currently holds an ‘B’ Water & ‘B’ Wastewater, both issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Michael joined the Gulf Utility team in 2016.


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Jennifer Benedict | Marketing Director

As a licensed architect, Jennifer Benedict brings 15 years of experience in design to Gulf Utility. She manages marketing information ranging from client brochures to district proposals as well as coordinates industry updates and presentations.