Last year might not have been the easiest for those affiliated with United Piping Inc. (UPI), particularly the employees and longtime clients of the Minnesota oil and gas industry general contractor. In November, it had been just over a year since R.J. “Bob” Schoneberger passed away unexpectedly near his hunting lodge in northern Wisconsin. He was just 60.

He was more than a CEO of the company he co-founded more than 20 years ago with a business colleague, Dave Rickard. Schoneberger was also an irreplaceable friend and mentor whose pipeline experience helped turn UPI into an Upper Midwest infrastructure powerhouse. UPI was, and lives on as, a family. It’s what Schoneberger wanted and is a vital piece of his legacy.

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