In November of 2011, the idea to begin a fracturing company became a reality of the Chief Operating officer. TOPS stands for Total Oilfield Pumping Solutions. In December 2011, a meeting was conducted with investors to discuss the business plan for starting TOPS Well Services. As of January 2012 a deal was sealed and TOPS started ordering equipment from Stewart & Stevens and trucks from Kenworth. The management team for TOPS was developed in June 2012. The company received it’s first of the equipment in July of 2012. The crews and equipment was transported to Kansas and completed the first fracturing job for Petro River outside of Newton, Kansas.