The Code Of The West

The government and businesses would be much better off if they simply followed the long established principles passed down from generation to generation in the western way of life.

James P. Owen, a successful Wall Street investor and businessman, studied the lifestyle and the ethics of the western cowboy and today’s ranching families. The character of these hard-working, honest individuals awoke a realization within him that those working in Wall Street, government, and businesses would be much better off if they simply followed the long established principles passed down from generation to generation in the western way of life. Owen wrote his book in 2005 to record what he learned from his observations. He listed the Code of the West as follows:

About Us

Oil Shale

While each Sage Geotech associate brings multiple talents to the client’s project and years of industry experience, the team members became acquainted while working on oil shale projects in the United States over the past 35 years. Projects encompassed both western and eastern oil shale deposits. Services cover the entire spectrum from geology to mining to retorting to upgrading to refining and marketing.

Sage Geotech is headquartered in Rifle, Colorado, which has been the center of oil shale activity in the United States for over 50 years. Sage Geotech is a member of the National Oil Shale Association.

  • Live Each Day With Courage
  • Take Pride In Your Work
  • Always Finish What You Start
  • Do What Has To Be Done
  • Be Tough, But Fair
  • When You Make A Promise, Keep It
  • Ride For The Brand
  • Talk Less And Say More
  • Remember That Some Things Are Not For Sale
  • Know Where To Draw The Line

  • Businessmen with Principles

    Sage Geotech has Owen’s Code of the West printed on our brochure because we feel that this accurately portrays the nature of each of our associates. We also have this Code posted on a wall in the home office.

    We are simple, honest, hard-working individuals who will give more than expected and go the extra mile. To us a hand shake and a man’s promise are more important than a written contract.

    Our Associates

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    This small team of seasoned professionals offer world-class experience to our clients.

    Clients & Expertise

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    The experience of the Sage team has benefited clients in ways that have saved them time and money.

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    We are headquartered in Rifle, Colorado, which has been the center of oil shale activity in the United States for over 50 years.