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Our cumulative experience and work philosophy have developed into a company tenet known as The Underground Way: Providing the best construction solutions to our customers and markets by utilizing the skills and talents of the best people in the industry.



Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided efficient gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction solutions for over 87 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of governmental, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. As one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West, we continue to serve our industries with the highest safety, quality and customer satisfaction.

Our complete and diverse range of construction solutions includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities. Our 87 years of experience allows us to view construction challenges as opportunities to collaborate and succeed.


Andrew McManus

Vice President of Major Projects

Andrew Nortz

Vice President of Electrical Operations

Aric Hicklin

Estimating and Business Development Manager

Ben Lyon

Sr. Director of Gas - Northern California

Brian Donecker

Vice President of Health & Safety

Chad Hardesty

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Hudson

Operations Manager

Chris Ronco


Craig Besa

Director of Quality

David Crow

Director of Safety for California

Geline Rabaino-Le

Sr. Director of Electric Civil

Imran Malik

Director of Project Controls

Jason Bowen

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Froome

Director of Field Safety, Northern California

Josh DeLeon

Director of Equipment Division

John Dollman

Director of San Diego Operations

Monty Richmond

Director of Human Resources

Rick McLaughlin

Division Manager of Transmission Electric

Ryan Merkl

Director of Information Technology

Thiel Harryman

Vice President, Business Administration

Trevor Duhon

Division Manager


Our strength comes from our numbers. We value the power of teamwork and encourage all of our employees to strive for their personal success and growth. Build your career from the ground up with us.


In 1998, Underground Construction Co., Inc. further enhanced its capabilities by teaming up with Quanta Services, Inc., a fully integrated, nationwide network of respected firms that construct transmission and distribution facilities for the electrical, petroleum and gas industries. As a subsidiary of Quanta Services, Inc., Underground Construction Co., Inc. is empowered to commit to larger, more complex projects, while utilizing the specialized resources of our sister companies. The combined power of the Quanta family contributes its unique strengths to any project, greatly increasing efficiency, and eliminating the expense and hassle of managing unrelated subcontractors. The Quanta family of companies seamlessly works together to ensure the success of every project.

Our ability to provide our clients with an unmatched portfolio of industry-related services and expertise in engineering, procurement and construction of oil, gas and power infrastructure makes us the premier contractor. Distinct advantages of being a part of Team Quanta are:

  • We are part of the largest electric transmission and distribution specialty contractor in North America
  • We have an ever-expanding geographic footprint allowing us to operate across North America and internationally
  • We have access to the largest specialized equipment fleet in the industry
  • We are the largest pipeline specialty contractor in North America
  • We are the largest employer of certified electric power linemen in North America
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