Get Roped into All Things Utility Locating at the International Utility Locate Rodeo

Did you know that being skilled as a utility locator not only helps save lives by uncovering and marking utility lines so they are not damaged or disturbed but can be a lot of fun, too! Each year at the International Utility Locate Rodeo, utility locating technicians get the chance to prove they are the… Continue reading

Locate Your Utilities Before Outdoor Summer Yard Projects on Memorial Day

Finally summer is here with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, and with all those extra outdoor activities you may be planning, we wanted to remind you to be sure to call 811 before doing any digging in the ground. Many people take the opportunity this weekend to work in the yard and get started… Continue reading

Putting Power Lines Underground: The Debate Rages on

As you watch your local power company cut back trees each year prior to winter storms and headed into the spring and summer growing season, many wonder why power lines are not yet buried underground. CNN took a look in an interesting story recently and here’s what they found. According to CNN, utility companies who… Continue reading

ICUEE, Where We Demo the Latest Underground Utility Locating Technologies

Right around the corner is one of the biggest conferences for underground utility locating companies, contractor professionals and municipalities. Held every two years, ICUEE (International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition) allows us to learn about the latest technologies in utility locating, browse all the newest equipment and tools, and actually see many of these tools… Continue reading

Utility Locating Frequently Asked Questions: When do I need private utility locating?

This is a question we hear often and it goes back to the difference between public utility locating and private utility locating. Public utility companies own their utility lines only up to a certain point. For the portions they own, you would need public utility locating services, which generally means the utility company sends someone… Continue reading

Meet our Owners: Steve Baker, Ron Peterson and Dan Baker

We know utility locating! Our owners have a combined 70+ years of experience in the underground utility locating industry. With experience at utility locating companies and being actively involved with many industry organizations, we have honed our focus to be quality, safety and service. Steve Baker co-founded what is now SM&P Construction Company in 1979… Continue reading