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About Us

Established in 1909, we’ve grown over the past century into one of the largest union utility, mechanical, and electrical contractors in the United States. With talented leadership and mentoring at all levels, Riggs Distler promotes a safe, exciting, and challenging work environment. Our philosophy is to empower employees to grow and evolve with our business—all with union support.

Expertise You Can Count On

Outsourcing complex technical services requires confidence. You need to be confident you’re working with a company that makes jobsite safety the highest priority. A company that hires the industry’s best and most qualified staff. A company with the team, technology, and hands-on expertise to consistently deliver quality results everyday, from planning, to execution, to close-out.

Riggs Distler builds every project we undertake on a foundation of more than a century of industry experience. We’ve been technological pioneers from the start, continuously developing safe and innovative solutions to challenges facing the utility, heavy industrial, and power generation industries.

Our expertise and reliability is demonstrated by our unwavering commitment to worker safety, our impressive repertoire of clients, and our longstanding record of successfully completing award-winning work. In 2023, we worked 3.9 million hours and staffed 1,800 employees.

Unique in the industry, Riggs Distler provides companies with streamlined, turnkey service capabilities. Our diverse skill set and wealth of experience means that experts will oversee and optimize every stage of your project from start to finish. Eliminating the stress and uncertainty of juggling multiple contractors, Riggs Distler saves clients time and money, enabling major projects to be completed on shorter timelines and tighter budgets. And with our commitment to safety and a zero-accident culture, clients can be sure their project investment rests in the most capable hands.

Building on our legacy of innovation, Riggs Distler’s meticulous specialists take pride in the quality, safety, and performance of our work. We’re not just serving our clients with the projects we complete—we’re helping serve your customers. As the face of your project in the field, we prioritize customer relations and end-user satisfaction as much as you do.

Riggs Distler Locations

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Operating with caution and care to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, the environment, and the communities we serve.



Putting our people first by giving them the tools they need to succeed as a team and in their careers.

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Staying Connected

Identifying opportunities and supporting organizations and programs that improve the communities where we operate.

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Dependable, round-the-clock support for our clients and their interests.

Breaking New Ground


Setting goals, using new technologies, and developing strategies to support a better, greener future. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability.

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Breaking New Ground

Working together to challenge tradition and create innovative solutions.

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A Centuri Company

Riggs Distler is part of Centuri Group, Inc., a strategic infrastructure services company that partners with regulated utilities to build and maintain the energy network that powers millions of homes and businesses across the U.S. and Canada. As a Centuri company, we share a vision for long-term sustainability and benefit from the resources of a team operating across the U.S. and Canada.