Building the Data Networks of Tomorrow
Over a century of service, Riggs Distler has always adapted to serve new market needs. As broadband and mobile technology has expanded, we’ve focused on staying ahead of the curve by retaining the industry’s best technical experts and training our staff to master new technologies. Informed by our century of experience in infrastructure development, we’ve refined our knowledge and approach working on complex data communications projects in some of the East Coast’s most important data hubs.
Turnkey Construction Solutions for the Data Communications Industry
Riggs Distler provides a full suite of construction and maintenance solutions for data communications projects. Working directly with wireless carriers, municipalities, third-party providers, and general contractors, we offer complete services for all types of small cell and ODAS installations, self-performing all work in the electrical and telecom space both above and below ground. Our managerial team and field staff are safety-focused industry specialists with a wealth of knowledge to serve our clients.
Our services include:
- Telecommunications and Electrical Utility Pole Installations
- Mono Towers and Lattice Tower Installations
- Decorative Pole Installation (Including Foundations)
- One-Touch Make-Ready Capability
- Pole Replacement
- Coaxial Installations
- Close-Out Package
- Sweep and PIM Testing
- Stack-and-Store Capabilities
- Antenna Work on Towers
- Maintenance Services
Powering America For More Than 100 Years
Riggs Distler has more than 100 years of experience building, maintaining, and repairing critical electric distribution systems to ensure the efficient distribution of power to homes and businesses across the Eastern United States. We prioritize on-call response and industry-leading safety protocols, helping our clients build reputations for reliable service under all conditions, whether we’re performing daily maintenance activities or emergency storm response repairs.
Drawing on the latest technologies and the industry’s best talent, our credibility comes from decades of getting the job done the right way. As turnkey electric utility service providers, Riggs Distler is the Eastern region’s first choice for developing the underground and overhead electric distribution networks that families, businesses, and local economies depend on.
Overhead Electric Distribution
From ambitious, large-scale construction projects to fine-tuning system performance or upgrading equipment, our expert engineers and project managers stick to client schedules to deliver safe, dependable results. Whether installing smart grids or placing overhead fiber-optic cable, Riggs Distler has the tools and experience to integrate every task.
Underground Electric Distribution
Building and servicing underground electric distribution networks presents unique challenges for utility providers, and Riggs Distler is your sole-source solution for all of them. Offering a diverse suite of services and the expertise of lifelong industry staff, our team works within your schedule and procedures to streamline these services and deliver power to communities and facilities anywhere in the Eastern United States.
Overhead distribution services include:
- Distribution Automation
- Network Construction & Maintenance
- Overhead Fiber-Optic Installation
- Overhead Make-Ready
- Secondary Service Installation
- Smart Grid Installation
- Street Light Construction, Repair & Maintenance
- Targeted Reliability Projects
- Utility Pole Inspections & Replacements
- 5G Small Cell Data Services
Underground electric distribution services include:
- Cable Pulling
- Directional Drilling
- Duct Bank Construction
- Electric Meter Installation
- Lead Cable Fault Locates & Repairs
- Primary & Secondary Cable Replacement
- Primary & Secondary Fault Locates and Repairs
- Underground Communications (inc. Fiber-Optic) Distribution Construction
- URD Electric Main & Services Installation
- Street Light Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Natural Gas Companies Rely on Riggs Distler
Riggs Distler is the natural gas industry’s contractor of choice. Over more than a century of continuous service, we have established ourselves as a proven partner to the Eastern region’s largest and most important natural gas providers. Operating under field-tested project managers who prioritize safety and efficiency above all else, our team of talented, union craft field staff are committed to ensuring your customers receive the gas services they depend on 24 hours a day.
On-Call Solutions For Your Gas Distribution Network
Our record of reliability sets Riggs Distler apart. Building on a foundation stretching back more than 100 years, our natural gas specialists use the latest technologies, approaches, and safety practices to serve clients on an on-call, as-needed basis. From emergency repairs to keeping networks functioning safely to executing system upgrades or laying new gas mains, we’re dedicated to keeping your systems operating at peak capacity and efficiency.
Clients trust Riggs Distler to get the job done the right way. Our enduring safety culture and turnkey service offerings make us the first choice for companies looking to streamline the upkeep and performance of their gas distribution systems. By performing all of the work you need in-house, we allow you to focus on your business, knowing your network is in the hands of the industry’s most accomplished experts.
From demolition to new construction, Riggs Distler offers a wide range of services for gas utilities, including:
- Steel Main Installation (up to 16”)
- HDPE Main Installation (up to 24”)
- Cast Iron Main Replacement
- High-Pressure Gas Main Installation
- Pressure Upgrade Work
- Regulator Stations
- Service Installation
- Service Insert Work
- Bare Steel Service Replacements
- Service Transfers
- HDPE Fusing
- Live Gas Taps
- Gas Meter Rebuilds and Relocations
Maintaining the Connection: Substation Services For Power Providers
Riggs Distler is an industry leader in substation construction, maintenance, repair, and demolition for electric utility companies. Throughout our long history, we’ve earned a wide-ranging reputation for dependability and safety. More than a century after being founded, Riggs Distler remains one of the top providers of substation construction and maintenance services in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
Electric Substation Construction and Maintenance Solutions For Utilities
The construction, repair, or demolition of an electrical substation is a complicated, long-term process. As a start-to-finish turnkey service provider, Riggs Distler handles every aspect of your project efficiently, saving on costs without sacrificing dependability. We’re as conscious of schedule as we are of safety, and our teams work carefully to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget, and without delays or service interruptions.
Our company offers a wide array of services to meet all of your needs—and the needs of the customers who depend on you.
Our electrical services:
- Turnkey Construction For Greenfield Substations, Modifications & Demolition
- Below Grade Trenwa, Conduits & Ductbanks
- Installation of Grounding Systems
- Equipment Breakers, CCVT, Capacitors, Reactors, etc.
- Transformer Installation & Retrofitting
- Bus, Steel Supports & Major Structures
- Relays & Major Control House Upgrades
- Switchgear Installation & Retrofitting
Our civil services:
- Clearing & Grubbing
- Demolition & Earthwork
- Excavating, Grading & Site Work
- Foundation, Pads & Concrete Work
Our meter services:
- Utility Scale Meter Deployment
- Back Office/Call Center Operation
- Emergency Response
Long-Haul Power Solutions For Transmission Projects
Riggs Distler is a premier provider of safety-focused building, maintenance, and repair services for power transmission companies across the East Coast. Driven by experienced leadership and supported by the industry’s most highly trained staff, Riggs Distler has been a trusted and reliable partner to electric transmission providers for more than 100 years.
Today, we’re focused on helping clients build networks to last the next hundred years by incorporating new technologies, technical training, and the latest safety protocols. We’ve completed complex transmission projects over land, water, and swampland for some of the power industry’s biggest companies. Skilled at adhering to clients’ unique project schedules and minimizing service outages, Riggs Distler’s team utilizes careful planning and technical expertise to keep your power network functioning at peak capacity.
Electric Transmission Construction Services
Riggs Distler’s mission is to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable delivery of electricity to your customers. Whether we’re building and erecting a new electric tower, installing optical ground wire across miles of rugged terrain, or reconductoring twisted conductors to restore optimal function, Riggs Distler is your trusted source for powering homes, businesses, and industrial facilities.
Transmission services include:
- De-energized voltages (46kv through 500kV)
- Track Crews & Rubber Tire
- Energized Services (Hot sticking & Bare Hand up to 500kV)
- Track Crews & Rubber Tire
- Lattice Tower Erection, Reinforcement & Demolition
- Steel Monopole Installation (Direct Bury, Vibration & Foundation
- Reconductoring (Single, Twisted or Bundled Conductor)
- Tower Raising
- Switch Rebuilds
- Helicopter (Self-Perform & Subcontract)
- Storm Response
- OPG Installation
- FERC/NERC Compliance