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Electric Distribution Residential Infrastructure — Pennsylvania

2014–2021

Riggs Distler serves as the sole contractor for infrastructure installation for new construction homes in our host utility service territory. Our team is responsible for installing underground gas and electric facilities to single homes in established residential neighborhoods as well as larger developments that can range in size from 5-500 new homes. 

In developments, our team is not only responsible for installation  of the underground gas and electric facilities to individual homes, but also installs the gas and electric mains throughout the project, prior to individual home construction. Once this contract is completed, Riggs Distler will have installed more than 2,500 miles of electric cable and 350 miles of gas pipe, as well as 25,000+ electric service installations and 15,000+ gas service installations.

Challenges Overcome

Our host utility’s tariff allows for builder excavation, therefore Riggs Distler must work closely with developers and their excavation subcontractors to coordinate their schedules with our resources. The builders are responsible for excavation for the utilities prior to our crew arriving at the job site.  The excavations must meet the host utilities’ standards and it is Riggs Distler’s responsibility to ensure trenches and facility installations meet those standards. Any  last-minute scheduling conflict can necessitate a fast reorganization of resources and schedules to continue to allow crews to be productive. 

Our back-office management uses their extensive experience to keep projects on track and adapt quickly when situations change. By collaborating closely with all parties involved, we’re able to forecast potential issues before they become problems. We’ve built an excellent working relationship with our client and partners based on trust and mutual respect to ensure on-time completion.

Results Delivered

Through our commitment to communication, Riggs Distler has consistently met builder deadlines and kept homeowner settlement dates on target. As a result of our performance, the initial 3-year contract term was granted a 5-year extension, allowing us to continue our partnership with this important client through December 2021.

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Case Studies

Outdoor Lighting Maintenance and Construction — Maryland
January 2018–December 2020
Riggs Distler is the Contractor of Choice to a Maryland-based utility’s outdoor lighting group. Our electric utility and distribution teams are...
Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma Emergency Power Restoration — Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi
August-December 2005
In 2005, Riggs Distler was hired to help restore power to areas affected by the devastating Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. It’s estimated...
Hurricane Sandy Emergency Power Restoration — New Jersey
November 2012
As Hurricane Sandy’s landfall along the mid-Atlantic coast became imminent, Riggs Distler immediately set to work preparing vehicles, equipment,...
Major Cable Replacement Program — Pennsylvania
2018-Ongoing
Riggs Distler is currently working to resolve poor power connectivity issues for Pennsylvania residents by replacing and upgrading an aging...
Electric Distribution Residential Infrastructure — Pennsylvania
2014–2021
Riggs Distler serves as the sole contractor for infrastructure installation for new construction homes in our host utility service territory. Our...
Underground Electric Distribution Contractor of Choice — Maryland
2014–Ongoing
Riggs Distler is an underground electric contractor of choice for a major Maryland & New Jersey utility service provider. Our work:...
Aerial Distribution Contractor of Choice — Virginia
2008–2018
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Strategic Alliance Blanket Contract — Connecticut
2009–2023
As a Strategic Alliance partner under this blanket contract, Riggs Distler provides 24-hour, on-call coverage for the host utility’s entire...
Aerial Distribution Contractor of Choice — New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., & Pennsylvania
2008-2025
Riggs Distler serves as the Contractor of Choice for a major eastern power supplier. Our role is to provide various utilities with qualified...
Aerial Distribution Contractor of Choice — Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire
2015–Ongoing
As a contractor of choice for a major Northeast power company, Riggs Distler provides manpower for hundreds of projects on a lump sum, unit, and...