Our Industries

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.


  • 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 


    • Clearing & Grubbing
    • Demolition & Earthwork
    • Excavating, Grading & Site Work
    • Foundation, Pads & Concrete Work

    Meter Services

    • Utility Scale Meter Deployment
    • Back Office/Call Center Operation
    • Emergency Response

    A culture of safety, a commitment to quality, and in-depth technical expertise—Riggs Distler is a trusted leader in turnkey substation development services.

    Our Industries

    Case Studies

    Substation Contractor of Choice—New Jersey
    Riggs Distler is the contractor of choice for all electrical substation work on behalf of a major regional utility operating throughout New Jersey....
    Substation Contractor of Choice—Southern New Jersey
    January 2021–December 2025
    Riggs Distler serves as the Contractor of Choice for substation-related civil and electrical work on behalf of a major East Coast power provider....
    Substation Contractor of Choice—Philadelphia Region
    January 2021–December 2025
    Riggs Distler serves as the Contractor of Choice for substation work on behalf of a major East Coast energy provider. Our work supports system...
    Substation Project — New Jersey
    October 2019-May 2020
    Riggs Distler was contracted by a host utility to demolish an existing 69/12kV electrical substation and perform all civil and electrical work for...
    Switching Station Spare Transformer — New Jersey
    February–May, 2020
    AMI Meter Installation — Pennsylvania
    Riggs Distler was contracted to replace over 220,000 electric meters with new smart meters and perform associated equipment repairs. Our work has...
    69 kV Greenfield Substation — Camden, NJ
    Riggs Distler built this 69kV substation from the ground up, performing all related civil work and all aspects of electrical installation. Our work...
    Substation Upgrades — Pennsylvania
    Riggs Distler was awarded this project to perform substation upgrades to stabilize the host utility’s power grid for reliability and efficiency....