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Our Services

Underground Network & Distribution

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Since 1953, New River Electrical has established a reputation as a best-in-class electrical contractor with diverse expertise serving customers in the Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, and nationally on large specialty and design/build projects. Our crew of over 1,100 employees is registered to conduct business in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

By following our core values of safety, professionalism, integrity, respect and passion, New River Electrical is living its vision and has grown into a fully diversified company serving the needs of its customers. With a proven track record and commitment to craftsmanship, New River Electrical truly sets the standard in industry expertise, safety, and professionalism.

A Partnership Since 1968

Since 1986, New River Electrical has been providing Underground Residential Distribution (URD) services to our customers in the greater Columbus metropolitan area as well as many rural communities across Ohio. This work includes subdivision backbone construction and residential secondary service installations, primary cable replacement via directional boring, utility maintenance and faulted cable repairs, and until recently, cable injection.

In the urban Network Distribution centers of Columbus and Canton, New River Electrical has replaced over 275,000 circuit feet of Butyl-Rubber secondary cable and 50,000 circuit-feet of Lead Primary cable. In addition, 280,000 circuit-feet of station exit cable have been installed/replaced. Our Network Distribution crews also provide the knowledge and expertise to repair/replace network transformers and protectors.

If you’re looking for an experienced crew capable of completing your high-end to routine maintenance projects, give NRE Underground a call. We’ll give you an inside look at how we set the standards for long-lasting relationships, proven expertise, and customers’ lights left on.

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Featured Projects

Project Spotlight: Roanoke City's Underground Grid

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Featured Projects

Project Spotlight: House Services Contract

What We'll Do For You

We give you the keys to powerful results with our:

Residential Underground Services

  • Trenching, Backhoe or Plowing
  • Primary and Secondary/Service Cable Installation
  • Splicing and Terminating
  • Transformer and Switchgear Installation
  • Switching and Tagging
  • Meter Installation
  • Fault Location and Repair
  • Cable Relocation
  • Directional Boring
  • Cable Injection

Urban Network Services

  • Primary and Secondary Service Cable Installation
  • Primary and Secondary Splicing and Termination
  • Transformer, Switchgear and Equipment Installation
  • Switching and Tagging
  • Primary and Secondary Fault Location and Repair
  • Cable Relocation
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Manhole Survey and Drawing Documentation (AutoCAD or Microstation)
  • Circuit Identification and Labeling
  • Load Readings
  • Manhole and Duct Bank Installation
  • Transformer and Protector Installation
  • Comprehensive Capabilities

    From start to finish, there’s no project we can’t do right.

  • People-First Safety Culture

    A job is only successful when every one of our employees gets home safely.

  • Proven Nationally, Trusted Locally

    Executing nationwide projects while forming personal relationships along the way.

  • Fleet Of Owned Equipment

    Our personal fleet of equipment and vehicles is ready to roll. Just give us the word.

Ready to get to work? - Contact Underground Distribution & Network Today