Hundseth Power Line Construction (HPL) was founded in 1976 by C.L. Hundseth (Cec) under the name Hundseth Construction. With 25 years of power line experience, Cec Hundseth saw an opportunity to fill a niche on the Saskatchewan contractor scene. It was a wise move on his part as his vision for the future of the power line industry has come to fruition. Now managed together with his son Todd, who began working full time for Hundseth Line Construction Corp in 1980, HPL helps meet the electrical needs of the province of Saskatchewan.
Hundseth Line Construction Corp. is added
The first projects to be undertaken by our company were substations and other miscellaneous construction projects outside of the power line industry. In 1980 a further branch of operations called Hundseth Line Construction Corp. was added to provide service in power line and gas line construction in Saskatchewan. The company continued operations in other areas of construction although the bulk of the work was in the power line and gas line industries.
Major Client Expansion
In 1988, with a customer base which included SaskPower, Cameco, Husky Oil and Co-op, a major expansion took place and introduced new clients including: Cogema, Inco, Weyerhaeuser, ICG, TCPL, City of Saskatoon, SaskTel, Shaw Cable, Access Cable, the University of Saskatchewan, as well as many other customers.
Acquisition of Thompson-Jonsson Trenching Ltd
Further expansion came in 2011 with the acquisition of Thompson-Jonsson Trenching Ltd to create Hundseth Power Line Construction as it exists today. With more than a century of combined power line construction experience in Saskatchewan, the company takes pride in delivering the highest quality projects on time and in the safest manner to our customers.
Having previously held numerous regional maintenance and construction area spread contracts, HPL currently holds the SaskPower Region Powerline Contracts in the Saskatoon, Regina, and Regina Rural areas. With facilities in Saskatoon (home office), Regina and Humboldt, HPL offers an operating and support of staff of over 200 employees including Powerline Technicians, telecommunication technicians, safety & training, mechanics, mobile mechanics and welders along with equipment sufficient to support all operations. Distribution construction & maintenance powerline crews have extensive experience in 5kV, 14.4kV, and 25kV systems, both overhead and underground.
Manitoba Hydro Contract Completed
HPL has recently completed the Overhead Distribution Maintenance & Construction Services Contract (2015-2018) for Manitoba Hydro. We continue our support in Manitoba by providing services under our current Distribution Construction Framework Contract for Manitoba Hydro.
HPL’s Telecom Division continues to grow as we hold various contracts including two area spread contracts for SaskTel in Saskatchewan, in the Saskatoon and Prince Albert areas as well as the Provincial Fibre and Copper Splicing Contract.
HPL’s affiliate, Highland Powerlines Ltd. was acquired in 1988. Under the same ownership and direction as HPL, Highland promotes the same high standards of integrity and service in the province of British Columbia.
In parallel, HPL has decades of experience in transmission construction & maintenance across Western Canada. HPL has the specialized personnel, equipment, and expertise to deliver to our clients.
Today, HPL is among the leaders in the utility industry, providing exceptional service throughout Western Canada.