Hundseth Power Line Construction (HPL) was founded in 1976 by C.L. Hundseth under the name Hundseth Construction. With 25 years of power line experience, Cec 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, HPL helps meet the electrical needs of the province of Saskatchewan.
As the company’s’ President, Todd creates the vision for the organization by working with the CEO and members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to plan and implement the short- and long-term strategic goals of the organization. He ensures that the overall operations of the organization support HPL in meeting these strategic plans.
Todd graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in both Economics and Administration. He is a recognized Saskatchewan Journeymen Lineman and began working full-time at HPL in 1980. His experience includes holding various crew level roles and then more senior management positions. Some of his previous construction experience includes construction and maintenance experience on Transmission, substation/switching station and distribution systems. Todd was appointed President in 2020.
Todd is an active member of the the Central Line Contractors Association (CLCA) and a board member of the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance (SCGA).
Dean provides strategic leadership for all aspects of field operations & construction, and as a member of the executive team he drives business engagement and customer satisfaction.
Dean has been a part of the utility industry for over thirty years in Saskatchewan. He is a red seal Power Line Technician (PLT) Journeyman since the early nineties, Dean also earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2011. This experience and education accompany many other trade and business certifications.
Throughout his career Dean has had increasingly senior roles in generation, transmission, and distribution operations & construction, business transformation initiatives, and leadership. Joining the company in 2020, Dean has been focused on driving business transformation to position HPL for growth as well as the increasing needs of our existing clients.
Dean enjoys time with family, friends, and the outdoors along with a passion for the utility industry. Utilizing that industry knowledge and experience, Dean is a member of the Board of Directors for the First Nations Power Authority (FNPA).
Neil is responsible for the internal and external support functions within Hundseth Powerline Construction in Western Canada, leading administrative functions, providing guidance and support to all operating divisions, departments, and lines of business. He is responsible for the safe, effective, and efficient operation of Hundseth support groups and its subsidiary companies.
Neil has been a part of the power line industry for 40 years. He is a Red Seal Journeyman Power Line Technician with a variety of industry and managerial certificates including his Masters in Process Re-engineering from Dr. Michael Hammer.
Although new to Hundseth, Neil has 40 years of industry experience starting from a member of a crew right through to Vice President of Operations. He has been involved with a variety of major Transmission & Distribution construction projects over the years including a variety of Live Line Barehand projects in Saskatchewan.
Neil’s previous experience also includes his involvement in 2 major process improvement projects, a 3-year design and implementation of SAP at SaskPower along with a 3-year process improvement re-design at SaskPower called the Service Delivery Renewal Project.
Neil has been on the Saskatchewan Power Line Curriculum Board for approximately 15 years and had once sat as the chairman of the Power Line Trade board for 10 years. He is also a Board member and Chair of Safe Saskatchewan for 7 years.
In her role, Amanda is responsible for developing strategies to improve Hundseth’s overall Health and Safety performance in its drive towards zero workplace injuries. Amanda is responsible for the design, implementation, communication and coordination of all Health, Safety, Environment and Training programs for the corporation while providing technical and administrative direction on all decisions.
Amanda joined HPL in June of 2021, and brings with her over 16 years of Health, Safety, Environment and Training experience in the Utility Industry.
Amanda holds a valid CRSP and NCSO designation, a Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Certificate in Project Management, and ISO Internal Auditor Certificate.
Regina Operations Manager
Myles is the Regina Operation Manager and oversees work completed in the Rural (Regina) Power Line Construction Agreements for HPL. He is also responsible for the efficient and productive completion of projects within this same area. Working with the President and Operations team, Myles ensures that the strategic vision and key performance indicators of the organization are met within the region(s) of his responsibility.
Myles joined HPL in 2011 and brings over 35 years of power line experience with him to each and every project he oversees.
Myles is a recognized Saskatchewan Red Seal Journeyman Power Line Technician and is both current and competent in all related training and certifications. In addition to completing work for SaskPower, Myles has also work in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Senior Operations Manager
With almost four decades of powerline industry experience under his belt, Nick provides direction, leadership, and support to HPL crews, construction, RPL, and 4 party turnkey operations for Hundseth. His responsibilities also include being directly involved in the tender process for securing construction projects as well as unit-based contracts at Hundseth. He also maintains a direct working relationship with SaskPower Managers, Engineering, and Business Management teams.
Nick joined HPL in May of 1985 as a laborer/operator on a gas construction crew for 3 years. In 1988 he took a hiatus to further his education (working the summers for HPL) and returned full time in May of 1992. Since then, he has held the titles of Forman, General Foreman, Project Manager for SaskPower Rural Distribution Underground Project, and currently Operations Manager.
An alumnus of SAIT class of 1992, Nick holds a Diploma in Mechanical engineering as well as Aeronautical Engineering. In 1996 he obtained his Journeyman Powerline Technician certification and has since then, taken courses in Safety Excellence Leadership, Train the On-the-Job Trainer, and Safety Auditor.
In his current role, he provides support to all aspects of the business related to crew compliments, manpower, equipment, shop support, safety, and project management. He also serves on Hundseth’s social committee, organizing a yearly company golf tournament.
Michael joined HPL in 2013 having worked in different roles within the powerline construction industry growing through the ranks from apprentice to foreman. In his current role, he brings to bear his varied work experience within the industry in ensuring smooth flow of HPLs Regina operations, the 4-party service contract as well as providing support towards different aspects of the company’s bidding and tender processes.
As an Operations Manager Michael has played major roles on projects such as Overhead & underground construction installations, New 4 party subdivision installations, 4 party service installations, Duct bank projects, Downtown feeder Cable installations, private streetlighting projects among many others.
A certified Power Line Journeyman, he also holds a Diploma in Business Administration and has attended trainings in leadership and OHC.
Saskatoon Assistant Operations Manager
Richard joined Hundseth in 2004. In his current role, he provides operational expertise and leadership ensuring smooth flow of HPLs Saskatoon operations. This includes but is not limited to 4-party service contract as well as providing support towards different aspects of the company’s bidding and tender processes.
Richard is a certified Powerline Journeyman and has attend multiple trainings such as but not limited to Supervisory training, Safety auditor and Safety excellence.
Kelly has recently been promoted to this position, and is responsible for the planning, execution and overall performance on tendered project work. He specially works with the construction crews by spending time in the field coaching the staff on safety practices, solid work procedures and overall crew efficiencies.
Kelly has worked within the power line construction industry for over 24 years and has progressed from entry level to senior level management positions throughout his career, including previous experience in managing a spread contract. Kelly has experience working in both the transmission and distribution side of the trade and is well versed in how to oversee projects in both areas.
Kelly is current and competent in all Power Line Industry training and has been a Journeyman for over 15 years. He joined Hundseth in 2018 as a Crew Foreman, generally working with a crew of seven to ten people.
Allan joined HPL in April 2013 as our Communications Project Manager and is responsible for the overall performance of HPL’s Telecommunication division which currently employs directly about 21 full-time employees.
Allan joined HPL following his successfully 33-year career with SaskTel in both field construction and Splicing.
In his current role of Telecommunications Manager, Allan is responsible for the management of the SaskTel contracts in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert and surrounding area. He also manages our Provincial splicing contract.
Senior Accounting Manager
Amy is responsible for the overall performance of the finance function at Hundseth.
Amy began working for Hundseth in 2009 and has held numerous positions with increasing responsibility; including Payroll, Project Administrator and Accounts Payable Specialist. She is committed to continuous learning and has taken a variety of courses in business communication and managerial accounting.
As the Senior Accountant, Amy is responsible for live time reporting to ensure we meet scope, cost and time milestones for our work. Amy was the key lead on the company’s implementation of SAP Business One software and continues to our Subject Matter Expert in using this system.
Special Projects Manager
In his role, Bill is pivotal in providing leadership and management of special projects and private tender work taken on by HPL. He has over 40 years of power line construction experience, 10 years of which has been specifically with HPL. Prior to HPL, Bill managed another private contractor business in Saskatchewan called Thompson-Jonsson Trenching for 17 years, and proudly graduated from Nutana Collegiate, a local Saskatoon high school.
Safety and Training Manager
In this position, Trevor advises and provides safety support to employees in their day-to-day work activities.
Trevor joined HPL in September of 2013 as the Safety and Training Manager after a career as an Electrician and Safety Coordinator at SaskPower for 35 years.
Trevor enhances safety in the company by the development, implementation, application of policies, procedures, and safety practices. He also provides necessary training, leadership, organization and direction to meet the company’s goal of zero accidents and a safer, healthier work environment.
He holds a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).
Trevor is also an active member on two Saskatchewan based boards; He is a director on both the Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan and CDP; an independent life-style complex for seniors.
In his role as Fleet Manager Curt is responsible for the daily management, maintenance and logistics of managing over 500 pieces of equipment and vehicles that keep Hundseth and its subsidiaries humming along.
Curt has over 20 years of experience with Hundseth, starting in the heavy-duty mechanic shop, completing his apprenticeship and becoming a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic in 2005.
Curt spent many years working as the Supervisor in the shop and the Fleet Manager position was a natural extension of this knowledge to then being able to over see the processes, practices and procedures used to ensure that the equipment is quickly repaired and able to be back on the worksite. Curt is also instrumental in ensuring that the fleet and mechanic departments are able to support operations when the company works in the other Western Canada provinces.