About Us


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State Utility Contractors, Inc. began operations in early 1985, its principals consisting of key management personnel of Dickerson Utility, Inc., the utility construction entity of The Dickerson Group. The construction experience and management philosophies of the principals of State Utility Contractors, therefore, predate the Company’s formation.

In 2001 State Utility acquired Murray Construction Company of Monroe Inc. Murray operates as a wholly owned subsidiary focusing on Medical, Commercial and Industrial projects up to 5 million dollars in value.

In 2011 State Utility formed a Building division focusing on larger projects in the Medical, Commercial, Industrial and Multifamily construction.


Our mission statement

To be recognized as the premier builder of Medical, Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily and Environmental services facilities in the Southeast. To earn this recognition by producing the highest quality facilities to meet our clients’ needs within their projects’ design, specification, and budgetary constraints. To develop high quality craft and supervisory personnel through a commitment to safety, training, and team building efforts. To pursue sufficient profit margins to allow our company to grow in quality and financial strength, thereby providing enhanced career opportunities for our personnel and a fair return on our shareholders’ investment.

A Winning


State Utility Contractors believes that the ultimate goal of each construction project is for that project to be mutually beneficial to all parties involved. Open communication, cooperation and mutual respect for each party’s strengths and responsibilities are the surest routes to realizing that ultimate goal.

Several management attributes on which we rely to meet our responsibilities on a project are:

  • Detailed cost control reports integrating field reporting with accounting data on costs incurred
  • Computerized scheduling with at least monthly updating
  • Daily manhour and equipment reporting for their greatest effective use
  • Electronic data processing procedures appropriate to construction project reports
  • And most important, top quality people with strong construction experience



Our management staff includes graduate and registered engineers. Collectively, our personnel have extensive experience in the construction of water & wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, water & sewer line systems, medical, commercial, industrial and multifamily projects. Our field personnel are highly skilled craftsmen, equipment operators and supervisors who take great pride in their work.


And substance abuse programs

Our safety program has the full attention of every employee, beginning with the president. The strong safety program we have for new employees is mandatory regardless of position within the company. At least weekly “tailgate” safety meetings and routine, daily site safety inspections are conducted by our project superintendents. We have a full time safety director on staff. We maintain an active and ongoing alcohol and substance abuse program, and we require pre-employment and random drug testing of all employees.


We are routinely engaged in four major areas of construction:

  • Water and wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations
  • Water and sewer lines
  • Land development infrastructure
  • General contracting focusing on medical, commercial, industrial and multifamily
While we do not strive to be a design firm, our working relationship with several capable engineering firms allows us to assist our clients with single design-build and other preconstruction services.


We currently have an aggregated bonded work program in excess of 200 million, with a single project limit in the 50 to 75 million range. We have maintained an excellent relationship with one bonding company since our company’s inception.


We have comprehensive business coverage satisfactorily to handle any project need.


  • Carolinas Associated General Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • North Carolina Utility Contractors Association
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Union County Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Chamber of Commerce


  • 1988 Contractor of the Year, American Public Works Association, SC Chapter
  • 1996 William H Feather Safety Award, National Utility Contractors Association
  • 1996 Pinnacle Achievement Award “Best General Contractor”, Carolinas Associated General Contractors
  • 2001 Pinnacle Award “Best Utility Project”, Carolinas Associated General Contractors

Carolinas AGC 2001 Pinnacle Award winner for Best Utility Project
McAlpine Creek WWMF - Pineville, NC

This project, a remarkably complex, yet successful, redesign of an integral component of an operational public wastewater facility, won the 2001 Carolinas AGC Pinnacle Award for Best Utility Construction Project.

The $7.2 million Utility Project provided an exceptional solution to a situation that affected not only public health, but also environmental well-being and physical responsibility.

To construct the new Chlorine Contact Tank inside an operational lagoon, while utilizing a steel and fabric portable dam system, and ensuring the safety of all workers, was in itself worthy of recognition. State Utility Contractors, Inc. was then faced with the shear size of the 11-acre lagoon which had to be drained, excavated, and resurfaced with a six inch thick concrete slab, that included a 2:1 side slope around the perimeter.