Underground Gas & Electric

The Hydaker-Wheatlake Company has been performing construction and maintenance of natural gas systems since 2008.  Since that time, HWC has built the underground division from the ground up, now exceeding nearly 20 crews.  Some of the services we provide include:


  • Distribution pipeline construction
  • New business installation
  • Joint installations including telecom, power, and gas
  • Conversion projects
  • Distribution integrity management
  • Cast iron and steel replacement
  • Rise and meter replacement
  • Master service agreements/blanket agreements
  • ISNetworld Operator Qualification Programs (OQ)
  • Steel and HDPE pipe installation
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling & Trenching


We understand our customers and their needs, and we strive to exceed their expectations through innovative solutions.  To achieve the safe and successful completion of a project we utilize a dedicated team of safety professionals, project managers, and project coordinators, who track schedule adherence, QC/QA, training, work methods, and safety.  


 Operator Qualification Training 

  • Training assigned based on job classification:
    • Foreman 68 modules
    • Fusers 56 modules
    • Operators 34 modules
    • Laborers 36 modules
  • Focused training and certification for all job tasks and safety procedures:
    • Abnormal Operating Conditions
    • Characteristics and Hazards of Natural Gas
    • Protection from Hazards
    • Prevention of Accidental Ignition
    • Excavation Safety
    • & Many More