About Us

About us

Having earned a proud reputation for building one of the most productive, qualified, and safest workforces in the utility service industry, Southeast Connections delivers superior results and unmatched value to our customers. Since 1996, Southeast Connections has provided pipeline and facilities installation and repair, HDD/boring services, and comprehensive sewer camera inspection.

Pioneers in the Gas Industry

Southeast Connections specializes in energy infrastructure serving the natural gas industry. Our world-class utility infrastructure solutions are backed by more than 350 crews serving the utilities natural gas distribution and transmission needs of almost every major customer in the Southeastern United States.

With a $40 million equipment fleet, we ensure our teams have the resources they need to do their best work and finish on time. We are committed to safety and training to ensure all team members understand how to mitigate the risks and perform their jobs to the best of their ability.

Core Values

Safety

Operating safely is the most important thing we do. Our team takes great care to ensure that everyone present on the job site understands all hazards and the safeguards that are in place to prevent accidents and injuries. Each day begins with a safety themed “tool box talk” designed to ensure that everyone maintains a strong risk awareness throughout the day.

Integrity & Accountability

Our word is our bond. The strength of our reputation is built on never sacrificing safety or quality, while always exceeding the customer’s expectations. We believe our people make Southeast Connections the best company in the industry.

Excellence

Our teams understand that the outstanding service they deliver daily has a direct impact on the communities where we work. Our goal is to always understand the customer’s needs and exceed their expectations.

Transparency

SEC holds our team to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We welcome questions about our safety programs, training, quality standards, or why we have recommended a specific process for your project. Southeast Connections is recognized as an industry leader in the natural gas construction market.

Continuous Improvement

The focus on Continuous Improvement is a cornerstone at SEC. We encourage all of our team members to look for best practices that can enhance every aspect of our performance. As we become more proficient, the value we bring to our clients increases. We always embrace new technologies that could make the project better without sacrificing quality or safety.

Safety

Every day starts and ends with safety. We work in the safest possible conditions and are committed to continuous improvement of our safety protocol. Through extensive training and self-inspection we promote a culture of safety throughout our organization at every level and on every job site.

Integrity & Accountability

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our teams and our supplier base. We support the communities where we live and work through economic development, community outreach, and ensuring a diverse workforce and supplier base.

A culture built on safety

Every day starts and ends with safety. We work in the safest possible conditions and are committed to continuous improvement of our safety protocol. Through extensive training and self-inspection we promote a culture of safety throughout our organization at every level and on every job site.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our teams and our supplier base. We support the communities where we live and work through economic development, community outreach, and ensuring a diverse workforce and supplier base.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our teams and our supplier base. We support the communities where we live and work through economic development, community outreach, and ensuring a diverse workforce and supplier base.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our teams and our supplier base. We support the communities where we live and work through economic development, community outreach, and ensuring a diverse workforce and supplier base.

OUR HISTORY

1996
Company Founded
Billy Campbell and Josh Evans start SEC with 4 pieces of equipment and 13 men
2004
Company Diversifies
Company diversified its portfolio by venturing into the Natural Gas Industry
2010
Company Transmission Project
Southeast Connections completes the first gas transmission project
2011
PowerTeam Services Formed
Southeast Connections becomes part of PowerTeam Services
2019
Continued Growth
Southeast Connections employs over 1600 people
2020
Artera Services
PowerTeam Services becomes Artera Services, with more than $2 billion in revenue and 9,200 employees

Our Work is Nationwide

Over the years, SEC has worked in the following states as the Prime Contractor or as a Subcontractor.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team is committed to providing solutions to the ever-changing needs of our customers. With over a century of industry experience and knowledge collectively, these men and women understand how to navigate the challenges of a constantly evolving and complex industry and consistently deliver best-in-class results.

Billy Campbell
CEO
Billy Campbell serves as CEO of Southeast Connections as well as President of the Southern Gas Division of Artera Services. Billy Campbell founded SEC in 1996 and spent many years performing large HDD’s for many major utilities and pipeline companies. His expertise is well known throughout the industry and he has overseen many of the most difficult projects performed in the Southeast.

Today, SEC has grown from the original thirteen employees to over 1,600 and is a leader in the utility services industry.
Kyle Ormsby
President
Kyle Ormsby serves as President of Southeast Connections. Prior to joining SEC, Kyle spent 16 years with a major utility provider, with his last position being Managing Director, Construction Operations. In this role, Kyle was responsible for Distribution and Transmission Construction across all of the company’s assets throughout a seven-state area. Kyle has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.
Keith Ormsby
VP of Commercial Operations
Keith serves as Vice President of Commercial Operations supporting Southeast Connections. Keith has spent 15 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. His roles have required flexibility and the understanding of operations, business development, developing and managing teams, and commercial operations. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.
Chip Prosser
VP of Transmission Operations
Chip serves as Vice President of Transmission Operations. Prior to joining SEC, Chip worked for over 20 years in the large diameter pipeline construction industry. Starting out as a Laborer on the Right-of-way, he has served in all capacities of construction including bending engineer and superintendent.

In 2009, Chip transitioned into administration and leadership roles serving as contract administrator, Project Manager and most recently Construction Manager before joining SEC in 2019.

Chip studied mathematics at the University of Georgia.
Ron Ridout
CFO – Chief Financial Officer
Ron Ridout serves as the Chief Financial Officer with Southeast Connections. He was named Vice President, Finance of PowerTeam Services in May 2014. Previously he served as Vice President, Finance at a leading building materials supplier.
Jamie Everhart
Human Resources Director
Jamie currently serves as the Human Resources Director of Southeast Connections. Jamie has over 20 years of Human Resources experience with concentrations in benefits administration, compliance, safety and employee relations. Jamie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration while being SPHR certified. Prior to joining Southeast Connections, Jamie served as VP of Operations for a leading clothing manufacturer.
Dustin Dier
HSEQ Sr. Director
Dustin Dier serves as the Senior Director of Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality (HSEQ). In this role, Dustin is responsible for setting and aligning the strategic HSEQ goals and objectives of our teams, assisting with the implementation of HSE initiatives, and monitoring program compliance. He brings a wealth of knowledge in HSE program development, Safety Management System implementation, and Risk Management. Over the past twenty years, Dustin has held various leadership roles at several Fortune 500 construction companies serving a wide range of industries. He holds a B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health from Columbia Southern University, is currently completing his MBA at Louisiana State University, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).