Quanta Services safely provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the electric power and oil and natural gas industries. With a workforce tens of thousands strong and offices across North America and abroad, Quanta is the premier provider in the industries it serves. Through a team of electric power and oil and gas service companies, Quanta Services is the complete solution.

Who we are:

  • Demonstrates best-in-class safety leadership and performance while delivering exceptional value to our customers.
  • The largest electric transmission and distribution specialty contractor in North America.
  • Largest employer of certified electric power linemen in North America.
  • The largest pipeline specialty contractor in North America.
  • The owner of the largest specialized equipment fleet in the industry.
  • Fortune 400 company with a strong balance and the financial resources for capital-intensive projects.
  • Full service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) service provider.
  • An innovator of technologies and proprietary methodologies.


As a team of entities operating with the efficiencies of one powerful company, Quanta Services has the knowledge and expertise to handle a full spectrum of projects. From the most straightforward, single-component installation to the most complex, multi-state project, Quanta can handle the job safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.


To be the leading infrastructure solution provider in markets that we serve, creating exceptional value for our customers, employees, and shareholders.

Core Values

  • Demonstrate best-in-class safety leadership and performance
  • Deliver exceptional value to our customers
  • Drive operational and commercial excellence
  • Identify and develop exceptional employees


  1. - Quanta Services is founded by four leading contractors in the electric power and telecommunication industries, PAR, Potelco, Union Power & Trans Tech, in order to address the most comprehensive and complex infrastructure needs.
    - John Colson appointed CEO and Chairman of the board
    - PAR performs 1st energized job in the United States at Canon City, CO
    - PAR installs 138 kV Line Tap at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV

  2. - Initial public offering under the ticker symbol PWR on the New York Stock Exchange
    - Revenues exceed $150 million
    - Quanta acquires Sumter Utilities and Underground Construction
    - Sumter awarded COC contract for South Carolina Electric & Gas

  3. - PAR awarded AEP 138 kV Beaver Creek - Johns Creek Line
    - IRBY installs 115 kV McMeekin-Pacific Loop
    - Sumter awarded COC contract for South Carolina electric gas
    - Quanta acquires H.L. Chapman

  4. - Revenues exceed $1 billion
    - Quanta acquires Irby Construction & Mears Group
    - PAR awarded installation of 138 kV XLPE cable system for Central & Southwest Energy
    - Potelco awarded Electric Outsource contract at Puget Sound Energy
    - PAR performs first 345 kV energized reconductor in the U.S. at LaCygne-Stillwell for KCP&L

  5. - PAR awarded Hoover Bypass Substation installation and 230 kV Transmission Line rebuild by helicopter
    - Quanta acquires Allteck & North Houston Pole Line

  6. - North Houston Pole Line performs Barehand Maintenance work for CenterPoint Energy
    - Irby awarded Bogalusa-Adams Creek 203 kV Loop in New Orleans, LA

  7. - Quanta hosts inaugural Utility Perspectives
    - North Houston Pole Line awarded CenterPoint Energy Strategic Alliance
    - PAR performs first 345 kV energized reconductor in the United Stated at LaCygne-Stillwell for KCP&L
    - PAR, Irby & Dillard Smith awarded AEP's Jackson Ferry Line Contruction

  8. - Quanta Energized Services is formed
    - Irby awarded Sierra Pacific Power 345 kV Gonder-Falcon line project
    - PAR awarded PG&E Mountainview EPC 230 kV Transmission Line and Tri Valley EPC 230 kV Transmission Line

  9. - Quanta performs Hurricane Katrina storm restoration for Entergy Louisiana
    - PAR awarded First Energy 345 kV Beaver-Carlisle BFI relocation
    - Allteck awarded BC Hydro 230 kV Insulator Project

  10. - Revenues exceed $2 billion
    - Allteck awarded 230 kV Vancouver Island Transmission Line & Substation Cable installation

  11. - Quanta acquires InfraSource, M.J. Electric, Dashiell & Can-Fer
    - Quanta Technology is formed
    - First international project located in South Africa is completed
    - PAR is selected as lead on Northeast Utilities Transmission Infrastructure Services alliance

  12. - QES and QT perform critical infrastructure repairs for Jamaica Public Service
    - PAR awarded Connecticut Light & Power 345 kV Norwalk Transmission Line
    - M.J. Electric awarded 345 kV Arrowhead Weston Transmission Line
    - Dashiell awarded NextEra Energy Horse Hollow 345 kV EPC turnkey project

  13. - Pipeline contractor Price Gregory International is acquired
    - Added to the S&P index
    - Dashiell awarded NextEra Energy Horse Hollow 345 kV turnkey project
    - M.J. Electric and Balfour Beatty create the New Energy Alliance JV and is awarded National Grid contract
    - Mears Hampton Roads named HDD project of the year by Trenchless Technology
    - Price Gregory completes Rockies Express Pipeline Project
    - Quanta Technology, Allteck & Quanta Services Africa, awarded South Africa's first system wide energized upgrade for Johannesburg's World Cup preparation
    - Quanta Pipeline Services Engineering (QPSE) is formed

  14. - Canadian electric powerline contractor Valard is acquired
    - IRBY awarded Central Maine Power 345 kV Transmission Infrastructure Services project
    - PAR, Dashiell and Crux complete segments 1-3 of Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project for Southern California Edison

  15. - Revenues exceed $4 billion
    - Awarded the longest energized reconductor project in North America
    - PAR and Relatime awarded 500 kV Trans Allegheny Interstate Line
    - InfraSource awarded full gas outsource contract at Puget Sound Energy
    - Jim O'Neil named CEO

  16. - Revenues exceed $5 billion
    - Assists in the restoration efforts for Superstorm Sandy with more than 2,000 linemen
    - North Houston Pole Line awarded AEP 345 kV Energized Reconductor project in South Texas
    - Announced the completion of the sales of telecom subsidiaries to Dycom Industries
    - Quanta acquires Service Electric
    - QPS Engineering awarded by Enterprise Products Partners the Texas Express Facilities Project, to provide EPC services for the Skellytown Station

  17. - Named to the Fortune 500
    - Named “#1 Public Company in Houston” by Houston Chronicle
    - Quanta acquires Nacap as platform company for expansion in Australia
    - Revenues exceed $6 billion
    - Price Gregory awarded TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline Project
    - Irby, M.J. Electric, North Houston Pole Line, Service Electric and Can-Fer complete CREZ Transmission and Substation Construction projects
    - Quanta acquires Performance Energy Services as platform company for oil expansion in oil & gas market
    - Quanta acquires J.W. Didado and Probst Electric Construction

  18. - Quanta is named Number One Specialty Contractor by ENR
    - Quanta is ranked #396 in Fortune Magazine's 500 List
    - Fortune 500 rankings include: #1 Engineering, Construction company for profits as percentage of revenue, #7 overall engineering construction company, #86 for Fortunes 100 fastest growing companies, and #337 overall company in total profits

  19. - Price Gregory International and QPS Engineering awarded the Maurepas Pipelines Project
    - Quanta Services is named one of the 100 most trustworthy companies in America by Forbes
    - Quanta is ranked #361 in Fortune Magazine's 500 list
    - Announced the completion of the sale of Fiber Optic Licensing Operations to Crown Castle
    - QPS Engineering and Price Gregory International selected by Rockies Express Pipeline for the REZ Zone Three Capacity Enhancement Project
    - Quanta is named the Number 1 specialty contractor by ENR

  20. - Quanta Services partners with AEP to win prestigious EEI Award


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Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr.

Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

As chief executive officer for Quanta Services, Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr. drives the operations of the largest specialized contractor serving electric power, natural  gas and pipeline customers in North America. Austin has played a key role in Quanta’s significant growth in its key markets, including strategic development of the company’s capabilities in assessment, planning, engineering and design, procurement, construction, commissioning and testing and operations and management of critical infrastructure systems.

Prior to his current role, Austin served as chief operating officer and served as president of Quanta’s Electric Power and Natural Gas and Pipeline Divisions before assuming the chief operating officer role. Austin initially joined the Quanta executive team in 2009 to lead the company’s expanding pipeline operations.

Previously he served as president of North Houston Pole Line, LP, a Quanta operating unit. He was instrumental in the strategic growth of the Texas-based unit, which delivers a full range of electric power, gas and telecommunication utility infrastructure services to customers throughout the region.

Austin serves on the board of the Southwest Line Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis in accounting from Sam Houston State University. Austin resides in Houston with his wife, three sons and one daughter.

Derrick A. Jensen

Derrick A. Jensen

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to taking on his current responsibilities in May 2012, Jensen served as senior vice president – finance and administration and chief accounting officer with oversight of the company’s finance and accounting, treasury, IT and risk management functions.  Jensen also had a significant role in the company’s acquisition and integration strategies and the development of integrated business and information system processes.

Throughout his 15-year tenure at the company, Jensen had increasing financial and accounting responsibilities. He joined Quanta in 1997 as controller, a title he held until 2009. He added the roles of vice president and chief accounting officer in 1999.

Before joining Quanta, Jensen obtained his public accountant certification (CPA) and was a manager at Arthur Andersen LLP where he served primarily commercial clients, many of which were highly acquisitive.

Jensen earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1992.