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 in order to address the most comprehensive and complex infrastructure needs.
    - John Colson appointed CEO and Chairman of the board

  2. - Initial public offering under the ticker symbol PWR on the New York Stock Exchange
    - Revenues exceed $152 million

  3. - PAR performs 1st energized job in the United States at Canon City, CO
    - IRBY installs 115 kV McMeekin-Pacific Loop
    - Sumter awarded COC contract for South Carolina electric gas

  4. - Revenues exceed $1 billion
    - Quanta hosts inaugural Utility Perspectives
    PAR awarded Hoover Bypas Substation installation and 230 kV Transmission Line rebuild by helicopter
    - IRBY awarded Bogalusa-Adams Creek 230 kV Loop in New Orleans, LA
    - Potelco awarded Electric Outsource contract at Puget Sound Energy
    - North Houston Pole Line awarded the Ceterpoint Energy Strategic Alliance
    - PAR performs first 345 kV energized reconductor in the U.S. at LaCygne-Stillwell for KCP&L

  5. - Quanta Energized Services is formed

  6. - Quanta performs Hurricane Katrina storm restoration for Entergy Louisiana

  7. - Revenues exceed $2 billion
    - Allteck awarded 230 kV Vancouver Island Transmission Line & Substation Cable installation
    - First international project in South Africa completed
    - PAR is selected as lead on Northeast Utilities Transmission Infrastructure Services alliance

  8. - InfrasSource Services is acquired
    - Quanta Technology is formed
    - First international project located in South Africa is completed

  9. - 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 founds 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

  10. - Canadian electric powerline contractor Valard is acquired

  11. - Revenues exceed $4 billion
    - Awarded the longest energized reconductor project in North America
    - 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
    - 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

  12. - 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 Industies

  13. - Named to the Fortune 500
    - Named “#1 Public Company in Houston” by Houston Chronicle
    - Quanta acquires Australian contractor Nacap
    - 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


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James F. O‘Neil

James F. O‘Neil

Chief Executive Officer

Jim O’Neil serves as chief executive officer and president of Quanta Services. In this position, he oversees the company’s operations and strategic initiatives across the electric power, natural gas, and renewable energy industries.

He joined Quanta in 1999 and most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Throughout his tenure, O’Neil has had responsibility for various initiatives including: the company’s renewable energy strategy; commercial and industrial operations; internal audit; and merger and acquisition initiatives. O’Neil oversaw the acquisition and integration of InfraSource, Inc., the company’s largest acquisition to date.

Prior to joining Quanta Services, O’Neil spent 19 years with Halliburton where he held various positions that encompassed responsibility for its Gulf of Mexico operations; deepwater development; and health, safety and environment.

He received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Tulane University in 1980.

Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr.

Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating 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 president of Quanta’s Electric Power and Natural Gas and Pipeline Divisions, having 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.

Steven J. Kemps

Steven J. Kemps

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Steve Kemps serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Quanta Services.  In this role, he is the chief legal officer of the Company and has responsibility for managing all legal affairs and advising the business on regulatory, ethics and compliance matters.

Prior to taking on his current position in September 2014, Kemps was General Counsel for Hess Retail Corporation from September 2013 to September 2014 until it was sold to Marathon Petroleum.  He previously served in various executive management roles with Dean Foods Company, including Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2008 to 2013 and Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from 2006 to 2008.  Kemps held various legal positions with increasing responsibility at Kimberly-Clark Corporation from 1997 to 2006. From 1993 to 1997, he was an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, and from 1991 to 1993, he served as a law clerk to Judge Paul A. Magnuson of the United States District Court, Minnesota.

Kemps earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from University of Wisconsin School of Business in 1986 and a Juris Doctorate degree from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1991, and he holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate.