InBuilding - Volume 1, Issue 1 - 70
Underground Contractors has worked on sites
for most major telecommunications providers.
Underground Contractors nails down challenging projects and celebrates more
than 40 years in business. By Kat Zeman
Contractors got its start,
and internet access were foreign
concepts. Women's liberation was
in full swing. Lava lamps, pet rocks
and crystals were the new rage
along with big hair, giant sunglasses and polyester suits.
Just as disco reached its boiling
point, American homes were
introduced to novelties like
microwave ovens, home VCRs
and cable TV. It's the latter that
provided Underground Contractors with its ﬁrst customers.
"That's when cable TV was
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starting to take oﬀ," says Del
Mecum Jr., vice president of Wixom, Mich.-based Underground
Contractors Inc. "My father got a
contract with cable TV ... It just
sort of grew from there."
The company that got its start
installing optical ﬁber and coaxial
Underground Contractors Inc.
Headquarters: Wixom, Mich.
Specialty: Underground and aerial
Del Mecum Jr., president: "The skills of
our operators are central to our continued
success. We have a lot of employees that
have been here for a long time and that
have grown up in the industry."
cable for cable TV providers in
the 1970s, has blossomed into one
of the largest underground and
aerial construction companies in
the Midwest. An industry leader
in telecommunications installations, Underground Contractors
has worked on jobsites for most
major telecommunications providers nationwide.
Its list of services have expanded to include: underground
conduit and cable construction;
conduit cleaning, rodding and
pulling; manhole construction;
aerial placement of ﬁber, coax and
copper cables; utility pole place-