Earth View, LLC (EV) is a women-led, family-owned business established in 2004. From humble beginnings locating utilities, EV has evolved into a true trenchless technology industry leader. Construction crews are continuous ly challenged by the uncertainty of subsur face utility plans, existing infrastructure, and environmental conditions. However, by leveraging its experienced team and advanced technology, EV provides cost-efficient and non-invasive solutions to utility and various other underground problems. EV offers a wide range of capa bilities, including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Wire Lining, and CCTV pipe inspec tions in both the private and public sectors alike.
EV understands the importance of properly locating utilities prior to the start of a construction project. After moving to Naples, FL,EV’s owner, Howard Murrell, Jr., repeatedly found the need to locate not only public, but also private utilities, ahead of his own construction work. In 2004, only a handful of companies were offering private utility locating services in the area. Knowing the benefits and efficiency of self-performance, EV saw this as a business opportunity and began offering the service. While growing and perfecting its subsurface utility locating business, EV realized the absence of quality options in several other areas and began expanding its services.
EV identified the specific need for an environmentally friendly, and less invasive pipe installation method, and started offering Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) to area contractors. Clients may choose to utilize trenchless technology for various reasons, including adverse ground conditions, an environmentally sensitive project location,or restricted space for open cut excavation to name a few. HDD is a more efficient pipe installation method versus traditional open-cut methods and produces the desired results with minimal environmental impact. EV is one of only four companies in Florida to own and operate the American Auger DD-440T maxi-rig directional drill, and added a second 440 maxi-rig in 2020 to their ever growing fleet.
EV has experienced exponential growth since its founding and was recently ranked #42 on the Inc. 5000 Series list of the fastest-growing privates companies in Florida for 2021, #161 on the list for 2020, as well as #1,216 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for 2020. EV is dedicated to providing high-quality service with accurate and dependable results. While growth will always present unique challenges, EV credits its team of skilled and motivated individuals with the increases in company size, scope of services, customer base, and implementation of new technology.
Speaking on the company’s continued growth and success, EV President, Allison Murrell stated, “locating utilities and trenchless construction is what EV is known for, but it’s our mission and values that set us apart from the competition. EV takes pride in our results and never turns down a challenging project. EV is always willing to get dirty in order to find solutions for its clients. Our job isn’t just to solve problems, but to build relationships and strengthen communities. EV’s technology-based approach is one of our greatest assets and has undoubtedly helped the company become what it is today.”
“EV o ers a wide range of capabilities, including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Wire Lining, and CCTV pipe inspections in both the private and public sectors alike”
EV’s use of technology has, and will continue to be, one of the hallmarks of its journey to become an industry leader. EV stays ahead of the curve and is always looking for new ways to lead the competition. EV arrived where they are today by staying curious and not being afraid to take risks, trying new things, and searching for ways to advance. With its team in mind, EV successfully maintains a real-time safety program as it continues to learn, grow, and adopt new methods.
Internally, EV continues to focus on sustained growth that will allow for maximum profitability. With more jobs comes the need for more equipment; and with more equipment comes the need for more skilled operators. These are significant problems to have, and EV continues to broaden its scope of services, hire more people, and complete more jobs.Client satisfaction continues to be one of the company’s highest priorities.
When it comes to EV’s Subsurface Utility Engineering side, the company utilizes a complete HD-CCTV inspection system, one of the most efficient ways to assess pipe conditions. These remote-control cameras allow EV’s experts to pinpoint the exact locations of any pipe damage, and the HD camera provides high quality inspection data. The CCTV systems travel in pipes ranging from 6 inches to 60 inches, making it ideal for any sized job. Advancement in this industry includes using top of the line equipment, trenchless construction methods, and cloud-based operating systems. EV utilizes Vista by Viewpoint to manage all areas of the business and this multifaceted, cloud-based construction accounting suite is used throughout all phases of a project. Managing a growing fleet of equipment is another top priority. With crews working throughout the Southeast region, it’s essential to know where equipment is at all times.With HCSS GPS, EV can track and monitor the location, usage hours, preventative maintenance, and performance data on all equipment.
Over the next year on the trenchless construction side, EV is looking to purchase additional drill rigs, more HDD equipment, and will continue to invest in skilled operators. On the subsurface utility side, EV is expanding into chemical grout repairs, pipelining, and point repairs in 2021. The Company is also looking to double production and will prioritize implementing the latest and most innovative techniques to do this.
There is no geographical limit for EV’s expansion. The company has already completed work in several states and will continue to travel to complete projects. EV hopes it can soon work east coast to west coast, and eventually move internationally.The entire team believes that the sky is truly the limit!