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United Utility Services Acquires B and B Electrical and Utility Contractors
Wednesday 13 January 2021

US-based utility services company United Utility Services has acquired electrical and utility contractor B and B Electrical and Utility Contractors, with operations throughout the southeast US, the company said.

The acquisition expands United Utility's national footprint while creating new growth opportunities for both companies.

B and B Electrical and Utility Contractors is a family-owned company founded in 1982 and based in Canton, Mississippi.

As a licensed contractor in numerous states, B and B offers a range of electrical and utility services, including overhead and underground power distribution, substation services and disaster recovery.

The company primarily serves regulated utility customers, cooperatives and municipal utilities throughout the southeast US.

Under the new partnership, B and B will continue to operate under the same name while its management team and staff remain in place, working collaboratively with United Utility to serve customers and identify new opportunities to expand services.

United Utility is a utility services company focused on building a platform of providers with specialized, industry-leading expertise in underground power transmission and distribution services.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company was established in 2018 through the acquisition of W.A. Chester, a electrical contractor offering specialized services in underground transmission and distribution cable systems, overhead distribution, substations and communications.

United Utility Services, a Bernhard Capital Partners portfolio company, was established in February 2018 through the acquisition of W.A. Chester, an industry leader in underground electric transmission and distribution services.

Founded in the 1930s, W.A. Chester is a specialized electrical services provider focused on installation, maintenance and repair of underground high-voltage cable transmission and distribution systems in North America.

W.A. Chester's clients include most major electric utilities and transmission companies.

B and B Electrical and Utility Contractors, a family-owned company founded in 1982, is one of the most comprehensive electrical contractors in the industry, offering a range of electrical and utility services.

The Mississippi-based company provides new construction, renovation and service upgrades for commercial and industrial facilities, as well as overhead and underground power distribution, substations, traffic signalization, street lighting and outdoor lighting.
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Date Published: 13/01/2021

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