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Our History

Hundseth Power Line Construction (HPL) was founded in 1976 by C.L. Hundseth under the name Hundseth Construction.  With 25 years of power line experience, Cec Hundseth saw an opportunity to fill a niche on the Saskatchewan contractor scene.  It was a wise move on his part as his vision for the future of power line utility has come to full fruition.  Now managed together with his son Todd (who began working full time for Hundseth Line Construction Corp. in 1980), HPL helps meet the electrical needs of much of the province of Saskatchewan.  In 2016 HPL will also be expanding into the Province of Manitoba.

The first projects to be undertaken by the company were substations and other miscellaneous construction projects outside of the power line industry.  In 1980 a further branch of operations called Hundseth Line Construction Corp. was added to provide service in power line and gas line construction in Saskatchewan.  The company continued operations in other areas of construction although the bulk of the work was in the power line and gas line industries.  In 1988, with a customer base which included SaskPower, Cameco, Husky Oil and Co-op, the decision was made to focus the company’s efforts solely on the power line industry.  Over the next decade, the customer base expanded to include Cogema, Inco, Weyerhaeuser, ICG, TCPL, City of Saskatoon, SaskTel, Shaw Cable, Access Cable, the University of Saskatchewan as well as many smaller customers.  Further expansion came in 2011 with the acquisition of Thompson-Jonsson Trenching Ltd. to create Hundseth Power Line Construction as it exists today.  In 2016 they will also be entering the Manitoba market.

With a combined 85 years of power line construction experience in Saskatchewan, the company takes pride in delivering the highest quality projects on time and in the safest manner to our customers.  HPL has held numerous regional maintenance and construction area spread contracts and currently holds the SaskPower Regional Service and Maintenance contracts in the Saskatoon, Regina and Weyburn districts.  With facilities in Saskatoon (head office), Regina, Weyburn and Humboldt, HPL offers an operating and support of staff of over 200 including safety and training, mechanics, mobile mechanics and welders along with equipment sufficient to support all operations.   Beginning in 2016 they will also be contracting with Manitoba Hydro to provide maintenance service in the Brandon and Winnipeg areas.  Crews have extensive experience in 5kv, 14.4kv and 25kv systems – in both overhead and underground distribution and construction.

Since the acquisition of Highland Powerlines Ltd. in 1988 we have promoted the same fundamentals in the province of British Columbia.  Highland Powerlines Ltd. is operated independently although has the same ownership.

What started out as one man’s vision has become a booming electrical contractor entity with a reputation of excellence in service, quality, and safety. Today, HPL is among the leaders in the power line industry, operating in the Saskatoon, Regina, Weyburn, Humboldt and northern areas of the province; as well as the Brandon and Winnipeg areas of Manitoba.