Southland Utility Services, Inc. was founded in 1998 to provide utility construction support for Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO) and has always operated under a core group of values that include integrity, safety, quality, customer service, team work, pride and a positive attitude! These services have grown to include utility construction for municipalities, communication companies, and other utility companies in the Southeast. Southland Utility Services, Inc. currently employs around 50 employees and is one of the largest employers in Defuniak Springs, Florida.

We are a team of professionals working together to provide outstanding service to our customers based on a solid foundation of values and a commitment to excellence with respect and caring for our employees, the environment and the community.


A list of our equipment:

  • 1220 Boring Rig
  • 3020 Boring Rig
  • Mini Excavators
  • Air Compressors
  • Kershaw Skytrims
  • Morbark Wood Chippers
  • 800 Gallon Vacuum System
  • 500 Gallon Vacuum System
  • Side Arm Tractor
  • 450 Dozer with 6 Way Blade
  • New Holland TV 6070 Forestry Tractor
  • Front End Loader/Backhoe Combination
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • SuperTrack SK 190 Forestry Mulcher


To protect our number one asset, the employees, we have established a strong safety program that is led by the Director of Safety & Inspections whom has the following credentials:

  • Certified ASHI First Aid, CPR, and AED Instructor
  • Certified in OSHA 10 and 30 Universal EPA Certification
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and Security
  • 20+ years' experience in the Industrial/Commercial/Residential Construction Industry




The entire crew has been extremely courteous and mindful of the community and property owners as they cut the Right of Way for both the power company and the HOA. We could not have been more pleased.