“RUS was founded upon the principles of providing unparalleled safety, quality, service and value to all customers. We hire and retain the highest quality workforce – from the field to the office. RUS has been successful in this area, as we have absolutely the best quality teams available. And the results are gratifying – our customers see how we do business and use us again and again for their planned and emergent work.” Dan Cothran, CEO and President
Our History – Dan Cothran, President and CEO of Regional Utility Services, started RUS in 2006 with two co-founders who had retired from a major power generation company. Cothran, a former military service member with eight years in the US Navy Reserves, worked for Progress Lighting and Siemens Energy and Automation before launching RUS.
“Our first job at a hydro facility was to refurbish flood gates,” said Cothran. Based on the success of that project, RUS was given the opportunity to provide a variety of technical services to the energy company as well as to a growing number of utilities and other manufacturing facilities. Today, Regional Utility Services sends skilled technicians to work throughout the Southeast.
RUS is proud to be a veteran-owned small business, and the company is continually seeking former military personnel to be a part of this growing team. “On the job sites,” said Cothran, “veterans are highly motivated and able to adapt quickly to new roles. Their team-based approach fits our company’s work ethic.”
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