Charge Acquires Extreme Excavating

Published May 25, 2021

Extreme Excavating, Inc., a premier excavation contractor in Oregon, has merged with Charge, Inc., a leading provider of utility infrastructure engineering and construction services headquartered in Benicia, California. This acquisition will support Charge’s expansion efforts into the Pacific Northwest while creating new growth opportunities for both companies.

Extreme Excavating specializes in underground utilities, site prep, substations, directional drilling and other commercial contracting services. Based in Canby, Oregon, they offer a full array of utility contractor services, including vault installations, horizontal boring, trenching, substation and pole foundations, and vacuum excavations. Under the new partnership, Extreme Excavating will continue to operate under the same name while working collaboratively with Charge to serve customers and identify new opportunities to expand services.

“We’re excited to welcome such a high-quality utility contractor like Extreme Excavating to the Charge family of companies,” said Mike Robirds, Charge CEO. “From our initial introduction to the Extreme Excavating team, it was clear they have established a strong presence and a trusted reputation in Oregon. Our companies are extremely aligned in our commitment to safety, quality and integrity, and we look forward exploring new opportunities together.”

Charge is a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise serving the underground utility industry through an EPC (Engineer, Procure, Construct) service model. Charge aligns four companies with complementary service offerings. These include Accu-Bore Directional, Veteran Power Infrastructure, Veteran Pipeline Construction, and Extreme Excavating Company.

“Our company was founded on providing safe and high-quality solutions for our customers while creating opportunities for our employees to thrive. We believe this partnership with Extreme Excavating will help carry this mission forward to the Pacific Northwest,” said Billy Kilmer, Jr. Charge COO. “We are excited to cement our presence in Oregon and extend the services we provide in new and existing markets.”

“This merger with Charge will reinforce our technical expertise and allow us to grow more efficiently as a company,” said Extreme Owner, Shawn Duntley. “As a Charge company, we gain the stability and sustainability we need to go after bigger projects and be more competitive as a utility contractor on the West Coast.”