A unique benefit to Empire’s customers is the multi-faceted skillset of our employees. Our superintendents, Foreman and crew members have a background in heavy electrical as well as photovoltaic solar so that we can provide these services in addition to the directional drilling scope. At our headquarters, we operate a custom fabrication facility that develops many specialized tools not commercially available to the industry to allow us to meet the ever-changing requirements of our customer’s unique projects. We own, operate, and maintain a diverse and modern fleet of trucks, support equipment, and directional drills with sizes ranging from 9,000 lbs to 100,000 lbs. We have invested in the latest guidance system technology available for steering and tracking the location of the drill bit to ensure accuracy in our bores and as-built reports.
Our competitive advantage on the underground side that sets us apart from our competition is our ability to handle all aspects of the project from beginning to end, delivering a turnkey project.
Our differentiating value proposition on the power side is our experience and knowledge base. We have “been there, done that, and found a better way.”
Pricing and Bidding Process
For construction services, we offer several flexible pricing options, including Daily Labor Rate, Unit Cost, Not To Exceed, and “hard bid.”
For project bids, we participate in both design-build and design-bid-build arrangement.
Advantages of the design-build process: This process can streamline the project life-cycle and save significant time and money for our clients through enhanced collaboration value engineering and our in-house design, engineering, and permitting resources.
Advantages of the design-bid-build process: There is a defined end product with outside 3rd party agency overseeing the progress of the job.