Utility Services

I.B. Abel delivers superior quality and safety for turnkey electrical utility and wireless solutions and is known for quick response times and efficient project management and execution. We guarantee a successful partnership for power utility projects of all sizes, from large transmission rebuilds to greenfield new builds, utility maintenance, wireless communications, storm restoration, and more. Our utility experts stay at the leading edge of new technology to meet the ever-changing needs in the industry, while always thinking outside the box and adapting new market advancements.

The I.B. Abel team is innovative, creative, thoughtful, and dedicated to adding value and ensuring every client has an excellent experience with us as their trusted electrical and utility contractor. While electrical construction, wireless, and utility projects have specific needs and unique challenges, our proven performance for more than 100 years enables us to deliver a strategic approach to achieve project success on time and on budget. We are honored to serve public and private investor-owned utility companies, leading U.S mobile carriers, turf vendors, residential needs, and more.

Our Full Scope of Utility Services

With an extensive fleet, highly skilled team, and a reach that spans across the entire Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, we are proud to provide a full scope of in-house services that our clients can count on. Large transmission rebuilds, greenfield new builds, energized overhead power line maintenance, complete substation services, storm restoration services, high voltage energized services, wireless antenna services, utility tower construction, 5G new build sites – you name it, our Utility Services Division and Wireless Operations Team does it exceptionally well.

Specialized Utility Services

  • Emergency Overhead & Underground Services
  • Storm Restoration Services
  • Overhead Distribution Construction
  • Overhead Transmission Construction
  • Overhead Transmission Live Line Maintenance
  • Primary Network Cable Installation & Removal
  • Highway & Bridge Lighting Construction Repair
  • Complete Substation Services
  • Electronic & Physical Security Solutions

Substation Services

  • Service & Maintenance Services (Agreements Available for All Systems)
  • Substation Engineer Procure Construct (EPC), Construction & Maintenance
  • Electrical Substation Operations & Maintenance
  • Facility Enhancement Programs
  • Renovation
  • Component Replacement, Repair, & Maintenance (breakers, transformers, switches, relays, etc.)
  • Substation Expansion (new line terminals, transformers, bus extensions)
  • Greenfield Substation 4kv – 500kv
  • Brownfield Substation 4kv – 500kv
  • Oil Containment Installations
  • Substation Steel Replacement & Construction
  • GIS Installation
  • Low Tension Network Construction
  • Substation Security

Electronic & Physical Security Services


  • Controlling Access
  • Enterprise Card Access
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Credentialing
  • Video Surveillance
  • Camera Installation, Integration & Burn-in Assistance
  • Database Integrations

Physical Security

  • Beta Fence Installation, Including Grounding
  • Gates, Turnstiles, Controlled Key Systems Installation

Tower & Wireless

  • Aerial Inspection of Transmission Lines
  • Decommission Cell Site Atop Transmission Towers
  • Installation of Multiple Carrier Cell Antenna Systems
  • Microwave Installation
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) for Cellular Service in Buildings
  • Point-to-Point Network Link Installations
  • Cell Tower Antenna Installation & Maintenance
  • Small Cell Network Installations & Maintenance
  • FAA Lighting Maintenance/Installations
  • Structural & Foundation Upgrades
  • Structural & Mount Mapping for Self-Supporting & Utility Structures
  • Civil Construction for Tower Sitework

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See how our experienced team can help you achieve your electrical project goals.

Commitment to Safety & Quality

Safety and quality excellence are ensured through rigorous training programs, safety best-practices, and deep-dive strategies that use advanced technology to assist with project management and tracking earned value. Our dedicated in-house Safety and Quality Department goes above and beyond at all project phases to help crews safely mitigate risks while working on electric utility services. Our team is COMTRAIN certified for climbing safety and rescue, up to date with radio frequency awareness methods, equipped to safely work on energized and non-energized structures, and more. From foreman-led briefings each morning to safety observation and field leadership audits, safety is at the forefront on every job site from start to finish. This commitment to construction safety and quality and experienced project management maximizes value while delivering successful results and establishing lasting client relationships.

IB Abel Utility Team on site

Industries & Locations Served

I.B. Abel proudly serves clients all across the United States. Ranging from the east to west coast and as far south as Florida, our specialized Master Electricians are licensed to work in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Providing turnkey solutions for utility projects of all sizes, ranging from new construction to renovation and maintenance, with specialized expertise in the following markets and industries:

  • Co-Ops
  • Wireless Network Providers
  • Commercial & Retail
  • Industrial, Warehouse & Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Institutional (Higher Education)
  • Outside Plant
  • Contractors