Michels acquires J.D. Hair & Associates
Michels Trenchless, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Michels Corporation, has acquired J.D. Hair & Associates, a top trenchless engineering firm, to provide customers with a comprehensive suite of proven solutions to guide a project from design to conclusion.
Michels, a premier, international provider of trenchless construction services, is known for continuously advancing the possibilities of safe, environmentally sound underground utility line and product pipe installation. Michels Trenchless has an extensive, global resume of successful projects and is recognized as one of the most experienced horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and Direct Pipe contractors.
J.D. Hair is known for its engineering services for HDD and Direct Pipe installations, including some of the most significant and challenging utility line projects ever completed. The team’s areas of expertise include design, analysis, site investigation, construction monitoring, and consulting services.
“When two strong companies share visions, values and complementary services, bringing them together allows both to thrive,” said Phillip Michels, Senior Group Vice President, Michels Trenchless.
“This partnership advances trenchless construction,” Michels said. “Combining Michels’ unmatched technical abilities with J.D. Hair & Associates’ design expertise will redefine the potential for safe trenchless construction projects.”
J.D. Hair will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Michels Trenchless, Inc., continuing to partner with Michels while also working independently with customers to deliver innovative, safe, and technically sound design and engineering solutions.
“Having worked with Michels on many projects, I know we share a commitment to safety, health, and environmental protection,” said Jeff Puckett, PE, president of J.D. Hair & Associates. “In addition, Michels’ culture is a great fit for our team. We are excited to work even more closely together to guide our industry’s future.”
Michels is one of the largest, most diversified energy and infrastructure contractors in North America. Michels and the Michels Family of Companies provide a cohesive collection of services and strengths to efficiently, correctly, and cost-effectively deliver proven construction solutions.