EXARO was formed and incorporated in the State of California on March 2005. With headquarters in Northern California in Bay Area Burlingame and a Southern office in Santa Ana the EXARO team has worked on over a 1,000 projects spanning from the California Oregon border out to the coast, inland to the California Nevada border and South of Anaheim. EXARO is sought after because of its reputation on delivering excellence with a sense of urgency at competitive pricing; basically the best value for the money.
EXARO is the only union company specializing in underground utility locating also know as vacuum excavation and less formally as potholing in the Bay Area and the State of California. Being a union company means that EXARO pays its employees prevailing wages all year round including a multitude of fringe benefits and full work shifts as defined by he bargaining agreement. Competing with all the non union companies purely from price perspective is a huge handicap from the start. Therefore, EXARO has focused on the bottom line which is "You get what you pay for". At EXARO our approach to underground utility locating is to manage the risk associated with the unknowns. It is not the correctly marked utilities that pose a risk to engineering firms designing projects or the contractor drilling or excavating for a projects. It's the 30% of underground utilities that are incorrectly marked and or not marked at all as a response to a USA call. These are the utilities that pose a huge risk, the one utility that can make or break the success of a project should a catastrophic incident take place. This is where EXARO excels in providing the best value for the dollar, the bottom line.
Because EXARO's approach on locating utilities by vacuum excavation is to manage the risk of the unknowns in a few years we have literally saved various contractors from catastrophic incidents and instead been part of a successful project team. Various times we have found un-marked gas transmission mains directly where either drilling or excavation was scheduled to take place as well as un-marked electric transmission lines. It was shortly after learning that approximately 30% of underground utilities are mis-marked or not marked at all that EXARO embraced this philosophy of managing risks for our clients and implemented various steps and procedures to help manage this risk during vacuum excavation (potholing) activities in California whether it be the Bay Area or Los Angeles.In 2009 during a major pre-project discussion with a major engineering firm.
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