About Our Company

Because corporations are chartered by the state for the purpose of providing products or services to the general public, we believe they should be open and honest about how they conduct business. Therefore, in accordance with this belief, below is some detailed information on Underground Surveying's History, Philosophy, Purpose, Vision, People, Teams, Qualifications, W-9 Form, Insurance, and Office.


History

Underground Surveying was established in the State of Connecticut on March 8, 2005, by Peter Viola and Kamal Abdulrazak, in response to the growing need for private utility locating services in Connecticut and New York. Learn More...


Philosophy

To truly know a person, one must first understand his or her personal philosophy. To truly know an organization, one must first understand its business philosophy. To truly know Underground Surveying, therefore, one must first understand our 14 philosophical principles. Learn More...


Purpose

Most economists believe corporations exist for the sole purpose of maximizing profits for their shareholders, but we completely disagree with this overly simplistic, base belief. Instead, we believe profits are the means corporations use to run and grow their operations and provide a 'fair' return on investment (ROI) to their shareholders, all for the purpose of fulfilling the needs of their customers, improving the lives of their employees, and creating a better society for all citizens. Learn More...


We take an unorthodox approach to business planning. Rather than setting arbitrary targets and trying to attain them by any means necessary, we focus on continuously improving and occasionally innovating our systems and processes, the means by which our services are provided. Learn more...


People

Contrary to popular belief, the most important factor in business success is not having great systems and processes, nor is it having the most advanced technology, nor is it having the largest amount of funding. It's having a great team of people. Once a company has this, the rest will follow. Our current team is composed of 8 great people, each of which brings a unique set of skills and personality to our team. Learn More...


Crews

We currently have the capacity to send five separate crews into the field per day. All five are set up for utility locating services, four for concrete imaging services, and one for leak detection and video inspection services. Learn More... 


Qualifications

Although none of our services currently require a formal state certification, such as the plumbing, HVAC, or electrical trades do, we use an apprenticeship model similar to these popular trades. We provide our new hires with on-the-job training in conjunction with a little bit of independent reading and studying. Learn More...


Form W-9

Since we get many requests throughout the year for a copy of our W-9 form, we have embedded a PDF copy of it on this website so you can download it for your records. Learn More...


Insurance

Since many of our clients' projects have high minimum insurance requirements, they often ask us how much coverage we carry. We currently carry 2 million dollars of general liability with a 5 million dollar umbrella, 1 million dollars in professional liability, 1 million dollars in commercial auto, and 1 million dollars in workers' compensation. Learn More...


Office
Underground Surveying is based out of 72 Gray's Bridge Road, Unit Q, Brookfield, CT. Our 2,250 square foot unit is composed of about 1/3 office space and 2/3 garage space, and it is protected by an ADT security system. In the office area we have a lobby, three private offices, and a meeting room. Learn More...