The following are just a few examples of previous savings that our clients have received due to HELPCOmmís direct interaction and relationships with various utility companies.


Worked with clientís civil engineer and county representatives to avoid removing Power Companyís support poles as previously requested by the county.
  • Saved client $750,000 by having the Power Company relocate support poles for road improvements. If support poles had been required to be eliminated, all existing utilities across the road would have had to be placed underground.


  • Reviewed and revised conduit system for the Power Company and re-bid to contractors
  • Saved client $600,000 while making sure conduit system was adequate for future needs.


  • Reviewed Gas Companyís design and worked with clientís civil engineer for an alternative route and installation method.
  • Saved client $600,000 with new design route and installation.


  • Worked with the Power Company to eliminate requested contract minimum demand for new Fire Station.
  • Saved client $250,000 by having the Power Company re-evaluate load information and demand requirements, thus eliminating the contract minimum demand.


  • Worked with clientís attorney and the Power Company to avoid requested conduit system due to easement issues
  • Saved client $150,000 by revising easement verbiage to allow facilities to be direct buried as opposed to being placed in conduit.


  • Reviewed the Power Companyís cost estimate to place existing overhead facilities underground and challenged Dominionís TERF charge.
  • Saved client $105,000 by challenging applicable TERF charges


  • Worked with local telephone provider to avoid having to splice existing fiber optic line during relocation by suggesting alternative relocation plan.
  • Saved client $80,000 by challenging relocation plan and avoiding splicing.


  • Worked with the Power Company for solution to resolve conflict with pole being too close to a new building.
  • Saved client $65,000 by challenging Dominionís relocation plan and costing method.


  • Worked with the Power Company to plan for future bulk feeder extension during the development of clientís site.
  • Saved client $40,000 by having the Power Company install necessary conduit for future feeder extension during the installation of mainlines for current site


  • Reviewed the Power Companyís cost estimate to extend temporary three-phase service to new site for trailers and tower crane.
  • Saved client $25,000 by challenging costing methods and procedures.


  • Reviewed the Power Companyís cost estimate to relocate guy poles
  • Saved client $20,000 by challenging the relocation and costing methods.


  • Reviewed the Gas Companyís cost estimate to install new service lateral to renovated building.
  • Saved client $18,000 by challenging costing methods and procedures.


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