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Pike Gas offers the safest and most productive workforce in the industry. With hundreds of skilled, professional field employees and an all-new fleet of modern equipment, we can quickly deploy to scale to our customers’ needs. To ensure top-notch safety and quality, we maintain comprehensive in-house operator qualification and safety programs. Pike Gas is a subsidiary of Pike Corporation, a leading provider of turnkey infrastructure solutions for electric utilities, as well as for telecommunications companies, with a growing portfolio of renewable energy projects. Pike has over 75 years of experience and has worked with over 300 utility customers.

Pike Gas provides distribution, technical and engineering services for the gas utility industry, from natural gas main installation and joint trench work spanning gas, electric and telecommunications lines, to horizontal directional drilling across challenging topography, to renewable natural gas (RNG) projects. We are relentlessly committed to safety, integrity and quality to ensure exceptional customer service while also ensuring safe and reliable access to natural gas for our communities.

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Earl Mahan, SVP Gas Operations

Earl Mahan is Senior Vice President of Gas Operations at Pike Gas. In this role, Earl oversees all gas operations for Pike across a 10-state service territory in the Southeastern United States. This includes full P/L responsibility for all distribution and transmission work, replacement and steel projects, and pipeline integrity, new construction and sewer camera work. Earl has 35 years of operational experience in gas contracting and extensive customer relationships throughout the eastern United States.

George Ratchford, VP Gas Operations

George Ratchford is the Vice President of Gas Operations for Pike Gas, where he has operational responsibility for North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. This encompasses safety, operational performance, project execution, work methods, standards and procedures, and client relations. He has more than 30 years of experience in the gas utility industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Payton Crawford, Director of Operations

Payton Crawford serves as Director of Operations for Pike Gas. His responsibilities include leading Pike Gas operations in Florida, promoting growth and expansion throughout the state while promoting safe and quality work for employees and customers. Payton has over 38 years of experience in the gas utility industry, with proven success in leading company growth and profitability while maintaining safety and fostering employee success.