About North Houston Pole Line
North Houston Pole Line was founded in 1970 primarily to perform overhead distribution work in Houston, Texas. Since its inception, the company has seen Houston’s utility demands grow and the needs of our valued customers change. Just as those needs have changed and the utility demands have grown, so has North Houston Pole Line’s scope of services. As a result of meeting these demands, the company has grown into one of the largest construction solution providers in the Southwest, providing a wide array of services in many rural, urban and geographical areas.
As a Quanta Services, Inc. subsidiary, North Houston Pole Line has the ability to work on virtually any project. A member of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), North Houston Pole Line strives for continued improvement in programs, policies and procedures insuring that employees have the necessary training, equipment and resources to meet or exceed customer needs in a safe, productive and cost-effective manner. To strengthen this broad range of expertise, North Houston Pole Line’s highly qualified workforce undergoes extensive training in well established instructional programs.
Whatever the task, whether it be emergency call-out, catastrophic response or day-to-day operations, North Houston Pole Line is the solution provider of choice. We are eager to demonstrate our expert capabilities and welcome the opportunity to discuss and better understand your utility demands and needs.
Focused on Safety
Safety is Paramount
At North Houston Pole Line, safety is the primary goal and first focus of the company and each individual. North Houston Pole Line understands that safety is an integral part of operations in all facets of work. Accident prevention is paramount in the planning and execution of every operation.
Greg Austin is the President of North Houston Pole Line, where he leads all operational aspects, including distribution, transmission, major underground projects, and various scopes of work. A true Houstonian at heart, Austin’s linework journey began as a fourth-generation lineman, shaped by his family’s legacy. After graduating from Spring High School in 1985, Greg embarked […]
Vice President, Transmission Operations
Brandon Thompson serves as Operations Vice President for the North Houston Pole Line Transmission Group, providing operational and executive leadership for the Transmission and Substation Teams. Thompson is a graduate of Doyle High School in Louisiana; he brings over thirty years of Heavy Construction and Electrical Delivery Industry experience to his position. Thompson began his […]
Vice President, Distribution Operations
Brian Travis serves as North Houston Pole Line’s Vice President of Operations. Travis supports Distribution for Overhead and Underground crews between North Houston Pole Line and CenterPoint Energy. Travis is a graduate of Aldine High School in Houston, Texas, with thirty-nine years of experience in the Electric Power Delivery Industry. In September 1983, he began […]
Harl F. Sims III
Vice President, Major Underground
Harl Sims serves as North Houston Pole Line’s Vice President of Major Underground Services (MUG). Sims provides operational leadership for a dedicated team serving CenterPoint Energy and multiple commercial clients in Houston, South Texas, and Louisiana. Sims is a graduate of Marlow High School in Oklahoma with twenty-seven years of experience in the Electric Power […]
Joe L. Miller
Senior Vice President
Joe Miller is Senior Vice President of North Houston Pole Line’s Aldine Division. He provides Administrative Leadership and guides the Execution Strategy that powers North Houston Pole Line’s continued growth and success. Prior to joining North Houston Pole Line, Miller served as Distribution Services Manager for Richardson-Wayland Electrical in Southwest Virginia and then as Large […]
Vice President, Energized Transmission Operations
Robert Palmer delivers unparalleled expertise to North Houston Pole Line as Vice President of Energized Transmission Operations. Approaching thirty years in the Electrical Power Delivery Industry, his experience spans the continental United States and the globe. Palmer began his Electrical Power Delivery Industry career in 1994 as a ground man with Irby Construction. He achieved […]