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 on his career at North Houston Pole Line, starting as a dedicated groundman in 1986. His commitment and exceptional skills propelled him to the position of lineman by 1990, followed by roles as a foreman and, in 1999, as a general foreman. Throughout his distinguished career, Austin has achieved remarkable milestones. He extended his expertise to international projects, including rebuilding a line for Exxon Mobile in Chad, Africa, and contributed to several critical overhead projects for the U.S. Department of Defense. Austin’s unwavering dedication also shone during disaster relief efforts, as he played a pivotal role in responding to storms in 21 different states, including Hurricane Rita, Katrina, and Sandy.
In 2022, Austin assumed the role of President at North Houston Pole Line, marking a new chapter in his 38-year journey with the company. Beyond his passion for the line trade, Austin finds his greatest joy in family. He is a loving father to one daughter and grandfather to two cherished grandkids. In his leisure time, Austin finds solace in the great outdoors, where he passionately pursues his love for hunting and fishing. He also enjoys the art of repair, eagerly tinkering with anything in need of a fix. As someone deeply involved in commercial real estate and a dedicated collector of relics from the electrical line trade, Austin’s life exemplifies his boundless enthusiasm for his work and his unwavering commitment to both his profession and the people he holds dear.