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Drilling With Pride & Experience

"Southeast Directional Drilling's employees take pride in their job working for their company"

- SEDD Executive Chairman Steve Ugrich

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Drilling With Pride & Experience

"It's more like a family than it is just working for corporate America. You're not treated as an employee here, you feel like family"

-SEDD Western Regional Superintendent Dane Palmer

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Drilling With Pride & Experience

“I appreciate how far we've come and how far we have come together as a company . We've all grown and learn together.”

-SEDD General Superintendent Kyle Pellinen

We have a combined field experience of over
one hundred years in pipelining and directional drilling.

Results Matter

For horizontal directional drilling of natural gas, utility, crude/product, telecom or any other pipeline project, you want a partner you can trust.

Experience Matters

From Southeast Directional Drilling’s management team’s hands on approach and the hard work ethic of our employees, you can trust your project will be done right.

Integrity Matters

We focus not just on projects, but on relationships. We are proud of our record of superior customer service, which has led to our perfect record for repeat business.

Results, Experience & Integrity Matters

Contact Us Today: 1 (520) 423-2131

We are pleased to introduce Southeast Directional Drilling, LLC.

Southeast consists of a key group of highly trained and experienced personnel. Our executive management team includes Steve Ugrich, Todd Barton, Charley Patterson, John Heieie, Josh Ugrich and Kyle Pellinen.

When it comes to your business, you want the best, and when it comes to choosing the best, you need Southeast Directional Drilling. However, what is it that makes Southeast the ideal choice for your company? Experience and quality. These fundamental building blocks for success are only some of what has made up Southeast Directional Drilling since its inception in 2002. As far as our experience goes, Southeast has a combined field experience of over one hundred years in pipelining and directional drilling combined with over several hundred quality miles of HDD’s, of which 35 miles were 42” HDD crossings. These years of experience include several hundred completed bores including one that was a record length of 6,380 feet, and another project which was the deepest directional drill river crossing in North America at a depth of 800 feet. These two projects earned Southeast the highest respect in the drilling industry. From our most recent projects, we set another world record in Trinidad by executing three 56 inch HDD crossings.

Southeast Directional Drilling’s Fleet

Southeast’s fleet includes 15 rigs ranging from 80,000 lbs to 1,400,000 lbs.  In addition to having the proper instruments, we also have all of the required support, safety equipment, dual mud systems, semi-trucks, pick-up trucks, environmental supplies, down hole tools, reamers, tensor steering tools, and navigational equipment.


Southeast has the capability to perform directional drilling work in a variety of different territories, such as environmentally sensitive areas, city streets, cross country areas, major river crossings, roadways, railroads, and remote locations. We have experience in all types of soils, including solid rock and fractured formations and we are also capable of drilling in lengths in excess of 6,400 ft, ranging from 2 inches to 56 inches in diameter pipe. Aside from being able to fulfill any possible drilling need, we are committed to maintaining an on time schedule, all while satisfying landowners, environmental monitors, and public agencies.

We look forward to discussing, and bidding, any potential horizontal directional drilling projects your company may require.

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PLH Group is a leading full service construction and specialty contractor that serves the electric power line, pipeline, oilfield electrical services and industrial markets. Formed in 2009, PLH Group has assembled a North American team of top quality companies that deliver services covering the broad range of needs of its customers from pipeline construction and related directional drilling, right-of-way clearing/restoration and engineering to electric transmission, distribution and substation construction including specialized foundations and helicopter airborn operations.

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