History

1999

Global Expansion:</br>South America

Global Expansion:
South America

Armed with expert growth in Pipeline Integrity, Horizontal Directional Drilling, and Telecom Construction, Mears expands operations to South America with offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2000

Quanta Advantage:</br>Teamwork

Quanta Advantage:
Teamwork

To tackle larger, more complex projects, Mears joins forces with Quanta—the largest infrastructure provider (power, telecom, pipeline solutions) in North America.

2002

Family Business:</br>Traditional Values

Family Business:
Traditional Values

Founder Herb Fluharty hands the reigns to son, Scot Fluharty, as President & Chief Executive Officer of Mears.

2007

Herbert L. Fluharty Training & Testing Facility

Herbert L. Fluharty Training & Testing Facility

Mears dedicates state-of-the-art 15,000-square-foot NACE-approved training facility—Herbert L. Fluharty Training & Testing Facility—specially designed for rig-testing and pipeline integrity training.

2013

Gas Distribution Construction Services

Gas Distribution Construction Services

As a leading underground solutions provider, Mears expands its reach by partnering with some of the largest gas distribution utility companies in North America thanks to garnering operations of several Quanta Services sister companies.

2014

NACE</br>Award Winner

NACE
Award Winner

Mears receives the NACE Distinguished Organization Award for outstanding contributions in the field of corrosion science, engineering or a major technological contribution in either field.

2016

Training the Best</br>in the Industry

Training the Best
in the Industry

Quanta Services opens The Lazy-Q Ranch training facility in La Grange, Texas for: hands-on instruction from master trainers focusing on safety, skill development and certifications as well as custom-solution pipeline training for challenging projects.

2016

Record Setting</br>Pipeline Drill

Record Setting
Pipeline Drill

Mears completes a record-setting drill—7,357 linear feet, 24-inch steel pipeline under the Elizabeth River—as part of the Hampton Roads Crossing constructed by Virginia Natural Gas.

2017

Solutions Provider:</br>Direct Pipe® Tech

Solutions Provider:
Direct Pipe® Tech

Mears adds more trench-less solutions to its HDD capabilities with Direct Pipe® for the oil, gas, electrical and water/wastewater industries.

2017

JW Pipeline</br>joins Mears

JW Pipeline
joins Mears

Jim Walton’s JW Pipeline Integrity Services, LLC of Dallas, Texas joins the Mears Family to better serve the needs of its expanding client base.