working in field services for seven decades
The aim of our company is to partner with natural gas, electric, water, and oil utilities to ensure our mutual success. We have been working in utility field services for seven decades, and we are proud of our history as an industry leader, innovator, and effective partner. Our goal is to continue that excellent reputation with our expansive service repertoire- from leak detection, to pipeline integrity services, to workforce management and consulting. Southern Cross is proud to work with utilities across North America, and we would love to join your team.
We partner with our customers and employees to protect lives, property, and client infrastructure, while making projects wildly successful through our delivery of high-quality services. We add value to the process by integrating innovation and technology into everything we do while challenging the status quo.
we are in the business of providing solutions
Southern Cross was founded shortly after World War II by James Chaisson, who volunteered for the Marines and fought in the Pacific theater, earning the Navy Cross, Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart for extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa. While navigating the south Pacific, the young Marine could always locate a constant point of reference in the sky — the Southern Cross Constellation.
Prior to the war, Chaisson had worked in the utility industry clearing rights of way for natural gas pipelines. He discovered it was possible to locate leaks by noting changes in the vegetation along the pipeline. When he returned after the war, Chaisson applied his careful observations to invent the modern leak survey as a tool for pipeline safety. Chaisson named his company Southern Cross after the constellation he had relied upon in the South Pacific. We proudly retain the constellation logo in honor of our founder.