Management Team

Cameron Hale

President Alvah Group, Inc.

Cameron@alvahgroup.com

Experience

Cameron Hale has an extensive background in underground distribution work having worked both gas and electric projects. He has worked in the field his entire career, starting as an operator and working up to Project Manager for the Mueller Resource Management, Inc. (MRM) family of companies. He managed projects for MRM in Michigan, Ohio, Hawaii, California, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota.

In 2007 he was recognized by Harold Mueller (the founder of MRM) as having the unique capability to build his own company. Mueller encouraged Hale to branch off on his own. Hale has expanded the company from its beginning as a cable pulling contractor to all facets of distribution and electric construction, including underground, overhead, network maintenance, civil, restoration, and traffic, primarily for PG&E in the Bay Area. He grew Alvah Group, Inc. and ancillary companies from the inception to the projected revenue of $120,000,000 in 2021.

Hale understands that every day requires an attention to detail and quality workmanship. He knows that there are others out there that can do the same type of work so Alvah Group has to do it better and safer to maintain the customer’s trust and continued relationship. This mindset is constantly reinforced with subcontractors selected to work on Alvah Group projects.

  • 27 Years Distribution Utility Construction Experience
  • 1991-2006 Mueller Pipeliners, Inc.
  • Started as a Laborer in Michigan and worked way up to Project Manager.
  • Ran projects in  Michigan, Ohio, Hawaii, California, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota
  • 2007 – Present President & CEO Alvah Group Companies

Ron Campbell

Executive Vice President, Alvah Contracting, LLC – Overhead and Underground Distribution Construction

Ron@Alvah.com
916-705-2746

Experience

Ron Campbell began his career in 1990 as a Natural Gas Pipeline Welder Foreman working on projects in Southern California for SoCal Gas and SDG&E. He transitioned to the Electrical field in 2001 and has been managing projects for SDG&E and PG&E up to the present time. Ron has a total of 28 years of experience in the Underground Utility Industry in both Natural Gas Pipeline, 230KV Underground Transmission, and 4KV – 34.5KV Distribution electrical projects. Ron joined Alvah Contracting, LLC in 2013 and has been instrumental in its growth to the present day. His main focus is to provide a safe and comfortable work environment for employees and the highest level of service possible to clients. His commitment to safety, service, and the quality of workmanship will ensure Alvah remains a leader in the industry.

  • 1990-1996 Welder Foreman – De La Cruz Construction
  • 1996-2005 General Foreman – Mueller Pipeliners
  • 2005-2013 UG Superintendent – Par Electric
  • 2013-Present Vice President – Alvah Contractors

Tom Henkels

Chief Operating Officer, Alvah Contracting, LLC; Utility Traffic Control Services, Inc.; Utility Traffic & Restoration, Inc.

Tom@Alvah.com

Experience

He brings with him over 30 years of management experience successfully growing and running geographically diverse businesses in the utility and pipeline construction industries.

Prior to joining Alvah, Henkels was Chief Operating Officer of PLH Group, Inc., a $1+Billion construction services company covering the US and Canadian Power and Pipeline markets.  Mr. Henkels has also served as Executive Vice President at Q3 Contracting, Inc., a subsidiary of Primoris Services, Inc., one of the largest publicly held construction firms in the U.S.  His background also includes serving as Regional Vice President for Henkels & McCoy overseeing operations in 26 states and Canada as well as President and Senior Vice President roles at subsidiary companies of Quanta Services, Inc., the largest electric and pipeline specialty contractor in North America.

Mr. Henkels holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Illinois State University and is a CPA and CMA.

Jason Weidler

President, Utility Construction Services, Inc.

JasonW@UCS-LLC.com
805-440-0562

Experience

Jason Weidler has 25 years of experience in distribution utility civil construction work. Beginning his career in 1993 as a laborer for Whitaker Contractors, Inc., he worked his way up to Project Manager with them. Mr. Weidler was brought in to Veterns Power, Inc. To help grow their civil electric group. During his tenure there, he managed civil crews for PG&E and grew the entity from $10,000,000 to $35,000,000

  • 1993-2010 Whitaker Contractors, Inc. Laborer to Project Manager
  • 2010-2016 Veterans Power, Inc. – Manager over civil crews for PG&E
  • 2017-2022 Vice President, Utility Construction Services
  • 2022-present President, Utility Construction Services, Inc.

Thad Burkette

General Manager – Utility Traffic & Restoration, Inc.

ThadB@UTRNow.com
414-397-9512

Experience

Thad Burkette joined Utility Traffic & Restoration, LLC in 2018 after a 20-year career with Q3 Contracting, Inc. Burkette comes to UTR with extensive experience.

  • 1999-2018 Q3 Contracting, Inc.
  • 1999-2007 Restoration Operator/Foreman
  • 2007-2010 Restoration Area Manager
  • 2011-2018 Wisconsin Manager of Restoration & Traffic
  • 2018-Present General Manager, Utility Traffic Restoration, LLC

Keaton Voulgarelis

Executive Vice President – Utility Traffic Control Services, Inc.

Experience

Keaton Vougarelis began his career with Alvah Contractors, Inc. in 2013. During his tenure with the organization, Voulgarelis has worked as a Groundsman and an Estimator. In 2018 Vougarelis was instrumental in the launch of UTCS and is the registered license holder:

  • 5 Years Distribution Utility Construction Experience
  • 2013-2018 Alvah Contractors
  • 2019-2021 General Manager, Utility Traffic Control Service,  Inc.
  • 2022-Present Executive Vice President, Utility Traffic Control Services, Inc.

Bruce Bolger

CSP, CHMM – Safety Director

BruceB@Alvah.com

Experience

Bruce Bolger is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) focusing on leadership, quality, productivity and safety. Bruce has 37 years’ experience working with high performance work teams including nuclear power, construction, manufacturing, sales and utilities. As a CSP and CHMM, Bruce has worked as a VP in Construction and as a Safety Director for the largest Utility in New England. Bruce Bolger brought his expertise to Alvah Contractors, Inc. in 2016. His career has included 16 years with ComEd (PECO) as a Safety and Environmental Manager and Manager of Safety – Nuclear Operations. A few other positions have included Director of Safety for Connecticut Light and Power, Safety Program Director of Northeast Utilities, and Vice President of Safety for PAR.

  • 1984-2000 ComEd (PECO) Safety Manager – Nuclear and T&D.
  • 2000-2002 InfraSource, Director of Safety
  • 2002-2005 Connecticut Light and Power – Manager of Safety
  • 2006-2009 PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc. – Vice President of Safety, Environmental and DOT
  • 2009-2016 Safety Programs Director, Northeast Utilities (now Eversource Energy)
  • 2016-present Safety Director, Alvah Group Companies

Education

Oswego State – SUNY, B.A., Biology 1978

Steve Chu

Vice President – Alvah Group, Inc.

Experience

Before being named Vice President in February 2022, Steve was Program Manager at Alvah Contractors and was responsible for the company’s Overhead portfolio, which included oversight of project management and coordination, project administration, quality assurance, and customer reporting. During this time, he played a key role in cross-department collaboration and the implementation of a new Overhead work management system to adapt to continuously evolving customer requirements.

Prior to joining Alvah, Steve worked at Pacific Gas and Electric Company as the Contract Construction Supervisor leading the Wildfire Safety Inspection Program repair efforts for the Bay Area. Previous to this role, he also worked throughout the company’s service territory as a Project Management Supervisor, Project Manager, Field Engineer, and Logistics Branch Director at the Regional Emergency Center during Major Emergency activations.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of California Irvine.