Dashiell initially began with a focus of providing turnkey services for high and medium voltage electrical substations to the petrochemical industry located along the Texas Gulf Coast. Dashiell has since grown the business to serve a much more diverse, national customer base that includes Industrials, IPP’s, Utilities and Renewable Energy Generators.
DACON was formed in 1969 to provide craft-labor construction services and complete the Dashiell service offerings.
1980’s-Present – After decades of operating as a private-held company, Dashiell was purchased by PECO Energy Company in 2000, and was ultimately acquired by Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) in August 2007.
Dashiell offers a variety of high and medium voltage electrical services including engineering, construction, testing and commissioning, and project management, both on a stand-alone and turnkey basis. Our geographic footprint includes the United States and Canada, as well as various locations beyond North America.
Since the beginning, we have been a leader in the design and construction of high and medium voltage electrical infrastructure. Our experienced engineering, construction, testing and commissioning, and project management professionals have earned the reputation of one of the country’s best electrical contractors in the engineering, procurement and construction industry.
Dashiell Corporation was incorporated on November 14th, 1960, with a focus on providing turnkey services for high and medium voltage electrical substations to the petrochemical industry in the Gulf Coast area. Dashiell has since grown to serve Industrials, IPP’s, Utilities, Wind, Solar, and Generation across the nation.
DACON – In 1969, Dashiell formed the Dashiell Construction Company, DACON, in Freeport, TX. The Freeport location was chosen due to its proximity to Dow Chemical. Also, the plants in the area were unionized, and in order to gain work from them, it was necessary to form a unionized construction company such as DACON. Later, the DACON office was moved to the original location on 6161 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas.
Like most Houston companies, Dashiell was affected by the Oil Crises, and in 1984 the work volume decreased by 2/3rds. Dashiell remained slow from 1984 until the late 1980s until the oil and gas market started to rise again.
The next growth spurt for Dashiell began in the 1990s with utility deregulation and the development of Independent Power Producers.
In the year 2000, Dashiell sold their interests to PECO. Created in 2000, Exelon was born out of the PECO Energy Company and Commonwealth Edison merger. Due to legislation that did not allow utilities such as Exelon to have their own contractors to do work for them, they sold Dashiell and several other contractors to InfraSource, in 2003. In May 2004, InfraSource went public on the New York Stock Exchange and was considered one of the largest specialty contractors servicing the utility transmission and distribution infrastructure in the United States.
Dashiell became a Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) company in August 2007, when Quanta Services purchased the InfraSource Network of Companies.