19th Annual

Locator Achievement Awards

Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C., is proud to honor and recognize the winners of the 19th Annual Locator Achievement Awards.

An image of the locators on top of the dugout of the Bowie Baysox

On May 20, Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C., recognized 43 regional locators for their dedication to damage prevention and exemplary performance with zero safety violations in 2021. Miss Utility’s 19th annual Locator Achievement Awards celebration took place at a Bowie Baysox game at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, Md., where locators, their families, members of the awards committee and Miss Utility members gathered to celebrate the locators’ accomplishments. During the baseball game, winning locators stood on the dugout to be recognized by the Bowie Baysox over the PA system, and received a round of applause from the thousands present in the stadium. In addition to the awards celebration, locators received a Locator Achievement Awards certificate, an 811 T-shirt and a custom-embroidered safety jacket.

The eligibility criteria for the 2021 Locator Achievement Awards were:

  • Submitted individuals must have performed facility/utility location services as his/her full-time job in Maryland or Washington, D.C., from 1/1/2021-12/31/2021 AND must have responded to at least 1,500 locate requests during that time.
  • Submitted individuals must have been employed by the nominating organization for at least 12 months at the time the nomination was submitted.
  • Locator must have had ZERO at-fault damages, ZERO safety violations and passed quality audits (if applicable) within his/her respective organization between 1/1/2021-12/31/2021.
  • Locator must understand and abide by Maryland Code Title 12 “Underground Facilities” and/or Washington, D.C. Code Title 34 Public Utilities.
  • Locator must establish proactive working relationships in damage prevention.

This year, 43 locators are being recognized in Miss Utility’s 19th annual Locator Achievement Awards, including:

Adam Dove
Anna Arundel County DPW

Robert Gilhuly
Charles County DPW Utilities

Brian Wood
Charles County DPW Utilities

Scott Roberts
City of Aberdeen

Wayne Sargent
City of Aberdeen

Milton Jenkins
Dynamic Concepts, Inc.

Eric Parker
Dynamic Concepts, Inc.

Chauncey Clifton
One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.

Steve O’Neill
One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.

Seth Reese
One Call Concepts Locating Services, Inc.

Rodney Brown
Pro Comm ELS LLC

Ben Chester
Pro Comm ELS LLC

Ruben Esparza
Pro Comm ELS LLC

John Kluver
Pro Comm ELS LLC

Jermaine Street
Pro Comm ELS LLC

Thurman Posey
SMECO

George Asante
Stake Center Locating

Edgar Carey
Stake Center Locating

Darell Hazelton
Stake Center Locating

Steve Miller
Stake Center Locating

Bernard Rolek
Stake Center Locating

Charlie Wilson
Stake Center Locating

Adedolapo Ajayi
UtiliQuest

Jeffrey Berry
UtiliQuest

Leo Crooks
UtiliQuest

Eric Doering
UtiliQuest

Stephen Ensor
UtiliQuest

Daniel Hammett
UtiliQuest

Cory Holman
UtiliQuest

Tony Jones
UtiliQuest

Dantavius Keating
UtiliQuest

Lamont Lawrence
UtiliQuest

Edward Lesher
UtiliQuest

Luis Linares
UtiliQuest

Erick Lopez
UtiliQuest

Jose Martinez
UtiliQuest

Reggie McPherson
UtiliQuest

Michael Owens
UtiliQuest

Rico Pereira
UtiliQuest

Aaron Riley
UtiliQuest

Derrick Simpson
UtiliQuest

Bernard Smith
UtiliQuest

Paul Stevens
UtiliQuest