Property owners may contact a private locator to locate utilities buried on private property and not otherwise marked by the utility company.

Utility companies generally do not mark underground utilities located outside of the utility company’s right of way. Thus, a property owner may contact a private locator to locate and mark underground utilities in these otherwise unmarked areas.

The following is a list of some private locator companies in South Carolina. This list is provided solely to assist property owners in contacting private locators.

By using this site, property owners recognize that SC811 does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any products, goods, or services provided by the private locators listed below.

Please contact these companies directly for pricing information.

Above Average Utility Locating

Locate All Utilities – Power, Gas, Steam, Cable, Water, Sewer, Fiber, and Phone POC: Dean Summers
Phone: (706) 339-3491
Service Area: The CSRA and Surrounding Areas

Atlas Surveying

Utility Locate and Land Surveying Services POC: William Walker
Phone: (843) 573-7831
Service Area: Savannah/Hilton Head, Charleston, Charlotte and Greenville/Spartanburg

Blew & Associates, P.A

Subsurface Utility Engineering, Private Utility Locates, GPR Concrete Scanning, BIM/LiDAR, Surveying POC: Miles Stacey
Phone: (479) 313-3995
Service Area: Entire state

Blood Hound

Utility Locating, Ground Penetrating Radar, Concrete Scanning, Vacuum Excavation, Leak Detection, and Sewer Camera Inspection
POC: Edward Walcher
Phone: (864) 266-6622
Service Area: Entire state

Boyett Utility Locating

Private Utility Locator
POC: Stan Boyett
Phone: (803) 984-2842

Carolina Locates, LLC.

Providing expert and precision locates to Residential/ Commercial clients using EM/GPR/Decibel Acoustic location methods
POC: Daniel Wilson
Phone: (843) 263-5114
Service Area: Entire State, Military Base / TWIC access

Carolina Septic Services

POC: Jeff Bush
Phone: (864) 706-9511
Service Area: Upstate SC

Center Line Locating, LLC

Utility Locate, CCTV Inspection, Soft Digs, and Flush
POC: Lauren Hunke
Phone: 980-207-5040 Service Area: South Carolina and North Carolina

CES Group Engineers, LLP

SUE Event & Private Locating
POC: Terry Worley
Phone: 704-215-1592 or 704-489-1500 ext. 1017 Service Area: South Carolina and North Carolina

Civil Engineering Consulting Services, Inc

Professional Investigation and Analysis of existing utilities. We Designate, Locate, and Map utilities using Ground Penetrating Radar, Vacuum Excavation, and Geophysical Investigation.
POC: Krishjen Auld
Phone: 803-779-0311 ext 232

Divine Grading & Septic LLC

Private Locating and Ground Penetrating Radar
POC: Clayton Sizemore
Phone: 864-580-1343

Eastern Utilities, LLC

Private Locating for gas, propane, fiber, coax, telephone, electric, and pet fencing
POC: Jake Griffis
Phone: (803)-707-5441
Service Area: Lowcountry Region

Ed Holmes and Associates

Private Locating for All Utilities, Ground Penetrating Radar, Residential, Commercial & Utility Overbuild Clients
POC: Bryson Hayes
Phone: (318)-465-8022
Service Area: Asheville, NC (and surrounding areas), Greenville, SC (and surrounding areas)

First Call Locating.Inc

Private Locating for water, sewer, gas, propane, storm, electric, and line fault detection.
POC: Russ LeGault 
Phone: (980) 269-4146
Service Area: Rock Hill & Fort Mill. Willing to travel for an additional fee.

Filter Specialty Inc.

Private Utility Locating Services, Electric, Gas, Oil, Propane, Water, Drain, & Ditch Trenching Services
POC: Charles W Jackson
Phone: (910) 567-5474
Service Area: Dillion, Lakeview, Florence, Darlington and surrounding areas.


Utility Locating, GPR, Concrete Scanning, Video Pipe Inspection, Reports & Drawings
POC: Rachel Simpson/Carolina Scheduling & Estimating 
Phone: 704-582-3219
Service Area: Entire State, local to Columbia & Charleston

HiTech Utility Construction

Private Locates (GPR, Sewer Camera, Pipe Rodding, Hand-Held Locating)
POC: Chris Potterf
Phone: (770) 780-0293
Service Area: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Loc8 One

Private Locator for Residential/Commercial
POC: Palmer Nicholson 
Phone: 803-337-5062
Service Area: Entire State

McKim & Creed

POC: Jeremy Willoughby
Phone: (770) 962-4125
Service Area: Private underground utility locates, EM & GPR, investigation, underground tank surveys, vacuum excavation, SUE

Palmetto Utility Locating

Private Utility Locating and Ground Penetrating Radar
POC: Michael Taylor
Phone: (864) 887-1159
Service Area:

Red Badger Underground, Inc

Private Utility Location
POC: Gabriel Schramm
Phone: 910-284-3637
Service Area: Statewide for NC and SC


Private Locating, RTK Locate, GPR, Utility Mapping, CADD Services, Drone Services
POC: David Barnes
Phone: (864) 270-9246
Service Area: SC, NC, GA

Utility Partners of America

Private Utility Locating, Ground Penetrating Radar, Fiber Optic Cameras, Ground Fault Locating, Subaqueous Locating, and Core Boring.
POC: Kyle Kissmann
Phone: (864) 775-1307
Service Area: SC, NC, GA

West Locating Services, LLC

POC: Tim McNally 
Phone: (843) 747-5101
Service Area: Charleston region/statewide