C.W. Wright Construction

C.W. Wright
11500 Ironbridge Road
Chester, VA 23831-8220
P: (804) 768-1054

Service with Safety

C.W. Wright, founded in 1953, provides turnkey transmission, substation and distribution services for electric utilities in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States.

A leading contractor servicing the electric utility industry for over 60 years.

C. W. Wright’s extensive experience in the electrical utility industry stands head and shoulders above the competition. Our experience comprises all aspects of utility work including: overhead, underground, transmission, telephone, special hotline construction, substations, cable splicing, foundations, horizontal and directional boring, and right of way clearing. C. W. Wright’s goal is to achieve the best safety environment while maintaining productivity and quality. Our company motto, “Service with Safety,” says it all.


Overhead Transmission

C.W. Wright routinely builds high voltage electric lines from sub-transmission voltages of 35kV up through 765kV. Supporting structures include wood, concrete, steel and hybrids consisting of mono-poles, multi-pole and lattice towers. With our large fleet of pulling equipment, tensioners and blocks, we are capable of small single conductors through large bundled conductor configurations.

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Underground Transmission

As electric utility right-of-ways have been increasingly difficult to obtain, our clients are more often required to place their electric transmission lines underground. In keeping with this demand, C.W. Wright provides the technical expertise, skilled labor and equipment to execute the most challenging projects.

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Since inception, C.W. Wright has contributed to the electric utility industry’s development of electric utility substations. Beginning with wood pole structures for many rural clients, we have advanced to large POD’s, substations and switching stations. We perform all work in-house, including: civil, foundations, structures, equipment installation, control houses, wiring protective schemes and start-up.

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Overhead and Underground Distribution

C.W. Wright has extensive experience with both overhead and underground distribution systems. We provide solutions for a large array of voltages and are accustomed to working on all types of systems. Additionally we have numerous duct bank and manhole crews with lead splicing capabilities.

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C.W. Wright provides a full range of in-house foundation services including but not limited to drilled shaft, cap and pile, spread-footer and convention equipment slabs.  

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Directional Drilling

C.W. Wright offers turnkey solutions and support for cable replacement projects. We have the equipment and capacity to generate 24,000 pounds of thrust/pullback, 4,200 ft.-lbs. of torque and spindle speeds of 270 rpm.

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Who We Serve
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE)
  • Delmarva Power
  • Dominion Resources
  • Exelon
  • FirstEnergy
  • MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources
  • Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC)
  • Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  • Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
  • Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)
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