Utility Design Services (UDS) was formed in 2007 as part of a rapidly-growing electrical contractor with a focus on the design-build needs of utility clients. Growth in UDS’s stand-alone engineering capability led to its emergence as a distinct entity in 2010. Today UDS continues to serve a diverse customer base throughout the Midwest as a division of Donco Electrical Construction LLC, wholly owned by Chairwoman & CEO Candice Fowler.
While our core practice initially centered on electrical transmission and distribution design, UDS has grown to provide a wide array of services for customers:
- Electric Transmission & Distribution Design
- Substation Design
- Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution Design
- Commercial/Industrial Engineering & Design
- Project Management Services
- Testing Services
- Fiber Optic Design
- EPC/Design Build Services
UDS is a Registered Professional Engineering Firm in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Hawaii. We also are a Registered Professional Land Surveying Firm in Illinois. Our client base includes investor-owned utility companies, cooperative utility companies, municipal utilities, construction contractors, and commercial/industrial facilities.
We provide complete solutions with engineering, design, project management and as-built documentation customized according to client needs and budgets. As a division of Donco, we also have in-house commercial, industrial and utility electrical construction resources as well as fiber optic/outside plant communications capabilities. Our vertical integration gives customers the option to work with a single highly-coordinated team for the design, construction, and maintenance of their infrastructure. The efficiencies we create reduce the expense of coordinating multiple firms.
Utility Design Services strives to be the design firm of choice by providing quality products and professional services through experienced knowledgeable staff and an integrity based management team.