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About Us 2017-06-17T15:16:46+00:00

Our Business

Southern Hydro Vac, Inc. is the leading (soft dig) hydro excavation company in Georgia.  We are based in Powder Springs, Georgia and work primarily in Atlanta and the Southeast.  We are a service orientated company, performing hydro excavation for a large network of companies and contractors. Southern Hydro Vac, Inc. is fully insured and Safety is a major consideration in the performance of our work.

Our Diligence

Originally started in October of 2003, with two trucks, we have grown over the years to a fleet of 12 trucks, support equipment and a trained staff.  Southern Hydro Vac, Inc. owns, operates and maintains the newest and finest hydro vac trucks and equipment.  We have an internal service department and staff of three service men.  Our shop facility has four open bays and is equipped to perform all minor and major repairs.  We keep a full inventory of tires, parts, filters, etc.  So if our trucks or vac systems need attention, there is no waiting for 3rd party repairs.  Daily equipment inspections guarantees prompt repairs so the trucks will be available for work.

Our Dedication

Southern Hydro Vac, Inc’s management personnel are all customer orientated, so as to provide our clients with the best possible service in this industry.   The management consists of a General Manager, Sales Representative, Dispatch Manager and two supporting clerical personnel.  Our goal is to serve and satisfy our customers by improving the cost effectiveness and quality of our services, by building a team of people who will develop and maintain a quality and service oriented attitude that leads the industry and creates a sustainable competitive advantage for Southern Hydro Vac, Inc.

Our Reputation

The capabilities of our trucks and the quality of our employees are responsible for our excellent reputation.  We are one of the few hydro excavation companies that are approved to work at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as well as the Georgia Power and The Southern Companies’ power plants.  Southern Hyro Vac, Inc. is very proud of our “can do” reputation and our people who are responsible for perpetuating that reputation.

The Southern Hydro Vac Team

Our team members are why Southern Hydro Vac has grown and thrived since 2003.

001 - Alan Kempson

Alan Kempson

General Manager

I am a Georgia native who went to school in Cobb County and graduated from Kennesaw State University.

I am married, and for hobbies, I enjoy playing softball, traveling and spending time with our children and grandchildren.   I also enjoy my job because I’m able to work with customers whom I have known through the years as well as cultivating new customers and friendships.

I have over 40 years of experience in the construction industry with Yancey Bros. Co., Paramont Grading, Aiken Grading and Ruby Collins before joining Southern Hydro Vac.  I have served as General Manager with Southern Hydro Vac since 2013.

003 - Dennis Banks

Dennis Banks

Dispatch

I am originally from Virginia where I was raised on a farm. I graduated from Madison County High School, then attended Germanna Community College before going on to Virginia Tech. Go Hokies!!! My hobbies are raising my children and martial arts.

In business I transferred to Georgia with a previous employer to help build the Atlanta sales market. I joined Southern Hydro Vac in 2011 as a Hydro Vac Apprentice and was later promoted to Hydro Vac Crew Leader. Now, at Southern Hydro Vac, I am the customer contact person for scheduling Hydro Vac Services or Flush Truck work.  I am responsible for analyzing the customer’s needs and then scheduling and routing our personnel and equipment to his project.

004 - Paul Matia

Paul Matia

Sales

I was born in Cleveland Ohio, moved around the mid-West from Chicago back to Cleveland and eventually moved to Atlanta when I was 12 years old. I graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Economics. My hobbies include; hunting, fishing and keeping myself physically fit.  I can be found working out in the gym almost every day or at the Chattahoochee River enjoying a jog.

My entire career has been in the construction industry, with the bulk of my experience being in sales and marketing of construction aggregates. I have been with Southern Hydro Vac since 2014 and am responsible for estimating jobs, pioneering for new customers and developing long term relationships with our existing customers.

006 - Misty Elliott

Misty Elliott

AR Administrator

I grew up in Knoxville, TN which means that I was raised, and will forever be a Tennessee Volunteer.  I currently live in Dallas, GA. with my husband, a teenage daughter and our latest daughter, born in May 2016.  As a family we enjoy spending time together, cooking out with friends, and traveling for family vacations.

I have been employed with Southern Hydro Vac since February of 2015 and have brought with me over 15 years of Accounting and Customer Service experience in a variety of different industries.  I love working with our customers and use my experience to organize, implement, and solve problems to keep the Southern Hydro Vac office running smoothly on a daily basis.

007 - Casy Thornell

Casey Thornell

AR Assistant

I am a Georgia native who likes to spend her Saturdays in the fall watching the University of Georgia Bulldogs and yelling GO DAWGS with my husband and dog, Buddy. When not watching football I enjoy going on a treasure hunt at the local Goodwill, catching a Braves game and doing the chop or reading a good book.

I have been providing Administrative support for Southern Hydro Vac since October 2015. I have over 10 years of experience in various business environments and am capable of wearing many hats and juggling multiple priorities. My major focus is in Accounts Payable, Payroll processing, keeping up with employees’ certifications and testing. I also assist with truck scheduling when needed. I am committed to providing high-quality customer service thereby giving the customer a positive experience and hopefully repeat business.

008 - Brad barber

Brad Barber

Mechanic

I was born and raised in Georgia and taught growing up that if you want something in life you have to work for it. That’s exactly what I started doing straight out of high school as a heavy equipment mechanic. In 2003 I was introduced to hydro excavation when Southern Hydro Vac was launched. I guess you can say these trucks kind of sucked me into the business.

In 2008 I became Southern Hydro Vac’s full time mechanic. Setting up shop for the company was exciting and fun for me. My goal is to keep the right parts in stock in order to have as little equipment down time as possible. Now at Southern Hydro Vac we perform 100% of the vacuum loader repairs, while subbing out very few cab and chassis repairs. We employ 3 full time mechanics to perform preventive maintenance and repairs on our 9 Hydro Vac trucks and 1 Flush Combo truck.

I enjoy working at Southern Hydro Vac. It has become my dream job. If I’m not putting in time at SHVI you would catch me enjoying God’s country either on the lake or in the woods with my family and friends.