UtiliQuest, an Atlanta-based utility services company, is closing its Richmond office; 53 employees will lose their jobs, according to notice given to the state’s dislocated worker unit.
The company’s Chesapeake office is also slated to close, affecting an additional 60 employees. UtiliQuest operates more than 50 offices nationwide, including three other Virginia offices in Fairfax, Manassas, and Fredericksburg.
UtiliQuest provides damage prevention and locating services for utility and telecommunication companies. They are a subsidiary of Dycom Industries, a leading provider of specialty contracting services.
Several calls to Utiliquest’s corporate headquarters and local offices were not immediately returned.
Over the summer UtiliQuest lost their contract with Verizon, according to minutes from a Miss Utility Virginia meeting.