About SSC

Specialized Services Company (SSC)

Since 1969, SSC has been recognized as one of Arizona’s leading underground construction companies.

SSC is a family owned and operated company providing trenchless installation of underground utilities, vacuum utility locating, and excavating services to:

  • General Contractors
  • Utility Agencies
  • Engineering Firms
  • Local City, State, and County Governments
  • Pipeline Companies

SSC is Well-Equipped and Qualified to Design, Locate, and Build any Utility.

Our Boring Past Has Made For An Exciting Future!

Specialized Services Company (SSC) opened its doors in 1969 with a used pickup and a small bank loan.

Historically an open cut excavation company, this family business quickly grew to become a leader in underground utility infrastructure.

Trenchless Technology Expands Our Reach.

Advances in technology have allowed SSC to focus solely on trenchless methodologies.

Considered experts in Arizona’s underground, SSC now offers trenchless consulting services and education to clients worldwide.

SSC Celebrated 50 Years in Business in 2019.

Although some of the faces have changed, SSC still believes that our company can only be as strong as the values behind it. Those same solid principles that guided our grandparents back in 1969.

Our Mission

To be the leader in underground construction, provide meaningful employment, and promote positive community impact.

 

Our Core Values:

Our Core Values

 

Build Your Future ArizonaBuild Your Future Arizona

SSC is a proud member of the Build Your Future Arizona initiative and a Superintendent Level Sponsor. Additionally, Marcia Veidmark is a member of Build Your Future Arizona’s steering committee.

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North Mountain Business Alliance 

SSC is a founding member of North Mountain Business Alliance (NMBA), a community organization that aims to improve the local area around North Mountain Village in north Phoenix for all businesses and residents. Marcia Veidmark led these efforts beginning in 2011, working with city officials and local area business owners to address community concerns related to public safety and zoning. The alliance has also worked to promote various community resources to area residents such as training programs, early childhood development, and after-school programs. Marcia Veidmark’s community improvement involvement extends to her being a member of the North Mountain Village planning committee.

 

Phoenix Rescue Mission

SSC is a proud supporter of the Phoenix Rescue Mission through financial support and by sponsoring food and toiletry drives for employees to have the opportunity to participate.   SSC values the opportunity to support this organization that helps the most at-risk members of our population get on their feet and become contributing members of society. 

 

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

SSC is a proud supporter of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP), an organization working to address the fact that construction is the #1 industry for suicide deaths. Michelle Walker, VP of Finance at SSC is one of the founders and current chairman of the alliance. She speaks at national conferences, local trade associations, and construction companies to promote awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. SSC is proud to support this important industry organization financially and through Michelle’s involvement. 

 

Saguaro Camp Cedarbrook

SSC is a proud supporter and donor to Saguaro Camp Cedarbrook (SCC), a Christian Outdoor Camp in Arizona that helps campers come to know Christ and develop daily habits of Christian living. The camp provides Christ-centered outdoor programs, where campers can develop positive self-concepts, experience God’s beautiful creation, explore His Word, and build meaningful relationships with staff members and other campers. SSC’s owner and Executive Vice President, Arvid Veidmark III has volunteered and lead this camp for the past 15+ years.  In addition, Arvid leads an archery ministry for campers to participate in year-round, maintaining their positive connections and interactions.  This archery club is housed at SSC’s facilities. 

Construction Financial Manager Association (CFMA)

The Construction Financial Manager Association (CFMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today’s construction financial professionals. Michelle Walker, VP of Finance at SSC has been a board member, officer and president of the CFMA’s Valley of the Sun Chapter in Phoenix. Michelle continues to participate in the organization on a local and national level, as she enters her 10th year of membership. CFMA currently has more than 8,600 members in 98 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 

Arizona Utility Contractors Association (AZUCA)

The Arizona Utility Contractors Association (AZUCA) was founded in 1975 by local utility contractors to address the growing issues associated with underground utility installation. SSC has been an active member of this association since the 1980’s and Arvid is the chapter president.

 

Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)

Marcia Veidmark, as a woman business owner and leader, has been an active member of the national non-profit Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) for many years. The WPO aims to provide continuing education in business and leadership through confidential forums where women presidents can connect and communicate.  The WPO also works to advance the influence of women in the business community by increasing the visibility of women presidents on the local, national, and international levels. 

We are honored to have been recognized in Trenchless Technology Magazine's cover story that shares more about the journey of our company. Over the past 55 years, SSC has been committed to delivering excellence to the industry while rooting ourselves in faith and family - values we hold dear. A big thank you Trenchless Technology for acknowledging our steadfast commitment and achievements!
https://trenchlesstechnology.com/family-and-faith-guides-ssc-underground-to-trenchless-success/
Happy Mother's Day from SSC Underground! We wish a special and love filled day to all the incredible mothers on our team and in the industry! Thank you for all that you do!
#HappyMothersDay
In the world of underground construction, trench collapses or cave ins pose a serious threat that compromise the safety of a team. To avoid the occurrence of this, here are some best practices that will help keep everyone safe!
- Always use protective systems such as shoring, sloping, or trench boxes to prevent trench collapses. These systems should be installed and maintained by competent personnel.
- Conduct daily inspections of trenches before work begins and after any significant change in conditions. Look for signs of instability, soil movement, or water accumulation.
- Implement proper entry and exit procedures, such as ladders or ramps, to allow workers to enter and exit the trench safely. Never jump into or out of a trench.
#ConstructionSafetyWeek #safetyfirst #constructionsafety #sscunderground

What Our Clients Say:

  • “My experience with the SSC was positive. Their professionalism, efficiency, and commitment to customer service made me feel confident in their ability to handle my construction needs. I would definitely recommend their services to others in need of a reliable construction office.”

    Kyler Colin, General Managing Partner, Phoenix Water Solutions

  • “I was impressed with the communication and appreciate SSC’s help to get this potholing done in a quick and professional manner.”

    Lynne Stocker, Assistant Project Manager, Garney Construction

  • “Workers were very knowledgeable about how to find the utilities despite differences in the drawings and actual field conditions. Very helpful in going above and beyond by working with us.”

    Johnathan Hoffman, Assistant Project Manager, City of Sedona

  • “Their collaboration with my team on large-scale infrastructure upgrade projects has been exceptional. Their expertise and professionalism have been invaluable in delivering successful outcomes. I highly recommend SSC Underground to any organization in need of top-notch services.”

    Ben Kooinga, Project Manager

  • “The Crew from SSC went above and beyond to locate our water line that turned out to be more challenging than originally expected.”

    Kevin Tallman, Director of Construction, Shane Co Jewelers

  • “SSC is accommodating and punctual.”

    Jeff Strasser, Managing Partner-Custom Structures LLC

  • “We had a project in North Scottsdale that had to be completed while school was out for Christmas break. I gave SSC one week notice and sent them plans with over 80 potholes. They jumped right on it and completed the work for us to meet our deadline. Everyone from Michelle and Arvid in the […]

    Kelley Hlavsa, Project Manager, Achen Gardner Construction

  • “Really appreciate you helping us with our boring need. The drilling crew did a great job and completed the entire job above and beyond our expectations, without any issues. We look forward to working with you again if any such need arises in future.”

    Satya Chataut, BHP

  • “Arvid, you and your team performed a difficult task with precision and safety at the forefront. Well done and thank you for all of your efforts.”

    Kelly Haberly, B&F Contracting

  • “Just wanted to reach out and say thank you for your crews’ work today at Asante Well #4. They were safe, professional, and went above and beyond making sure the site was cleaned up after they left. Please pass my thanks onto your crew.”

    JT Core, Felix Construction

  • “Just wanted to say thank you for the safety culture your company has. It’s a breath of fresh air to see other companies embracing being safe. I sat in on your crews’ safety meeting this morning prior to the start of their work on Ray Rd. “

    Scott Nunemaker – Vice President, RCCM

  • “Kuddos to your guys. Not once has any of your foreman’s EVER put up a fuss when I’ve asked them to work a little late. Response is always “whatever you want and we’ll stay as long as you need us to.” I really appreciate all the hard work they do for me.”

    Travis Barrick – Field Supervisor, Felix Construction

  • “A big thank you to SSC for jumping on this quickly as they did to help the team get this information so quickly. It’s much appreciated and was pretty impressive to see 5 separate potholing crews descend upon Rio Salado the way they did today!”

    Christopher Laute, Resident Engineer, Valley Metro

  • We’ve used SSC for a number of years and I’ve been very pleased. Thanks and keep up the great work.

    Dave Klann, Staff Engineer, Mactec

  • SSC did a great job. Their assistance during pre-construction was greatly appreciated and differentiated them from the competition. Keep doing what you do best!

    Jim Drago, Sundt Construction

  • I called with short notice to some work and SSC responded immediately. In this market, dollars seem to control everything and quality of people and work seem to have diminished. The professionalism and hard work of your crew takes me back to when people knew what they were doing and cared. Intelligent guys that work […]

    Lonnie Ferguson, Project Manager, Construction 70

  • As a civil engineering consultant, I usually recommend your services but rarely use them with the exception being vacuum excavating. I have attended your seminars in the past and find them very helpful. I recommend continuing the education to make designers better. If we understand and know how to specify your service, we are more […]

    Bill Gasque, Sr. Civil Engineer, Dowl HKM

  • SSC handled the project perfectly even went above to schedule directly with the gas company, made my job easier.

    Tony Smith, Owner, Western Underground

  • You and your staff are always responsive to our needs and make sure you clearly understand the scope of the work in advance, so there are no surprises. I really appreciate that attitude.

    Michael Rhodes, Civil Engineer, Gila River Indian Community

  • Overall a good company. Very professional in approach and execution of work. Courtesy and respect shown by all personnel, a welcome rarity in the business. Keep doing what you’re doing, and thank you.

    M. Gartner, Project Manager, Sybrant Construction

  • Your field crew did a great job!

    Nick Nikrant, Project Manager, Builders Guild

  • Crew was courteous & helpful.

    Jayde Bullard, Project Manager, Caljet of America, LLC.

  • This is the second time working with this foreman. Will request him again. Easy to work with.

    David Willett, Aero Automatic Sprinkler Co.

  • Superb foreman…Exceptional!

    Curtis Briggs, Shea Homes

  • Great work! SSC was timely, responsive and professional. I would use them again.

    Stewart Vaghti, Project Engineer, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

  • I have always had good and quick service from SSC.

    Sally Raymer, Sundt Construction

  • Arvid was very accommodating in getting crew onsite within 2 hours of my call.

    Dennis Sime, Project Superintendent, Hunter Contracting

  • First I want to express once again how impressed I am with you and your support group. You are all “top notch.” Yes the job went well and I appreciate your help. It really made a huge difference on such a critical facility. I still can’t believe (even though I saw it with my own […]

    David McKinley, VFC-Arizona

  • Great service on short notice. Thanks!

    Richard Komzelman, Carson Construction

  • The entire SSC crew was extremely professional and flexible. All of your company’s efforts are greatly appreciated and you will be our boring subcontractor on any future projects.

    Ben Myers, Project Manager, GRG Construction

  • Your team made this challenging casing push a success.

    Michael Fossett, Project Manager, SDB Inc.

  • Extensive knowledge of the local soil conditions coupled with their proven skills has insured that every job is completed within our schedule and budget. We’ve worked with SSC for many years and always found them to more than equal our high required standards and able to complete any task.

    Brian Chavez, Chief Estimator/Project Manager, Tyers Contracting

  • I would like to thank you for your prompt response to our urgent need for your services. The men you sent did a fantastic and quick bore. We do so appreciate your company for that. Thanks!

    Patricia Riggs, Town of Gila Bend

  • Our job was especially challenging. The SSC team worked six days, around the clock and the testimony to the success of their efforts is that the general public never knew they were here. An additional thanks to SSC for their professional courtesy. In our industry, it is something I do not encounter often enough.

    Chris McCoy, Superintendent, Gilbane Building Company

  • Your project manpower’s knowledge, attitude, safety and work ethic are outstanding!

    Mike Levi, Estimator/Project Manager, Holloman Corporation

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