Arvid Veidmark III has more than 30 years of professional hands-on experience designing, estimating, and managing trenchless underground construction projects with SSC Underground for large municipalities, as well as private and public corporations. From serving as Principal Consultant, Owner, and Executive Vice President to his current role today as President at the underground construction and consulting company, Arvid possesses unique firsthand experiential information and expertise on trenchless technologies and their applications.
As President, and having served in many roles across SSC, Arvid’s vision is well-positioned to continue the future-forward focus of diversifying the company. Under his leadership, SSC has been strategic in this approach by implementing additional services to better serve its clients, such as the vacuum excavating service that allows it to be involved at different phases of the project and expand its customer base. While maintaining SSC’s current level of production in its vacuum, hydrovac and trenchless services, Arvid is leading the company to further implement its Trenchless Constructability and Design (TCD) consulting arm. The TCD growth will make SSC the go-to firm to provide input on designing tunneling and other trenchless projects for engineering firms and general contractors that want to include trenchless in their projects proactively.
Even before holding the official position of President, Arvid had been brainstorming invaluable improvements to leverage a quicker turnaround for jobs. Moreover, his advanced knowledge on how to intelligently implement tunnels provides an outstanding amount of success for the community and his clients.
When it comes to community involvement, Arvid is humbled by being an active, dedicated civil servant and takes pride in the projects SSC performs to create more cost-effective and environmentally safe construction projects. Arvid holds many memberships and board positions including being past President and current Director of the Arizona Chapter of National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA); an active member of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) specifications committee; the North American Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT); and the USA Archery Arizona Chapter as its secretary.
Arvid’s success in business has been recognized with SSC receiving several awards including the Arizona State University “Spirit of Enterprise Award for Emerging Entrepreneurs,” the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Award,” and Equipment World’s “Contractor of the Year.” Arvid was also the recipient of the Ruben P. Orona Damage Prevention Ambassador award.
On the education side, Arvid studied computer information systems and civil engineering at Northern Arizona University and then construction manager at risk at ASU’s Webb School of Construction. On a personal note, Arvid has been married to his wife, Natalie, since 1996 and is a proud father of four teenage/young adult children. He enjoys being involved in his church, volunteering as a leader in its youth camp, and is passionate about archery and hunting.