Specialized Services Co. (SSC), recognized as one of Arizona’s leading underground construction companies since 1969, has named 30-year company veteran Arvid Veidmark III as its new president to lead its continuous growth plans. After serving for more than 21 years as its previous president, Marcia Veidmark is taking on the role of CEO and chairman of the Board.
Veidmark’s vision is directly positioned to continue the future-forward focus of recession-proofing the company. SSC has been strategic in this approach by implementing additional services they have determined will better serve their clients, such as the vacuum excavating service that allows them to be involved at different phases of the project. Even before holding the official position of president, Veidmark has been brainstorming ideas on how SSC can create invaluable improvements to leverage a quicker turnaround for jobs.
While maintaining SSC’s current level of production, coupled with its vacuum, hydrovac and trenchless services, Veidmark 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 proactively.
“It is an honor to be serving my family’s company of over 50 years, and like all the other roles I’ve served at SSC since the age of 10 and full-time since 1993, I do not take this role and its responsibilities lightly,” said Veidmark III. “My vision for enhancements to the company’s offerings also include expanding a well-rounded leadership team with experience in all facets of the business to keep SSC not only sustained, but growing for the next 50 yrs.”
On that note of building up its leadership, an immediate order of business has been promoting Michelle Walker to vice president of operations and Steve Walker to general manager. SSC prides itself on promoting from within and both dedicated employees have been with the company for 24 and 11 years, respectively.