Welcome to On Target

On Target Utility Services, headquartered in Gardiner, Maine, provides locating, metering, smart grid, telecommunications, power line and construction services to utility, telecommunication, cable and private customers throughout the Northeast.  We also provide emergency restoration services for utility clients in Canada.

Operating from two offices in Maine, and one each in Massachusetts and Connecticut, along with project offices on an as needed basis, On Target employs more than 300 skilled employees who provide safe, cost effective, and reliable service to all our customers.

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On Target in the News

On Target Hires 9 Grads of KVCC Lineworker Program
July 26, 2016

GARDINER, ME (July 27, 2016) – On Target Utility Services recently hired nine graduates of Kennebec Valley Community College’s (KVCC) Electrical Lineworker Technology (ELT) Program. The one-of-its kind program, developed with the support of On Target, produces the region’s utility industry workforce.

ELT graduates Josiah Audet, Samuel Benson, Joshua Craig, Kaleb Forsman, Shawn Gray, Edwin Greenlaw, III, Jeffrey Merrill, III, and Dalton Skidgel were hired by On Target as Line Worker Apprentices. Dustin Fisher was hired as a Locate Technician. All nine graduated from the ELT program with the technical background and the manual skills necessary for careers in the installation and maintenance of electrical power, telephone, and cable television systems.

The Line Worker Apprentice position is part of On Target’s utility construction division. In this role, the graduates will employ education and skills in the performance of transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, storm and emergency restoration, dedicated utility pole setting, smart grid infrastructure construction, and fiber optic cable installation and splicing services.

The Locate Technician position performs the essential role of On Target’s locate division. The company processes and responds to over 2 million locate requests annually across New England. Locate Technicians are the frontline of that effort, marking the location of underground utility facilities to ensure safe excavation. 

On Target’s continued support of the ELT program is reflective of the company’s commitment to training and safety. Company leadership helps to shape the program’s curriculum and even leads training courses. However, its support is most evident in their personnel – more than 80% of On Target’s construction division workforce are graduates of the ELT program and division management can be traced back to the program.

“As utility construction professionals, we are in the business of technical proficiency and safety,” remarked John Boucher, Construction Division Manager at On Target. “Training is therefore essential to our trade and we place a lot of confidence in ELT graduates. We’re looking forward to their careers developing with us.”

On Target provides locating services for utilities and their customers in all six New England states.
May 24, 2016

The largest private locating company in New England, On Target sets the standard for locating, ticket screening and damage investigation services.

Service Area
On Target provides locating services for utilities and their customers in all six New England states. The map below indicates the number of locates by state that On Target serviced in 2015.

Locate Map Total

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Utility Locating Services
On Target Utility Services Utility Locating Services photo

• 180 Technicians

• Damage Prevention

• Private Locating

• Ticket Screening

SMART GRID - AMR, AMI, Metering and Fixed Network
On Target Utility Services SMART GRID -  AMR, AMI, Metering and Fixed Network photo

• Water, Gas and Electric

• Endpoint Device Installation

• Fixed Network Deployment

• Project Management

Utility Pole Setting
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• Pole, Anchor and Guy Setting

• Earth and Ledge, On and Off Road

• Inventory Ready 

• Large Fleet

Storm Restoration
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• Emergency Response

• Electric Distribution

• Electric Transmission

• Telecommunications

• AMI Fixed Networks

T&D Services
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• Power Line Construction

• Power Line Maintenance

• Phase Raising

• Pole Reclassification

Telecommunication Services
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• Fiber Cabling and Splicing

• Technician Services

• Electric Space Certified