How RJ Underground Was Founded:

Richard Johnston (Founder) has many successful careers in his professional life; however, his most successful is RJ Underground, Inc. In 1996 Richard bought his first directional drilling machine and worked as a one man operation. RJ Underground, Inc. rapidly grew and quickly turned into a four man team, one year later the business was incorporated in February 1997. Over the course of much success RJ Underground, Inc. has completed some of the trade’s toughest jobs. With the company’s consistent growth RJ Underground Inc., now operates 7 directional drills, employs more than 20 people and is a full scale utility underground contractor.

  


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Principal Individuals

Richard Johnston – Richard Johnston is the Founder and President of RJ Underground, Inc. He has been involved in the drilling industry since 1995 and has been President of RJ Underground, Inc. since 1996. He currently has Local 139 Union Operators status.

Mike McCormick – Mike McCormick is the Controller/Vice President of RJ Underground, Inc. He has been involved in the drilling industry and has been working for RJ Underground, Inc. since 1998.

Mark McCormick – Mark McCormick is the Lead Project Manager for RJ Underground, Inc. He has been involved in the drilling industry and has been working for RJ Underground, Inc. since 2002.

Jeff McMillin – Jeff McMillin is the Project Manager for RJ Underground, Inc. He has been involved in the drilling industry and has been working for RJ Underground, Inc. since 2003.

Richie Johnston – Richie Johnston is the Estimator for RJ Underground, Inc. He has been involved in the drilling industry since 2011 and has been working as an Estimator for RJ Underground, Inc. since 2015.

 


Skilled Staff

RJ Underground, Inc. currently has 6 highly skilled Union Operators, 6 of the hardest working Union Laborers, and a full-time Expert Mechanic whose profiles are available upon request. 

RJ Underground, Inc is signatory to both Operator and Laborer Unions located in Illinois (Local 150, Local 02), Indiana (Local 81), and Wisconsin (Local 139, Local 113).