Tom Wilson, the founder of Precise Locating, Inc. has over 30 years of experience in locating, digging and repairing lines.
He started his underground career in the phone business in 1986. He handled installation and repair of telephone lines for a major services provider. In 1992, he gained additional expertise by overseeing the construction installation of new copper and fiber optic lines.
For the installation of new lines, and repair of existing phone lines, Tom would dig his work pit, relying on his self-taught knowledge of locating. He knew locating “back then” was not an exact science – and it still isn’t! Tom relied on patience and expertise to locate lines that needed repair or splicing. He soon gained a reputation for being one of the most reliable locator/installers in the Central Florida area.
Tom worked with emerging EM (electromagnetic locator) in locating telephone lines and became in expert in emerging locating technologies.
In 2014, Tom began working with fiber optic cable as a supervisor overseeing installations.
In 2015, he launched Precise Locating Services, Inc. because he felt there was a better way to provide reliable locating services to private and public entities. Over his career he realized that poor field drawings cost companies and projects a lot time and money. He knew he could provide better service, on-time and on-budget. He utilizes the uses latest technologies in GPR (ground penetrating radar) and EM (electromagnetic locators).
He has served clients such as: BESH, Andreyev Engineering, Utility Technicians, City of Fruitland Park, and City of Mount Dora, Bohannon & Associates, and Farner Barley & Associates, to name a few.
He provides locating services for water, sewer, phone, power, cable, gas and fiber optic lines.
Tom is a proud veteran, having served in the US Army Reserve 1985 – 1993. He is a Florida native, and resides in Umatilla. Tom loves God, country, his family and his work.