Welcome to NUCA of The Carolinas

Fall Conference

October 12-15, 2017
Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC

No doubt the Omni Grove Park Inn, Sunset Mountain, and the peak of the Fall Foliage season conjures up visions of the perfect vacation– aesthetics, opulence, amenities, and access to a variety of activities and recreation facilities. One could dismiss this Conference as a luxury, but to do so would totally discount the reason for the existence of our organization. The appropriate role of NUCA of the Carolinas is to assist our members to continue to succeed… and that will be the primary purpose for our meeting in Asheville.


NUCA 2017 Incoming President

2017 incoming President Kenneth Smith, KBS Construction Company presents Presidents plaque to Outgoing President Keith Burke, Pipeline Utilities.


NUCA 2016 “Ditch Digger” of the Year

Mr. Rick Leonardi and wife, Christine – Pomona Pipe Products.



shovelPast Ditch Diggers

2015 – Ken Malonson – Park Construction Company
2014 – Leo Barbera – Horizontal Holes
2013 – Justus Everett – ABE Utilities
2012 – Jerry Smith – T.A. Loving Co.
2011 – Fred Cripps – Distribution Const.
2010 – Linda Pegg – Knauff Insurance
2009 – Pete Ramey – Ramey Inc.
2008 – Bradford Barringer – BRS, Inc.


Goal #1 – Promote the value of NUCA of the Carolinas to members and non-members alike by providing meaningful programming and networking opportunities.

Goal #2 – Promote a safety culture throughout the underground utility construction industry.