Pipeline was founded in Rogersville, Tennessee in 1953 by Army WWII Veteran Harold Wilson. His experience building runways during the Korean War provided the perfect transition for the formation of Wilson Construction, which specialized in homesite grading. Wilson Construction Company grew to become Pipeline.
In 1972 Harold’s son, Ed, was discharged from the United States Navy and joined Pipeline to oversee the installation of thousands of miles of underground utilities including water, sewer, electric and communication lines. Under the leadership of Ed Wilson, in 1992 Pipeline expanded services to include natural gas and a few years later purchased the first self- contained directional boring machine in East Tennessee.
In 1997 the business continued to expand with the addition of Ed’s son, Brent Wilson, P.E. In the next few years Pipeline completed several large projects including major rock bores under the Clinch and Powell Rivers in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and completion of the first Tennessee Department of Transportation (“TDOT”) contract.
In 2011, Pipeline moved its home office from Rogersville to Knoxville to continue to expand its service territory. Today, Pipeline continues to be a leader in underground utility construction for clients in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The Company leverages its multi-generational experience to safely provide customers with high quality utility infrastructure along with many other value-added services.