Oakpark Powerline’s leadership team includes two friends who went through university together, worked the rigs together and then went their own ways in their professional development, coming together in 2015 to take over what is now known as Oakpark Powerline Services Ltd.
Jayson Leary, President of Oakpark Powerline, brings 20 years of experience as a Journeyman Power Cableman, earning his designation with Manitoba Hydro during his 13 year career with them. In 2015 Jayson, along with his business partner, purchased Oakpark Powerline where Jayson’s subject matter expertise and fearless demeaner have been key factors in the company’s evolution into the multi-trade, inter-provincial company it is today.
Rick Moreton, Vice-President of Oakpark Powerline, brings nearly 20 years of operational expertise to the company having owned and operated various businesses in the Winnipeg area. In 2015 Rick, along with his business partner, purchased Oakpark Powerline where Rick’s business acumen and dedication to the success of the business have been invaluable from the company’s day to day operations to acquisitions and mergers.
The name Oakpark Powerline was founded in 2015 when the company changed to current ownership. Prior to operating as Oakpark Powerline the business was founded by Dick Wilford in 2005 and operated as Oakpark Contracting Services where services were concentrated in serving the high voltage industry. The high voltage field came naturally to Dick as he previously founded, competitor, Village Enterprises Ltd in 1979.
In 2015 Oakpark Powerline started with a handful of pieces of equipment and a dozen workers, gradually growing as our reputation became known. As Oakpark began to grow they moved from their old location on Highway 210 to their current stomping grounds on Highway 75. By 2018 the company had added full-time administrative staff to support it’s growing fleet and personnel and began dipping it’s toes into out-of-province work. By 2020 the company was growing and purchased Village Enterprises, acquiring its talent and expanding to over 100 personnel with a fleet of over 100 vehicles/equipment and established a permanent presence in British Columbia.
Today, Oakpark Powerline Services Ltd. is proud to be a majority Métis owned company, COR certified High Voltage Line company that provides our customers with a comprehensive range of high and low voltage electrical construction and maintenance services including but not limited to overhead powerline construction and maintenance, substation construction, maintenance and inspections, underground distribution construction and maintenance, fiber optic cable system installation, street lighting installation and maintenance, horizontal directional drilling and water pressure vacuum excavation. Oakpark Powerline also performs a wide variety of civil construction work and is available for emergency work 24/7.
Oakpark has provided services to CN Rail in the form of high voltage electrical installation as well as low voltage services for 10 years. In 2017 Oakpark Powerline Services expanded its capability portfolio and created a signals division. We are now proud to have increased our company size from 50 employees to well over 100 while also doubling the size of out fleet. We have undertaken this operational change to provide CN rail with turnkey solutions for civil, directional drilling, plowing, electrical and signals installations.
Oakpark Powerline Services performs a wide range of high voltage overhead powerline construction and underground distribution work and is committed to providing our customers with quality work, exceptional service & value, and on time project deliveries. Oakpark has extensive experience in 230KV and below station work, building 66KV and below overhead powerlines, installation of 66 KV HVPT substations, terminating a comprehensive variety of 138KV and below underground power cables and connecting pad mounted distribution equipment, apparatus, components and assemblies.
Oakpark Powerline is proud to maintain a fleet of over two hundred! In addition to the endless trucks and trailers we have our fleet includes:
- Directional drills
- Bucket Trucks
- Tandem Trucks
- Hi-rail Trucks
- Hi-rail Equipment
Lineman & Powerline Technicians
We could not sustain our high voltage division without our qualified Lineman and Powerline Technicians. Oakpark Powerline is fortunate enough to have a great balance of both Red Seal Powerline Technicians and Manitoba Hydro qualified Journeyman Lineman. Our high voltage team never thinks twice about coming out to aide in times of need whether it be mid-day or the middle of the night – our workers take pride in being able to ensure their communities needs are taken care of.
Operators and Laborers
Oakpark Powerline is fortunate to have a core group of operators and laborers who have been with the company since near its inauguration in 2015, they are essential in welcoming and training new staff that join us and play a role in nearly every project that we undertake. Their insight, experience and adaptability is incredibly valuable as Oakpark Powerline evolves and expands its scope of work.