Who or What is Virginia 811?
Virginia 811 (VA811) is the not-for-profit organization created by Virginia’s utilities to protect their underground facilities.
- An individual or company is planning to excavate.
- A ticket request is made online OR a call is made to Virginia 811. This is easy and no cost to the excavator/homeowner!
- The ticket is electronically delivered to member utilities. Member utilities mark their facilities or employ a contract locator to perform their locates. The locator responds to our electronic system and a response is sent to the excavator/homeowner.
- Learn more about the process here.
To operate a quality-driven, mission critical, employee-focused organization that provides an underground damage prevention safety program for all Virginia stakeholders by continually improving the effectiveness of our quality management system as it pertains to the ISO 9001:2015 International Standard, while emphasizing a positive customer experience.
Virginia 811 Board of Directors
Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority President & CEO
James McClain II
Southwestern Virginia Gas Company President & CEO
Director Emergency Preparedness & Operating Centers
Precision Measurements Inc.
Director of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
Lanford Brothers Company, Inc.
Halifax County Service Authority
Vice President of Gas Operations
Regional Safety, Quality, & Compliance Coordinator
VCTA, Broadband Association of Virginia President
Virginia Broadband Industry Association (VBIA)
Sam Lionberger III
Lionberger Construction Company
Vice President, Construction, Compliance, & Safety