Ground Hound Detection Services, Inc. (GHD) is an underground utility locating firm. Established as a Florida corporation in October 1994, GHD has offices in and currently serves South, Central and North Florida.
Underground Utility Locating is a continually advancing industry, which utilizes growing state-of-the-art technology to accurately identify and characterize underground utilities and structures. The technology typically used in our industry today includes: Magnetic Detection, Electro Magnetic Induction, Surface Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and High Resolution Concrete Imaging GPR. Vacuum Excavation, a safe, non-destructive method for exposing utilities, is also used to confirm location and record other additional information.
The following are a few examples of the industries GHD serves and supplements: Architectural, Engineering, Survey, Commercial, Manufacturing, Educational, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Transportation, Military, General Construction, Excavation, Environmental, Healthcare, Landscape, Municipalities, Resort, Theme Park, Property Management, Utility, Residential, Petroleum, Sports and Recreation
GHD does NOT engage in Professional Engineering or Land Surveying services. Consider that when choosing a service provider for your next project requiring locating services. Our focus is entirely the business of utility locating, that’s it!
We pride ourselves in our professional quality and thorough understanding of the use and theory of geophysical locating equipment, utility systems, operations and construction practices. As a result, the services offered by GHD are unparalleled in our ability to provide complete and comprehensive information of below surface utilities and structures.
GHD is certified by Staking University to provide comprehensive training and certify its own Employees as competent underground utility locating technicians. All GHD Technicians are Staking University certified. Additional certification includes: MALA Geosciences “GPR Theory & Operation of X3M Systems,” Radiodetection Corp. “Underground Cable, Pipe and Fault Locating.”
All GHD employees are trained and certified in API Work Safe, OSHA HAZWOPER-24, OSHA 10hr General Construction, First Aid, CPR, Smith-System Defensive Driver & Fatigue Management Training.
Organization Membership includes: Sunshine State One Call of Florida, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Common Ground Alliance (CGA), National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA).
North Florida Regional Office
5570 Florida Mining Blvd. South, #405
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Central Florida Regional Office
8810 Commodity Cir., Suite 23
Orlando FL 32819
South Florida Regional Office
2930 NW Commerce Park Dr., Suite 1
Boynton Beach, FL 33426