Del Mecum Sr. | President

Del Mecum Sr. has been in the Construction Business most of his adult life, starting out as a Journeyman Pipeline Welder. In 1973, he founded Underground Contractors Inc. Over the last 50 years, he’s expanded UCI to what we are today, with the help of his three sons, and long term, hard working and well trained employees.

Del Mecum Jr. | Vice President

Del Mecum Jr. is the Vice President of UCI. Del has spent 42 years in the industry, during which he has completed a countless number of jobs to clients’ satisfaction. His specialty is outside plant construction for utilities. His favorite part of being on the UCI team is the pride of the employees. When Del isn’t working, he prefers to spend his free time boating.

Brian Mecum | Director

Brian Mecum is originally from The Detroit Metro area and has spent an impressive thirty-four years in the industry during which he has developed a specialty in underground construction. His favorite aspect of being on the UCI team is being a part of the company’s growth and great reputation. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Kevin Mecum | Director

Kevin Mecum, originally from Troy, MI, is one of UCI’s expert supervisors. Kevin has spent over twenty-five years in the industry, during which he has completed thousands of underground construction jobs. He specializes in directional boring of freeways and building underground fiber optic networks through city environments. His favorite aspect of being on the UCI team is the family atmosphere. He feels that because many of the workers in the family-owned company are related, the entire operation has a family feel. When he isn’t at work, Kevin prefers to spend his free time with his wife and kids.

Joe Fuller | Director

Joe Fuller has spent nineteen total years in the industry, with seventeen of those years dedicated to UCI. He began as a foreman in 1999 and worked in that role before transitioning to a supervisor position in 2010. His specialty is in aerial construction with over 4,000 jobs completed as a supervisor and countless more as a foreman. His favorite part of his job has been traveling across all parts of Michigan over the years. When he isn’t working on the job site, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Davin Dixon | Director

Davin has 18 years of fiber splicing experience which has consisted of; inside plant data cabling, network installation, central office structural engineering, and the testing and turn up of equipment. Davin has played major roles in several large data center builds and has worked in hundreds of central offices across the United States. The last eight years consisted of mostly outside plant fiber optic installation, fiber splicing and routing, network engineering and troubleshooting, and emergency restoration. Davin believes that “being part of a great team of professional colleagues that you can work through issues, solve problems, exchange ideas, and learn from,” is the best part of working with UCI. Davin is originally from the Lansing area and spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Dawn Kelly | Director

Dawn has over 30 years of management experience in various industries spanning banking, finance and accounting. She joined UCI in 2014 and currently oversees the office operations including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Finance. Dawn believes that UCI’s dedicated long-term employees speak volumes about the great opportunities UCI has to offer its employees. In her downtime, Dawn enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Lori Comment | HR Manager

Lori Comment has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources. Since joining UCI in 2015, Lori has excelled in her role of Human Resources Manager. Lori loves her job, especially the opportunity to make people’s working lives better. In her leisure time, Lori enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and four children.

Chad Teagle | Splicing Manager

Chad Teagle hails from Jackson, Michigan. As one of UCI’s Splicing Managers, Chad is overseeing projects for both our Kalkaska and Lansing locations. Working in the industry since 2010, Chad brings a wealth of experience to our team, specifically in coax and fiber splicing. In his free time, he enjoys surrounding himself with family and supporting his son at his hockey games.

Steve Dault | Splicing Manager

Steve recently joined UCI after 26 years with AT&T where he managed Installation and Repair in both fiber and copper networks. He brings experience in troubleshooting and network building. He is focused on delivering a quality job each and every time. In his spare time he coaches archery for Howell Schools.

Dominic Nigro | Construction Manager

Dominic Nigro got his start in the industry back in 1999. With over 20 years of experience, Dominic knows just about everything underground construction related. Before joining UCI, he was a directional boring foreman for 10 years. When he’s not working, Dominic enjoys spending time with his daughter and friends at the drag strip and racing it himself!

Micheal Dwyer | Construction Manager

Micheal has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Before joining UCI, he was a carpenter for 20 years. Since joining UCI, he has worked for 10 years in aerial construction, including 7 years as a foreman. In his position, Micheal makes sure the crews finish jobs efficiently and on time and is an expert in getting emergency jobs done. Out of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

David Darin

David Darin | Construction Manager

David has been with the UCI team since 1984. He ran the first directional bore crew when it was introduced to the industry and has been in a supervisor position for over 20 years. David strives to provide the best customer service for all of UCI’s customers, large and small. David is proud to work for a goal oriented family business. Outside of work, he likes to spend time with his two children and five grandsons.

Mike Silcock | Construction Manager

Mike has been working in the industry since 2000. He started with UCI as a concrete foreman, and eventually moved up to a bore foreman before taking the supervisor position. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids.

David Zaiglin | Construction Manager

David has over 42 years of experience in the industry, having worked with everything from cabling, to fiber insulation, to management. After retiring from AT&T, David joined UCI. Here, he ensures the completion of all aspects of jobs. In his spare time, David enjoys boating.

John Saylor | Construction Manager

John Saylor has over 37 years of experience in the industry. Originally from White Lake, John has completed thousands of underground construction jobs and has developed a specialty in underground utilities. John currently runs our Northern Michigan operations. John’s favorite aspect of being on the UCI team are his exceptional team members. When he isn’t working, John enjoys spending his time golfing, fishing and traveling.

Bryan Hissong

Bryan Hissong | Construction Manager

Bryan Hissong is from our great capitol of Lansing, Michigan. Bryan began his work as a linemen in the field and has since gathered over 7 years of construction and project management experience. With a majority of his time spent in aerial and underground construction, Bryan was familiar with UCI’s reputation and was eager to join our team. In his free time he can be found on the golf course, playing on his drum set, or spending time with family.

Robin Hatmaker-Kessler | Quality Control Manager

Robin has been with UCI since 2019. Before she joined our team, Robin worked with AT&T for 40 years and gained a wealth of knowledge in aerial and underground cables and fiber splicing. UCI sought out Robin’s expertise and has been overjoyed with her success as our Quality Control Manager. Robin believes that UCI is only getting bigger and better and is eager to be along for the ride with us! Speaking of a ride, in her free time, Robin enjoys traveling on her motorcycle.

Bob Maness | Fleet Manager

Originally from Rochester, Indiana, Bob has been with the UCI team since 2012. He began in Indianapolis and moved to the Wixom office in early 2017. Bob started working in the vehicle maintenance industry at 16. He joined the United States Air Force in 2001 as a Vehicle and Vehicular Equipment Maintainer and served two tours in Iraq and one in Korea before returning to civilian life in mid-2012. Since then, he has been an important member of the team at UCI. When not working, he enjoys shooting sports, drag racing, and family time.

Matthew Husketh | Warehouse Manager

Originally from Farmington Hills, Matthew has over 10 years of experience, including 2 years with UCI. He maintains inventory and material order management for current and future jobs, as well as the calculation of materials needed for new jobs and distributing them in a timely manner. Matthew’s extracurricular interests include building and riding motorcycles, camping and outdoor activities.

Michael Bastien | Engineering Manager

Michael has over 30 years of professional experience, during which he has designed an extensive array of major fiber builds and other utility infrastructure. He joined UCI in 2013 and is currently designing, estimating, and permitting aerial, underground, and interior builds from client backbone fiber to customer’s suites. Michael believes that “the best thing about working at UCI is the team approach to completing projects.” His free time is spent enjoying life with his expanding family, traveling, and competing in sports events.

CJ Brown | Safety Manager

CJ learned about his passion for safety over 30 years ago while working in the construction, manufacturing, and electrical industries. His experience gave him a keen eye for hazard prevention, preventative measures, and safety tailgates and training. At UCI, CJ utilizes his expertise and positive attitude to reinforce the fact that safety is always #1. When CJ is not at work, he enjoys hanging out with his wife, children, and dogs.