Southeast Directional Drilling has acquired the assets of Frontier Pipeline, a Minnesota-based horizontal directional drilling (HDD) company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“This acquisition represents the first of several anticipated capacity additions planned to meet the growing demands of our customers,” says Steve Ugrich, CEO of Southeast Directional Drilling. “We have great financial health and are well-capitalized, and look forward to continuing to broaden our capabilities and influence.”  

Headquartered in Casa Grande, Ariz., Southeast Directional Drilling provides specialized underground horizontal drilling services to the oil and gas, municipal water and telecom industries.

Frontier Pipeline was founded in 2002 by Dan Baillargeon. The company has completed pipe installments of up to 48 inches in diameter and more than 4,000 feet in length. Under terms of the agreement, Frontier Pipeline equipment, other key resources and personnel will be added to Southeast Directional Drilling. Frontier Pipeline CEO Dan Baillargeon will join the Southeast Directional executive team.

“I’m excited to join the Southeast team,” says Baillargeon. “I have known the people at Southeast for many years, and have developed tremendous respect for their skilled delivery of critical services and their commitment to customer satisfaction. The combined resources and capacity of Southeast and Frontier will create a powerful company within the HDD market.”