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Founded In: 2004
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Insight provides a full range of utility services helping engineers, developers, general contractors and municipalities plan around what's underground. Solutions include Utility Locating, Designating, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Concrete Scanning, Video Pipe Inspection and Trenchless In-line Pipe Repair.  

Insight has been protecting the Washington Metro area utility infrastructure since 2004.  We help our clients meet objectives safely and efficiently by sharing the unique knowledge and understanding of our area's complex infrastructure gained over decades in the industry. 

Insight was founded by Dennis Showalter and Susan Arnold to provide prompt, dependable Utility Locating and Mapping solutions helping clients plan with confidence and stay on schedule.  Our team has proudly contributed to the successful completion of several high profile projects in the Washington Metro area, including the I-95 Hot Lanes, the Silver Line, Reagan National Airport, Route 29 Solutions, National's Stadium, Klingle Valley Trail and DC United Stadium. 

Whether you require Utility Locating, Mapping, Video Pipe Inspection or Trenchless In-Line Pipe Repair solutions, Insight has the expertise, resources and solutions necessary to help you stay on schedule.  With one of the largest Video Pipe Inspection fleets in the East Coast, Insight provides immediate availability, usually on site within 5-10 days of Notice to Proceed.  

We’ve helped shape utility damage prevention legislation and have participated in the creation of industry safety standards.  Insight has been recognized for its outstanding level of safe work practices and excellence in our field. 

  • Heavy Construction Contractors Association Awards Committee presented Insight with its 2015 Excellence in Infrastructure Award in the category of projects less than $1 million. 
  • National Utility Contractors Association presented Insight with a William H. Feather Safety Award honorable mention in the field of construction safety for 2014.
  • Heavy Construction Contractors Association Safety Committee recognized Insight for its Outstanding Safe Work Practices in the category of Excavation, Utility Pipe Work, Clearing Grading under 100,000 hours for the year 2014. 
  • Heavy Construction Contractors Association Safety Committee recognized Insight for its Outstanding Safe Work Practices in the category of Engineer Surveyor for the year 2013. 
  • Building of America Network, Community Service Award 2000 - 2009.  Insight recognized for its contribution of local and state economic development efforts. Award received for the New Construction and Renovation of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed.  

Insight is a proud member of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), Associated Builders and Contractors - Virginia and Metro Chapters (ABC), Washington Building Congress (WBC), Heavy Construction Contractors Association (HCCA) and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the National Safety Council.

What We Do

Products/Services Relating to Underground Utility Location, GPR
Products/Services Relating to Sewer & Pipeline Cleaners & Rehab.
Products/Services Relating to Excavating Contractors
Products/Services Relating to Stormwater Management
Products/Services Relating to Hydro Excavation

Project Experience

Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Types:
Project Size:
Up to $1,500,000
Civil & Site Development
Dams & Levies
Education (K-12)
School / College / University
Fire / Police Station
Gas Station
Golf Course
Hospital / Nursing Home
Hotel / Motel
Industrial Maintenance
Manufacturing Plant
Apartments & Condominiums
City / Town Hall
Pre-Manufactured Structures
Power Generation & Distribution
Terminal - Airport / Bus / Railroad
Church / Synagogue
Retail Store
Sewage / Water Treatment Plant
Jail / Prison
Theme Park
Parking Garage
Club House / Community Center
Historic Preservation
Secure and Shielded Facilities
Park / Playground
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Grocery Stores
Assisted Living
Single Family Residential
Renewable Energy
Design Build
Data Centers - Mission Critical
Lighting Retrofits
Auto Dealership / Service
Non-Building Construction
Athletic Field
Parking Lots
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Non-Residential Building
Animal Hospital / Kennel
Court House
Fitness Center
Medical Office
Post Office
Radio / Television Station
Residential Building
Tract Housing

Service Areas

Associations & Memberships

Member of Automotive Youth Educational Systems Automotive Youth Educational Systems
Member of EEO Compliant (Equal Employment Opportunity Compliant) EEO Compliant (Equal Employment Opportunity Compliant)
Member of LDBE (Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) LDBE (Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise)
Member of MWAA DBE (Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority) MWAA DBE (Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority)
Member of NSC (National Safety Council) NSC (National Safety Council)
Member of NUCA (National Utility Contractors Assn.) NUCA (National Utility Contractors Assn.)
Member of HCCA (Heavy Construction Contractors Assn.) HCCA (Heavy Construction Contractors Assn.)
Member of WBC (Washington Building Congress) WBC (Washington Building Congress)
Member of Associated Builders and Contractors Metro-Washington Chapter Metro-Washington Chapter
Member of Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia Chapter Virginia Chapter
Member of NVBIA (Northern Virginia Building Industry Assn.) NVBIA (Northern Virginia Building Industry Assn.)
Member of SWaM (Small, Women & Minority-Owned) SWaM (Small, Women & Minority-Owned)