Huxted Tunneling is a State of Florida Certified General Contractor with microtunneling and guided boring equipment capable of installing pipe from 8” to 120” in diameter. Huxted Tunneling has significant experience working in ground conditions ranging from highly porous soft sandy silt to lime rock, with significant water volume and head pressure. Huxted’s experience, equipment, and certifications, in addition to an excellent reputation in the field, allows it to bid and perform a wide range of projects. Huxted Tunneling owns one of the largest fleets of microtunneling machines in the country and is interested in all domestic opportunities.
Steve Caneen – President
Steve has served as President of Huxted Tunneling LLC since 1997. Steve is responsible for all aspects of company performance. Prior to joining Huxted, Steve was Vice President of Iseki, Inc. and was actively involved in the introduction of microtunneling to the Western Hemisphere. Steve has spent his entire work career in underground and civil construction industries. Prior to his move into microtunneling, he received training as a mining technologist. He spent fifteen years in the hard rock excavation industry as a blaster at surface and underground mines, as well as large civil excavation projects for highways and railroads before being recruited by DuPont Explosives as a construction technical specialist. He is a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers, the North American Society of Trenchless Technology, and the North American Microtunnel Contractors Association. Steve is married and is a life-long sailor. He is also a sports car racing enthusiast and is currently building a dedicated track car.
Ray Post – Vice President
Ray has been involved with the tunneling and trenchless industry for over 25 years. He has a BS degree in Construction Engineering from Louisiana Tech University (home of the Trenchless Technology Center). Ray has worked on all sides of the construction industry, including contracting, engineering/designing, sales, and owner representation. He started his career with Iseki Inc., selling and leasing Microtunneling machines in addition to working with owners and engineers helping to develop the small and relatively unknown U.S. Microtunneling. Following this, he worked for contractors and engineering firms in various capacities. In addition to Microtunneling, Ray has experience in segment tunneling, rib and board tunneling and pipe jacking and the use of microtunnel, EPB, conventional and digger shields. He has bid and worked on projects ranging in size from $500,000 to one billion dollars, and tunnels with diameters ranging from 10 inches to 21 feet and up to 26,000 feet in length. He has worked across the U.S. and Canada in various geotechnical conditions as a general contractor, subcontractor, and joint venture contractor (both as the managing party and as a member party). Ray holds contractor licenses in four states and is active in a wide variety of tunneling, microtunneling, trenchless and contractor associations.
Steve Pollack – Operations and Safety Manager
Steve has over 16 years’ experience working in the microtunnel, pilot tube and tunneling industry. He is responsible for the day to day operations at Huxted Tunneling, including the shop, yard, and crews. Steve also is responsible for pre job startups, including prebid meetings, submittals, scheduling, planning for job set ups, communications with contractors and owners, and public relations. In addition as a Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician (CCHST), he manages all jobsite, shop and office safety. Steve Pollack is also a veteran of the US Navy serving 4 deployments in Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Steve is currently working on his BSBA degree at Colorado Tech. Steve is married with 3 children and 1 grandson. He enjoys sport fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles on his spare time. Steve Pollack is a founding member of NAMA and an active member of NASTT.
Carol Wilson – Controller/Office Manager
Carol has been employed with Huxted Tunneling, LLC since May, 1995. She is the Controller and Office manager of the firm. As the Controller her direct duties are to supervise the accounting department and assist management in interpreting and utilizing managerial accounting information. She provides periodic financial reports, cost accounting reporting, tax filings and all other required reporting. She has over 36 years of experience in the accounting field. She is married and has a daughter and loves fishing and the outdoors.
Don DeMonia – General Superintendent/Shop Manager
Donald DeMonia is the General Superintendent/Shop Manager at Huxted Tunneling LLC. Don is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising onsite work including equipment setup, operation and contractor communication. He is also tasked with direct shop management including the repair and maintenance of equipment. Before joining Huxted Tunneling LLC Donald spent over 17 years working in the underground construction, wastewater/water, and power plant operations for a variety of companies including U.S. Filter and Tampa Electric. He completed his apprenticeship in the U.S Navy for electrical control systems. Donald holds a Florida Utility License and is married with two daughters. He is avid sports fisherman and a proud member of Florida Sportsmen Conservation Association.