Southern Cross has been a leader in utility field services since its founding in 1946. Our company aims to partner with natural gas, electric, water, and oil utilities to ensure mutual success with our partnerships. We offer a wide range of utility services, professional services, and advanced technology solutions.

We at Southern Cross are proud to work with utilities across North America, and we would love to join your team. We provide the utility industry with many routine field services, including leak detection, AMI/AMR installation and maintenance, standard meter services, regular field services, pipeline integrity, and related services.

Southern Cross manufactures the Flame Pack 400 Flame Ionization unit and the 46’ Hawk laser-based unit at our headquarters just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We also sell and repair equipment across the gas industry, offering our customers a wide range of solutions for their next gas service project.

Our Vision

We partner with our customers and employees to protect lives, property, and client infrastructure, while making projects wildly successful through our delivery of high-quality services. We add value to the process by integrating innovation and technology into everything we do while challenging the status quo.

Our Mission

solve customer problems


Commit to the success of our people and customers.


Collaborate to achieve common goals.


Do the right thing!


Deliver results through technology-driven solutions.

Our Leadership

we are in the business of providing solutions

Rich Summers

Rich Summers

President & CEO

Rich Summers is the President and CEO leading all activities for Southern Cross, NAFS, Spear Group, OneVision, TruCheck, ULS, and Allegiant. Rich has been with Southern Cross since 2014 and in that time has been so impressed with the people. He states, “Our culture is one of teamwork, based on the recognition that the company’s greatest asset is our people.”

Sean Durkin

Sean Durkin


Sean’s experience with leading accounting and finance teams in previous positions makes him a natural fit to be the CFO of Southern Cross. Sean was CFO of an ENR 200 contracting and real estate development firm based in Atlanta, and an audit manager with Price Waterhouse in New York and Washington DC. Sean earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BSBA from Georgetown University. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Sean leads the accounting, finance, human resource, and contract management functions for Southern Cross and has been with the company since 2002. He is a member of the Board of Directors and functions as a strategic business partner to the senior leadership team.

Jody Boyles

Jody Boyles

VP of Business Development

Jody’s career path has taken him from Corporate Account Executive at YRC Freight (formerly Roadway Express) to the Southern Cross family. He spent 15 years with the national transportation company working in all aspects from operations to corporate sales, with a focus on the retail client vertical. Jody has now been with Southern Cross for 9 years, serving as a sales director and now Vice President of Business Development for sales and marketing. His experience allows him to work with all departments, internally and externally. Identify and secure new clients, as well as foster relationships with current clients.

He graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Public Relations and Marketing. He was a 4-year letterman playing Division 1 baseball at ASU as well as a short stint of professional baseball after college. Jody brings that same spirit of competition as we continue to grow in the industry, as well as a sense of teamwork across all departments within Southern Cross.