Fully Trained. Licensed. Insured.
Target Locating was established in Asheville, NC in 2017 and is the premier private utility locating company in Western North Carolina (WNC). We are a small business that offers high-tech solutions to underground problems, providing diligence and integrity where many national companies fail to deliver. As a result, we are blessed to be rewarded with the continued support of return customers and our regional damage prevention partners.
Target locating is owned and operated by Chris Dunlap, Licensed Geologist and Global Information System (GIS) mapping software user. Mr. Dunlap has received extensive training in utility locating methodologies, and carries memberships with NULCA, and various 811-one call organizations. NULCA and 811-One Call organizations are leading authorities providing best management practices and standards to the industry. Before launching Target Locating, Chris had amassed 16 years of industry experience implementing underground investigation, utility asset avoidance procedures, construction activities, and mapping services.
Our Commitment to Excellence
As part of our quality assurance program, we adhere to nationally recognized field protocols for underground utility locating. These protocols include the Common Ground Alliance best practices and ASCE-SUE standards – along with procedures recommended by NULCA, and 811-One Call organizations. With worker’s safety and protection of valuable underground infrastructure in mind, we strive to provide quick quotes and scheduling, and to follow through with prompt and courteous service.
Our state-of-the-art electronic equipment can locate just about anything underground, including metallic and non-metallic utilities, small diameter plastic water lines, septic tanks and leach fields, underground storage tanks (USTs), gravesites, buried debris, former excavations, and other buried objects or anomalies. Target Locating also provides Concrete Scanning to locate conduits, post-tension cables, and utilities embedded in concrete structures.
In addition to our underground locating services, we offer Utility Mapping and Reporting for facilities and developments with complex underground infrastructure networks, or unique project needs.. We use powerful ESRI ArcGIS™ products and high-resolution aerial imagery to produce high quality map deliverables.
Our Service Area
Our service area includes a 150-mile radius from Asheville, which includes all of WNC, East TN, The Inner Piedmont Area, Hickory and Asheville.
“Superb service by Chris. He responded on-site in one business day. He exceeded our requirements – covered a wide range of power, water, and telephone lines, some of which were buried quite deep. Chris combines unwavering focus on the task with very personable client relationships.”
Marked and ready to go!
“We needed a private well marked at our new home in Leicester, NC and we were having a very tough time finding anyone to do this. I found Target Locating online in a google search and what a GREAT find! We made an appointment and Chris showed up on time and was able to locate our water lines very quickly! We are marked and ready to go!!! Thanks Target Locating Environmental!!!”
“I needed a fairly quick mapping of the electrical lines from my house to the barn before demolition and reconstruction of the barn could begin, and I had forgotten all about finding the lines. Chris responded with a needed fast date, arrived as scheduled and flagged the lines. The service was professional, Chris was friendly and I could not be happier with his work. I’m in Tryon in Polk County, and being relatively local, Target was considerably less expensive than the firms out of Charlotte, who were also too busy to meet my schedule. I highly recommend Target Locating if you need location services.”