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No one else comes close

LineQuest is your first choice for all your damage prevention needs.  We are a full-service damage prevention company specializing in providing utility and private line locating, GIS mapping and hydro services to multiple markets.  These services combined have positioned LineQuest as an industry leader that currently provides services across the United States. Our goal is to eliminate the risk of damage to the environment, property and person through the prevention of line strikes. 

Preventing line strikes is a key component that eliminates project delays, environmental contamination, work-related injury, and financial hardships. This combined with hydro-excavation, which is known as the safest way to dig, provides an irreplaceable service that has quickly become an industry standard.

LineQuest prides itself in knowing we are protecting underground facilities, the environment, and our community. We are on the front lines, serving as the first line of defense. We have an extraordinary obligation and we are up for the task.




Shawn R. Hailey Co-Founded LineQuest in 2013. He has the utmost dedication, energy, and an extraordinary ability to get the most out of his teams. In 2016, Hailey was named the “Future Industry Leader” at the Oil & Gas Awards and to the Forbes Business Council in 2021. Most recently, Hailey was named COO of Gridhawk Holdings, LLC after the Gridhawk/LineQuest acquisition was announced in 2022.

Prior to LineQuest, Shawn served as the VP of Damage Prevention at Texas Pipeline.  Hailey is currently a member of the McMurry University Board of Trustees and is President of the Alumni Board of Directors. Hailey was a 2008 Baccalaureate Graduate of McMurry University and received his master's degree from Hardin-Simmons University in 2011. In 2018, He was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Honor as part of the 2008 Track & Field National Championship.




Matthew Varner has been a member of the Line Quest team since its inception in 2013.  Matthew has held multiple positions within the organization including Locate Technician, Supervisor, Coordinator, Vice President of Operations, and now Executive Vice President. In 2016, Matthew played an integral part in Line Quest’s training program becoming the first NULCA National Accreditation in Texas. Prior to Line Quest, Matthew managed accounts/personnel for two other West Texas organizations. In his 15 years in the service industry Matthew has continuously displayed an inherent ability to balance both business growth and client satisfaction.




Shawn Dawson joined LineQuest in 2019 and has over 20 years of Damage Prevention Industry experience. His career started as a Utility Locator and since has held various positions that have given him well-rounded experiences and knowledge of the industry. Before making a career in utility damage prevention, Shawn spent 4 years working for the 9th largest PR and Marketing firm in Dallas, Texas.  Shawn is a Veteran, who served over 7 years in the United States Army, where he was recognized and awarded multiple achievement and commendation medals. Shawn graduated with a B.A.A.S. from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2007.




Aaron Thomas started with Line Quest in 2014 and has been in management since 2018. Throughout his time with Line Quest Aaron has worked in the Hydrovac division, worked as a locate tech, supervisor, and manager. In 2015, Aaron assisted in developing the mapping division and in 2018 developed the aerial imagery program.  Aaron is from Pecos, Texas and is an alumnus of the University of Texas Permian Basin where he graduated in 2013. Aaron is a member of YPE (Young Professionals of Energy).

Call us today at (432) 213-7444
Email info@linequestllc.com

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