About Us

Sparus Holdings

Outsourced Field and Professional Services

Sparus Holdings is a leading provider of outsourced field and professional services primarily focused on the gas and electric utility markets. Sparus goes to market under seven core brands – Southern Cross, NAFS, The Spear Group, OneVision, TruCheck, ULS, and Allegiant. Its subsidiaries provide a unique blend of differentiated, yet complementary services to offer a tightly integrated solution set for its customers while expanding its addressable market and future growth prospects.

Sparus’s subsidiaries are widely recognized as leaders within their respective industry segments. They provide a complementary suite of field, professional services, technology, and products supporting critical electric and gas utility infrastructure inspection, maintenance, repair, and replacement. Sparus serves the full scope of customers’ outsourced service needs across a variety of end markets and technology-enabled service offerings.

Southern Cross

Since its founding in 1946, Southern Cross has been a leading provider of utility field services for electric, gas, and water utility customers.

Southern Cross partners with customers and employees to protect lives, property, and client infrastructure, while making projects successful by delivering high-quality services.

Through organic and acquisitive expansion, Southern Cross has grown to offer field services to customers throughout North America, including underground utility locating, damage prevention, gas leak detection, utility meter services, and other critical utility services.


North American Field Services has been operating since 2012 with a reputation for quality, safety, and efficiency. Their union workforce will complement your projects large and small with all necessary positions. NAFs provide field services from leak survey, locate and mark, pipeline integrity, demand response, stray voltage, and many others.

The Spear Group

Founded in 1981, The Spear Group has partnered with companies in a variety of industries, including gas and electric utilities, architecture, and engineering firms, construction, pharmaceuticals, and various other industrial organizations. Our teams have earned a reputation as leaders in Project Management, Project Controls, Cost Estimating, Service Planning, Validation, Start-up & Licensing, and Field-Based Construction support for projects throughout the United States.


OneVision Utility Services has been a top-tier Damage Prevention and Locating service provider for many years.  Our highly skilled workforce is dedicated to providing the best service this industry can offer.  We professionally represent our customers at all times and build good working relationships with all stakeholders. 


With 20 years in the meter services industry and an experienced management team supporting a nationwide footprint, TruCheck has the experience to help you maximize your meter automation investment.

TruCheck is a national contract services organization that delivers high-quality electric, gas, and water meter service solutions to investor-owned, electric cooperative and municipal utilities.


Recognized as an industry leader, we partner with utility customers, technology vendors, and consultants on services ranging from introductory pilots to complete system upgrades. Our safety, quality, and production principles are uncompromised and shared with all employees through extensive training and quality control programs led by our full-time Implementation training team.

United Locating Services – ULS
ULS is an industry leader in underground utility locating and damage prevention services. United Locating Services is headquartered in beautiful Missoula, MT and has operations across multiple states. Our highly skilled and professional labor force is always ready to meet the needs of our customers. United Locating Services’ ongoing training and education programs, along with our experienced and highly skilled Quality Control team members ensure that industry standards are met and customer expectations are exceeded.

Since its founding as Sooner Meter in 1996, Allegiant Utility Services is a world-class utility service company that provides meter installation, testing, and sales to rural electric cooperatives and municipalities for nearly 25 years. Headquartered in Texas, we now have regional facilities in Minnesota and North Carolina. 

Allegiant continues to expand our national footprint through organic growth and acquisition with a goal of providing the best end-to-end utility service offerings in the industry. We are a proud, Veteran-owned business, whose leadership team has over 100 years of combined experience in utility sectors for electric, gas and water.

Our Services

Sparus' key service offerings include.
Sparus - Metering - Hero


The Sparus family is home to several industry leaders in the metering sector.

Locate & Damage Prevention

Locating & Damage Prevention

Sparus prides itself on having over 200+ years of combined locate leadership.

The Spear Group

Professional Services

Sparus is home to our Professional Services team with a focus on project management and more.

Operations & Maintenance

Operations & Maintenance

Sparus offers support for outsourced Operations and Maintenance programs.

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


Commit to the success of our people and customers.


Collaborate to achieve
common goals.


Do the right thing!


Deliver results through
technology-driven solutions.


The leadership team, led by CEO Rich Summers, is committed to building a best-in-class business.

Rich Summers - President & CEO

Rich Summers

President & CEO

Jeff Schechtman - Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Schechtman

Chief Operating Officer

Jody Boyles

Jody Boyles

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Jay Squance

Chief Financial Officer

John Edwards

Chief Human Resource Officer

Leading Provider of Outsourced Field and Professional Services

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The Sparus Family

Unifying Services for Comprehensive Solutions and Growth