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Southern Electric Corporation Acquired by Quanta Services

Flowood, MS, April 11, 2023 – Southern Electric Corporation (SEC), a full service electrical and utility contractor based in Flowood, Mississippi, and operating across the southeastern United States, announced that it was acquired by Quanta Services, Inc. (Quanta) in the first quarter of 2023. The acquisition of SEC enhances Quanta’s resources and capabilities in the southeast United States and provides growth opportunities for SEC.

“With nearly 40 years invested in starting and growing this business, joining Quanta was not a decision we took lightly,” said Ken Blakeney, co-owner of SEC. “Quanta’s reputation, operations portfolio and demonstrated success speak volumes to the great things that lie ahead for our company.”

As a Quanta operating company, SEC will continue to operate in much the same way that it has during the last 38 years, utilizing the same name, led by the same management team and dedicated staff. Quanta will offer quantities of scale, benefits and financial resources, as well as provide expansion of services and partnership opportunities with sister Quanta operating companies.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunities this partnership will open up for SEC and how it strengthens our ability to continue to provide infrastructure solutions to our customers,” said Blake Everett, SEC’s Director of Operations. “Now as part of Quanta, the sky is the limit for SEC.”

About Southern Electric Corporation

Founded in 1985, SEC boasts nearly 1,000 employees on base-load contracts in eight states across the southeast United States – from South Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma to Miami, Florida. SEC’s electric utility division is the company’s flagship segment, currently managing over 100 crews servicing investor-owned utilities, municipalities and electric cooperatives, building and maintaining transmission and distribution projects of all voltages.

SEC also provides emergency storm restoration services in response to natural disasters around the country as well as residential, commercial and industrial services in Mississippi. For more information, visit

About Quanta Services

Quanta Services is an industry leader in providing specialized infrastructure solutions to the utility, renewable energy, communications, pipeline, and energy industries. Quanta’s comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy and communications infrastructure. With operations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and select other international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope. For more information, visit