Team Members

Joel Davis, PE


Joel Davis is the President of RHD Services Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry.  This includes 10 years as owner of a contracting company, four years working for Arthur Andersen & Deloitte on construction related consulting projects, and over 12 years in the utility locating industry.

Utility designing experience includes managing  projects at various airports, collage campuses, manufacturing facilities, military bases, corporate campuses, cemeteries, and correctional facilities.

Appointed by Governor Sonny Purdue in 2005, Mr. Davis currently serves on the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act Advisory Committee to the Georgia Public Service Commission as the Utility Locator representative.  This committee hears appeals to Georgia Dig Law cases.

Mr. Davis has coauthored an article on Ground Penetrating Radar that was published by The Georgia Engineer.   He also gives presentations to professional organizations & engineering companies on Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and the Georgia Dig Law.

Robert H. Davis, PE, Founder

Mr. Davis was for twenty-five years, president /owner of plumbing and mechanical contracting businesses engaged in the design and installation of plumbing and mechanical systems.

Mr. Davis was co-founder and first President of the Underground Utilities and Leak Locators Association, a national association promoting professionalism and training in providing utilities locating and leak detection services.

Mr. Davis has provided training programs and presentations to engineering firms and associations on “The Techniques, Capabilities, and Limitations of Underground Utilities Locating and Mapping”.


Lesa Franitza, Office Manager

Lesa Franitza has been with RHD for nine years. The office manager is an important position with many responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities include accounts receivables, human resources, invoicing, company reports, proposals, scheduling for the technicians, managing other office personnel and more.

Lesa directs and coordinates office services and related activities, including developing and supervising various programs for the field technicians and their equipment.


At RHD we believe our technicians are the best in the business. We continually work to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in technology and safety so that our technicians can help you to make informed decisions about your projects.

Many of our technicians have won industry recognition and prizes at the International Utility Locate Rodeo (  There mission statement is: “The International Utility Locate Rodeo will be the preeminent event for Utility Locate Technician recognition, and will serve as the cornerstone to promote high quality and achievable industry standards.”


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