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MasTec, Inc., an infrastructure construction company, provides engineering, building, installation, maintenance, and upgrade services for communications, energy, utility, and other infrastructure primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates through Communications, Clean Energy and Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Power Delivery, and Other segments. The company builds underground and overhead distribution systems, including trenches, conduits, cell towers, cable, and power lines, which provide wireless and wireline/fiber communications; clean energy infrastructure comprising renewable energy; natural gas, product transport; electrical and gas transmission, and distribution systems; heavy industrial plants; compressor and pump stations, and treatment plants; water and sewer infrastructure, including water pipelines; and other civil construction infrastructure. It also installs electrical and other gas distribution and transmission systems, power generation facilities, buried and aerial fiber optic and other cables, as well as home automation and energy management solutions. In addition, the company offers maintenance and upgrade support services comprising maintenance of customers' distribution facilities, networks, and infrastructure, including communications, power generation, pipeline, electrical distribution and transmission, and heavy civil infrastructure; service restoration for natural disasters and accidents; and routine replacements and upgrades to overhauls. Its customers include public and private energy providers, pipeline operators, wireless and wireline/fiber service providers, broadband operators, install-to-the-home service providers, and government entities. MasTec, Inc. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.


Early 1900s: Beginning as Burnup & Sims

The company was formed by the merger of two separate companies: Burnup & Sims and Church & Tower. Burnup & Sims was the oldest of the two founding companies and was founded in 1929 by two unemployed carpenters, Russell Burnup and Riley V. Sims, to provide design, construction, and maintenance services to the telephone and utilities industries. During the years of the Great Depression, the two established an office in West Palm Beach, Florida, and by 1936, had a small fleet of trucks and staff. The company’s first telecommunications projects were undertaken the following year at Cape Canaveral, where it was responsible for burying 85 miles of cable.B&S contributed to national defense during World War II by building airfields and telephone systems. After the war, the company became involved in the laying of underwater cable from Florida to Puerto Rico, and from there to Barbados, for such companies as AT&T and General Telephone. Projects then took on a greater geographical scope, as B&S established underground telecommunications systems and built radio towers in Costa Rica, Barbados, Trinidad-Tobago, and Venezuela.

1960s: Church & Tower is formed

Founded in Cuba, Church & Tower incorporated in Miami, Florida in 1968 to construct and service telephone networks in Puerto Rico and Miami. When it overextended itself in Puerto Rico and could not build the telephone-infrastructure networks needed in Miami, the company’s owner asked his friend, Cuban immigrant Jorge Mas Canosa, to help save the business. In exchange for half ownership of CTF, Mas Canosa began to manage the company in 1969.

Eager to improve the business, Mas Canosa climbed down into ditches, manholes, and trenches to observe workers’ construction methods. He listened to advice from telephone-companies and government inspectors; he studied books about the most efficient and newest construction methods. BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. awarded Church & Tower a long-term contract for projects in the greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas. By 1971, Mas Canosa had turned the failing company around; he then borrowed $50,000 and bought the remaining shares of the firm.

1990s: Founding of MasTec

On March 11, 1994, Church & Tower Group acquired 65 percent of the outstanding common stock of publicly traded Burnup & Sims, Inc. The name of Burnup & Sims was changed to MasTec, Inc., Jorge Mas Canosa became MasTec’s chairman and his son, Jorge Mas, was named president and chief executive officer. Mastec was now regarded as a “minority business enterprise,” publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol MTZ.

21st century

In April 2007, Jose Mas became CEO of MasTec. MasTec, Inc. earned total revenues of $3B in 2011 and, in addition to the MasTec brand, works under the following brand names: Wanzek, Power Partners, Precision Pipeline, Pumpco, nsoro, Advanced Technologies, ADVent, EC Source, Fabcor, Cam Communications, 3 PhaseLine, Optima Network Services, and Globetec.

MasTec’s purpose is to create sustainable value through skilled teams doing quality work. Our goal is to build strong relationships and create a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.

MasTec’s vision is to be an industry leader providing superior service and reliable solutions for the energy and communications industries.

Key Team

Mr. J. Marc Lewis (VP of Investor Relations)

Mr. Gary L. Smith (Sr. VP of Communications Group)

Mr. Alberto I. de Cardenas Esq. (Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.)

Mr. Pablo A. Alvarez (Exec. VP of Mergers & Acquisitions)

Mr. Paul Dimarco (Sr. VP & Treasurer)

Recognition and Awards
In recent years, MasTec has been recognized for their quality, safety and other efforts with numerous awards, including the AT&T Supplier Excellence Award and the MBN Safety Leadership Award.

Leadership team

Mr. Jose Ramon Mas (CEO & Director)

Mr. George L. Pita (Exec. VP & CFO)

Mr. Robert E. Apple (COO & Director)

Products/ Services
Construction, Energy, Industrial Engineering, Infrastructure, Satellite Communication
Number of Employees
20,000 - 50,000
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0000015615
Net Income
100M - 500M
Above - 1B
Traded as
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