Why Beta?

A High Voltage Partner Focused on Supporting You

High voltage project execution with limited resources can be frustrating and overwhelming. You need a solution that fits your budget and schedule, and provides the expertise to get your project done. Here's how we help you achieve your goals.

A Laser Focus on Your Needs

Our personable staff of high voltage experts has a laser focus on your needs that sets us apart from the...Read More

Our innovative Agile by Beta® EPC approach leverages Factory-Built Substations to fast-track construction and reduce cost.

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Experience + Flexibility
To Help You Succeed

Beta has the 45+ years of high voltage project experience needed to support you through complex jobs...Read More

Our Engineering Services team of expert engineers provides quality high voltage designs according to your standards and specifications.

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Earning Trust for the Long Term

We have proven our ability to complete cost-effective, fast-track projects and have an exceptional record for...Read More

We value our customer relationships.

more than

75

%
Of our projects are performed for repeat customers

Who is Beta?

A Trusted Expert in High Voltage Services Since 1975

Beta Engineering designs and builds high voltage projects, specializing in services for gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) projects, switchyards, substations, FACTS and transmission lines. We maintain the engineering and construction qualifications to perform work across the U.S. No matter what challenges you are facing, we can provide the resources, experience and expertise to help you meet your project goals. We have been exceeding customer expectations on substation and transmission line projects for more than 45 years.

Take a look at a few of our previous projects to see how we have helped our customers, and contact us to learn what we can do for you.

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San Diego Office

9990 Mesa Rim Rd., Ste 150
San Diego, California 92121

858.750.2370

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Pineville Office

4725 Highway 28 East
Pineville, LA 71360

318.487.9599

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Canton Office

130 3rd St NW
Canton, OH 44702

330.452.4434

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Three Locations To Support You and Your Projects

Beta Engineering’s home office is located in Pineville, LA. Our additional offices in San Diego, CA, and Canton, OH, provide services for our customers and projects across the U.S.

Our Affiliated Companies Help Fast-Track Your Projects

Beta Engineering is a subsidiary of Crest Industries. We have four affiliated companies that are manufacturers, suppliers or distributors in the electric power industry. Beta's relationship with these companies helps facilitate our turnkey projects.

Beta Leadership

Ross Twidwell, PE

President

Ross Twidwell, PE

President

In his role as Beta’s president, Ross Twidwell oversees company operations, leads the executive leadership team and determines the company’s strategic direction to ensure the success of Beta’s team, partners and customers.

Ross joined Beta in 2000 as a civil engineer and has extensive high voltage project experience. He became Vice President of Projects in 2004, transitioned to Vice President of Civil Engineering in 2007 and has been Beta’s President since 2017. He has played an integral role in Beta’s growth as a premier provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the high voltage industry.

Ross takes pride in leading Beta and partnering with customers on complex projects that ultimately support our nation’s critical power infrastructure. Beta’s approach to working with customers especially resonates with Ross. “Beta’s purpose is to meet the customer’s needs by bringing together a community of individuals to accomplish together what we cannot accomplish individually. We strive to do so in a way that we all win by providing extraordinary results.” 

Ross has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a licensed professional engineer of civil engineering, registered in 42 states. He is a subcommittee member of IEEE Standard 605, Standard 693, Standard 1527 and ASCE 113. In addition to his professional activities, Ross enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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Perry "Pat" Smith, PE

Executive Vice President of Operations

Perry "Pat" Smith, PE

Executive Vice President of Operations

As Executive Vice President of Operations, Pat Smith oversees the operations, construction management and project execution teams for Beta’s three product families and helps identify ways to improve Beta’s performance and efficiency. His goal is to make Beta competitive in the marketplace and remove barriers that hinder Beta from helping its customers.

Pat has been working in the high voltage industry since 1997 and has extensive experience in the engineering, fabrication and business side of the industry. After starting with a Beta services group in 1997, Pat transferred to one of Beta’s sister companies, where he worked as a civil engineer, project engineer, estimating manager, quality assurance/quality control manager, Vice President of Estimating and Quality Control for 14 years and Vice President of Business Operations for three years. Pat transitioned to Beta in 2018 as Vice President of Operations and became Executive Vice President of Business Operations in 2019.

Turning challenges into success is a Beta core value that is particularly meaningful to Pat because he says he enjoys seeing “the personal growth and team growth that happens as a result of overcoming something difficult together.” Pat also loves the challenge of learning new business methodologies, finding opportunities for continuous improvement and experiencing the moments when others begin to see the impacts process improvements can have on business.

Pat has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a licensed professional engineer of civil engineering, registered in six states. Pat enjoys doing outdoor activities with his family and tackling new types of challenges like blacksmithing and hopes to eventually learn to play the violin.

George Brashear, PE

Executive Vice President of Sales

George Brashear, PE

Executive Vice President of Sales

As Executive Vice President of Sales, George Brashear manages the proposal and business development teams for Beta’s product families, develops strategies for positioning the product families for growth and seeks new opportunities for our core business and potential new markets. He is also responsible for developing long-term personnel strategies to support the growth of Beta and ensure that the growth is aligned with our purpose and values.

George started at Beta in 1995 as a Project Engineer, later becoming a Project Manager and then the Vice President of Projects. He led the sales team as the Vice President of Business Development for several years until in 2012 he moved into the role of Executive Vice President. He has extensive experience in EPC work, management, networking and sales.

Two of George’s favorite parts about his job are the people he works with and working on challenging projects, which he sees as opportunities for learning and growth. He says that his favorite problems to solve for customers are the ones “that don’t have a clear solution or don’t appear to be solvable.”

George has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a licensed registered professional engineer of civil engineering in nine states.

In addition to spending time with his family, George enjoys hunting, fishing and volunteering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Sierra Service Projects and helped lead a youth basketball league for several years.

Sarah Halbert, PE

Vice President of Business Systems

Sarah Halbert, PE

Vice President of Business Systems

As Vice President of Business Systems, Sarah Halbert is responsible for developing and refining systems, procedures and tools to enhance productivity and performance for all departments to promote transparency and accountability throughout Beta.

Sarah has been with Beta since 2004 and has extensive experience in the design, management and construction of substation and transmission line projects. In 2014 she became the Civil Engineering Team Lead, transitioning to Vice President of Civil Engineering in 2016 and Vice President of Business Systems in 2019.

One of Sarah’s favorite parts of her job is solving customers’ problems by collaborating across disciplines. “Realizing that each of us carries a small piece of the puzzle and it’s not until we’re all working together that we can see the whole picture is immensely satisfying,” she explains. Winning as a team is something Sarah values, not only because teamwork is essential for solving challenges, but because it makes a daily difference to work with people you respect and trust, and “victories are much more satisfying when you’re able to share them with your team.”

Sarah is a licensed registered professional engineer of civil engineering in nine states. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Construction Engineering & Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Sarah’s commitment to the people around her extends beyond her team at Beta, and one of her favorite pastimes is sharing her baking and quilting skills with family and friends.

Clint Jones, PE

Vice President of Engineering

Clint Jones, PE

Vice President of Engineering

In his role as Vice President of Engineering, Clint Jones is responsible for managing and growing the engineering department for Beta EPC. He plans, implements and oversees engineering strategies, procedures and goals in accordance with Beta’s vision.

Clint started at Beta in 2008 as an electrical engineer and has extensive experience in the design of substation projects. He became an Electrical Engineering Team Lead in 2014, Vice President of Electrical Engineering in 2017 and Vice President of Engineering in 2019.

Building relationships with his team and with customers is one of Clint’s favorite aspects of his work at Beta. Clint enjoys meeting customers’ expectations and leaving Beta top of mind for future needs. “Each customer’s needs are unique and challenging in their own way and ultimately,” he says, “being able to deliver on the customers’ expectations is what brings satisfaction.”

Clint explains that, while Beta’s core value of turning challenges into success “really drives home the pride I have in what we do each day…ultimately the ‘we give our all for our team’ is what keeps me coming back day after day” and the “TEAM bond that we have built over the years of facing the challenging work head on and fighting through it together is what brings the most fulfillment.”

Clint has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and is a licensed professional engineer of electrical engineering in 48 states. In addition to spending time with his family and being active in church, Clint enjoys completing home improvement projects, hunting and camping.

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Our
Purpose
We pursue that which challenges us, growing our community to provide critical, creative solutions that achieve extraordinary results.
Our
Core
Values
We do what we say, treat everyone with RESPECT, and build lasting RELATIONSHIPS.
We AMBITIOUSLY turn challenges into success through GRIT, DETERMINATION, and a WILL TO WIN.
We give our all for our TEAM. We win when WE ALL WIN TOGETHER...our customers, our partners, and ourselves.
we do what we say
we turn challenges into success
we win together
We do what we say, treat everyone with RESPECT, and build lasting RELATIONSHIPS.
We AMBITIOUSLY turn challenges into success through GRIT, DETERMINATION, and a WILL TO WIN.

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