Richard Walsh Highlighted as an NC811 Damage Prevention Most Valuable Professional

Greensboro, NC (11/15/2022) Richard Walsh, Damage Prevention Specialist with Dominion Energy was nominated and vetted as an NC811 Damage Prevention Most Valuable Professional.  His standard of excavation damage prevention and safety has gone above and beyond being a safe digging partner.  

In late spring of 2022, NC811 revamped the Safe Digging Partner Program to include the Damage Prevention Most Valuable Professional Honor and Challenge Coin.  An individual, company or organization that has gone above and beyond being a safe digging partner can be nominated by meeting 6 of 10 criteria for standards of excellence.  The recipient will receive a Challenge Coin and Award Certificate as an honor when they exceed the standard of Excavation Damage Prevention and Safety. They should keep the coin with them as a symbol of honor and a reminder that they are a part of an elite group committed to the highest standard of safety.

Richard was nominated by Jeremy Rector, Locate Supervisor with USIC to receive the challenge coin and honor. “He has been in the business for over 20 plus years, very active with our UCC’s, worked with locators in the area to better understand policies and procedures while showing leadership in damage prevention”, stated, Rector.  Ann Rushing, NC811 Education Department Manager presented the award and coin at the November 8th State UCC meeting in Asheville. “It is with great joy we recognize Richard Walsh with his commitment to damage prevention and safety”, stated Rushing.

Nearly two in five U.S. homeowners will put themselves and their community at risk without calling 811 first.  Find out more about becoming a Safe Digging Partner.

About NC811
Since 1978, North Carolina 811 has provided a fast and easy communications link with local utility providers. The public provides NC811 information about excavation, NC811 transmits the information to utilities and they send out locators to mark underground lines for free. Call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before you plan on digging.

About Dominion Energy
About 7 million customers in 15 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to safely providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy and to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. Please visit to learn more.