A Safe Digging partner is a company who follows the law, keeps their employees educated and safe, and partners to share the message of safe digging.


  • Being a Safe Digging Partner costs you nothing. Partnership is completely FREE.
    We simply want you to help share the 811, Call Before You Dig message.
  • NC811 provides Free Safe Digging Partner Stickers for your company vehicles and equipment so you can proudly share the 811 message with everyone.
  • Companies are recognized for their commitment.
  • Being a partner identifies you and your company as a leader in underground damage prevention.


*​Stickers are available in limited quantities. Let us know how many you need when filling out the Safe Digging Partner
Sign Up Form and we will do our best and accommodate your needs.

Re-Order Stickers

If you ever need to order more stickers in the future please email Virginia Kanakanui directly at and she will be able to assist you. Be sure to title your email with the subject line “Safe Digging Partner Sticker Re-Order”

Safe Digging Partner Coin Challenge

Do you know an individual, company or organization that has gone above and beyond being a safe digging partner? Sharing the 811 safe digging message not only to co-workers but family, friends and the general public. Then we suggest you nominate them to be a Damage Prevention Most Valuable Professional.

Safe Digging Partners

December 2021 – Parker Stockstill Construction & Southeast Connections
October 2020 – Town of Waynesville
January 2019 – MB Haynes​
​April 2018
September 2017 – Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer​
May 2017
– Onslow County Fire Marshal
January 2017
December 2016 – The City of Raleigh
November 2016 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
August 2016 – Level 3 Communications
June 2016 – Piedmont Natural Gas
April 2016 – Time Warner Cable
March 2016
 – PSNC Energy
February 2016 – City of Rocky Mount
January 2016
 – Greenville Utilities Commission 
November 2015 – Fayetteville Public Works Commission
October 2015 – Central Piedmont Community College’s Construction Technologies Division
September 2015 – Ingles Markets Inc. and Van Wingerden International
August 2015 – Bechtel
July 2015 – Fred Smith Company
June 2015 – Company Wrench
May 2015 – City of Kings Mountain

Damage Prevention Ambassador Awards

Don Canipe, Charlotte Water, July 31, 2023
Julie McMurry, City of Shelby, April 20th, 2022
Ed Batson – USIC – 2/17/2022
Brian Terry – ONWASA – 2/17/2022
Jonathan Swinson – USIC – 2/17/2022
Bridgette Herring – Stake Center – 2/17/2022
Sherry Jones – ONWASA – 1/20/2022
Ralph Murphy – ONWASA –  6-17-2021
Barbara Lacy – RKK
Megan Riley – Piedmont Natural Gas
Josh Bowman – Dominion Energy
Teresa VonCannon – Piedmont Natural Gas
David Billingsley – Piedmont Natural Gas
Dean Arp – NC Representative Dean Arp
John Rouse – NC DOT
Joyce Cantrell – Piedmont Natural Gas
Max Chapman – Brentwood Water Corporation Board of Directors – 3/2019
Caldwell Community College DPAA
Cleveland Community College DPAA
Sam Gonzalez – Level 3 – 2018
Sandra Johnson – PSNC – 2016

811 has partnered with Lowe’s.
811 and Lowe’s have collaborated to share the Call Before You Dig message on their tree wraps and long handle tools. Visit any Lowe’s store nationwide. #811Lowes

811 has partnered with Sunbelt Rentals.
811 and Sunbelt Rentals have collaborated to share the Call Before You Dig message on their rental equipment. Visit any Sunbelt Rental store nationwide. #811Sunbelt

811 has also partnered with
The Home Depot.
811 and The Home Depot have collaborated to share the Call Before You Dig message on their tree wraps. Visit any Home Depot store nationwide.