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Our Story

In September of 2010, Cannon Utility Services started business as a diversified HDD contractor providing services including but not limited to electrical, telephone, sewer, water, fiber, CATV, HDPE pipe and casing placement, for commercial and residential customers. We are your full-service underground provider that will complete your project within or under budget, on time, with the quality of service you demand. In January 2017, we expanded our services to include forestry work for Utility Companies. This work includes the use of a mulching mower as well as herbicide spraying to clear brush and trees from utility easements and right of ways.

Cannon Utility Services takes great pride in our excellent record, which is accomplished through discipline and hard work and a great team. We feel that the quality of our personnel and the equipment allows us to commit to each job individually. Our project managers have been through extensive training as well as field experience. Cannon Utility Services is registered to do business in Illinois and Missouri.

Since the very beginning, the character of Cannon Utility Services has been built and continues to grow with our commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. We are proud of our past and continue to work hard to ensure complete customer satisfaction in the future.

Cannon Utility Services is 100% Women Owned and proud to be Signatory with IBEW Local 309, as well as Downstate Illinois Laborers District Council.



Melissa Russell

Melissa Russell

President & Owner

Melissa provides administrative and leadership oversight to Cannon Utility Services. Melissa obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from SIUE and has over 20 years of managerial experience. She began her career in sales, moving on to become a program director at a local non for profit agency before joining Cannon Utility Services to manage and control company operations. In addition to her role as president, Melissa volunteers in her community as well as being an avid sports fan and animal lover.


Angela Causey

Angela Causey

Vice President, Owner

Angela Causey began her career in sales and was a small business owner of Causey Excavating before the start-up of Cannon Utility Services in 2010.  As Vice President, Angie works alongside the President performing day-to-day company operations, and pursuing future and continued vendor relations. She has also taken on the role as communication channel for Cannon Utility Services with IBEW Local 309 and Downstate Illinois Laborers District Council.  Angie is a member of the American Public Works Association and attends monthly meetings to build new relationships and continue to grow business opportunities and access to new job leads.

Angie is an active member of the FWCC giving back to the community, and in her down time, enjoys warm weather events, accompanied by her family, friends and fur-family.


1320 E. St Rte 15

Belleville, Illinois 62220

Mon - Thurs: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm