VIP Powerline Ltd (VIP) is an industry leader in powerline construction, maintenance, commissioning and project management of high voltage distribution and transmission systems in the power utility sector. We provide our expertise to all commercial, industrial, residential and Indigenous customers, communities, and businesses. 

Our mission is to uphold the Current Standard, build reciprocated trust, and work as One Team. We strive to grow our business with the same entrepreneurial boldness, honesty, and integrity on which it was founded.

Design-Build Services

VIP has established long-term, value-creating partnerships with local electrical engineering firms to bring power to our customers faster and ensure that deadlines are met. The process will not only be expedited, but the cost will also be significantly less than working with your local utility. Our team takes pride in collaborating with our customers and valued partners to identify innovative power solutions. 


Pole Holds

When excavating within the protected zone around a power pole you are required to have a Journeyman Red Seal Powerline Technician holding the pole with a certified boom truck. We provide this service to customers throughout Vancouver Island and the surrounding gulf islands. 

Qualified Safety Watch

If you are working near energized powerlines or inside the limits of approach you may require a qualified safety watcher to be on site. Our Powerline Technicians are qualified to do this type of work! We monitor equipment and material movement and give an instant stop work signal to equipment operators if they are nearing the electrical conductor. 



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Operations Manager
Vancouver Island

Ryan Tufnail 
(250) 218-0944

Project Manager
Campbell River

Matt Young
(250) 465-2355

Project Manager

Greg Benn

(250) 213-5155

Project Manager

Andrew Hopkins

(250) 818-4687

Preventative Maintenance

We perform routine line and pole inspections to ensure that your plant is operating safely and efficiently to improve system reliability and minimize downtime. 

24-Hour Response Services

Weekends, holidays, or in the middle of the night - we will answer your call! We are committed to providing prompt emergency response services to our customers. A power failure is disruptive and potentially devastating to communities, as well as industrial facilities and commercial businesses - we will dispatch and mobilize in a timely manner to restore your power in the most efficient manner possible. 



  • Meter poles

  • New pole installations

  • Pole holds

  • Private maintenance and upgrades

  • Tree trimming

  • Line design for high and low voltage

  • BC Hydro takeover, design and installation

  • High and low voltage conductor cover-up

  • Hydrovac truck services

  • Crane truck services

  • Street lighting