Higher Ground,
All-Around ™



We have over 25 years of experience in utility work.

Storm Restoration

We can deploy and mobilize experienced and capable team members at a moment’s notice for storm restoration.


We help companies with new or existing electrical projects to deliver a high impact, cost competitive service to our customers.


We are a full service residential electrical contractor designed to perform electrical work in new and existing homes.


We are experienced in procuring materials for electrical distribution, lighting, conduit, and other electrical parts or products.



State Line Construction and Maintenance established in 2012 is a new but experienced utility construction and maintenance company. Based in Detroit, State Line is comprised of seasoned utility lineman with an average experience of 20 years or more performing overhead and underground work. State Line builds, repairs and maintains overhead electrical distribution systems for utilities, municipalities. Its team members are mostly former City of Detroit’s Public Lighting Department employees who have worked on the system for many years. Hence, an institutional knowledge of the system is held by majority of its employees. Its team members are highly skilled in overhead and underground distribution work, live line re-conductor work, pole transfers and replacements, street light repair, emergency storm work as well as service connects and disconnects.

State Line’s employees are comprised of veteran lineman, splicers, and foreman who are passionate and dedicated towards keeping the streetlights energized in the City of Detroit. The establishment of this company paved the way to continue their mission of being instrumental in lighting up Detroit through the efforts led by the Public Lighting Authority. Since then, State Line has worked on projects for DTE Energy as well as National Grid during hurricane Sandy. Most recently, State Line has approximately installed 7,000 LED fixtures on behalf of Public Lighting Authority. They continue to provide installation support for the Public Lighting Authority as plans to accelerate the completion of the project is discussed.

  • Years of experience
  • Institutional Knowledge
  • Safety 1st
  • Diverse Culture
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A diverse and dynamic group always willing to go the extra mile.
Ernest Coger
Chief Executive Officer / Founder
Ernest is a dynamic leader with over 25 years of experience in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground utility work.
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Melanie Steele
Chief Operating Officer
Melanie uses her 15+ years of experience in leading high performing teams in cross-functional settings to provide oversight and integration on all aspects of the operations for Stateline.
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Steve Wynn
General Foreman
Steve is Stateline’s General Foreman and uses his 30+ years of experience working as a lineman to ensure our work crews are safe and deliver quality service.
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Jeseekia Vaughn
Jeseekia is an Engineering student that uses her passion and aptitude for all things digital to ensure that Stateline stays current and capitalizes on all that technology has to offer.
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