Jim Melcher

Jim Melcher

16940 Hwy 55 West . Plymouth, MN 55446 . (763) 553-1234


Professional Profile

Jim Melcher began working at Tri-State Drilling full time in 1983 as an Estimator/Project Manager. He has worked as the Estimator/Project Manager on many projects around the country during his tenure. Since 2006, Jim has served as President of the company.
Listed below are a few of his most recent transmission line projects.


Education/Professional Certifications

St. John’s College – Annapolis, MD
BA, 1981


Project Experience

Professional Experience

2015 Xcel Energy – CAPX La Crosse 345 kV Hampton to Pine Island

241 Double Circuit 345 kV Foundations in South Central Minnesota

2015 Xcel Energy – CAPX La Crosse 161 kV North Rochester to Chester Substation

123 Foundations in South Central Minnesota

2014-2015 Xcel Energy – CAPX La Crosse 345 kV Mississippi River to Briggs Road

334 Foundations in Western Wisconsin

2012-2014 Minnkota Power - Center to Grand Forks, ND 345kV Transmission Line

1352 Structures in Central North Dakota

2014 Northeast Utilities - New England East-West Solution

79 Foundations in Eastern Connecticut

2009-2010 Dominion Power

1960 – 4 Legged Tower Foundations in Virginia

Portland General Electric 2008

41 Structures in Portland, OR

Northeast Utilities 2008

37 Miles (650 Foundations) from Middletown to Milford, CT

Employee Type: 
Executive