SINCE 1974

Southern California’s Leading Underground Utility Contractor

Delivering seamless construction and pro-active safety to every project for decades

A.M. Ortega is an award-winning underground utility contractor serving all of San Diego County and Southern California with an emphasis in underground utility markets. Over decades, we’ve grown into an industry leader and trusted resource for those seeking a premium construction experience. From concept to closeout, we offer quality, honesty, and integrity.

Underground Infrastructure
Natural Gas Pipelines
Grading, Paving and Fencing
Site Prep and Maintenance
Layer 30
Joint Facilities
Layer 26
Design and Drafting

Select Projects

San Diego Gas & Electric, Client

Circuit 1090 Trench and Conduit

Southern California Gas, Client

Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan

Habitat for Humanity, Client

Conduit Installation for Telecommunications


Vacuum trucks expose buried utilities safely and quickly

A.M. Ortega has acquired a fleet of new TRUVAC vacuum trucks to better serve our clients. With state-of-the-art technology, these trucks allow us to detect exact depth measurements of sensitive underground utilities and assets such as gas and electric lines. We can quickly expose utilities to clearly identify the quantity and size of materials needed to complete the job. A premium brand of vacuum excavators, these trucks are designed to meet all safe-digging requirements.

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Ortega’s Team Culture

One of the best career decisions you’ll ever make, is to join our team. Competitive salaries and benefits, continuous training, opportunity for growth, and team-building, are just a few reasons why A.M. Ortega is your number one construction employer.

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safety culture createS a workplace where employees feel valued

A.M. Ortega places the utmost priority on safety. We invest heavily in training, equipment, and protocols to ensure the well-being of our employees.


The Ortega family of employees are a priority as demonstrated in this gifting of a customized van for a young man who suffers from spina bifida.

A.M. Ortega welcomeS ECTLC candidates to boot camp

Ortega will provide a month-long program where candidates learn in a classroom setting as well as hands-on training, mostly at Ortega’s state-of-the-art training center.

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From humble beginnings 50 years ago, A.M. Ortega has proudly served with honesty, reliability, ingenuity, long-standing relationships, and proven outcomes. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and our award-winning track record of excellence. With more than 300 employees at 2 locations In California, we will continue to grow at being the best for our clients, the community, and our employees.