Cost effective solutions for the underground construction, utility, and pipeline industries.
At Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best services and value engineering possible.
Auger Bore – 12” to 102” installations
Guided Auger Bore – 450 LF drill length capabilities
Auger Bore – 30,000 to 550,000 lbs. thrust capacity
Who We Are
Over 30 Years of Service
Our company has installed waterlines, communications cable, sewer pipe, storm drains and natural gas transmission and distribution lines in municipalities both large and small. Tough jobs are our specialty – we’ll tackle projects that other pipeline companies don’t want to handle.
We are active members of National Utility Contractors of America (NUCA), Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), Midwest Energy Association (MEA), ISNetworld (ISN), Avetta (PICS), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Pipeline Testing Consortium (PTC) and Veriforce.
We are currently licensed to do business in the states of California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. We are registered as a minority corporation in the states of Washington, California, and Oregon.
Jim Brotherton and key employees of Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. were instrumental in the design and development of many of our original drill machines. Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. currently uses Ditch Witch, American Auger, and Vermeer drill machines. We also maintain a full-time machine and welding shop, which redesigns and upgrades directional drill heads and reams. A rock hammer system designed and developed by Jim Brotherton was patented in 1991.
Our company has its roots in Sage Pipeline, which was formed in Gold Hill, Oregon in 1965 by Warren Brotherton. He established a legacy of integrity, pride in workmanship, quality and professionalism that is continued by his son, Jim Brotherton, who created Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. in 1984.
Building on a family commitment to excellence, Jim Brotherton has engineered the growth of his company into a leader in the underground utilities services industry. His sons, Matt and Israel, have learned the business literally from the ground up and have become experts at directional drilling. Several valuable employees have been with the firm since the Sage Pipeline days. Collectively, they carry forward the kind of business values and ethics so often missing in today’s impersonal construction climate.
CEO / PresidentJim’s experience in underground utility installation began over 30 years ago as a laborer to operator, welder, foreman, and superintendent over several crews. He has extensive knowledge of environmental issues which are essential in many of the contract areas Brotherton Pipeline operates in. Jim’s duties include all major decision-making, supervision of large bid jobs, purchasing and maintenance of company equipment, and monitoring all financial and administration matters throughout Brotherton Pipeline, Inc.
General Manager / VPPeter has been working at Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. since 2006. Prior to working for BPL, he was employed with Avista Utilities for 10 years. During that time, he obtained a broad knowledge in the gas construction industry from designing natural gas distribution services and mains to the project management of large pipeline installations. Currently, Peter’s duties include the administration and financial supervision to help streamline efficiencies throughout Brotherton.
SuperintendentMike has been employed with Sage Pipeline and Brotherton Pipeline, Inc. since 1977 and has worked various locations throughout the Northwest on gas lines and other projects. Mike began as a laborer and has worked as a welder, operator, foreman, and superintendent. Mike has always believed that safety is the number one priority as well as creating as little environmental impact as possible.
Gas Operations ManagerCliff has been in the pipeline business since 1971, having worked for Victor Valley Pipeline, Arizona Pipeline, Sage Pipeline, and Brotherton Pipeline. He has performed all phases of work from laborer to supervisor. With many years of experience in estimating, Cliff is capable of seeing a project through from start to finish and ensuring that his crews are safe at all times.