Dear Members,

Bartlett Electric Cooperative has hired Havlak Inspection to begin inspecting power poles on our system beginning in February 2018. This inspection program will include areas West of Salado North and South of FM 2484 on the South side of Stillhouse Hollow Lake. The pole inspection program will continue westward to areas in and surrounding the communities of Youngsport, Cedar Valley, and Mountain Creek. This project will take several months to complete.

Jim Havlak will be performing the inspections and will be driving a 2016 Silver Dodge Ram 2500, 4-door pickup. The truck will have magnetic door signs attached as shown in the picture below.
The contractor will utilize an ATV (4-wheeler) to travel from pole to pole when possible.


Havlak Inspection will be inspecting the poles, lines, and right of ways for deficiencies to help assure safe dependable service. Crews from Bartlett Electric Cooperative and our construction contractor, S&H Powerline Construction will make repairs and perform maintenance on the line when problems are discovered. We appreciate our member’s cooperation with our employees and contractors.

Havlak Inspection will have an introductory letter from Bartlett Electric Cooperative with them at all times, which will be available to members upon request. If you need verification that this company is working in your area, or if you have questions about this project, please call the Bartlett office at 254-527-3551.


Eric VanPraag
Manager of Operations
Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Pole Inspections Beginning February 2018