We are Hughes Excavating LLC

As a HUB certified Women Owned Small Business, Hughes Excavating, LLC is your only complete source for commercial and industrial underground fire protection services which ultimately means the survival of your business.  Trust Hughes Excavating, LLC and our team to help you grow with the protection you need to make your company goals a reality.


Lisa Hughes

Lisa began her career in 1985 as a receptionist for a large Fire Sprinkler Company. Through the years, she gained experience and knowledge in accounting, legal, insurance and general office management. In 2001, she decided to put those skills to better use and co-founded Hughes Excavating, LLC where she currently serves as President.

Vice President

Doug Hughes

Doug's experience in the fire protection industry officially began more than thirty years ago in 1986 when he hired on as a helper. He completed a 4 year union apprenticeship training program where he received an associate's decree in Fire Protection Sprinklers from Penn State. While working his way up through Foreman, Inspector, Sales & Project Management, he saw the need for a quality underground contractor. In 2001, he decided to fulfill that need and co-founded Hughes Excavating, LLC, where he currently serves as Vice President.

Vice President

Kristi Hughes Largin

Kristi Hughes Largin is the daughter of Doug and Lisa Hughes, co-founders of Hughes Excavating, LLC. She has been involved in the company since it began in 2001 by working part time throughout college and her nursing career. In 2014 she left nursing and began working full time at Hughes Excavating, LLC where she is currently the Vice President of Operations.


We recognize the importance of our duty; we strive to  provide the best underground fire line maintenance and repair.  We know our job it's not just a job,  it's a matter of keeping people safe.

Our Vision

We are passionate about commercial and industrial underground fire line protection systems, we are the experts!

Administrative Assistant

Carolyn Cano

Carolyn is a Business Development, Hospitality and Administrative Professional. She helped set-up and train teams to manage and direct 11 quick service restaurants in her previous career and is Past Chair of the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Board. With her family’s move to Dallas, she brought Administrative and Support skills to Hughes Excavating and assists with Business Development. As her son’s soccer team manager Carolyn enjoys supporting her husband and their son at their soccer games and practices in the DFW Metro Area.

Business Development Manager

Chris Mitchell

Chris is a native of Dallas and graduate of North Mesquite High School in 1999. He has 14 years of experience as a field technician and supervisor for MTSI. He is an avid sports fan, father of three, and a member of AFSA and FSCATX. He is 100% focused on customer service and achieving excellence in the underground fire line industry.

Project Manager

Terrance Harper

Terrance is a native Mississippian and a 1994 graduate of Byhaila High School. He is also a 1998 Business graduate of the University of Memphis. He has over 25 years of experience in Project Management as well as warehouse management. While his primary focus is Customer Relations, he is also great at Time Management and Team Building. In his spare time, he enjoys music, baking and art.

Hughes excavating LLC Dallas Staff