Troy Elless

A Ladoga, Indiana, native, Troy Elless started Utility Management and Construction (UMAC) as a solution for municipalities that needed costly repairs, but lacked the funding, equipment and manpower to get the job done.

Troy has two decades of experience working with water and sewer issues in Indiana. He started his career as a water operator. He attended the Indiana Water Works short school and received his first water license in 1998. He started part-time and became superintendent of a utility that operated four utilities – water, sewer, gas, and electric.

Since then, he has continued to receive additional trainings and certifications to stay current on technology and issues facing Indiana’s cities and towns. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Rural Water Association , Indiana AWWA small systems committee and the Indiana AWWA education committee. He is married to Tara and they have two children, Ty and Isabella.

Ronnie Black Jr.

Ronnie Black, Jr., a native of Rockville, Indiana, got his start in the industry when he was just a teenager, going with his uncle and dad to work at their family business. Not counting his childhood exploits, he has nearly 20 years of experience with gas, excavating, and utility management.

After graduating from high school, he went to work for Miller Pipeline as a laborer. One of his first jobs was a yearlong project in Jackson, Miss. After returning to Indiana, he worked at Vectren as a serviceman and fitter. He also handled utility assignments for the Town of Bainbridge. While in Bainbridge, he connected with Troy, and then they started UMAC.

Utility operators
UMAC’s four utility operators range form class 1 to 3 on the wastewater side and class wt2 to wt3 on the water. Each operator has roughly 10 years of experience.

Construction crews
UMAC’s construction crews are comprised of men with more than 40 years of experience running large crews. UMAC operates with three crews so your emergencies can be responded to in a timely manner.