William J. Long

William J. Long

Founder & President, Alaska Directional

As founder and president, Billy Long oversees the profitable growth, service expansion, and geographic reach of Alaska Directional, a market leader providing directional drilling, underground utility installation, trenching, plowing, and cathodic protection services to the telecommunication and utilities sector.

Billy has extensive knowledge of the directional drilling and underground utility industry having worked in a variety of capacities on both small and large projects throughout the U.S. for 18 years. In 2007, Billy moved to Alaska to work on major projects around the state before establishing his own drilling company in 2012. Since then, he has doubled the size and revenue of the company every year, and recently expanded Alaska Directional’s core capabilities to serve a broader clientele base.

Major projects completed under Billy’s guidance and direction include building a fiber optic network from JFK airport to Long Island, NY, and two line builds – one from San Diego, CA to Yuma, AZ and the other from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE. Most recently the company assisted with the placement of an underground fiber optic cable that connects Alaska’s Arctic communities to a larger North American broadband network.