National Lineman Appreciation Day

On April 18th we honor the hard work, innovation, grit and dedication of electrical line workers.
They are a brotherhood and a family. Essential to the work we do, they are always appreciated!

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Irby Family of Linemen

Today and every day, we celebrate our linemen. They truly are the heart of our industry, and the reason for Irby’s success.

We appreciate the sacrifices our linemen make and their dedication to getting the job done safely.

Irby’s Linemen are the core of the Irby family. In many cases, they really are family-cousins or brothers. If not bound by name, they are bound by the brotherhood of their work and their mission to keep each other safe. They begin each morning with a commitment to go home safe each night. Nonetheless, the job is a tall order and it  is hazardous. So we must not only appreciate the linemen themselves but also their families for supporting them in their work at Irby.

 

 

Storm RESTORATION

Linemen are never more appreciated than when they restore the normalcy of power following a major storm. 

This past year held another incredibly active storm season. Irby crews worked a number of winter storms and two named Hurricanes, in 12 states, for 12 customers, with over 210,153 total man-hours.

Our linemen’s dedication ensured that impacted communities were able to turn their lights back on.

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The story behind National Lineman Appreciation Day

“My name is Bill Bosch and I am an American lineman…”

– Northwest Lineman College,  Lineman Channel 

Words from the Crew

Check out our People of Irby page for more testimonial videos, or our Youtube channel for our full library of videos about Irby.

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Nadia and Gordo Alvarez Nadia and Gordo Alvarez from El Centro wrote on April 18, 2024 at 11:11 pm
Babe thank you for all that you do. We appreciate all your hard work and sacrifices you have made but are so proud of all your accomplishments along the way. We love you!
Babe thank you for all that you do. We appreciate all your hard work and sacrifices you have made but are so proud of all your accomplishments along the way. We love you!... Collapse
Kelby Kelby from Kosciusko wrote on April 18, 2024 at 11:37 am
Special appreciation to my sweet boyfriend! Thankful for you and your crew every day! I appreciate all of the hard work you do! I love you a lifetime colton! 🩷
Special appreciation to my sweet boyfriend! Thankful for you and your crew every day! I appreciate all of the hard work you do! I love you a lifetime colton! 🩷... Collapse
Sara Mitchell Sara Mitchell from Lake, MS wrote on April 18, 2024 at 9:17 am
Special appreciation to my sweet, hard working, selfless husband! Irby is lucky to have you Trevor Mitchell !
Special appreciation to my sweet, hard working, selfless husband! Irby is lucky to have you Trevor Mitchell !... Collapse
Lisa Albright Lisa Albright from Raymond wrote on April 18, 2024 at 8:59 am
Thank you all for what you do everyday. I appreciate your hard work and dedication.
Thank you all for what you do everyday. I appreciate your hard work and dedication.... Collapse
Carly Bobo Carly Bobo from Union wrote on April 18, 2024 at 8:34 am
Thank you to Dylan Bobo & his crew for working hard and always putting others before themselves. They are truly a great crew! Irby is blessed to have them!
Thank you to Dylan Bobo & his crew for working hard and always putting others before themselves. They are truly a great crew! Irby is blessed to have them!... Collapse
Monica Moreno Monica Moreno from Imperial wrote on April 18, 2024 at 12:20 am
Thank you for all of your hard work. Many days and nights away from your family to make sure we are comfortable with ours. I have several special linemen in my life. Two of them call me mom. Love you Carlos & Eric Moreno.
Thank you for all of your hard work. Many days and nights away from your family to make sure we are comfortable with ours. I have several special linemen in my life. Two of them call me mom. Love you Carlos & Eric Moreno.... Collapse
Hannah S Hannah S from Tucson wrote on April 17, 2024 at 11:10 pm
Thank you for your hard work Christian <3 I’m proud of you and how far you’ve come. Stay safe 💙
Thank you for your hard work Christian <3 I’m proud of you and how far you’ve come. Stay safe 💙... Collapse
Kylie Hearl Kylie Hearl from Vero beach wrote on April 17, 2024 at 2:49 pm
Thank you to my husband Justin Hearl, his foreman Brandon Loudermilk, Teddy Walters & Bailey Loudermilk for your hard work and dedication! The work you men put in never goes unnoticed! Stay safe always & remember you are your brothers keeper! Come home safe boys 💙⚡️
Thank you to my husband Justin Hearl, his foreman Brandon Loudermilk, Teddy Walters & Bailey Loudermilk for your hard work and dedication! The work you men put in never goes unnoticed! Stay safe always & remember you are your brothers keeper! Come home safe boys 💙⚡️... Collapse
Kim Medders Kim Medders from Eupora, MS wrote on April 17, 2024 at 12:57 pm
I’m so proud of Nolan Medders!! He graduated Holmes Community Lineman school on his birthday Oct 18,2023 and started with Irby Oct 23,2023. At 19 years old, Nolan has been to Georgia, Louisiana and Florida. He is a legend at His high school and all of his classmates under him in school are wanting to follow in his footsteps. He is a great example of what a person can do if they put their mind to it!
I’m so proud of Nolan Medders!! He graduated Holmes Community Lineman school on his birthday Oct 18,2023 and started with Irby Oct 23,2023. At 19 years old, Nolan has been to Georgia, Louisiana and Florida. He is a legend at His high school and all of his classmates under him in school are wanting to follow in his footsteps. He is a great example of what a person can do if they put their mind to it!... Collapse
Allie Cureton Allie Cureton from Avinger, Texas wrote on April 17, 2024 at 10:38 am
I want to thank my husband TJ Cureton. He is a wonderful father to our 6 children and the hardest working man I know. He learned everything from his father and grandfather, who both worked for Irby construction as well. I know he spends countless hours making sure every thing he does for the people he leads is SAFE And correct. He always tells me how dangerous this job is and how he always wants his crews to be safe. Because there is life after Irby. And they are the ones to raise the next generation. We love you and know your sacrifice is for us! Allie Taylor, McKenzie, Jacob, Kallie, Abbigail, and Heidi
I want to thank my husband TJ Cureton. He is a wonderful father to our 6 children and the hardest working man I know. He learned everything from his father and grandfather, who both worked for Irby construction as well. I know he spends countless hours making sure every thing he does for the people he leads is SAFE And correct. He always tells me how dangerous this job is and how he always wants his crews to be safe. Because there is life after Irby. And they are the ones to raise the next generation. We love you and know your sacrifice is for us! Allie Taylor, McKenzie, Jacob, Kallie, Abbigail, and Heidi... Collapse
Jennifer Jennifer from Kosciusko wrote on April 17, 2024 at 10:30 am
Thank you to all the lineman especially Colton Crosby, Ethan Porter and DJ Ellis!!! Being a lineman is one of the most dangerous jobs and yet all of you get up and go out everyday to do what God has called you to do!!! Stay safe and always have your brothers back!!!!
Thank you to all the lineman especially Colton Crosby, Ethan Porter and DJ Ellis!!! Being a lineman is one of the most dangerous jobs and yet all of you get up and go out everyday to do what God has called you to do!!! Stay safe and always have your brothers back!!!!... Collapse
Donna Moore Gazaway Donna Moore Gazaway from Leesburg wrote on April 18, 2023 at 6:54 pm
Thank you to all lineman and their families! They risk their lives daily for people they will never meet. This country will not run without you guys! You all are heroes! My heart is one of Irby’s finest and he makes me a proud Aunt for his hard work and dedication! Stay Safe out there Brandon Anderson! Love you!
Thank you to all lineman and their families! They risk their lives daily for people they will never meet. This country will not run without you guys! You all are heroes! My heart is one of Irby’s finest and he makes me a proud Aunt for his hard work and dedication! Stay Safe out there Brandon Anderson! Love you!... Collapse
Donna Carr Donna Carr from Brookhaven wrote on April 18, 2023 at 2:19 pm
Thank you Joel Wall for your dedication in providing for your family. We are so proud of you and appreciate all that you do for our daughter and grandchildren.
Thank you Joel Wall for your dedication in providing for your family. We are so proud of you and appreciate all that you do for our daughter and grandchildren.... Collapse
Shaylee Wallace Barber Shaylee Wallace Barber wrote on April 18, 2023 at 11:53 am
A very special thank you to my husband, Brody Barber, for all of your hard work and sacrifice. I love you and I'm so grateful for all of you do for the life we are building. Linemen are a special type of men, their dedication to provide for others in their field of work and at hime is unmatched.
A very special thank you to my husband, Brody Barber, for all of your hard work and sacrifice. I love you and I'm so grateful for all of you do for the life we are building. Linemen are a special type of men, their dedication to provide for others in their field of work and at hime is unmatched.... Collapse
Otis Anderson Otis Anderson from Kosciusko, Ms wrote on April 18, 2023 at 10:53 am
Happy Lineman day!! Shoutout to Otis Anderson for all your hard work and dedication to your career, so proud! Thanks to Irby Construction and all the other hardworking lineman out there!!
Happy Lineman day!! Shoutout to Otis Anderson for all your hard work and dedication to your career, so proud! Thanks to Irby Construction and all the other hardworking lineman out there!!... Collapse
Kasey Gregg Kasey Gregg from Summut wrote on April 18, 2023 at 10:35 am
I would like to say a special “Thank You” to my husband.. Jason Gregg!! He goes over and beyond every day !! And also thank you to all the Lineman out there!!!
I would like to say a special “Thank You” to my husband.. Jason Gregg!! He goes over and beyond every day !! And also thank you to all the Lineman out there!!!... Collapse
Heather Steele Heather Steele from Wauchula wrote on April 18, 2023 at 10:10 am
Happy Lineman Day! Big shout out to the best husband and soon to be Dad Braden Steele! Thank you all for all that you do!💙
Happy Lineman Day! Big shout out to the best husband and soon to be Dad Braden Steele! Thank you all for all that you do!💙... Collapse
Jayden Jayden from Dade city wrote on April 18, 2023 at 9:10 am
Thank you to all of our lineman who work hard everyday. A big thank you to my fiancé and his crew who work for irby and work hard everyday and sometimes night to provide for our community. All the hard work does not go unnoticed
Thank you to all of our lineman who work hard everyday. A big thank you to my fiancé and his crew who work for irby and work hard everyday and sometimes night to provide for our community. All the hard work does not go unnoticed... Collapse
Sydney Matos Sydney Matos from Petal, MS wrote on April 18, 2023 at 8:35 am
My Husband works for Irby out of Pensacola, FL. Irby Construction has been so good to our family. I’m thankful for my Lineman today, and every other day as well! Thank you to all the Lineman!
My Husband works for Irby out of Pensacola, FL. Irby Construction has been so good to our family. I’m thankful for my Lineman today, and every other day as well! Thank you to all the Lineman!... Collapse
Karen Craft Karen Craft from Whitney Point, NY wrote on April 18, 2023 at 8:06 am
Thank you to all the linemen for you hard work and dedication. A special thank you to my son Collin Craft out in Oklahoma.
Thank you to all the linemen for you hard work and dedication. A special thank you to my son Collin Craft out in Oklahoma.... Collapse
Robert North Robert North from Yuma wrote on April 17, 2023 at 6:07 pm
Sending a huge thank you to my two boys Daniel North and Michael Picor for their dedication and determination to be all they can thanks to Northwest Lineman School Denton, TX for their training and to Irby for giving these boys a job. Congratulations you two stay safe out there.
Sending a huge thank you to my two boys Daniel North and Michael Picor for their dedication and determination to be all they can thanks to Northwest Lineman School Denton, TX for their training and to Irby for giving these boys a job. Congratulations you two stay safe out there.... Collapse
Suzanne Yordy Suzanne Yordy from Pahrump Nevada wrote on April 17, 2023 at 3:20 pm
I would like to put a shout out to all the men and women who risk their lives to bring us electricity and take on this profession. It takes a special person to be in this line of work and we would not be where we are today without your expertise and professional workmanship. So Thank you for all your long hours of work and all your days away from your families you are all truly a blessing! I would also like to give an extra special Thank You to my two boys Michael Pichor and Daniel North. You both make me so proud to call you my sons. This is one proud momma here, May you two truly see... Read more
I would like to put a shout out to all the men and women who risk their lives to bring us electricity and take on this profession. It takes a special person to be in this line of work and we would not be where we are today without your expertise and professional workmanship. So Thank you for all your long hours of work and all your days away from your families you are all truly a blessing! I would also like to give an extra special Thank You to my two boys Michael Pichor and Daniel North. You both make me so proud to call you my sons. This is one proud momma here, May you two truly see the blessings you have in this career path. Love your both Suzanne Yordy... Collapse
Casey Fullerton Casey Fullerton from Wortham, Texas wrote on April 17, 2023 at 12:41 pm
Thank you lineman for all your hard work keeping the lights on!! A special thank you to my Husband Dan who works for Irby!
Thank you lineman for all your hard work keeping the lights on!! A special thank you to my Husband Dan who works for Irby!... Collapse
Terri Richards Terri Richards from DeLand wrote on April 17, 2023 at 10:01 am
Being from Florida our Lineman are crucial to our daily lives, especially during Hurricane season. THANK YOU!!
Being from Florida our Lineman are crucial to our daily lives, especially during Hurricane season. THANK YOU!!... Collapse
Lisa Albright Lisa Albright from Richland, MS wrote on April 10, 2023 at 2:24 pm
To all the Linemen out there: Thank you for all the hard work you folks do everyday. I am an employee of Irby Construction Company and I'm proud to be on your team! Take care and be safe! 🙂
To all the Linemen out there: Thank you for all the hard work you folks do everyday. I am an employee of Irby Construction Company and I'm proud to be on your team! Take care and be safe! :)... Collapse
Lori Lori from Pawlet wrote on December 21, 2022 at 4:52 pm
I am a chaplain who went to support a local power company staff when they lost a lineperson who died in the field. Since then we have had so much adverse weather, these guys have not had time to rest. Now it is Christmas and there is a huge storm on the way. BLESS THEIR WEARY SOULS. So much gratitude and love to all of you who do this work. I am a Hospice chaplain and many of my clients are on oxygen so for me it comes full circle.
I am a chaplain who went to support a local power company staff when they lost a lineperson who died in the field. Since then we have had so much adverse weather, these guys have not had time to rest. Now it is Christmas and there is a huge storm on the way. BLESS THEIR WEARY SOULS. So much gratitude and love to all of you who do this work. I am a Hospice chaplain and many of my clients are on oxygen so for me it comes full circle.... Collapse
Jason Jason from Englewood FL wrote on October 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm
I’d like to say what an honor it was watching your linemen today restoring our power here in Englewood FL after hurricane Ian left a huge mess. There was a linemen foreman I believe his name was Brandon . You are lucky to have this leader and hard worker , working for your company . I appreciate what Brandon and his crew did today . Thanks a bunch
I’d like to say what an honor it was watching your linemen today restoring our power here in Englewood FL after hurricane Ian left a huge mess. There was a linemen foreman I believe his name was Brandon . You are lucky to have this leader and hard worker , working for your company . I appreciate what Brandon and his crew did today . Thanks a bunch... Collapse
Shauna Shauna from Moselle wrote on July 10, 2022 at 8:43 am
My stepdad worked for Irby. I never really thought about how hard it is to do that job until I met him. He passed away last August from Covid, and Irby was more than amazing to my mom and my sister in that hard time. My stepdad loved being a lineman, and he, without a doubt, loved working for Irby. Im thankful for what lineman’s do, but the way Irby and my stepdad’s crew helped and comforted my family in a time of need will be something I will never forget. Thank you.
My stepdad worked for Irby. I never really thought about how hard it is to do that job until I met him. He passed away last August from Covid, and Irby was more than amazing to my mom and my sister in that hard time. My stepdad loved being a lineman, and he, without a doubt, loved working for Irby. Im thankful for what lineman’s do, but the way Irby and my stepdad’s crew helped and comforted my family in a time of need will be something I will never forget. Thank you.... Collapse
Rodney Stringer Rodney Stringer from Geismar wrote on April 20, 2022 at 9:03 pm
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to your profession. It is a hard job but each of you handle it like champs. THANK YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to your profession. It is a hard job but each of you handle it like champs. THANK YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!... Collapse
Allie Cureton Allie Cureton from Carthage Tx wrote on April 18, 2022 at 10:12 pm
I am super proud of my husband Tj Cureton, he is the 3rd generation to work for Irby Construction. He works so hard to make sure everyone is safe and efficient. Thank you for all your hard work ❤️ I know your Dad would be so proud of you! We all love and can’t wait for you to come home. Allie, Taylor, McKenzie, Jacob, Kallie, Abbigail, and Heidi
I am super proud of my husband Tj Cureton, he is the 3rd generation to work for Irby Construction. He works so hard to make sure everyone is safe and efficient. Thank you for all your hard work ❤️ I know your Dad would be so proud of you! We all love and can’t wait for you to come home. Allie, Taylor, McKenzie, Jacob, Kallie, Abbigail, and Heidi... Collapse
Mona dennis Mona dennis from Rome wrote on April 18, 2022 at 7:27 pm
Hello!! I’m a mom of two great young men within the irby company. I am blessed beyond measure by both hard working men. Thank you out there to all the linemen and above all my special linemen who carry mommas heart . God bless all the linemen. And the brothers keepers.
Hello!! I’m a mom of two great young men within the irby company. I am blessed beyond measure by both hard working men. Thank you out there to all the linemen and above all my special linemen who carry mommas heart . God bless all the linemen. And the brothers keepers.... Collapse
Pat Pat from Brookhaven wrote on April 18, 2022 at 4:17 pm
A big thank you to all the lineman out there. Thank you ALL for what you do. Please know that you’re appreciated and prayed for. Be safe. God Bless you all.
A big thank you to all the lineman out there. Thank you ALL for what you do. Please know that you’re appreciated and prayed for. Be safe. God Bless you all.... Collapse
James “Scooter” Childers James “Scooter” Childers from Imperial, CA wrote on April 18, 2022 at 3:04 pm
My favorite lineman! IRBY is lucky to have him!
My favorite lineman! IRBY is lucky to have him!... Collapse
Judy Flanagan Judy Flanagan from Athens wrote on April 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm
I would like to give a big thank you to Ryan Holloway, his brother and all the other linemen for all your hard work and dedication. May God always be with each and everyone of you.
I would like to give a big thank you to Ryan Holloway, his brother and all the other linemen for all your hard work and dedication. May God always be with each and everyone of you.... Collapse
Stewart Angell Stewart Angell from Lake, MS wrote on April 18, 2022 at 12:04 pm
I worked in the field for Irby for several years, and I was constantly in awe of the amazing work the linemen performed. They truly are a special breed. Their commitment to safety, quality, and production is second to none. I was blessed to work with those men and call many of them my friends.
I worked in the field for Irby for several years, and I was constantly in awe of the amazing work the linemen performed. They truly are a special breed. Their commitment to safety, quality, and production is second to none. I was blessed to work with those men and call many of them my friends.... Collapse
Alaina Thomas Alaina Thomas from Brandon wrote on April 18, 2022 at 9:03 am
To my sweet hunny, Aaron Thomas. Thank you for your HARD work & the Sacrifices you’ve made along the way to provide for your family, help your crew, & the community. Stay Safe, Always. 💙
To my sweet hunny, Aaron Thomas. Thank you for your HARD work & the Sacrifices you’ve made along the way to provide for your family, help your crew, & the community. Stay Safe, Always. 💙... Collapse
Dee ohrt Dee ohrt from Middleburg wrote on April 16, 2022 at 9:05 pm
I lost my lineman 6 months ago to cancer. Not a day goes by that I dont wish all the lineman many blessings, I sure was proud of mine. Keep the brotherhood alive. Dee Ohrt for Rich Ohrt
I lost my lineman 6 months ago to cancer. Not a day goes by that I dont wish all the lineman many blessings, I sure was proud of mine. Keep the brotherhood alive. Dee Ohrt for Rich Ohrt... Collapse
Karen Craft Karen Craft from Whitney Point, NY wrote on April 15, 2022 at 8:49 pm
Thank you linemen for all your hard work and dedication. Big thank you to Collin Craft in Arkansas
Thank you linemen for all your hard work and dedication. Big thank you to Collin Craft in Arkansas... Collapse
Morgan Craft Morgan Craft from Whitney Point wrote on April 15, 2022 at 8:16 pm
Just wanted to say thank you to every lineman out there putting in that hard work everyday! Your time and dedication is very much appreciated! We especially miss our lineman, my brother, Collin Craft. Arkansas is a long way from New York. Keep grindin buddy!
Just wanted to say thank you to every lineman out there putting in that hard work everyday! Your time and dedication is very much appreciated! We especially miss our lineman, my brother, Collin Craft. Arkansas is a long way from New York. Keep grindin buddy!... Collapse
Lisa Lisa from Richland wrote on April 13, 2022 at 7:55 am
Thanks for your hard work and dedication through tough conditions, long hours away from your families to keep us comfortable when you are not. Your sacrifices do not go unnoticed Stay safe.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication through tough conditions, long hours away from your families to keep us comfortable when you are not. Your sacrifices do not go unnoticed Stay safe.... Collapse
BJ Smith BJ Smith from Lumberton wrote on April 19, 2021 at 5:15 am
Thank you to all the guys who work so hard to get us power, the ones that sacrifice time with family to help keep us comfortable, and the ones that go into the aftermath of a storm to get places back up and running! Y’all are not unnoticed! Thank each and every one of you and a thank you to Irby!
Thank you to all the guys who work so hard to get us power, the ones that sacrifice time with family to help keep us comfortable, and the ones that go into the aftermath of a storm to get places back up and running! Y’all are not unnoticed! Thank each and every one of you and a thank you to Irby!... Collapse
Wayne Wayne from Brookhaven MS wrote on April 18, 2021 at 8:14 pm
I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the lineman! A special Thank You to my son n law, BJ Smith for all you do! Pops is proud of you!
I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the lineman! A special Thank You to my son n law, BJ Smith for all you do! Pops is proud of you!... Collapse
Chintan “CK” Desai Chintan “CK” Desai from Brandon, MS wrote on April 18, 2021 at 1:56 pm
Thank you to all the Lineman. We appreciate everything you guys do out there. Irby is not Irby without you. Stay safe!!
Thank you to all the Lineman. We appreciate everything you guys do out there. Irby is not Irby without you. Stay safe!!... Collapse
Devon Fullhardt Devon Fullhardt from Port St Lucie wrote on April 18, 2021 at 8:33 am
To my husband, Robert ❤️ And his awesome crew, thank you! Your hard, grueling work day in and out in the Florida heat does not go unnoticed! Babe, always come home to me!
To my husband, Robert ❤️ And his awesome crew, thank you! Your hard, grueling work day in and out in the Florida heat does not go unnoticed! Babe, always come home to me!... Collapse
Scott Hupp Scott Hupp from Monroe, Ga wrote on April 18, 2021 at 7:40 am
I want to say “ thanks” to all the linemen I work with every day, from transmission, Distribution and underground! Hard work and commitment shows the dedication from each and everyone of you ! “ thank y’all again” !!
I want to say “ thanks” to all the linemen I work with every day, from transmission, Distribution and underground! Hard work and commitment shows the dedication from each and everyone of you ! “ thank y’all again” !!... Collapse
Terri Hourigan Terri Hourigan from Oswego wrote on April 18, 2021 at 6:19 am
I’d like to thank each and every lineman for their hard work and dedication. Especially Bryce Hourigan. You are all appreciated more than you know. Stay safe.
I’d like to thank each and every lineman for their hard work and dedication. Especially Bryce Hourigan. You are all appreciated more than you know. Stay safe.... Collapse
Jabbo Jabbo from Franklinton wrote on April 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm
These Men are all my Brothers. They work extremely hard in tough conditions, long hours and away from their families. You can’t “make” a lineman. You are born to do it. You either love it or you do something else. There are truly no words that can express my appreciation for their hard work and dedication. STKY! BYBK! If you know. You know. Thanks Guys!
These Men are all my Brothers. They work extremely hard in tough conditions, long hours and away from their families. You can’t “make” a lineman. You are born to do it. You either love it or you do something else. There are truly no words that can express my appreciation for their hard work and dedication. STKY! BYBK! If you know. You know. Thanks Guys!... Collapse
Amanda Amanda from Pearl wrote on April 17, 2021 at 3:27 pm
Thank you to each of you and your families for keeping us safe!!
Thank you to each of you and your families for keeping us safe!!... Collapse
Christine Lane Christine Lane from Venice wrote on April 17, 2021 at 3:22 pm
Thank you for all that you do. Especially my Irby Lineman Son Tim. So very proud of you and miss you so much. Stay safe.
Thank you for all that you do. Especially my Irby Lineman Son Tim. So very proud of you and miss you so much. Stay safe.... Collapse
Ashley Howard Ashley Howard from Murfreesboro wrote on April 17, 2021 at 7:29 am
Thank you to these fine linemen who work their rears off daily to take care of all of us and keep us comfortable. And to their families at home that make the sacrifice of carrying on each day without their husbands and fathers. Much respect and love to all the lineman and most especially my sons, Brady Denton and Austin Denton. And to their wives Tara and Korrie who support them through thick and thin
Thank you to these fine linemen who work their rears off daily to take care of all of us and keep us comfortable. And to their families at home that make the sacrifice of carrying on each day without their husbands and fathers. Much respect and love to all the lineman and most especially my sons, Brady Denton and Austin Denton. And to their wives Tara and Korrie who support them through thick and thin... Collapse
Sheila Lindsey Sheila Lindsey from Byhalia wrote on April 15, 2021 at 10:50 am
Thank you for all of your hard work. Many days and nights away from your family to make sure we are comfortable with ours. I have many special linemen in my life. Love them all!
Thank you for all of your hard work. Many days and nights away from your family to make sure we are comfortable with ours. I have many special linemen in my life. Love them all!... Collapse
Sanette Austin Sanette Austin from Houston wrote on April 14, 2021 at 6:49 pm
We appreciate the great work you do every day! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
We appreciate the great work you do every day! Thank you thank you thank you!!!... Collapse
Gina Goad Gina Goad from Horn Lake, MS wrote on April 14, 2021 at 1:55 pm
I would like to thank all the linemen out there that work hard daily so that we can enjoy our luxuries at home. My son, Ethan Anderson, works for Irby and loves his job.
I would like to thank all the linemen out there that work hard daily so that we can enjoy our luxuries at home. My son, Ethan Anderson, works for Irby and loves his job.... Collapse
Dawn Irby Kovacich Dawn Irby Kovacich from Highland wrote on April 14, 2021 at 11:57 am
Happy Lineman day !!
Happy Lineman day !!... Collapse
Amanda Lott Amanda Lott wrote on April 14, 2021 at 11:49 am
Thank you to all the hardworking Lineman and their families! You all certainly make us proud everyday! Stay safe!
Thank you to all the hardworking Lineman and their families! You all certainly make us proud everyday! Stay safe!... Collapse
Barney Shorter Crane Training Group Barney Shorter Crane Training Group from Greenville SC wrote on June 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm
There's something admirable about a Lineman.. its more than what meets the eye... its more than the team work they exhibit ... its more than the skill they display and the courage and hard work it takes. Its the willingness to pack up on a moments notice and respond to the nations disasters and "living on the go" in out of the way locations ... in their RVs and Fifth wheels. Building transmission around, under, and over every kind of geographical obstacle imaginable. "LINEMAN" ... maybe one of the last great professions in the American experience. You don't need to have a college degree. Its still a profession where a man (or a woman) can make something of themselves if... Read more
There's something admirable about a Lineman.. its more than what meets the eye... its more than the team work they exhibit ... its more than the skill they display and the courage and hard work it takes. Its the willingness to pack up on a moments notice and respond to the nations disasters and "living on the go" in out of the way locations ... in their RVs and Fifth wheels. Building transmission around, under, and over every kind of geographical obstacle imaginable. "LINEMAN" ... maybe one of the last great professions in the American experience. You don't need to have a college degree. Its still a profession where a man (or a woman) can make something of themselves if you put in the effort and if you are willing to learn. I think the word might be "NOBLE". There is something noble about the profession of being a Lineman. I am sure its why I do what I do !! Thank you Linemen...all of you.... Collapse
Karla Dotson Karla Dotson from Crawfordville wrote on April 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm
Thank you to all the linemen, but especially the Dotson family. This week Danny and Jimmy lost their brother Clyde, who worked with Irby. Their father Tera Dotson, started it all and raised four sons doing line work, and now a total of 10 grandsons are also working in the business (6 with Irby). It’s in their blood and they all love it. I pray each day for their continued safety and well being. I’ve always been so proud to be a lineman’s wife and mother! Karla Dotson (Danny)
Thank you to all the linemen, but especially the Dotson family. This week Danny and Jimmy lost their brother Clyde, who worked with Irby. Their father Tera Dotson, started it all and raised four sons doing line work, and now a total of 10 grandsons are also working in the business (6 with Irby). It’s in their blood and they all love it. I pray each day for their continued safety and well being. I’ve always been so proud to be a lineman’s wife and mother! Karla Dotson (Danny)... Collapse
Tonya Ballard Tonya Ballard from Calhoun wrote on April 18, 2020 at 9:33 am
Thank you to all the Lineman who work day in and out for weeks at a time to give us Electrical Power. We appreciate you putting yourself out there to help others. My son Austin has been with you since January. I’m so proud of him and the career he has chosen and I thank you for being such a great company for him to work for!
Thank you to all the Lineman who work day in and out for weeks at a time to give us Electrical Power. We appreciate you putting yourself out there to help others. My son Austin has been with you since January. I’m so proud of him and the career he has chosen and I thank you for being such a great company for him to work for!... Collapse
Sheila Robertson Sheila Robertson from Stantonville wrote on April 18, 2020 at 8:23 am
Thank you all for all you do! Jimmy Robertson stay safe out there💖
Thank you all for all you do! Jimmy Robertson stay safe out there💖... Collapse
Dee Ohrt Dee Ohrt from Port st Lucie wrote on April 17, 2020 at 10:03 am
Thank you to all our great men and women who work tirelessly without question. These amazing people care for others first and there are not enough thank yous that can be given to support them. I am a proud wife of a 20 veteran lineman with IRBY in central Fl. He alone amazes me. These linemen and linewomen put themselves in danger every day and yet they get up every morning and do what needs to be done. There is definitely a special place in heaven for those who keep the lights on. For all of you, stay safe, stay in the brotherhood and thanks again to the pole dancers who deserve the appreciation. Dee Ohrt
Thank you to all our great men and women who work tirelessly without question. These amazing people care for others first and there are not enough thank yous that can be given to support them. I am a proud wife of a 20 veteran lineman with IRBY in central Fl. He alone amazes me. These linemen and linewomen put themselves in danger every day and yet they get up every morning and do what needs to be done. There is definitely a special place in heaven for those who keep the lights on. For all of you, stay safe, stay in the brotherhood and thanks again to the pole dancers who deserve the appreciation. Dee Ohrt... Collapse
Morgan Morgan from Lafayette wrote on April 17, 2020 at 9:40 am
SO thankful for all the hardworking men and women in the power industry. My hometown got hit with tornadoes recently and they’ve been nothing but helpful, working day in and day out getting people’s power back. A shoutout to my boyfriend and his hard work and hours he puts in for Irby! He left behind 3 little girls just so he could be a help to someone in need. Again, thank you to all the lineman that put in your hard work.
SO thankful for all the hardworking men and women in the power industry. My hometown got hit with tornadoes recently and they’ve been nothing but helpful, working day in and day out getting people’s power back. A shoutout to my boyfriend and his hard work and hours he puts in for Irby! He left behind 3 little girls just so he could be a help to someone in need. Again, thank you to all the lineman that put in your hard work.... Collapse
Charity Abel Charity Abel from Sebastopol, Ms wrote on April 17, 2020 at 8:37 am
Thank you to all the men and women that keep our communities going and for all the hard work and dedication in uncertain times like these. Y’all sacrifice time away from your families to make sure others have power. I know that’s not an easy task because my husband Richard “Rick” Abel works for Irby and has been in south Florida for the past 2 years. Thank you again!
Thank you to all the men and women that keep our communities going and for all the hard work and dedication in uncertain times like these. Y’all sacrifice time away from your families to make sure others have power. I know that’s not an easy task because my husband Richard “Rick” Abel works for Irby and has been in south Florida for the past 2 years. Thank you again!... Collapse
Carol Davidson Carol Davidson from Eustis, FL wrote on April 6, 2020 at 8:29 am
Thank you to all the linemen who keep our communities strong. We are grateful for your commitment to our families, businesses and the greater good! Enjoy your special day - You deserve it and so much more!
Thank you to all the linemen who keep our communities strong. We are grateful for your commitment to our families, businesses and the greater good! Enjoy your special day - You deserve it and so much more!... Collapse
Michelle Shelton Michelle Shelton from NEW MARKET wrote on March 4, 2020 at 11:37 am
My uncle, Charlie Roper worked for Irby for as long as I can remember. He and his family traveled all over the world putting up power lines. His boys, Frank & Trawick followed in his foot steps. They do a very dangerous job. We are all thankful every time we flip a light switch for the job these men and women do everyday.
My uncle, Charlie Roper worked for Irby for as long as I can remember. He and his family traveled all over the world putting up power lines. His boys, Frank & Trawick followed in his foot steps. They do a very dangerous job. We are all thankful every time we flip a light switch for the job these men and women do everyday.... Collapse
Linda Harden Linda Harden from Dothan wrote on April 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm
Thank you lineman for all the hard work and dedication you do. We appreciate each and everyone of you!! Especially my two sons.. Be careful!!
Thank you lineman for all the hard work and dedication you do. We appreciate each and everyone of you!! Especially my two sons.. Be careful!!... Collapse
Teresa Hourigan Teresa Hourigan from Oswego wrote on April 18, 2019 at 10:14 am
Thank you to all the Lineman out there! We appreciate each and everyone of you! Be safe!
Thank you to all the Lineman out there! We appreciate each and everyone of you! Be safe!... Collapse
Andre Foster Andre Foster from Ridgeland wrote on April 18, 2019 at 9:25 am
The power went out due to bad storms that came through last Friday evening. Wading through the dark trying to find flashlights, candles, anything that would give us a sense of a return to light, I walked outside to total darkness and quiet. Neighbors were peeking out their windows to catch a glance outside as if to confirm if they were the only ones' to lose power. We huddled together as a family in the living room and spent the next several hours not doing much, just in our comfortable home making jokes and figuring out what to eat for dinner. We were able to do this because of YOU. Linemen. YOU are the ones who sacrifice time away from... Read more
The power went out due to bad storms that came through last Friday evening. Wading through the dark trying to find flashlights, candles, anything that would give us a sense of a return to light, I walked outside to total darkness and quiet. Neighbors were peeking out their windows to catch a glance outside as if to confirm if they were the only ones' to lose power. We huddled together as a family in the living room and spent the next several hours not doing much, just in our comfortable home making jokes and figuring out what to eat for dinner. We were able to do this because of YOU. Linemen. YOU are the ones who sacrifice time away from being with YOUR families. YOU are the ones who drive toward the storm and not away. I and my family are so THANKFUL for all YOU give in time, effort, dedication to craft, and leadership to make US comfortable during the storm. We didn't worry that light would return. We knew it would...because of YOU. So thank YOU, Lineman. I am honored to work for a company that supports YOU and all that YOU do to power our communities.... Collapse
Sami Sami wrote on April 18, 2019 at 9:14 am
Thank you to all the linemen and linewomen for all you do! Stay safe out there.
Thank you to all the linemen and linewomen for all you do! Stay safe out there.... Collapse
Crystal Gray Crystal Gray from Memphis wrote on April 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm
I’ve been a lineman’s wife for nearly twenty years. It can be very hard on a family. When storms come through, he’s never home and the days are long. He loves what he’s does and loves teaching the new apprentice coming up. It’s a profession that not just anybody can do and I am so thankful to my husband and all lineman for their sacrifice to keep the lights on. So today, tomorrow and everyday, thank you for all you do! Be safe, so that you can get back to your families! *My husband is Richard Gray, working in Arkansas right now.
I’ve been a lineman’s wife for nearly twenty years. It can be very hard on a family. When storms come through, he’s never home and the days are long. He loves what he’s does and loves teaching the new apprentice coming up. It’s a profession that not just anybody can do and I am so thankful to my husband and all lineman for their sacrifice to keep the lights on. So today, tomorrow and everyday, thank you for all you do! Be safe, so that you can get back to your families! *My husband is Richard Gray, working in Arkansas right now.... Collapse
Amy Dionne Amy Dionne from Houston wrote on April 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm
Thanks for all you do! We celebrate you every day!
Thanks for all you do! We celebrate you every day!... Collapse
Bill Korlath Bill Korlath wrote on April 18, 2018 at 10:42 pm
Cheers to all the men and women in this noble profession. You are counted on to do the nearly impossible. When folks run from storms, you run towards them, when the weather or terrain seems impossible to navigate, no one gives up; with proper planning and commitment to safety, there is nothing that cannot be done. I worked for Irby Construction for 45 years and I was proud of the company that I worked for and the fine folks I worked with everyday. Reputations are earned not given. A company is only as good as its employees; there is no wonder why Irby is considered the best. I salute everyone of you for everything you do, day in and day... Read more
Cheers to all the men and women in this noble profession. You are counted on to do the nearly impossible. When folks run from storms, you run towards them, when the weather or terrain seems impossible to navigate, no one gives up; with proper planning and commitment to safety, there is nothing that cannot be done. I worked for Irby Construction for 45 years and I was proud of the company that I worked for and the fine folks I worked with everyday. Reputations are earned not given. A company is only as good as its employees; there is no wonder why Irby is considered the best. I salute everyone of you for everything you do, day in and day out! You all make a difference. Thank You... Collapse
Hope Chisholm Hope Chisholm wrote on April 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm
Thank you linemen and linewomen for all yall do. As a Linewife married to Jeffery Chisholm. OUR families appreciate everything yall do.Always know everyone of yall is in our prayers. So again we thank you. BE SAFE, YOU ARE YOUR BROTHERS KEEPER.
Thank you linemen and linewomen for all yall do. As a Linewife married to Jeffery Chisholm. OUR families appreciate everything yall do.Always know everyone of yall is in our prayers. So again we thank you. BE SAFE, YOU ARE YOUR BROTHERS KEEPER.... Collapse
Sue Howell Sue Howell wrote on April 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Linemen and women everywhere: I'd like to extend my thanks to all of you for the tremendous jobs you do. In the worst of conditions y'all never fail us. You're always there when needed despite rain, snow, sweltering temperatures, and freezing cold. You're the reason our lights come on. You're the reason our food doesn't spoil. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do. YOU PEOPLE JUST ROCK !!!
Linemen and women everywhere: I'd like to extend my thanks to all of you for the tremendous jobs you do. In the worst of conditions y'all never fail us. You're always there when needed despite rain, snow, sweltering temperatures, and freezing cold. You're the reason our lights come on. You're the reason our food doesn't spoil. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do. YOU PEOPLE JUST ROCK !!!... Collapse
Amanda Lott Amanda Lott wrote on April 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm
Thanks for all that you do everyday. Stay safe and keep up the great work. We value each and every employee at Irby and want to make sure you know it.
Thanks for all that you do everyday. Stay safe and keep up the great work. We value each and every employee at Irby and want to make sure you know it.... Collapse
Tiffany Concklin Tiffany Concklin wrote on April 18, 2018 at 2:49 pm
My son is 19 years old and just graduated in March from Northwest Lineman College in California. When we toured the college he knew without a doubt that this was the line of work he was made to do. With a lot of hard work, he graduated at the top of his class and hopes to start an apprenticeship as soon as possible. I have so much excitement for his future as I learn more and more about this industry. What a joy to explore your website this morning and realize its National Lineman Apprecaiton Day! THANK YOU for service!! THANK YOU for the safety measures you take as a company to protect our Lineman and bring them home safe... Read more
My son is 19 years old and just graduated in March from Northwest Lineman College in California. When we toured the college he knew without a doubt that this was the line of work he was made to do. With a lot of hard work, he graduated at the top of his class and hopes to start an apprenticeship as soon as possible. I have so much excitement for his future as I learn more and more about this industry. What a joy to explore your website this morning and realize its National Lineman Apprecaiton Day! THANK YOU for service!! THANK YOU for the safety measures you take as a company to protect our Lineman and bring them home safe to their families. As his mom, I hope he gets the opportunity with your company.... Collapse
Kelsey Smith Kelsey Smith wrote on April 18, 2018 at 2:42 pm
All of us from Houston thank you! Happy Lineman Day!
All of us from Houston thank you! Happy Lineman Day!... Collapse
Erika Waters Erika Waters wrote on April 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm
Thanks for all you do every day!!!
Thanks for all you do every day!!!... Collapse
Desiree Desiree wrote on April 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm
Today, we appreciate the professionals in an incredibly dangerous but necessary profession. Thank you to the men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. Usually, lineman are only thought of when the power is out, but today we are reminded to #thankalineman. I would personally like to thank my brother, Travis Martin. He is a lineman on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I could not be more proud of him!
Today, we appreciate the professionals in an incredibly dangerous but necessary profession. Thank you to the men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. Usually, lineman are only thought of when the power is out, but today we are reminded to #thankalineman. I would personally like to thank my brother, Travis Martin. He is a lineman on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I could not be more proud of him!... Collapse
Sara Rogers Sara Rogers wrote on April 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm
Thanks for all that you do!
Thanks for all that you do!... Collapse
Zach Chisholm Zach Chisholm wrote on April 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm
Thanks to all the hard working linemen and linewoman the world would be a dark place with out you.
Thanks to all the hard working linemen and linewoman the world would be a dark place with out you.... Collapse
Catherine Catherine wrote on April 18, 2018 at 1:16 pm
Thank you all for all that you do!
Thank you all for all that you do!... Collapse
Andre Foster Andre Foster wrote on April 18, 2018 at 1:12 pm
Special thank you to all of our lineman at Irby and across the industry.
Special thank you to all of our lineman at Irby and across the industry.... Collapse
Lisa Lisa wrote on April 18, 2018 at 12:58 pm
You folks are the best. Proud of you all!!!
You folks are the best. Proud of you all!!!... Collapse
Katie Katie wrote on April 16, 2018 at 8:51 pm
You guys are awesome! Thank you!
You guys are awesome! Thank you!... Collapse