Who's Who of Top Executives

Shawn R. Hailey

Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Company: LineQuest LLC
Location: Plano, Texas, United States

Shawn R. Hailey, chief executive officer and co-founder at LineQuest LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in safety services.

With nearly a decade and a half of experience, Mr. Hailey has carved out a distinguished career in safety services, currently excelling as the chief executive officer of LineQuest LLC, a role he has held since 2022, and he has also served as co-founder of the company since 2013. In these roles, he oversees business operations, ensuring smooth functioning while focusing on development and growth. LineQuest is a leading full-service damage prevention company specializing in utility and private line locating, geographic information services mapping, and hydro services across multiple markets. His extensive career includes positions as a board member of NULCA, The Voice of Professional Locators, since 2021, and on the alumni board of directors at McMurry University since 2018, where he also served as president from 2020 to 2023. Additionally, he is the owner and operator of Broken Spoke Farms since 2013. He was the vice president of the North Texas Chapter of the Damage Prevention Council of Texas from 2022 to 2023 and served as president of the Permian Basin Running Club from 2011 to 2018. His earlier career includes being the vice president of damage prevention and safety director at Texas Pipeline Construction from 2011 to 2013 and the athletic director and instructor at Midland Academy from 2011 to 2012.

Mr. Hailey also serves on the board of the National Utility Locating Contractors Association, demonstrating his commitment to staying engaged and contributing to the advancement of his field. He pursued an education at McMurry University, earning a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies in 2008, followed by a Master of Education from Hardin-Simmons University in 2011. His entry into his profession was motivated by a personal tragedy: at the age of eight, he lost his father to a work-related incident that could have been prevented. This experience instilled in him a deep desire to develop measures to prevent such occurrences in the future. One of his proudest accomplishments is achieving successful business growth while providing a much-needed service. His experience allowed him to identify a gap in the market and offer a valuable solution. In recognition of his significant contributions and leadership, he was named one of the “40 Under 40” by the Dallas Business Journal in 2024.

Mr. Hailey attributes his success to his unwavering passion for his work and his strong motivation to prevent work-related incidents. He aims to expand LineQuest’s reach, driving growth and making a positive difference in the lives of those the company serves. He envisions LineQuest becoming a household name recognized and trusted by many. When advising aspiring professionals, he emphasizes dedication and humility, valuing a deep understanding of the business and strong team support. Looking ahead, he aims to solidify LineQuest’s reputation as a trusted industry leader, continuing to positively impact those they serve.

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