About Us

Consumer Markouts is owned an operated by it’s two principals, Hollis Flanagan and Todd Cogan. 

Hollis Flanagan – President

After serving in the US Army as a helicopter crew chief, Hollis began working in the utility locating industry in 1982 for Central Locating Service. As a utility locator, his responsibilities included locating Utility One-Call tickets for telephone, gas and electric facilities in the Long Island, NY area. Quickly, Hollis earned a reputation as a “go to guy”, who could be called on by his supervisors to handle the difficult jobs that others in the company simply couldn’t handle. Frequently, he was asked to fly to other states to help “put out fires” and he was instrumental in saving utility locating contracts.

Hollis has worked for quite a few of the contract locating companies over the years as both a utility locator and a field supervisor. He also did a stint as the lead locator for Chop Tank Electric (utility company) in Maryland.

Hollis started Consumer Markouts with his childhood friend Todd Cogan in 1994 in order to help contractors with the many private/consumer owned utilities that were not being marked out prior to excavation by the One-Call locators.

 

Todd Cogan – Vice President

Todd started his career in the utility locating industry in 1982 after speaking with his friend, Hollis Flanagan, about his new job with Central Locating Service. His responsibilities included locating Utility One-Call tickets for telephone, gas and electric facilities in the Long Island, NY area. Todd quickly became one of the go to utility locators. Not one to rest on his Laurels, Todd wanted to get into the management end of the locating business. Taking a position with STS as both a utility researcher and assistant to the operations manager. Todd finally got his chance as an Operations Manager with OTS in 1990, running contracts for both Consolidated Edison in Westchester County, NY, as well as LILCO and NY Telephone on Long Island.

 Upon OTS losing it’s contracts in 1994, Todd decided not to continue in the contract locating industry, but saw an opportunity to start a private/consumer owned locating company with Hollis Flanagan, his childhood friend.