Steven Faw

With more than 40 years of experience, Steven F. Faw was still hooking 100′ poles at fifty-seven years old.  He began his career right after graduating high school in 1969.  He worked as a lineman in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina until 1974 when he went to work for R.H. Bouligny Construction, traveling the country on their high line crew.  Steven returned to Santee Cooper in 1976 as a journeyman lineman and by 1985 was promoted to Crew Supervisor.  In 1989, Steven was one of the primary coordinators in Santee Cooper’s efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Hugo, working 120 hour weeks running his crew as well as several outside contract crews, all with no injuries on his watch.  This dedication continued when he chose to remain a crew supervisor rather than move up to an “office job” that would have taken him away from the climbing he loved, and remained in the position until his retirement in 2008.