Civil

In an industry where reputation means everything, most start-up construction companies find it challenging to get their foot in the door simply because they are new and unknown. Experience goes a long way, so unless owners’ sole objective is to find the lowest bidder, they are skeptical to award bids to new builders.

If there is a single luxury that people de­pend on daily, it is electrical energy. The public needs electricity to maintain nearly all as­pects of their day-to-day lives, and New River Electrical Corporation helps its custo­mers maintain that steady source of electrical energy.

It’s not unusual for a 16 year old to start a small business to pick up some extra money, but for that small business to grow into a $40 million company is something else entirely. That’s essentially the story of California’s MARINA Landscape Inc., and it’s a testament not only to the resolve and business sense of its founders, but also its ability to change with the times. 

Las Vegas Paving Corp.’s history of performing major projects at McCarran International Airport is entering a new chapter. The company is roughly 92 percent complete on an infrastructure project supporting the ongoing construction of a third terminal at the airport. Las Vegas Paving’s $126 million contract includes paving asphalt roadways, installing new storm drain water and sewer facilities , a new jet fuel line and building 21 post tension box girder bridges as part of the roadway system, Project Manager Josh Mendenhall says.

No employee wants to do a bad job, but Virginia-based civil contractor Lanford Brothers Co. Inc. says it can give customers peace of mind in knowing its employees are truly invested in doing quality work. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, Lanford Brothers knows its employees have a lot at stake with each job, Vice President Rodney Keffer explains. With employees fully invested in the successful outcome of each project, he says, the company can assure customers that safety and quality are always built in. 

Multiple disciplines are the specialty of Grinaker-LTA, a South African company that offers much more than just civil construction. “Our offering is really broad-based,” explains Tony Page, an executive director of Grinaker-LTA. “To just limit it to roads and bridges and large-scale structures would be narrowing the value offering of Grinaker-LTA.”

The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) – Canada’s first long-distance, limited-access highway – has had a number of repairs and upgrades since it first opened in 1939 with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in attendance. A slew of construction projects in recent years has widened most of the QEW from four lanes into a six-lane, cross-section superhighway. Today, only one section remains: a 9.5-kilometer stretch of highway between Toronto and Niagara Falls that travels through the city of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Dufferin Construction Co.’s commitment to innovative construction methods and technologies is shining through on three major road and bridge projects the company is constructing in Ontario. Work is underway on three contracts for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation:  core/collector expansion on Highway 401 west of Highway 410 in Mississauga, Highway 401 westbound collector rehabilitation from Jane Street to Kipling Avenue in Toronto, and the rehabilitation of eight bridges along Highway 403 in Hamilton.

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