Today we operate inter-provincially with expertise in many areas of heavy construction from aggregate processing, concrete and asphalt paving, tunneling, site servicing and lift stations to name just a few.
As a leading heavy construction contractor in Canada, today we employ hundreds of men and women, during peak season, delivering numerous projects throughout Manitoba and outside the Provincial borders.
Privately held from its inception, we are professionals dedicated to quality by sustaining a profitable and diversified organization committed to personal and corporate growth. Our soul is built on trust, respect and teamwork, recognizing and understanding the efforts and contributions of all.
Our history was built on the completion of thousands of past projects of varying sizes and complexities, always recognizing the importance of being on time and on budget we are proud to have served and satisfied many clients.
Incorporated in 1923, Nelson River Construction was originally known as Fowler & Young Contracting Engineers. Although many would think the company’s name originates from the river of the same name, which is located in Northern Manitoba that is not the case.
The origin of our current name came out of a gentlemen’s gathering where a past generation of owners would get together to unwind and talk business. It was during a game of bridge that the founding owners of the company decided to call the company Nelson River Construction Company Limited.
In 1972, we got a little creative and developed our current logo, it was presented with the catch phrase “Something New for 1972”.
We are thankful to have be recognized by our industry peers and regulators with a number of prestigious awards. These recognitions are due to the dedicated efforts of our people, who take pride in their work and put in the effort to complete all of our projects with the highest standard of quality. We are grateful to have been acknowledged for their unwavering commitment to the company's success.
Our success throughout the years has been guided by the knowledge and diverse skill set of our Management Team. Like those before our current team, strong leadership, strategic thinking and a strong vision has positioned the company for continuing success. Today, these attributes are as strong as ever and engrained in the mindset of our team. We continue to grow our business in all aspects, we believe in leading with integrity, growing our people, looking for opportunities to continuously improve for the benefit of our Clients and be fiscally prudent with decisions to ensure ongoing future success.
Gord Lee, P. Eng., GSC
President & CEO
John Hudohmet, CPA – CMA
Brad Morton, P. Eng., GSC
Vice President / Underground Manager
Erv Petkau, CSC
Vice President / Equipment Manager
Marcel Machado, B.Sc. C.E.
Steve Kosmac, C.E.T., GSC
Ray Bissonnette, CRSP, CHSC
Safety Health & Loss Prevention