Rowe’s Construction was established 1975 in the North, and has been providing general contracting services for the area since.

What We Do

Outstanding Service Makes the Difference. Rowe’s Construction offers a variety of different services in the North, everything from equipment rentals to gravel deliveries. If you’re looking for something that’s not on the list, please contact us!


General Contracting

Rowe’s Construction has completed many large-scale construction projects in the North, from residential to commercial to industrial.

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Road Construction & Maintenance

Rowe’s Construction keeps the road systems around Hay River functioning in the summer, as well as the winter. Providing ongoing upgrades, maintenance, snow clearing, and more.

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Freight & Hauling

Rowe’s Construction offers freight services to and from Hay River and Fort Simpson on Monday, Wednesday and Friday weekly.

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Equipment Rentals

Rowe’s Construction has a large fleet of equipment and do offer Equipment Rentals. Below is a list of equipment currently available for rental. All rates are per hour unless otherwise stated.

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Rowes Aggregate

Rowe’s Construction offers the sale of a variety of gravel, dirt, sand, etc. Below is a list of current rates for supply and delivery of these products.

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Company Facts

  • Gross revenue $40 Million per year
  • 50% from Heavy equipment operations
  • Equipment fleet value $10 Million
  • 50 full time employees
  • Up to 200 seasonal employees
  • 90% of staff are northerners
  • 70% of aboriginal descent or born in the North
  • Commitment of hiring local personnel and companies

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our story

Rowe’s Construction

Rowe’s Construction began in 1975 in Hay River providing general contracting services, owned and operated by lifetime northerners, Jack Rowe and his brother Mike Rowe.  In 1985 the company grew to include an office in Ft. Simpson lead by Owen Rowe.  The business has continued to evolve and expand over the past 40 years into a diverse group of companies and services.

Rowe’s Construction generates approximately 30 million dollars per year in gross revenue.  About 50% of this revenue is derived from Heavy Equipment operations, utilizing our extensive equipment fleet valued at over $10 million dollars and employing approximately 50 full time employees and up to 150 seasonal employees.

We take pride in the fact that 90% of our staff are northerners and approximately 70% are either of aboriginal descent or individuals that were born in the north.  We recognize both the economic and social benefits associated with hiring local individuals and sub contractors to participate in the projects we work on.  We have demonstrated our commitment to on the job training of aboriginal employment on projects we have worked on including the 2006/07 Colomac Mine Remediation Project and the Blackwater Earthworks Project where we worked collectively with our First Nation Partners.

We have an in-house team of very experienced project managers, site superintendents, equipment operators, carpenters and support personnel.

In order to meet or exceed each of our Clients’ unique needs and requirements, Rowe’s Construction establishes effective affiliations and partnerships with other key technology providers and engineering consultants whenever necessary.  Our methodology is to offer services which prove cost effective and sustainable, taking due care and consideration with regard to the environment and safety of all personnel involved.

Rowe’s Construction continues to bid and work on similar projects as they are awarded and are always pursuing new and exciting project opportunities and personnel to expand our experience and knowledge base.

As the construction industry evolves we continue to progress and enhance operations, such as adjusting and improving our safety standards and procedures.  Rowe’s Construction has attained the Nothern Construction Safety Associations “Certificate of Recognition” (COR) certification.

Please take a moment to browse through our website and see the many different services we offer.

Past Work

A short summary of some of the more significant work we have completed recently.

Highway Construction and Maintenance

  • Highway #7 – Road Construction 20km. (2010/11)
  • Highway #5 – Reconstruction km 170-216. (2009-10)
  • Highway #6 – Reconstruction km 65-91. (2010-11)
  • Highway #3 – Single Asphaltic Surface Treatment 26-86. (2011)
  • Yellowknife Bypass Road – Reconstruction. (2009-10)
  • Liard Highway – Drainage & Grade Improvements. (2011)
  • Highway #1, #7 – Maintenance. (1984-Current)
  • Highway #1 km 410 – 375 – Reconstruction and asphaltic surface treatment. (2014-16)
  • Fort Chipewyan – Winter Road. (2012-15)
  • Highway #6 km 42-63 – Reconstruction. (2016)
  • Liard River & Ndulee – Crossing ice bridge (1985-Current)

Construction, Remediation and Renovations

  • Great Slave Lake Remediation (2015-16)
  • Behchoko – Airstrip Construction (2004)
  • Norman Wells Airport – Supply & Application of
    Crushed Aggregate (2005)
  • Liard Highway #7 – Bridge Construction, 2010
  • Blackwater Bridge Site Prep and Earthworks (2009)
  • Trout Lake Airport strip and Terminal Building (2014-16)
  • Enbridge Pipe;ines – Contaminated Soil Haul (2011-2014)
  • Colomac Mine Remediation (2006-2007)
  • Hidden Lake Mine Remediation (2010-11)
  • Hay River Medical Clinic Renovation (2010)
  • Fort Simpson Health Center Renovation (2011)
  • Fort Simpson ENR Office Upgrade (2011)
  • Fort Simpson Deh Cho Office Building Design Build (2008)

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