In Ontario, Canada, the Cataraqui River forms the lower portion of the Rideau Canal. Completed in 1832, the Rideau is …
Innovative commercial building projects, developed from the ground up
In the building market, Kiewit specializes in constructing office buildings; industrial complexes; education and sports facilities; hotels; hospitals; transportation terminals; science and technology facilities; manufacturing, retail and special-use facilities and extensive interior construction with tenant improvements.
From food and beverage to metals and pulp and paper, project delivery solutions across industrial markets
With extensive experience in industrial engineering and construction across North America, Kiewit has the resources, capabilities and know-how to deliver projects in this market through a broad array of contract models.
Infrastructure development, mineral processing and contract solutions for mining markets
Kiewit specializes in mine management, production, infrastructure construction, maintenance and contract mining ventures, offering some of the most highly-skilled and experienced professionals in the industry.
Outcome certainty for the oil, gas and chemical industry
For more than half a century, Kiewit has served domestic and international oil, gas and chemical (OGC) companies and project developers by offering full project delivery services for facilities of all sizes and complexities in the following sectors: offshore, oil sands, gas processing, pipeline facilities, tanks and terminals, liquid natural gas (LNG), refining and petrochemicals.
Reliable performance and innovative solutions in the evolving power generation and delivery markets
Kiewit is a leader in the power industry with expertise across gas- and coal-fired generation, power delivery and renewable energy project delivery.
Unmatched performance in transportation infrastructure development
As one of the largest transportation contractors in North America, we construct and upgrade interstates; highways and bridges; rail lines and rail yards; urban mass transit systems; and airport runways, taxiways and associated facilities.
Flexible project delivery methods for water and wastewater projects
We understand that each project is unique and we work with our clients to determine the best delivery method to support their project, be it a collaborative procurement or a traditional design-bid-build.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected engineering and construction organizations. Kiewit’s commitment to safety, quality and environmental stewardship are ingrained in everything we do. It’s visible in our core values, the work that we build and in our people.
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$12.5 billion 2020 Revenues
27,000 Craft and staff employees
#4 Rank in ENR's list of Top 400 Contractors
Working at Kiewit
Are you ready to make an impact? We know you’re not just looking for a job. You want an adventure — to do something that makes a real impact on the world around you. You want more opportunity, cutting-edge training, meaningful responsibilities from Day One, and you never settle for second best. That’s what you’ll find here at Kiewit. So if you’re looking for more than a job, look no further.
Kiewit’s roots can be traced back to 1884 when the Kiewit family started its small, local masonry contracting company. Kiewit has since grown to be one of the leading construction and engineering firms across North America.
Peter and Andrew Kiewit form a masonry contracting company in Omaha, Nebraska.
The company takes on its first project, the Bekins Warehouse, as general contractors.
Kiewit is awarded its first $1 million contract to build the Livestock Exchange Building in Omaha, Nebraska.
Peter Kiewit’s youngest son, also named Peter, becomes president of the company.
Kiewit wins contracts for reservoirs and hydroelectric plants in Nebraska as part of the Public Works Administration federal relief program.
Kiewit is awarded its largest contract to build barracks and facilities at Fort Lewis, Washington. Through the 1940s, Kiewit builds more than $500 million of work for the government.
Kiewit enters the coal-mining business at the Big Horn Mine near Sheridan, Wyoming.
Peter Kiewit first states the goal to be “the best – not biggest – contracting organization on earth” at the company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting.
Kiewit takes its first water contract on California’s Friant-Kern Canal, building 100 of the canal’s 152 miles.
Kiewit completes the first segment of the Santa Ana Freeway in Los Angeles, a forerunner to today’s Interstate Highway System. Throughout the early 1950s, Kiewit builds more lane miles of the system than any other contractor.
Kiewit mandates that craft workers wear hard hats as part of its pioneering safety focus. In 1951, Kiewit’s safety program begins when full-time safety managers are assigned to all major projects.
Kiewit constructs Thule Air Force Base in Greenland. The project includes radar stations along the Arctic Circle and helps establish Kiewit as a mechanical electrical contractor.
Work begins on one of the most distinctive projects of the time — the Trans-Bay Tube for Bay Area Rapid Transit, linking San Francisco and Oakland.
Peter chooses Bob Wilson to succeed him as president, and remains chairman of the board.
Walter Scott, Jr., succeeds Bob Wilson as president. Later that year, he is named chairman of the board after Peter dies.
Kiewit begins work on the final link of the Interstate Highway System, the $425 million Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland.
California’s $802 million San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor becomes the company’s first large design-build transportation megaproject.
Kiewit – with a presence in Canada dating back to 1941 – begins work on a $1.2 billion contract to complete the Hibernia Gravity Base Structure at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Ken Stinson becomes chairman and CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.
Kiewit begins Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Desert Dome, the world’s largest glazed dome, which houses the world’s largest indoor desert exhibit.
Kiewit begins work on the $1.2 billion design-build T-REX megaproject in Denver, Colorado, reconstructing 17 miles of interstate and 19 miles of double-track light rail.
Kiewit – in the offshore market since 1984 – invests $100 million to build a new, state-of-the-art fabrication yard in Ingleside, Texas.
Kiewit begins work on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia, in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Along with 65 kilometers of highway upgrades requiring 450,000 tons of asphalt, 48 new bridges and structures are built.
Bruce Grewcock, chief operating officer since 2000, becomes CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. Ken Stinson remains chairman of the Board.
Kiewit completes the first Gold-certified LEED project in Nebraska: the Midwest Regional Headquarters of the National Park Service.
The $2.5 billion Gateway Project in Vancouver, British Columbia, becomes the largest single fixed-price contract in the company’s history. Included in the contract is the 10-lane Port Mann Bridge, the second longest cable-stayed bridge in North America and one of the widest bridges in the world.
Kiewit works on the Lower Mattagami River Project, the largest hydroelectric power generation initiative in nearly 40 years in northern Ontario.
Kiewit opens new training and development centers for all employees in Omaha, Nebraska, and Aurora, Colorado.
Rick Lanoha, president and chief operating officer since 2016, becomes CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. Bruce Grewcock remains chairman of the board.
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