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Commercial | TOOZ CONSTRUCTION INC. »Tooz Construction considers itself fortunate to be located in the center of the Bakken Shale action. Tooz Much to Handle n the 1970s and ’80s, Tooz Construction Inc. was forced to expand its area of operations from its Dickinson, N.D., headquarters due to a declining local economy to as far away as southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. These days, however, Tooz Construction easily can work closer to home with the booming oil and gas industry borne from the vast resources in the Bakken Shale. “Right now, our operating territory is drawing back in,” founder, owner and president Fred Tooz says. “There’s so much work within a 100-mile radius of our base in Dickinson, we really don’t have to go beyond that to stay exceptionally busy. “We are very fortunate to be located in the center of this booming Bakken Shale play. It’s an exciting time for our region; however, we know how difficult it is in other parts of our nation, so that said we are blessed with an abundance of work.” Fred and his wife Kathie founded Tooz Construction in 1970 in Dickinson. Fred and Kathie consider themselves lucky to have been I TOOZ IS IN THE ENVIABLE POSITION OF SEEKING OUT WAYS TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND. BY BRIAN SALGADO born and raised on family farms in western North Dakota. The long hours and never-ending work on the farm prepared them well for the challenges of starting a new business. The company initially performed drywall and concrete work before growing into commercial and industrial general contracting. At this same time, the Toozes had just started a family with three small boys – twin twoyear-olds and a newborn – and Fred was proudly serving in the North Dakota National Guard. Needless to say, things were very busy for this young startup company. Today, Tooz Construction can deliver projects in North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Its services include general contracting, environmental services, design/build, rental equipment, construction management, crane services, trucking, heavyhaul trucking, precast concrete services, snow removal and general site development. Tooz says the key to his company’s success and longevity has been and always will be the core group of dedicated employees. Tooz Construction Inc. • Annual revenues: $30 million • Headquarters: Dickinson, N.D. • Employees: 90-100 The Oil Boom With so much business stemming from the oil boom in the Bakken Shale, Tooz Construction finds itself with a problem contractors in many other regions of the United States wish they had – it can’t grow fast enough to keep up with demand for its services. “We get stuck in the middle of things when NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM “There’s so much work within a 100-mile radius of our base, we really don’t have to go beyond that to be exceptionally busy.” -Fred Tooz, founder, owner and president 121 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

Construction Today - November/December 2012