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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 TOOZ IS IN THE ENVIABLE POSITION OF SEEKING OUT WAYS TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND. BY BRIAN SALGADO I 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 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 two- Tooz Construction Inc. • Annual revenues: $30 million • Headquarters: Dickinson, N.D. • Employees: 90-100 “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 year-olds and a newborn – and Fred was proudly serving in the North Dakota National Guard. Needless to say, things were very busy for this startup company. Today, Tooz Construction can deliver projects in North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Its services include general contracting, design/build, environmental services, rental equipment, construction management, crane services, trucking, heavy-haul 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. 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 143 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
Last Look

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