Ontario Construction Report special feature
Ken Miller Excavating has contributed to Brockville-area projects ranging from residential subdivisions to commercial developments for the past 35 years, taking on increasingly complex and challenging initiatives.
Project manager and estimator Ray Heffernan says the company has dug into industrial maintenance in the past and those types of projects are now part of its future, as it works on sewer and street reconstruction, septic systems and retail developments. “We worked on the Crossroads Centre (a large retail development) and the (Smart Centres) power centre development for the new box stores,” he said. “We are also involved with the Tall Ships project.”
Heffernan says the company has also had an interest in residential developments including projects in Merrickville and Kemptville but generally the business seeks out work for its 35 employees close to Brockville. “We generally don’t go too far from home,” he says. “There is enough work going on here and we prefer to make sure our people get home to their families at night.”
“We really focus on our community,” he said. “Our staff is local. They have a lot of experience – some have been with us 15 years and more – and we get a lot of repeat clients.” “There is a sense of pride you get from working on a project you can see develop and then stay connected with after it’s done. We appreciate that and the people we work with appreciate that connection.”