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Prior to the construction of the new earthen levees required to protect the City of Devils Lake from the rapidly rising Devils Lake waters, all the utility pipes running through the existing levee had to be located and filled with nonshrink grout. This construction requirement presented a huge challenge to Park Construction Company.


Bituminous Roadways, Park’s subcontractor, receives 2008 MN/DOT Merit Award

Park Construction Company was the prime contractor on the TH 149 Reconstruction project in Eagan, MN. Park Construction Company was responsible for earthwork, subgrade and aggregate base installation on the project. Bituminous Roadways, our subcontractor, won the 2008 MAPA Federal Aid Secondary Award. This award is given to projects displaying excellent teamwork and dedication to improving Minnesota’s infrastructure in a safe, efficient and economical manner. The project cited for outstanding accomplishment was the State Highway 149 project between Albano Trail and State Highway 55 in Eagan and Inver Grove Heights. The project consisted of reconstructing a existing 2-lane road into a 4-lane divided highway with the addition of upgraded controlled intersections and an additional controlled intersection. The project was approximately 2.7 miles in length, requiring approximately 70,000 tons of asphalt.


Minnesota Department Of Transportation; Office of Civil Rights
Park Construction Company named as Contractor of the Year Award 2008

The MN/DOT Office of Civil Rights selected Park Construction Company as the Prime Contractor of the Year. The Office of Civil Rights initiated these annual awards in 2006 to recognize DBE contractors and Prime contractors that have excelled in promoting the principles of the Federal DBE Program.


Prime Contractor of the Year 2008

To qualify for the Prime Contractor award, a contractor must meet the following criteria:

  • Making a commitment
    Consistently meets the Good Faith Effort requirements of the Federal Program regulations in contracting with DBE firms on federally funded projects by meeting, exceeding DBE goals on projects the contract must also perform effective recruitment and retention activities in the hiring of women and minorities and meeting or exceeding the Federal On-the Job Training and state employment goals.
  • Creating a level playing field
    Employs business practices that embody the objectives of the Federal DBE and OJT Program regulations by creating a level playing field where DBE firms can compete fairly for the company’s subcontracts, and where women and minorities have equal employment opportunities.
  • Assisting DBEs in business development
    Contracts with DBEs not only on federally funded contracts with DBE goals, but more importantly on projects that have no federal funding and are outside the DBE program.
  • Non-discriminatory practices
    Follows non-discriminatory business practices in both contracting and employment.

Park Construction Company has been in business since 1916 through four generations of the Carlson family. Park is a regional contractor, headquartered in Minneapolis, operating throughout the Midwest. Park provides a wide range of construction services including heavy earth moving, structural work, demolition and paving.