A $340,000 project to mitigate a low head dam on the Winnebago River located in East Park. Work included precisely placing 160 EA speciality weirstones, 140 EA speciality flagstones, 1 ,500 tons of Class B and E rip rap and portage construction. GPS machinery was utilized to install rock to the design elevations and locations. Work performed for WHKS Engineering.
Work performed under prime contractor Wicks Construction. Work began after 4th of July celebrations in the summer of 2022. 8 blocks of full reconstruction of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, watermain, sewer/water services, class 10 excavation, subgrade prep, subdrain and modified subbase were performed in 3 phases. The work was completed in efficient manner that allowed all 8 blocks to be completely paved before winter, leaving the owner very satisfied with the quantity and quality of the work performed in a tight timeframe. Work performed of Veensta and Kimm- Mason City and IA DOT.
A $650,000 project for the City of Clarion for 13 new lots in a residential development. Work included 900 Lf of 8" sanitary, 800 LF of polypropylene storm sewer, 1,230 LF 8" C900 watermain, water/sewer services, subdrain, class 10 Excavation, topsoil stripping and respread, subgrade prep, modified subbase and PCC paving performed by subcontractor Wicks Construction. Work performed for ISG Engineering.
A $750,000 project funded by USDA that included upgrading and looping watermain in 2 areas in town. Project included 4,500 LF of 4", 6" and 8" PVC watermain, 40 EA gate valves, 13 EA fire hydrant assemblies, renewing 55 water services and surface restoration. Work was performed for Veenstra and Kimm- Mason City.
Prime contractor on a 2.1 million dollar reconstruction project. Project totaled 6 blocks and was done in 3 phases to minimize disruption to local residents. Work included complete replacement of sanitary sewer (2,250 LF), watermain (2,400 LF), storm sewer (2,600 LF), all sanitary and water services (40 EA) , sanitary and storm structures (53 EA ) and pavement removal, subgrade prep, sudrain. PCC paving was completed by subcontractor Wicks Construction. Work completed for Snyder and Associates.
Worked under prime contractor Heartland Asphalt to upgrade underground utilities ahead of pavement patching and resurfacing. Work included 13 sanitary manhole replacements, 10 intake replacements, 86 water and sewer service replacements to reomvoe lead water services. Work was completed for WHKS Engineer and the IA DOT.
A project that included sitework ,underground utilities and footings excavation for a new distribution hub off I-35. Work Performed for general contractor DF Chase.
A watermain looping project that served the new Alliant Energy Facility being built. The project included 2,500 LF of 8 and 10" watermain, bore and jack in RR ROW performed by Iowa Trenchless and pavement restoration. Work Performed for Bolton and Menk.
Prime contractor on a 1.1 million dollar full reconstruction of 6 blocks. Work included installation of 1,100 LFof 42" equivalent elliptical pipe, 22 storm structures, 7 sanitary manhole removal/replacements, 25 EA sewer and water service replacements, class 10 excavation, modified subbase and PCC paving performed by Wicks Construction. Worked for SEH- Mason City and the IA DOT.
7 Miles of lime chip trails from north of Swaledale to Thornton. Work consisted of grading existing abandoned rail bed, subgrade compaction, modified subbase topped with lime chips and retrofitting 4 EA existing railroad tressels by subcontractor Boulder Contracting. Worked performed for SEH-Mason City and the Iowa DOT
A $700,000 project to significantly improve storm drainage for the City of Rockwell. The project required extensive solid rock excavation in a tight alley. 2,200 LF of RCP ranging form 15-42" in size and 24 strom structures of various sizes were installed. Work was performed for McClure Engineering.
A $900,000 utility and paving extension project for the New Bushel Boy facility in Mason City. The project included 1,400 LF of new 10" watermain, 2,000 Lf of new RCP storm sewer, road grading and concrete paving performed by subcontractor Wicks Construction. Work performed by WHKS Engineering.
A $1,750,000 project that was performed for the City of Clear Lake to open up access to a new commercial
park off of I-35. The project included 1,900 LF of 8" and 12" sanitary sewers at a depth of 20 that required an
extensive deep well dewatering system', 1,000 LF of 12" watermain, 3,000 LF of 15"-36" storm sewer and 7,000 SY of
PCC paving performed by a subcontractor. Work performed for Veenstra and Kimm, Inc.
A $900,000 project that was performed for the City of Clear Lake. The reason for the project was to
upsize the sanitary sewer and storm sewer trunk lines that drain a large portion of town. The project included
1,800 LF of 8-18" sanitary sewers that required extensive bypass pumping to facilitate installation, 1,000 LF of 15"-48"
storm sewer, structure installation including a 120" storm structure that was 25' deep and 3,200 SY of HMA pavement performed by a
subcontractor. Work performed for Veenstra and Kimm, Inc.
A $1,915,000 project that was performed for the City of Garner. The function of the project was to create
another outlet to the Iowa River to help alleviate flooding to the west side of town. The project included 4,500
LF of 54" RCP with an average depth of 20' and 1,500 LF of 15"-48" RCP. The project also included watermain
relocates, service work and a HMA pavement overlay performed by a subcontractor. Work Performed for Veenstra and Kimm, Inc.
A $725,000 project that was performed for the of Belmond.
The project consisted of completely reconstructing 2 city blocks and upsizing the
storm outlet pipe to the Iowa River. That included 1,000 LF of 15-36" storm sewer,
400 LF of 8" sanitary sewer, 800 LF 6"-8" watermain, service work, soil stabilization using
geogrid and PCC pavement performed by a subcontractor. Work Performed by Bolton and Menk.
A $950,000 project for the City of Britt to install new utilities and pavement for a
open up nine commercial lots for future development. Project included 1,700 LF of 8" watermain,
1600 LF of 15-30" RCP, 1300 LF of 8" sanitary sewer, subdrain, subgrade prep, rock placement,
site grading and PCC pavement performed by a subcontractor. Work performed by Veenstra and Kimm, Inc.
A $900,000 project for the City of Iowa Falls that significantly improved
drainage to the south end of the City and extended utilities to mobile housing
development. The project include installing 4,200 LF of 15-48" RCP, 900 LF of 8"
DIP watermain, 950 Lf of 8" sanitary sewer, berm construction and multiple horizontal
bores under a highway performed by a subcontractor. Work performed for Fox Engineering.
A $440,000 project for the City of Story City that upsized sanitary
and storm piping in a very tight alley. The project required carefully
digging around existing utilities in tight conditions and bypass pumping
of the sanitary line. The project included 1,000 LF of 15"-30" RCP,, 950
LF of 12" sanitary sewer and pavement restoration performed by a subcontractor.
Work performed for Fox Engineering.
A $500,000 contract amount. Project includes 2,000 LF of sanitary sewer
extension, 900 LF of RCP arch pipe, structures, road grading and base rock.
Work completed for Clappsaddle-Garber Associates.
Site prep, base rock, water, sewer, grease trap and storm sewer installation
was completed for the new building. Storm sewer work included the installation
of a special stormtech underground detention system. Work was completed for
A $1 million project that included replacing old utilities before a separate
road paving project took place. The tight time frame project that had to be completed
while maintaining traffic flow at all times included 4,000 LF of watermain, 1,000 LF of
sanitary sewer, 1,000 LF of storm sewer and structures. This work was completed for Snyder and
Work completed under Croell Inc. who was the prime contractor. Contract amount was $900,000
and included, 2,500 LF of watermain, 3,000 LF of RCP storm sewer, 25 storm structures, road grading and
base rock. Work was completed for WHKS.
Completion of contract A for an approximate $1 million for the Charles City Community School
district and Estes Construction. Work included hauling in 60,000 CY of offsite fill placed and compacted,
site grading, sanitary, water, storm utility construction, building pad and road base prep. Contract also
include work for The City of Charles City completing road grading and utility improvement for the adjacent
1st ave extension. Work was completed for BLDD architects.
Demolition of an old elementary school for the Mason City Community school district. Work included
removing all debris from the site, backfilling/compacting and site restoration. The site is now currently
being used as a community park.
A $2.6 million job designed to help drainage during large storm events. Work included 9 precast
double and triple box culvert crossings, utility relocates, 30,000 CY of drainage way excavation
and grading, boring under UPRR and surface restoration. Work was complete for Veensta and Kimm Mason City office.
A $1.2 million job designed to create access holes for a sanitary sewer trunk line that is
poured in the base of a cast in place box culvert from the 1930's. The 10 new access holes
were used by the CIPP contractor to line the sewer line to help with inflow infiltration in the
line. Work included, manholes, sanitary piping, watermain, precast box culverts, cast in place
box culvert closure pours, custom saw cutting and surface restoration.
A $5 million, 200 spot sanitary sewer repair job for the City of Mason City, paid for with
CDBG Federal Grant money. Work included the replacement of aging sanitary sewer mains, sanitary
manholes, watermains, storm sewers and water/sewer services.
A four and half block long renovation project of Federal Ave. in heart of downtown Mason City.
The project included the overhaul of all infrastructure (some over 100 years old) including,
sanitary sewer, water, storm sewer, paving, landscaping and lighting.
The demolition of 38 properties that were destroyed in the floods of 2008.Work included,
water and sewer disconnects, demolition of the property and landscaping.
Work included four miles of 12” watermain for the City of Clear Lake.
Work included the demolition of the Garner Veterans Memorial Gym, storm sewer, site
work for a new retention pond and new parking lot for the new Garner Rec. Center.
The demolition of six buildings downtown Belmond for the future expansion of the Belmond
Medical Center.Work included demolition of 34ft tall building adjacent to the historic Santa
house, which special protection was required.
A project that included four miles of 15”-27” sanitary sewer
ranging from 8’-30’ in depth, along with 50 new manholes for infrastructure for Mason City’s
new industrial park.
The upsizing of storm sewer in Forest City, IA.Work included
the installation of 60” reinforced concrete storm sewer pipe and structure work.
A four block reconstruction project of the North end of Mason City’s downtown area.
The work included new water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, paving and lighting.
A project that included approximately 6 miles of 12”-18” ductile water
main all over Mason City as part of the Radium Removal Project for the City of Mason City.
The installation of 12,880 LF of 12” ductile sanitary force main for the Clear Lake
Sanitary District.The contract also included 5,860LF of boring under Clear Lake performed by a
sub contractor.(Midwest Contractor Cover Story)