Over the course of time, Broda Construction became Broda Group LP encompassing four divisions: Infrastructure, Quarry, Energy and Kam-Crete. These divisions each specialize in their own aspects of heavy construction and together, are able to offer a truly comprehensive service. Paired with our in-house engineering and construction management expertise comes a reliable fleet of equipment, experienced staff, and heavy equipment operators to match.
Broda Construction was established by Cas Broda in 1957. The original business started with just one truck, later growing to a fleet of trucks and loader, however this was only the beginning of developing one of the strongest, most experienced companies of its kind in Western Canada.
Cas founded Kam-Crete to help anchor the gravel-crushing business in Kamsack, Saskatchewan.
Cas expanded into aggregate processing equipment to meet the growing needs of large quarry operations. Over the course of the next several years, growth continued into the heavy construction sector of Western Canada including various types of earthworks, road building, mine development and reclamation, and concrete production, placement, and finishing.
From 1971 to 1973 we produced aggregate in Leaf Rapids Manitoba.
In 1972, Broda grew to be a strong presence in northern Manitoba working on various projects including Lynn Lake. For nearly 8 years, Cas and his crew worked up north in challenging conditions working around the clock to get the job done.
FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY
We purchased our first cone crusher to keep up to revolutionary technology.
We secured our first railroad ballast project for CN Rail at the site known as Mile 61-Payuk Lake, between Flin Flon and Cranberry Portage in Northern Manitoba.
GRAINLINE REHABILITATION PROGRAM
From 1976 to 1992, railroad ballast work represented most of our workload. We grew along with the railroads during huge expansion in the 1980s catalyzed by the Grainline Rehabilitation Program where we operated 2 ballast crushing spreads.
BIG SHOES TO FILL
Bound and determined to take the company to new heights, Gord Broda buys-in to the company following in his fathers footsteps.
BOLSTERED BY BALLAST
In 1992, an enormous opportunity presented itself. There was a burst of activity out west [Canada] that led to us being the successful bidder on multiple contracts to produce ballast. This was the beginning of becoming one of the largest producers of railroad ballast in Western Canada.
From 1993 to 2001 we produced railroad ballast at the Giscome Quarry located near Prince George, BC.
Constructed 21 km of roadway for Manitoba Highways.
A FRENZY OF EXCITEMENT
The uranium industry in Saskatchewan took form resulting in joint ventures with Brent Construction of Prince Albert and Snake Lake Construction of Pine House. This was a match made in heaven that led to us being awarded multiple contracts for the mines in northern Saskatchewan.
MCCARTHER RIVER ACCESS ROAD
Cleared and constructed 100 km of road from Key Lake to McArthur River.
SETTING THE FOUNDATION
One of the first contractors on site responsible for establishing the foundation for the McClean Lake Uranium Mine.
A BIG MOVE
Broda purchased Brent Construction creating a new division of the Broda Group of Companies know as North American Rock & Dirt (NARD). Gord, along with his family moved to Prince Albert, SK establishing what was then known as the head office at 330 38th St. East.
B ZONE DECOMMISSIONING
A joint venture with Brent Construction and Cara-Dawn Transport, the Rabbit Lake B Zone Decommissioning took 2 years to complete.
ORE STORAGE PAD
Construction of the Ore Storage Pad at McClean Lake SK.
The Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan awarded us our first Certificate of Recognition (COR) followed by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (2000) and the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (2016).
MEADOW LAKE OSB
THE BIG DIG
The Wascana Lake urban Revitalization Project otherwise known as the Big Dig, was an $18 million project to deepen Regina's Wascana Lake. This was the largest project of its kind in Saskatchewan's and Broda's history moving more than 1.5 million m3 of material in 10 months.
CLUFF LAKE DECOMMISSION
Cluff Lake was a modern era uranium mine that was active for 22 years and decommissioned in 2002. In 2004 we were contracted to reclaim the mine where we moved more than 3 million m3 of material over a 2 year period.
Sue E overburden removal at McClean Lake Uranium Mine.
CIGAR LAKE ACCESS ROAD
Located in northern Saskatchewan is a high-grade uranium mine known as Cigar Lake. In 2005 we were contracted to construct, grade and gravel from the Points North to the mine site. We moved more than 2 million m3 of earth to construct 52 kms of road over a 2 year period.
BURSTING AT THE SEAMS
We moved to a newly built office/shop to accommodate our exponential growth.
Joined our first online contractor and supplier management platform known as ISNetworld followed by ComplyWorks in 2017.
Moving upwards of 800,000 m3 of material, we executed the earthworks for the tailings pond expansion at the Rabbit Lake Uranium Mine.
From 2011 to 2014, the Calgary Airport underwent the largest expansion in its history. We constructed a 14,000 ft. runway moving 10 million m3 of material, excavated 14 km of ditch/canal and mined a 1.8 km long tunnel.
A LARGE IMPORT
We imported more than 1 million tonnes of clay and 100,000 tonnes of sub-ballast via highway trucks to construct a brine pond, road development, well pad construction, and a rail yard facility for the Plains Midstream Expansion Project in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
SEASON AT THE SPUR
During the season at the spur we moved approximately 2 million m3 of earth for the CP Rail Spur connecting K+S Potash Mine to the Belle Plain Loading Terminal.
PROJECT TRIPLE PLAY
Broda Group donates $100,000 to Project Triple Play, a three tiered project aimed at bringing top-tier fast fastpitch to Prince Albert.
This $1.8 billion transportation infrastructure project was the largest of its kind in Saskatchewan history. From 2015 to 2018, we moved more than 9 million m3 of earth for 100 km of paved highway.
Hwy 263 or the Christopher Lake Project consisted of a grade pave from the village of Christopher Lake to the hamlet of Tweedsmuir. We moved more than 500,000 m3 of material and cleared more than 50 hectares of trees to construct 13 kms of road.
700,000 m3 of earth moved.
A NEW DIVISION
A small office is setup in Wainwright Alberta to service a newly established division known as Broda Energy Services Inc.
SUPPORTING THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
Broda Group, its owners and the Broda family reach a milestone donating over $1 million to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon, SK.
CN TRACK TWINNING
CN Rail contracted us to construct the technical sections of their track twinning projects near Spruce Grove Alberta.
POTASH PILOT PROJECT
We set the foundation for Western Potash's pilot project to solution mine near Milestone, Saskatchewan.
HWY 40 PASSING LANES
30 km of passing and climbing lanes were built 75 km south of Grande Prairie, AB.
ORANO TMF CONSTRUCTION
Constructed in multiple phases over many years was Orano's Tailings Management Facility at the McClean Lake Uranium mine.
Completed phase 1 of the Cando Rail Sturgeon Terminal development that included the grading of 302 acres of land, installation of 11,000 m of drainage pipe, and placement of 190,000 tons of sub ballast.
TWINNING HIGHWAY 40
Twinning Grande Prairie south towards the Wapiti River is this $120 million transportation infrastructure project we've been contracted to perform the earthworks on.
Since 1957, the core that Cas Broda and his family built the company on remains the same: safety, quality construction, hard work, and exceptional customer service. While the business has grown immensely over the past 50+ years, we are proud to continue building with the same commitment, integrity, and pride as the man who started it all.