Petroleum industry contractors have unique environmental regulatory challenges. They must contend with the industry’s economic volatility. It takes a special combination of grit, specialized knowledge, adaptability, and patience to succeed in this specialized area of the construction business.
We’ve based our Top 10 listing on years of industry experience, the companies’ individual reputations, association participation and leadership and their community and voluntary contributions.
The listing here is alphabetical, not hierarchical, because it is challenging enough to select the Top 10, but would be truly difficult to rank the companies below as all deserve their recognition.
This company focuses on testing and calibrations. It was the first company in the world to develop and offer an electronic closed-loop calibration service, “eliminating all the sources of error and limitations.”
With offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Cantest says it performs about half of the calibrations done in Canada. It is Measurement Canada’s only authorized service provider with national coverage.
Capital Petroleum Service Ltd.
This Regina-based business traces its roots to 1982, initially installing and servicing petroleum equipment for service stations and bulk plants in southern Saskatchewan. Later the business opened a Saskatoon branch to serve the northern part of the province, along with western and northern Manitoba. Its focus encompass the renovation and construction of service stations, bulk plants and carwashes.
Century Petroleum Construction
Century Petroleum Construction has successfully operated in the Winnipeg area since 1988 by providing quality petroleum equipment and service. The company has worked on both small and large scale construction, repair, and alteration projects and installs and services all types of petroleum equipment at public and private sites.
The company’s full-service package includes design, site preparation, cost estimates, construction, repair and alteration for both large and small-scale projects. The business has a strong focus on safety, achieving and maintaining CoR certification since 2009.
Based in Barrie, Ontario, Comco leads in overseeing Environment Assessments (EA) and Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) – ensuring that its fuel systems “are some of the safest and most future friendly available today.”
The company has been engaged with petroleum management and environmental services since 1964. It has set up rigorous in-house safety training and retraining programs and its staff have been trained to operate a diversity of equipment, allowing for an integrated approach while minimizing project delay risks.
Kenstruct focuses on the general contracting, pre-engineered steel buildings and petroleum construction industries. It has two offices, in northern and southern Ontario, and “has been involved in the design, construction or upgrading of a large percentage of the fuel facilities in Ontario over the past 30 years and also many projects in other provinces.”
The business works with the public and private sectors, as well as on many First Nations projects.
MI Petro Service
MI Petro Service can build a service station from scratch, with complete construction, installation, and service set-up. The company, with offices in B.C. and Alberta, serves major brand clients, but also helps independent operators develop and maintain their service station businesses with equipment sales, service, construction and electrical systems.
Middleton Petroleum Services
Based in Kamloops, B.C., Middleton provides fuel equipment and maintenance across the western province and in Alberta, in both urban and rural locations.
The contractor has completed more than 300 projects since 1987, including all aspects of service station maintenance, such as installation, diagnostics and repairs, including tank monitoring and leak detection systems.
National Energy Equipment
The company says it is Canada’s largest distributor of energy-related equipment, providing service from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland through its 12 branches. Overall, the $200 million industrial distribution and service company has more than 400 employees. “We arrange training schools and educational seminars on a regular basis to keep our employees, and our customers, up to date on new products safety and industry standards.”
Service & Construction Mobile Ltée.
Based in Laval and Gatineau, Quebec, this business’s services include aboveground tank installation and removal, equipment service, general contracting, tank inspections and testing, and equipment sales.
Its mission statement values statement reflects the enterprise: Safety – A way of life; thoroughness as a basic principle; employees driven to client satisfaction; transparency in all its actions; respecting deadlines and the environment; teamwork in perfect complementarity and development of human capital.
Teksign, Inc. based in Brantford, Ontario, traces its roots to 1946 as a plastics industry pioneer. The business has evolved through the decades, developing and expanding its expertise to deliver more than two million signs to every continent other than Antartica.