About us

Reliability Throughout Our History

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Forbes Bros, incorporated in 1977, has grown to become one of North America’s largest privately-held utility construction contractors. Forbes Bros has expanded from its original base of operations in the province of Saskatchewan across North America. Over that period Forbes Bros has grown geographically as well as through acquisition. Forbes Bros has acquired three powerline construction companies; RS Line Contr. Co in 1997, Interlake Powerline in 2014 and Timberline Construction in 2017. Forbes Bros has also diversified its operations with several acquisitions over the last several years; Summit Telecom and HDI Hydrovac Services in 2016 and Bullet Boring in 2017.

Forbes Bros currently has its head office in Edmonton, Alberta with Canadian corporate offices located in Calgary (AB), Prince Albert (SK), Winnipeg (MB) and Toronto (ON).

Forbes Bros fleet management team has the experience and capability to meet the needs of multiple large-scale transmission projects simultaneously. With over 2500 pieces of owned construction equipment including 6 full sets of stringing gear, an experienced team of field mechanics who are deployed on every project, and 6 major repair shops across North America, Forbes Bros is capable of surging up to meet any project size or timeline.

A Community Focus

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Forbes Bros knows local engagement is key to project success. We develop excellent relationships, including joint ventures with local community groups, First Nations, Metis and Inuit organizations. We work with Aboriginal training groups to provide pre-employment training through recognized technical schools. Forbes Bros also has an industry leading apprenticeship program that includes full wages while in classes.

Our Purpose & Values

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Provide innovative and efficient solutions built on developing sustainable relationships with our employees, clients, and subcontractors in the communities where we live and work.