Founded in 1962, Ames Construction is a full-service heavy civil and industrial general contractor, self-performing throughout North America in Energy: power plants, refineries and renewables, Mining: development, infrastructure, leach pads, tailings dams and reclamation, Transportation: railroads, bridges, highways and airports, Water and Wastewater: dams, reservoirs, pipelines and treatment and Commercial: retail, stadiums and golf courses.

Ames Construction is privately held and based in Burnsville, Minnesota. Made up of over 3,000 at your service and ready to descent on your project. Our specialties span Mine Infrastructure, Tailings Dams, Leach Pads, Power Plants, Renewables, Solar, Hydro, Refineries, Railroads, Intermodal, Light and Commuter Rail, Highways & Bridges, Airports, Mass Transit, Dams, Reservoirs, Treatment, and Heavy Civil and Industrial.

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To safely provide the highest quality, on-time construction services with integrity, pride, and complete customer satisfaction, all in harmony with nature. As a leader in the heavy construction industry, we build the infrastructure that improves the standard of living in America. We provide rewarding work, excellent wages, and benefits, to our employees. We support our communities by providing quality construction services, benefiting the local employment market. We strive in our desire to be known as the best company in our industry.


Why do our clients choose us again and again? Because we keep our promises. INSTILLING TRUE CONFIDENCE means that we’re accountable to our clients, handling unexpected challenges quickly through process controls and management of the project.


We are committed to providing superior construction services to our customers through solid work ethics and values that bring performance under adverse conditions and demanding schedules, every day on every project.


DELIVERING SUCCESS means meeting each project milestone, self-performing whenever we need to, providing our clients with peace of mind that projects are proceeding as planned—with no surprises.

An overview of the Ames Culture, History and the Markets it serves.

An overview of the Ames Culture, History and the Markets it serves. For 60 years, Ames Construction has delivered quality construction services. We started out as a small, family-run earthwork contractor that served a single community. Today, we’ve grown into a full-service, heavy civil and industrial general contractor that operates throughout North America.... Read More >