A small company with Big Potential.
2000: Leonard R. Torgerson and a small group of business associates saw an opportunity to start a company that would make big waves in the oil and gas industry. Together, they assembled a team that would bring their superior experience and knowledge to the industry. They opened a small office in Brooks, Alberta, focusing on building the business throughout Southern Alberta and the Cardium play, where customers including PanCanadian, a leading E&P company, grew interest in the small company with big potential. Quickly, PanCanadian became the first shareholder. That’s how we became Big Country.
2002: PanCanadian merged with Alberta Energy Company Ltd. to form EnCana and EnCana sold its interest in Big Country back to the founders. Through internal growth and strategic acquisitions, we expanded our geography within Western Canada, expanding our customer base and proving that Big Country was here to stay.
2003: Responding to demand, we grew our experienced workforce, adding offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Swift Current, Saskatchewan and became the largest pipeline construction contractor in the region.
2004: With the acquisition of Ener-Con Construction Ltd., a pipeline construction contractor in Ponoka, Alberta, and Patch Point, a pipeline construction contractor in Fort St. John, B.C in 2005, we were able to add the people and equipment as well as relocate resources from other regions during peak periods.
We recruited a number of experienced people in Whitecourt, Alberta and continued to acquire a significant amount of equipment to ensure that we could continue to offer the high-level of collaboration and quality service Big Country was becoming known for.
2009: We began operations in Estevan, Saskatchewan to service clients in the emerging Bakken play.
The addition of Estevan allowed us to grow our operations to service clients throughout the entire Western Canadian Basin.
2011: Big Country Energy Services LLC opened its doors in the US with construction offices in Powell, Wyoming and Williston, North Dakota. With our US clients we were committed to, and remain so today, providing the same high quality service and professionalism our Canadian clients have grown accustomed to.
2011: Recognizing the need to specialize in large scale facility construction projects, we added the Big Country Projects Division in Edmonton, Alberta.
2013: Big Country was acquired by MasTec, Inc., a publically traded American multinational infrastructure, engineering and construction company based in Florida.
2014: Big Country Midstream Projects, opened in Ponoka, Alberta to focus on pipe ranging from 12” to 36” and provide a wider range of pipeline construction services.
2015: Fabcor Inc. joins Big Country group of companies in Grande Prairie.