The civil contracting firm Rachel Contracting, St. Michael, Minn., has promoted Kevin Klimmek to the position of vice president and group manager of its North Dakota operations.
Klimmek, previously a senior project manager and estimator with the firm, says the promotion, a new position within the company, is in response to a continually increasing level of activity in the northwest North Dakota economic landscape.
“We have had a solid presence in North Dakota for some time now, but the growth in that area—driven by the Bakken oil shale production and the infrastructure needed to support it—is so impressive that we felt a dedicated management-level person was needed,” Klimmek says. “One of the hallmarks of Rachel’s business has always been its ability to provide outstanding service and the best possible product to our clients—this will allow us to do so even better.”
Klimmek’s past experience includes 20 years of construction-related experience in the heavy civil industry around the central and western United States.
Rachel Contracting, which describes itself as one of the fastest-growing heavy civil contractors in the Upper Midwest, says its services in oil and gas-rich North Dakota include earthwork, utilities, environmental, demolition, industrial services, ground stabilization, aggregate and specialty contracting for the oil and gas industry. Company president Don Rachel currently serves as past president of the National Demolition Association.