During this period of gradual growth,
the field work was supervised by Ray Evans from the Town of Stettler,
Gordon Barrowman from Warren Paving in Ontario, Dick Furneaux from Manitoba Highways,
George Skrypnick, Phil Klein, George Clark, John O’Neil, Keith Ellett,
Ervin Underschultz and Dave Madoche. Murray Hunter, P. Eng.
joined the company in 1962 from the Department of National Defense as the Operations
Manager and played a major role in management until 1970.
From 1968 to 1970, the company had several large gravel surfacing contracts on
the Alaska Highway and did major street surfacing work in both Fort St.
John and Fort Nelson. Project Managers for these contracts were Rod Richel,
Ted Welsh and Ervin Underschultz.
Robin Alton, P.Eng. joined the company in 1970 as General Manager,
coming from Gallelli & Sons. He played an ever increasing role in management during the 70’s
when the rate of expansion for the company was at its highest.
In 1977, additional adjoining land was purchased to expand the company’s
Edmonton yard and a new 18,000 square foot building was
constructed for the office and shop.
One of the earliest drum plants to operate on highway contracts in Alberta was
purchased by Everall in 1974 and marked the start of the change-over in plants from
the continuous and batch types used in the industry since before World War II.
These larger capacity plants necessitated ever larger pavers and rollers.
The investment in equipment tripled between 1965 and 1972,
then doubled from 1973 to 1979. At the peak of operations in 1983 the company
had up to 16 major contracts underway at one time and a total payroll of over 500.