Our History

A Legacy of Excellence

John C. Nielson PicutreIn 1967, John C Nielson created Nielson Construction with the same gritty resolve and hard work ethic he had developed while working on the family farm. A small company with few employees John fostered the fledgling company through those early difficult years with a simple philosophy of getting the job done by dedicating himself to taking care of the customer and providing them quality work, no matter how big or small the project.

Today, Nielson Construction is the largest locally-owned employer in the Emery and Carbon County area. Now managed by John’s son, Wayne L. Nielson, and grandson, John W. Nielson, serving as president and vice president, our versatility is our strength.

A company that once had only a handful of employees using the old and outdated equipment now employs hundreds of highly trained and skilled employees in virtually all aspects of the construction industry, operating model, well-maintained equipment.

During the production season, Nielson Construction has up to 400 employees at work in a large variety of fields. Member of our team can be found working on projects throughout the Castle Country area and beyond. Our customers are varied and our capabilities are tremendous.

The men and women of Team Nielson pride themselves in taking care fo their customers wherever and whenever they are needed. We provide service in the fields of heavy excavation, road construction, asphalt paving, concrete operations, crane operations, the oil and gas field, certified welding services and certified poly pipe fusion, the mining industry, power plant operations and maintenance. Our trucking division provides coal service hauling for area coal mines and our fleet of heavy hauling transports provide oversize load transportation for a long list of customers who need materials delivered safely and on time. Our four operating rock and gravel crushers provide gravel material for customers throughout the area, as well as for our own construction projects.

Nielson Construction’s main office is located in Huntington, Utah, with branch offices in Price and Roosevelt, Utah. Our concrete and asphalt plants are located in Huntington and Price and we operate remote and temporary offices based on the needs of our clients.