Acquisition of Leading Civil and Foundation Construction Firm

By February 24, 2017 Oroco

A leading Billings-based construction company has sold to a private entity, company officials announced on Friday.

Oroco Capital, based in Bethesda, Maryland, purchased the Company for an undisclosed price in a deal that was completed on Friday, said Don Meyer, president of Westfourth Communications of Virginia.

“We’re keeping all our employees,” the President of the Company said in an interview Friday afternoon. The Company employees 150 people. It also will keep its headquarters in Billings. The Company President who joined in 2013, grew up in Roberts and has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from Montana State University. He has been in the construction industry for 14 years.

“I am excited by this new opportunity and the chance to lead a talented team and a great Montana company that continues to work on important projects for our clients throughout the region,” the President said in a news release. “The new owners are committed to Billings, our clients and employees,” he continued. “The timing of this transition provides a firm foundation for stability and growth as we look forward to the busy summer construction season,” he added.

Oroco Capital management also announced improvements planned for the company, including “ongoing investments in people, technology and equipment and strengthened regulatory compliance and oversight.”

The company began with commercial site development and municipal construction in Billings. The company has three divisions and serves clients nationwide. The civil division serves Montana, northern Wyoming and North Dakota and specializes in site development, subdivisions, municipal work, concrete and asphalt projects and other civil activities. The structural and drilling division specializes in concrete and pier foundation projects, including transmission lines, winds and solar farms, building and bridge foundations and pump stations. The third division is Johnson Lane Enterprises, which provides custom aggregate products.