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Company History

Nelco Building

Since 1973, Nelco Contractors, Inc. has fulfilled the heavy construction needs of communities in Eastern Utah and has truly become the area's "preferred contractor." Neil Frandsen founded the company with a clear aspiration of being an exceptionally reliable and quality contractor. In 2014 Neil purchased Larry's portion of the company allowing him to retire. In the Spring of 2015 Neil and his son's restructured the company to better serve their valued customers while expanding Nelco's service area. In this new structure Neil serves as Chairman of the Board, Jason as President and CEO, Garth as Vice President of Transportation and James as COO.

Nelco began as a small contracting firm performing primarily excavation work for residential homeowners and developers. By 1980 Nelco was taking on increasingly larger jobs involving trucking and heavy excavation. The early 80's marked Nelco's entrance into the energy industry where they have become highly specialized as a support contractor building sites, pipelines, roads, performing reclamation work, etc. Nelco has excavated hundreds of miles of trench for pipelines, built hundreds of miles of road, excavated untold volumes of earth for sites, hauled millions of barrels of water, and much more.

In the late 1980's, with the purchase of their first screening plant Nelco entered the aggregate production business. Nelco produces a wide range of high quality, crushed-to-spec aggregates that they use for their projects and that they sell to customers.

In 2005, having outgrown their old location, it became necessary for company to build a new headquarters a few miles south of Price, Utah. This first rate, 20-acre location includes a large fleet maintenance, welding and machine shop; a large office building; and plenty of room for storage and parking of the company's fleet of over 200 trucks, trailers, and heavy equipment.

Today, Nelco continues to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers of eastern Utah. No job is too big or too small for Nelco to provide their best work. Every team member at Nelco is dedicated to being the best in their work. This company mentality has made Nelco "Eastern Utah's Preferred Contractor." Their customers are pleased to refer Nelco's services to others. Due to Nelco's exceptional work, some customers-time and time again-ask Nelco to follow them outside of the area to carry out their construction work. Nelco's highly skilled and experienced management team and crews are eager to do whatever it takes to get the job done right, on time and within budget.

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