An overview of the Ames Culture, History and the Markets it serves. Since 1962, Ames Construction has delivered quality construction services. We started out as a small, family-run earthwork contractor that served a single community. Today, we’ve grown into a full-service, heavy civil and industrial general contractor that operates throughout North America.


For 60 years, Ames Construction has delivered high-quality construction services throughout North America. Ames is a full-service heavy civil and industrial general contractor and a proven self-performer that completes projects safely, on time, and within budget. As a family-owned company, we are rooted in a strong work ethic that values business relationships built on honesty, performance, and mutual trust. We understand that our success is a direct result of performing to the best of our ability, every day on every project. Ames serve a diverse clientele, with work in many market segments, including Transportation, Energy, Mining, Water, Environmental, and Commercial.... Read More >

AGC of America Build America Award

Ames Construction was honored to be a recipient of the AGC of America Construction Risk Partners Build America Award for the Winona Bridge CMGC project over the Mississippi River in Minnesota. Learn what it means to win the prestigious award from Ames employees who helped build this awesome project. The video offers insights from recent winners and what it means to win the prestigious I-Beam award.For more than 40 years Ames Construction has been a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The oldest and largest construction association representing general and specialty contractors. The Build America awards honor AGC members who build the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions.... Read More >

Pinto Creek Bridge Implosion

Ames Construction crews have successfully imploded the 70-year-old Pinto Creek Bridge on U.S. 60 in Arizona, upon completing construction of the bridge’s replacement. The old steel arch structure was dropped in a vertical footprint only 10 feet greater than the original location of the bridge, maintaining Right of Way clearance, Pinto Creek drainage, and protection of the new bridge. The new bridge is supported by three sets of piers rising from the canyon floor. At 138 feet, the tallest piers were constructed with a single continuous pour that required crew members to climb down into the formwork to ensure there were no voids in the concrete.... Read More >