HDD/Willco was acquired by BT Construction Inc. (BTC) and will be doing business as part of their BTrenchless division. BTC is a complete one-source civil utility contractor based in Colorado and Utah. Backed by a deeply involved ownership team, their open-cut crews specialize in water, sanitary, storm pipeline construction and relocation, underground chilled and steam lines, electrical and communications duct banks, and sheet pile installation.
“We are thrilled to welcome HDD/Willco to the BTC family. They are such an impressive group of talented and skilled folks that will allow us to take the next step in meeting our clients’ needs in both Utah and Colorado,” commented Harper Daniell, President of BTC. “With our industry’s challenges continuing to grow - tighter schedules, increased complexity, and the numerous disruptions we have had the last few years - our combined forces will ensure our clients will achieve their goals.”
BTC’s trenchless division, BTrenchless, provides microtunneling, tunnel boring, auger boring, hand tunneling, hammer/pipe ramming, McLaughlin boring, pipe bursting, hydrovac excavation, and slip lining.
While HDD/Willco’s auger boring, pipe ramming, and hydro excavation hold a strong presence in Utah, their solid 45-year foundation, honest reputation, and moral principles were the defining and common factors that paralleled with BTC, who just celebrated their 41st anniversary.
The acquisition of HDD/Willco aligns with BTC’s vision to expand into the Utah areas. By including horizontal directional drilling in their current methods, the two teams combined can offer clients a more robust variety of options when trenchless methods are in demand.
“Our combined experience with BTC has over 68 years in the trenchless industry. I would hold my hat in hand and humbly say, ‘let’s see what the next 70 years bring to the BTC team.’” Adam Taylor, Vice President HDD/Willco.
The knowledge base of both companies, like-minded integrity, and long-term employee sustainability add to the formula for a highly successful future - “A Perfect Match.”