About Us and Our History
The Skocdopole family has been in the construction business as far back as 1929 when founder Charles Skocdopole was a road foreman for the Municipal District of Dublin, just east of the town of Stettler, Alberta. Charles bought some equipment and started clearing, breaking land and doing road construction, which was the start of his long career in the construction business. From that early start, Skocdopole Construction Ltd. has continued to grow and undergo many changes over the years and in the 1950's the company turned its attention to the oil fields of Alberta where there was a requirement for pipeline, seismic and drilling operations.
In 1964, Skocdopole Construction Ltd. was incorporated and was deeply involved with the early history of rural natural gas installation and the plowing of PVC and polyethylene pipe. Charles, Glen and Ron were some of the pioneers in the use of pipe plowing systems within Alberta for pipeline installations.
The Skocdopole plowing systems represented cutting edge technology in its day as it provided a faster and less costly installation of rural gas networks over ditching systems. The plow system was popular with the farmers and gas line companies as there was little ground disturbance to their property and ease of installation. Skocdopole Construction Ltd. has installed over 40,000 Kilometres of gas lines throughout the province of Alberta since its incorporation.
November, 2002 saw Member of Parliament Bob Mills present Charles Skocdopole with the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal of Honour for his contributions to the growth and development of the province of Alberta in the 1950's and 1960's.
The third generation of the Skocdopole family is now heading up the family business. The current owner and president of the company is Cliff Skocdopole. Cliff’s son Wes (fourth generation) is also involved as a project manager within the organization. Skocdopole Construction Ltd. continues to grow in the oil and gas construction business and plowing of polyethylene pipe, plastic, composite, aluminum coiled pipe and electrical cable. Applications include well-site gas gathering systems, rural natural gas installations, fluids & water, fibre optics, utilities, telephone and power cables.
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