Smook Contractors Ltd. (Smook) is a multi-disciplined heavy civil contractor based in Thompson, Manitoba. Our geographical location and long history in the region allows us to service customers throughout Northern Manitoba.
"Smook is a community-oriented provider of heavy construction services and materials to customers in both the public and private sectors. We are committed to being an industry leader through our quality of work, standard of safety, employee satisfaction and the protection of the environment."
Key infrastructure projects include:
On April 30, 2010, Smook Bros. was acquired by Mullen Group Ltd. and now as Smook Contractors Ltd., is a member of the Mullen family of companies.
Although both Ted and Chris have since retired from the business, the company continues their proud legacy under the leadership of JR Beavis providing Northern Manitoba with local supply of quality heavy construction services.
Smook Contractors Ltd. has a long history in the province of Manitoba. Beginning in 1949, five Smook brothers (Peter, Jerry, Bill, Steve and Nick) started the business of running a saw mill and building municipal roads in and around Vita. Over the next two decades, the company, then known as Smook Bros., embraced a number of business opportunities throughout the province. In 1967, when Smook Bros. obtained three years worth of year-round work in northern Manitoba from Inco (now Vale), the Department of Highways and the new City of Thompson, the company made the move north. In 1979-80, a new generation took over the reins of Smook Bros. so that by the end of 1980, Nick’s sons Edward (Ted) and Chris shared ownership of Smook Bros. Over the course of the next 30+ years, Smook Bros. grew and prospered under their leadership into one of the largest private-sector success stories based in northern Manitoba.
Smook Contractors has developed, implemented and maintained a safety program that is COR certified and far exceeds industry and Government standards. We are committed to continuous improvement to health, safety, and the environment by involving everyone in the company to participate.
A key element to our program's success is our safety training. We are truly employee driven and our accomplishments in safety have been recognized by organizations such as the WCB and WPS&H.
At Smook Contractors, safety is more than a priority: IT IS A CORE VALUE. We encourage our employees to live our motto "Safety starts with you."