How We Started
Ben and Carole Backman established Kingston Construction in 1962, from residential and commercial projects to the professional and multifaceted organization that it is today. Their values and commitment to quality, innovation and fairness are embedded in the company.
In the Beginning…
In 1962, while working a full time job, Ben Backman struck up a friendship with the owner of an established construction company. They decided to bid on some small construction jobs together; Ben would work and run the projects and the partner would provide financial backing.
They eventually were awarded their first contract to build sidewalks in Port Coquitlam. However, at the last minute, the partner backed out of the agreement.
With 3 small children and a mortgage payment, Ben left his superintendent’s job on a Friday and started his first contract that following Monday
An Enduring Legacy
Today, Kingston is an industry leader with a diverse and dedicated team of professionals.
Holding to our founding principles, we have established a reputation for quality and integrity; delivering a wide range of projects in various disciplines, including bridge construction, seismic upgrading, port and bulk handling facilities, railway infrastructure, hydroelectric plants and stations, water/wastewater facilities, and commercial/industrial structures.
We are particularly proud of our involvement in numerous milestone projects within British Columbia; completing various portions of the Skytrain, Millennium and Canada Lines, original Sea to Sky Highway, Coquihalla Highway, and Inland Island Highway, as well as seismic upgrades to landmark bridges such as Lions Gate, Second Narrows, Queensborough, Oak Street, Knight Street, and Mission bridges.
This is Where We Come In!
Kingston Construction is a general industrial contracting company based in BC’s Lower Mainland. With over 50 years of service, we have an established reputation in delivering major infrastructure projects throughout Western Canada, including bridges, port facilities, hydroelectric stations, water treatment and waste water facilities, and more. Our expertise and list of accomplishments has grown to include several hundred bridge structures. Our industrial project portfolio now includes port and bulk handling facilities, rail and intermodal, waste water and water treatment, power generating and transmission with an emphasis on sustainable and green energy.
Our dedicated, disciplined team of knowledgeable construction professionals is proud of the many milestone projects we have completed over the years. These include seismic upgrades to landmark bridges such as Lions Gate, Second Narrows, Queensborough, Oak Street, Knight Street, and Mission bridges. We have also played a significant role in the construction of the Skytrain, Millennium and Canada Lines and infrastructure projects including the original Sea to Sky, Coquihalla, and Inland Island Highway.