Founded in 1978, Boyd and Sons Construction has become known as one of the Midwest’s premier and diversified construction companies. As it was at the beginning, Boyd and Sons remains a family owned and operated company built on the bedrock of honesty, integrity and performance.
Since entering the United States six years ago, Aspen Air U.S. Corp. has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of industrial gases. The company has established solid relationships with healthcare facilities, refineries and other industrial companies since opening its plant several years ago.
There are not many who would immediately think of creating communities near a site of oilfield exploration. But for Dean Dovolis, a principal of Annabelle Homes and principal-CEO of DJR Architecture Inc., that sort of ingenuity has given him success as he has developed communities near the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota.
With production rates of more than 600,000 barrels a day and an estimated reserve of more than 4 billion barrels, it’s no surprise that the Bakken Shale formation in the Williston Basin in Montana and North Dakota is one of the most prominent oil exploration sites in North America.
Boom towns are great places for those making money, but local residents whose towns and services are swollen past capacity by an influx of workers may not share in the enthusiasm for development. That was what Shale Exploration LLC wanted to avoid when president and principal F. Sam Tallis and his partner, Sid Greehey, moved into Scobey, Mont., and the company established offices there and in Billings, Mont.