Mark C. Peterson, company CEO/President, started Westcon in Bismarck, N.D. in 1981 as a regional open-shop industrial contractor. In 1985, the company completed projects in multiple oil and gas, and refining facilities. By 1987, Westcon started work in coal-fired power plants and built a reputation for managing turnarounds and capital projects for the power industry.
During the late 1980s and into the 1990s Westcon became a strong construction player and opened regional offices in Utah, Iowa, and Ohio. Westcon gained recognition as a general contractor supporting many industrial markets including oil and gas, refining, agricultural/food processing, bulk pharmaceuticals, power, and various manufacturing processes.
During the ethanol boom, Weston joined the emerging biofuels market and built many green-field facilities. In 2012, Westcon joined Bilfinger Industrial Services to become Bilfinger Westcon Inc.
Today, Bilfinger Westcon is known as a value-added, direct-hire construction leader in industrial markets throughout the continental U.S. The company is recognized as a general contractor with strong project leadership. The company’s resources and experience reaches into all industrial markets, and the project leadership depth continues to facilitate growth in the current economy.
The future for Bilfinger Westcon includes growth and stability through the safety culture and overall performance of the company. With best-in-class safety statistics and a strong project leadership focus, Bilfinger Westcon continues to attract top talent and provide complete customer satisfaction for challenging projects in the major U.S. industrial markets. Our vision is to continue to grow and build on the repeat business model by earning the trust and confidence from our clients, one project at a time.