Pidherney’s in running for Contractor of Year

Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd. is in the running for a 2014 Contractor of the Year award.

Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd. is in the running for a 2014 Contractor of the Year award.

The Rocky Mountain House construction company is a finalist in the Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year category.

It’s competing against Graham Group Ltd. and PCL Construction Management.

The Contractor of the Year Awards are organized by Alberta Venture, Merit Contractors Association and Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association.

The other award categories are Trade Contractor Under 15 Million in Annual Revenue, Trade Contractor Over 15 Million in Annual Revenue, General Contractor Under 50 Million in Annual Revenue, General Contractor Over 50 Million in Annual Revenue and Construction Person of the Year.

Les LaRocque, president of Botting & Associates Alberta, has already been named Construction Person of the Year. The rest of the winners will be announced April 17 in Calgary.

Pidherney’s was founded 50 years ago by Merv Pidherney. Last fall, Pidherney was named Ernst & Young’s 2013 Prairies Entrepreneur Of The Year for energy services.

Just Posted

WATCH: Property taxes in Red Deer will go up 2.02 per cent in 2018

City council passes a “tough” budget that maintains most service levels

Red Deer councillor balks at city getting stuck with more funding responsibilities

Volunteer Central seeks municipal funding after being cut off by government

Olds chicken barn burns to the ground, no livestock harmed

More than 100,000 chickens were saved as fire crews prevent the blaze from spreading

Bear video meant to promote conservation: zoo owner

Discovery Wildlife Park says it will look at other ways to promote its conservation message

Red Deer’s Soundhouse closing its doors on Record Store Day

The owners of The Soundhouse want to shut down their store on… Continue reading

NorAm Western Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships begin in Red Deer

The biggest cross-country skiing competition in Red Deer’s history is underway. Nearly… Continue reading

In photos: Get ready for Western Canadian Championships

Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships and Peavey Mart Alberta Cup 5/6 start… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer city council debates cost-savings versus quality of life

Majority of councillors decide certain services are worth preserving

Got milk? Highway reopened near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents

Giddy up: Red Deer to host Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2018

The CFR is expected to bring $20-30 million annually to Red Deer and region

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag at Pyeongchang Olympics

Not since Kurt Browning at the 1994 Lillehammer Games has a figure… Continue reading

Beer Canada calls on feds to axe increasing beer tax as consumption trends down

OTTAWA — A trade association for Canada’s beer industry wants the federal… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month