Voice Construction Ltd.
Building a foundation of safety and quality
Voice Construction Ltd. is a privately owned heavy industrial civil contractor, which focuses primarily on earthwork and underground mechanical construction for the oil sands and petrochemical industry. Founded in the 1930s by the late Arthur A. Voice, the company has adapted to the changing face of civil construction brough on by the advances in engineering and equipment technology. The main thrust of Voice's expertise lies in site preparation, underground mechanical, tank foundations and berms, roads and railways, ponds and lagoons, concrete foundations and environmental remediation.
Working safely is the foundation of Voice's business success. Voice is committed to a "Zero Incident" paradigm, and its orientation program, followed up with daily crew meetings ensures that safety is every individual's primary concern and responsibility.
In 2008, Voice moved into a new office building located on the 7.5 acre property in East Edmonton from which the company has operated for the last 40 years. There is a branch office and shop in Fort McMurray to better service the oil sands industry.
Voice's heavy equipment fleet is comprised of more than 250 pieces of earth moving and compaction equipment with a large contingent of support equipment. The fleet is modern and well maintained and is continually upgraded to keep abreast of technological advances and improve operational reliability.
More than 85 percent of Voice's projects are from long-term, repeat clients such as Suncor, Shell, Imperial Oil, Husky, Enbridge, Nova Chemicals, Kinder Morgan, Epcor, TransAlta, Keyera and The City of Edmonton. Voice routinely works with design engineering companies like Bantrel, Bechtel, Fluor Canada, WorleyParsons, Stantec, SNC Lavalin and UMA. Voice also has enjoyed long lasting relationships with Canada's leading contractors such as PCL, Bird Construction, KBR and Clark Builders.
Voice is focused on supporting surface oil sands mining projects as well as the in-situ projects like Statoil Canada, Petrobank Energy, Nexen, and Enbridge Pipelines. Working in this area has presented Voice with an excellent opportunity to hire Aboriginal employees and work with Aboriginal contractors to foster economic development in these northern communities.