Fast Brothers is a third generation family owned business that has been in operation for over 70 years. The company was started in the 1940's by two brothers who specialized in bush clearing for farm land in Southeastern Manitoba. As Fast Brothers grew they worked on the original Red River Floodway project, and the construction of the Trans Canada Highway east of Winnipeg.
Today, Fast Brothers is still involved in the agricultural sector and does occasional bush clearing work and we have taken on numerous barn preparation, lagoon construction, fire retention pond and field drainage projects. We have also done many flood protection projects for farms as well as larger dykes for entire communities. Our most recent project, completed in 2018, was a flood protection system for the town of Moosehorn including a ring dyke complete with retention ponds. This year we are also wrapping up two contracts for the town of Melita, including a wastewater lagoon expansion and the construction of a submerged attached growth reactor (SAGR) system.
Fast Brothers has also been involved in many residential and commercial developments in Southern Manitoba especially in the RM of Hanover, leading the way for Hanover to become the fastest growing RM in Manitoba. These projects have included sewer and water installation, excavation, and surface works. Local projects for 2018 have included the Steinbach North Business Park Development, Blumenort Fire Hall base preparation and the Steinbach Campground Re-development.
In the past three years we have invested heavily into automatic grading, GPS technology, and also have in house survey and design capabilities. This has allowed us to do more efficient work and provide better value to our customers.
Fast Brothers also owns and operates its own quarry, and has extensive experience in pit development, gravel extraction, crushing, screening and aggregate sales. In recent years, our fleet of gravel trucks have been employed by several local Municipalities for their road maintenance programs. In the past 10 years our gravel sales have grown to the point where over fifty percent of the product leaving our quarry is sold to other customers besides our own projects.
During the winter months, the town of Blumenort and many other local businesses and service providers including Walmart, Granny's and the Steinbach Hospital have benefited from Fast Brother's timely snow clearing services over the years.