About Terracon

Terracon is an employee owned consulting and field services business that has been serving resource, industrial and government based projects across Western Canada for over 34 years. We are a diverse business that specializes in geotechnical engineering, geoscience advisory and field services, materials testing, construction monitoring, drill rig monitoring, and instrumentation installation and monitoring. We have significant operations in both Calgary and Fort McMurray and are able to mobilize teams and field operations quickly to projects across Western Canada in order to serve our clients.

We promote our Built Right In philosophy in everything we do. Quite simply, it’s a mindset of working efficiently and effectively in. Whether it’s executing a field program, building our team, developing our organization, or serving our clients, we strive to build opportunities and solutions that are inspiring, yet practical, safe, and always value added. We are a trusted partner that you can always count on – think of us as Built Right In to your operations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver high quality and cost-effective geotechnical, geological, environmental and materials testing services and solutions in a safe and professional manner.

Our Vision

We will be known as an industry leader in the provision of services and solutions to our clients by holding ourselves to the highest level of technical, safety, environmental and professional standards.

Our Values

  • SAFETY – We hold ourselves to the highest safety standards. We create a safe work environment for our employees, our clients, our visitors, subcontractors, and the general public. Safe practices are reflected in every aspect of both our professional and personal lives.
  • INTEGRITY – By emphasizing accountability, we guarantee accurate results and honest advice to our peers and our clients. We pride ourselves on not taking the easy route, but the honourable one.
  • TEAMWORK – We realize that the overall success of the company is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our employees. We respect one another and work together to positively influence our work environment, achieve Terracon’s goals, and exceed our clients’ expectations.
  • PROFESSIONALISM – We consistently adhere to both the standards of our professions and the values and vision of our organization. We conduct ourselves professionally at all times and represent our profession and the organization with dignity and respect.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT – We have an internal passion and purpose to achieve and excel. We are nimble and flexible so that we can generate and apply innovative and creative solutions to problems in order to achieve results that benefit Terracon, exceed client expectations and produce rewarding careers.
  • EMPOWERMENT – We have the confidence and trust in our employees that they have the ability, relevant to their competencies, and the desire to take on more responsibility to better take care of our clients’ needs, improve quality and seek out new ways that will make them more effective and efficient at their job. We encourage independent thought and ideas and provide employees with the mentoring, training, tools, technology and means to make influential suggestions and decisions.

Leadership Team

Terracon was founded in 1983 and its founder, Lee Nichols, continues to lead the company with his depth and breadth of experience. The company has been built around the philosophy that the solutions that work best in the field come from people that have spent time in the field. By learning the business literally from the ground up, our people are well versed in delivering solutions that work from engineering to development, to operations and closure.

The leadership team prides itself on exceeding our clients' expectations while also working hard to develop the careers of our employees. Safety and quality are always top of mind in everything we do.


Find us on:

400, 800 – 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T6
Phone (403) 266-1150
Fax (403) 233-0841
8212 Manning Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 1V9
Phone (780) 743-9343
Fax (780) 743-2420

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