Rhino Contracting was started as a General Partnership in March of 2000.  In October of 2001, the company incorporated under the laws of North Dakota.  The company was started by Steve Abbey and Andrew Lamoureux.  Steve started the business with over 23 years of experience in underground utility construction.  Andrew brought 12 years of experience in underground utility construction to the company.  Rhino Contracting Inc. currently employs 45 people.

Rhino Contracting is located at 1003 South 48th Street in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Our facility includes a fenced yard and a four stall shop, not including the wash bay.  We currently have directional boring machines, lawn plows, backhoes, crawlers, mini-excavators, Hydro-seeders and Evacuators (Hydro-vacs). 

Successful Projects Include 

   Power and fiber optic duct banks
   Telephone service lines, cable and fiber optics
   Cable TV mainline and service lines
   Gas and electrical lines
   Irrigation lines
   Water and sewer lines
   Manholes and hand holes
   Drainage systems


Satisfied Customers

Midcontinent Communications
Xcel Energy
Nodak Electric Cooperative
Minnkota Power Company 
Arvig Communication
Sjoberg's Cable TV



Ottertail Power Company
The Federal Government
Great Plains Natural Gas
Dakota Carrier Network
Local water companies
Independent electrical contractors.
Cosolidated Telephone
Montana-Dakota Utilities


Licenses and certifications

ND Contractor’s License – Class A
MN Contractor's License
Arizona General Engineer's License
City of Dickinson Excavator's License

City of Grand Forks Excavator's License

Competent Person certification
Water and Sewer Installers License
ND Workforce Safety Program
ND Workforce Drug-Free Workplace Program

City of Fargo Excavator's License  

City of Bismarck Excavator's License

City of Moorhead, MN Excavator's License  

Professional Associations

National Utility Contractor's Association (NUCA)
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)
Better Business Bureau of Minnesota/North Dakota (BBB)
The Chamber
North Dakota One Call
Gopher State One Call