WHO WE ARE
Established in 1992, Terra Contracting started from humble beginnings, operating out of the family garage. Ed McSwain, founder and CEO, having worked for 18 years with the largest underground utility contractor in Nevada, set out on his own. He was determined to bring a service-oriented approach to a field that was lacking customer focus.
As Terra has grown and expanded its areas of expertise, it has continued to innovate through collaboration with customers and vendors, project by project.
Whatever it takes
No project is too large or too small.
Most importantly, Terra will do whatever it takes to complete each required task. Performing with the highest level of integrity and total quality management, we’ll control our scope of work from initial trenching, to site energizing and wire pull, to final button-up, shaving valuable days from your construction schedule.
Completing a project to the benefit of all stakeholders requires a commitment from all parties to overcome the inevitable challenges that can arise during the course of construction. It is our goal to earn your complete confidence every step of the way.
Be an innovative leader that is well-respected and sets industry standards.
Our Mission Statement
Perform with integrity while creating value for our employees, customers, and the community we have helped build.
1992First scoop of dirt for dry utility installation
1993First wet utility installation
1995First wire-pull contract with Nevada Power (NV Energy)
1997Partnered with Acme Electric for three years
2001Signed a multi-year contract with Southwest Gas
2004Constructed first concrete structures
2006First helical pier installation
2007First large site grading contract
2011First self-performed asphalt paving
2012First fabric structure and first boardwalk installations
2014First structural concrete overlay
2018Began geotechnical drilling service