Bear Contracting

COVID-19

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and families is of our utmost concern. 

Please check back for our updates on the COVID-19 Virus

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4.08.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 4.08.20

Use the button below to view our memo on daily employee screening practices.

4.07.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 4.07.20

Use the button below to view our written plant limiting staff to essential personnel only as directed by the Harrison-Clarksburg Board of Health.

3.27.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 3.27.20

Use the button below to view a memo on our Social Distancing Protocol.

3.27.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 3.27.20

Use the button below to view the Families First Coronavirus Response Act poster issued by the Wage & Hour Division of the US DOL.

3.24.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 3.24.20

3.23.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 3.23.20

The operations of Bear Contracting and Bear Utilities fall under the category of ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE in the Executive Order 9-20 issued by the Governor on March 23, 2020.  Bear will continue to perform its essential services based upon the evolving guidelines by the controlling governmental entities and to the extent the projects can proceed safely.

At this time, all operations will continue using social distancing and other precautions implemented in the original COVID-19 memo to employees. Currently, our projects throughout the state of West Virginia, as well as operations outside of the state, are functioning and will continue as the Federal, State and local governments, and Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allow.

We would like to remind all employees to follow guidelines provided by the CDC at (www.cdc.gov). We highly urge employees whose job duties allow it, to contact their supervisor and coordinate plans so that you may temporarily work remotely effective immediately.

Employees with questions about COVID-19 should consult their health care provider or call the State’s 24/7 COVID-19 hotline: 1-800-887-4303. General information is also available from the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources at www.coronavirus.wv.gov. Please check our website (www.bear-contracting.com) for updates, as we are monitoring the COVID-19 crisis daily. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

3.22.2020

COVID-19 UPDATE 3.22.20

As the COVID-19 crisis develops and evolves, we will continue operations in the healthiest manner possible as the federal government, state, and the CDC allow. At this time, all operations will continue using social distancing and other precautions implemented in the last COVID-19 memo to employees. Currently, our projects throughout the state of West Virginia, as well as operations outside of the state, are functioning and will continue as the federal government, state, and CDC allow.

We would like to remind all employees to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov). We highly urge employees whose job duties allow it, to contact their supervisor and coordinate plans so that you may temporarily work remotely effective immediately.

Employees with questions about COVID-19 should consult their health care provider or call the State’s 24/7 COVID-19 hotline: 1-800-887-4303. General information is also available from the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources at www.coronavirus.wv.gov. Please check our website (www.bear-contracting.com) for updates, as we are monitoring the COVID-19 crisis daily. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

 

EMPLOYEES

While there are no confirmed cases in West Virginia currently, we are taking the initiative to be proactive in the fight against COVID-19. We encourage all employees to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov).

The Company operations will be functioning as usual, but actions are encouraged to lessen health and safety risks to our employees. We highly encourage employees whose job duties allow it, to contact their supervisor and coordinate plans so that you may temporarily work remotely effective immediately.

CUSTOMERS

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and families is our main priority. At this time, all operations will be proceeding as scheduled to the extent the current environment allows. As the COVID-19 virus continues to make impacts in all areas of our communities, we want to ensure our valued customers of the precautions Bear is actively taking to help limit spread of this pandemic.

As this situation evolves, Bear will continue to take steps that address the health aspects of the pandemic, and to meet the expectations of our customers. At this time, we cannot predict potential limitations on labor, materials, lodging and supplies caused by the COVID-19 crisis..

How We Do It

About Us

Bringing a high level of experience and understanding to every jobsite.

Whether the job is big or small, we are responsive and quick to mobilize. We pride ourselves on delivering our services on time, on budget, and above expectations with the utmost attention to job site safety.

WHEN OUR NAME IS ON THE CONTRACT, IT’S ON THE LINE

As a player in a capital-intensive industry, our team understands that the Bear reputation is based on exceeding expectations, doing things right the first time, minimizing environmental impact, and valuing the urgency of time from conception to completion.

We confidently put our reputation on the line every day—both in the office and on the jobsite—providing the necessary assurance our customers require by being licensed, bonded and insured.

UNMATCHED QUALITY

Quality counts, which is why you can count on us. Bear Contracting and its highly qualified workforce take great pride in delivering a high-quality end product. Quality of workmanship and conformance to specifications is a matter of course for Bear Contracting.

UNCOMPROMISING SAFETY

At Bear Contracting, we’ve done more than follow safety standards—we’ve set a new standard for safety in our industry, eliminating risk and increasing efficiency in the process. From our in-house protocols—including third-party inspections, safety orientations, and drug screenings for all employees—to our on-site conduct, we do everything in our power to ensure that everyone’s kept safe without compromising efficiency.

  • We maintain an “A” rating under our ISNetworld membership.
  • We have an Experience Modification Rate of .67 — better than the industry average.
  • We are Veriforce Operator Qualification (OQ) and OSHA 10-Hour trained.

SAFETY AWARDS

★ ABC STEP Award: Silver Level – 2013

★ ABC STEP Award: Gold Level – 2009, 2011, 2012

★ ABC STEP Award: Platinum Level – 2015, 2017

★ ABC STEP Award: Diamond Level – 2016

★ ABC Excellence in Construction Award: Lamberts Run Restoration Project – 2011

★ ABC Excellence in Construction Award: I-79 Paving: Goshen Road to Uffington Bridge – 2017

★ ABC Excellence in Construction Award: Dominion Lightburn Tank Farm – 2016

★ CAWV Safety Achievement Award: Highway Division – 2006, 2014

★ CAWV Safety Honorable Mention: Highway Division – 2007

★ CAWV Safety Honorable Mention: Utility Division – 2007

★ CAWV Safety Achievement Award: Utility Division – 2006

★ CAWV Member in Good Standing for the Year – 2011

★ The Associated General Contractors of America: Zero Incident Rate- 50,000 Work Hours and Over: Heavy/ Industrial Division – 2012, 2014

★ The Associated General Contractors of America: Zero Incident Rate- 50,000 Work Hours and Over: Utilities Division – 2013

★ US Department of Labor OSHA: National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction – 2015

What We Do

Services

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  • Earthmoving
  • Excavation & Grading
  • Road & Highway Construction
    • Asphalt Paving
    • Road Maintenance
    • Bond Repairs
  • Underground Utilities, including:
    • HDPE piping for all purposes
    • Water Transmissions & Distribution
    • Sanitary Sewers
    • Water & Sewage Pumping Stations
    • Storm Sewers
  • Landfill Construction, Expansion & Closures
  • Deep Mine Face-ups
  • Strip Mine Reclamation
  • Environmental Mitigation
  • Reclamation & Mitigation Ponds
  • Slip Repair & Hillside Stabilization
Who We Serve

Expertise

Bear Contracting provides a broad range of heavy construction services that can be categorized by three primary sectors:

Work With Us

Careers

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2020 PROGRAM DATES

| 01.22 Preston County High School |

| 01.23 Preston County High School |

| 02.18 Lewis County High School |

| 03.16 Grafton High School |

In 2019, Building Hope reached over 1,000 high school students in Harrison and Doddridge Counties. Thank you to all who made this possible! Contact us to today to bring the program to your school!

Become a Program Sponsor!

Congratulations Mark Urso on receiving the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award! Through developing Building Hope and the Workforce Development Task Force, Mark has played an integral role in shaping the success of West Virginia's youth.

Thank you to all who made Building Hope such a success! Contact our office to learn how YOU can get involved in 2020!

Building Hope –  Be The Difference

Changepoint Learning has been helping students “Be Difference Makers” since 2002. Through the use of our high energy, multiple stimulus, one-day presentations, we can assist your students and staff in catalyzing positive change in the culture of your school.

If you work with students, you are all too familiar with the fact that addressing issues of disrespect, diversity and gender intolerance, stereotyping and bullying isn’t as simple as saying, “Stop doing that.” Real change involves a mental and emotional shift in each individual.

Changepoint’s programs help students move past the ignorance that empowers disrespect, intolerance, stereotyping and bullying by creating experiences and environments where they discover an authentic empathy for one another. By seeing life “through the eyes” of their classmates, they gain understanding and trade a critical attitude for a compassionate perspective. We look forward to meeting you and your students, having a great day(s) and seeing perspectives and actions morph right before our eyes!

 

The award winning Be The Difference has been impacting thousands of students each school year since 2002. Two primary goals are shared with students at the outset of the day: (1) To know the other students in the room (up to 250!) much better than you do now; and (2) To allow the other students to know you much better than they currently do.

At Changepoint, we believe that ignorance is a prime root cause contributing to negative attitudes, behaviors and interactions. With Be The Difference, your students will be taught skills to help them move past ignorance to knowing others and allowing themselves to be known ~ to discover the story behind every face.

Our unique activities break down stereotypical barriers between students by enlightening them to the life stories of their classmates, resulting in inclusion and respect.Our program engages students to surface pain and adversity in their lives, and how to react to those situations positively. We provide the opportunity for conflict resolution and teach skills on giving affirmation.

This radically intense experience happens within our goal number one of having a great time! Your students and staff will have a blast! Your students will be so engaged; they will forget the time and the fact that they are learning! Our experienced facilitators have decades of experience working with students. They will provide incredibly honest and personal life examples into each presentation leaving your students in riveted attention. Even your most difficult students will relate to the real-life stories of our presenters.

 

VOLUNTEER EXPECTATIONS

Your role as an Adult Volunteer is crucial for the success of the day.  To be a positive facilitator you simply need to bring an open mind and be willing to share your own experiences with students. Each volunteer will be placed with 4-5 students depending on how many volunteers we get. There is NEVER a time that a volunteer is alone with a student. We will meet with all Adult Volunteers prior to the start of the program to discuss program specifics and answer any questions you may have.  Please dress in comfortable, casual clothing and shoes (jeans, t-shirts, sweat shirts and gym shoes are encouraged!). We recommend that suits, skirts and dresses NOT be worn for comfort and ease of movement.

Only bring yourself and a caring heart to Building Hope. Lunch will be provided. We ask that you turn off your cell phone, or anything that will distract you from being fully engaged. Your participation allows students to “see another side” of adults outside of their typical role in the community. VOLUNTEERS MUST BE ABLE TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT. Please plan on participating fully to the degree that you feel safe, emotionally and physically. Changepoint staff closely monitors the program and will be giving clear instruction throughout the day.

 

“Very positive — I appreciate you giving students the opportunity to own the school’s culture.”
– Guidance Counselor

 “Very powerful program and much needed in our world — especially with social media issues!”

– Volunteer

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Where Quality Counts

Bear Contracting is headquartered in Bridgeport, West Virginia, strategically located to serve public and private sector clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, New York, and Virginia. We are highly committed to these areas and look forward to sharing in the success of your next project.

P.O. Box 1196
Bridgeport, WV 26330
P: 304.326.0160
F: 304.326.0054
Office Manager Hours of Operation
Mon-Sun: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
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