How We Do It
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.
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.
What We Do
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.
★ 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
- 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
Bear Contracting provides a broad range of heavy construction services that can be categorized by three primary sectors:
2021 PROGRAM DATES
Bridgeport High School- Monday September 13, 2021
South Harrison High School- Tuesday September 14, 2021
Preston High School- Wednesday September 15, 2021
Preston High School- Thursday September 16, 2021
To schedule Building Hope at your school, contact us at (304) 326-0160!
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!
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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 2022!
Building Hope – Be The Difference
Building Hope has been helping students “Be Difference Makers” since 2017. 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.
Building Hope’s Be The Difference program helps 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!
Building Hope has been impacting hundreds of West Virginia students each school year since 2017. 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 Building Hope, we believe that unawareness 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 unawareness 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.
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. Building Hope 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
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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.