James W. Fowler Co. has a wide range of diversity, resources and experience which enables us to build most any project within budget and on schedule. Our high level of quality construction and service to our clients is recognized throughout the industry.

The challenge of building successful projects is what drives us to achieve the results that impress our clients again and again. Each division within the company has the ability to focus on a project that falls within that division of work but more importantly to share those resources with other divisions. This allows us to complete complex, multi discipline projects with in house resources and always provide the focus of a specialty contractor.

Heavy Civil


Underground water and sewer utility projects are unique and challenging projects that require experience and innovation to complete successfully. We have the equipment and expertise to complete complex trench and shaft shoring, excavations and virtually every aspect of underground water and sewer utility construction.

Industrial Facilities

Industrial projects such as water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, treatment equipment and pump installation and electrical and controls installation or modification are all within our area of expertise. Our team of project managers, superintendents, and engineers are one of the most respected and sought after in Oregon.


From complex freeway interchange work, including overpass construction and widening to simple bridge deck overlays, we are one of Oregon’s premier bridge and grading contractors. We have completed structure work that includes pre-cast/pre-stressed beam bridges, cast in place box girder bridges, post tensioning, seismic retrofitting, micro silica deck paving and bridge demolition.

Marine Construction & Fish Facilities

With experience in constructing and remodeling fish hatcheries, fish passage facilities and other related marine projects, James W. Fowler Co. has the expertise to ensure the aquatic species are protected from harm during and after construction.


Microtunneling, EPB tunneling, rock tunneling, pipe ramming, carrier pipe installation, sand fill, and grouting expertise, in addition to a fleet of trenchless equipment makes James W. Fowler Co. uniquely qualified to perform a variety of challenging trenchless projects. With a reputation for successful completion of a variety of complicated projects across the United States, our tunneling division is quickly becoming recognized as a leader in the industry.

Alternative Delivery Contracts

For nearly 40 years, we have been providing general contracting and construction management services to our private and public clients. As alternative delivery contracting methods have become more prevalent over the last several years, we have adapted our management approach to support our clients in various delivery methods. Alternative delivery is especially well suited to the philosophy and culture of our firm where partnership between the owner, designer, and contractor is fundamental.

Heavy Civil and Tunneling Construction Solutions

A Few Select Projects