Hoover Construction Co. is a family owned highway heavy construction company in northeastern Minnesota. Hoover provides the highest quality of service and product in the industry. Respected for over 50 years, the company has prided itself on the timely completion of projects with a focus on excellence and safety. From heavy grading for earthen dams and award winning highway construction to commercial site development, Hoover Construction moves the earth with speed and efficiency.


Hoover Construction Company is firmly committed to providing all employees a safe and healthy work environment.

The safety and well being of all Hoover Construction employees is not only a Company commitment, but also a Company Value. Hoover is committed to the safety of all craft workers, other trade employees, and the general public at our project sites. We believe that the elimination of all injuries is possible and we are dedicated to achieving this goal. We believe accident prevention can be accomplished by properly interviewing, placing and training our employees and by properly selecting our customers. In addition, we require our employees to share in the responsibility of safety by following client safety guidelines, reporting all unsafe working conditions and wearing appropriate clothing and safety equipment when necessary.

Hoover Construction’s efforts toward employee safety, combined with employee commitment to our safety program, will eliminate accidents and injuries, and create a healthier more productive and cost effective work force.


Peter G. “Chipper” Johnson President and CEO Ext. 101
Nicholas Johnson Vice President Ext. 103
Craig Spry Project Manager / Estimator Ext. 107
Alison Nelson Project Manager Ext. 104
Jonah Wittwer Project Manager Ext. 108
Brian Perpich CFO / Controller Ext. 112
Rhonda Boelk PR/AR/AP Ext. 100
Michelle Morrison AP/HR Ext. 105
Jim Skubic Equipment Manager Ext. 121


Over sixty years ago, Peter Johnson Sr. established Johnson & Moore Inc., a red ore scramming contractor working in the open pit natural iron ore mines of the Mesabi Iron Range. As the natural ore was depleted in the late 50’s, Johnson Moore began doing road work and site preparation.  In 1956, Hoover Construction Co. was incorporated as the construction arm of Johnson Moore under the Leadership of Peter J. Johnson. In time, Hoover Construction prospered and grew while Johnson & Moore faded away.

Today, Hoover Construction Co. is a highway/heavy grading contractor. The primary geographic area of work is the Arrowhead region of Northeastern Minnesota, with some work in Michigan, Northern Wisconsin, and Colorado. A typical job for Hoover Construction is a large excavation project, primarily highways, airports, earth dams, and commercial industrial sites.

The company has developed drilling and blasting as a specialty. All types of drilling and blasting are done by Hoover, including mass rock excavation, structure excavation for footings, foundations and pipe trenches, and quarries.  Forty percent of Hoover’s work load is public highway work. The company work force varies with the workload and season. Typically, the company employs between 100 and 150 employees. The annual work volume varies but on an average year, 8-12 projects will be under contract varying in size up to $20 million.  Hoover Construction Co. is a family owned business. Peter G. “Chipper” Johnson, PE, is the current President and is the third generation to own and operate Hoover Construction Co.

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