Build Your Future
Industrial • Civil • Buildings Fabrication • Maintenance Infrastructure
Cowessess Driver Services is a construction partnership between Cowessess Ventures and JV Driver Group of companies, established in January 2018. In this partnership CVL is the 51% limited partner, making Cowessess Driver Services majority First Nation owned. The partnership draws upon CFN’s labor resource pool and local connections to contracting opportunities. JV Driver Group brings their industry capacity to deliver on large scale civil and buildings projects to our partnership, with the goal of building construction capacity within Cowessess First Nation.
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Cowessess Driver Services first project was a civil road building contract for Enbridge which began in the fall of 2018 and was delivered over three construction seasons in stages with the completion of Line 3. The scope of work required Cowessess Driver to build all the secondary access roads from municipal roads to the valve stems along the pipeline path. This included a total of eight individuals roads along the mainline from Belle Plaine, SK to the Manitoba Border. The work started in November 2018 with three Cowessess citizens employed as Heavy Equipment Operators. In spring 2019, the crew remobilized to complete additional sites. The final sites could not be completed until the mainline contractor’s work was complete, therefore Cowessess Driver remobilize in August 2020 to complete the final scope. Enbridge was pleased with the quality of work, utilization of Indigenous employees and has provided a standing letter of reference for Cowessess Driver Services.
What We Believe
Cowessess Driver Services Core Value
Our leaders support and reward innovation
Build Great Things
We believe in building great leaders, great teams and great companies
Take Care of Each Other
We are a team of leaders! Team members help each other and look for the win together.
The journey can be difficult, but you need to have some fun along the way!
Safety and Certification
At Cowessess Driver Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility – Our Industry Leading Safety Program is focused on proactively engaging our entire team to complete projects with zero harm. This safety culture enables us to be Innovative, Build Great Things, and Have Fun all while taking care of each other.
Proactive Incident Prevention Initiatives
- Intervention-Based “Vigilance Program”
- Craft Safety Mentors
- Personal Big Five
- Driver Card – Field Level Risk Assessments
- Pre-Task Job Hazard Assessments
- Pride In Ownership
Cowessess Driver is currently bidding on and booking work into 2021. Cowessess Driver will completed the civil site construction for the Awasis Solar 10 MW project. We are also actively evaluating civil, building and fabrication opportunities in Saskatchewan. If you have an opportunity or would like pricing, please contact our CEO for more information.
Be Innovative – Build Great Things – Take Care of Each Other – Have Fun