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E M I HDC DEVELOPMENT COS. THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 • Northern North Dakota “You don’t push the slowest guy on the project – you push the fastest guy and make the rest keep up.” // JIM LEMKE, senior vice president and co-owner Stanley, N.D. “Over the last four years, we did 790 units of market-rate apartments in the oil region,” reports Jim Lemke, HDC’s senior vice president and coowner. But housing units need support. “They’re in need of housing and they’re very prosperous, but over the years, they never really did any planning as far as expanding their infrastructure,” Lemke points out. “Before they get housing, they HDC’s projects allow new housing units to go up quickly in the booming Bakken Shale area.. need water and sewer. So the power and phone companies are really hustling right now. I’ve got a project I can’t get gas to.” Although governments and companies are working hard to provide water, sewer and utilities, the increased usage causes Panelized walls and manufactured trusses are complications. “If you’re going to extend speeding construction of multiunit housing in the that sewer line, now you have to improve booming Bakken shale towns. your facility for taking care of the sewage,” Lemke notes. “So it’s kind of a mad race, a circle – you improve one, but [ BY RUSS GAGER ] That is just one of the specialties of HDC the other one needs to improve, also. When energy industry workers are Development Cos. Right now, anybody who is going to deflooding a town in North Dakota and Headquartered in St Joseph, Minn., velop, you have to put in your own sewer rents skyrocket to $1,500 – several times many of the company’s projects in the and water. Food is a big thing – one little the town’s normal rate – it is helpful to last four years have been in the Bakken convenience gas station sold a million be able to build housing units quickly. shale boom towns of Minot, Tioga and dollars’ worth of pizzas last year.” Housing Boom PROFILE BYO CREW Manpower also is in short supply in the oil boom areas, so Lemke brings his own HDC Development Cos.. | Projected 2013 revenue: $60 to $70 million Headquarters: St Joseph, Minn. | Employees: 12 | Specialty: Multiunit residential projects 30

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012
Guiding Voice
Worldwide Presence
Digging South of the Border
Honoring the Best
The Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Breitling Oil and Gas
HDC Development Cos.
Aspen Air U.S. Corp.
Synergy Resources Corp.
Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc.
Enviro Shield Products Inc.
Savage Services
T&R Transport
Boyd and Sons Construction
Roers Construction Inc. – Roers West LLC
J. Koski Co.
Pat’s Offroad Inc.
Tollberg Homes
Wildcat Minerals
Environmental Materials Inc. and Warren Transport Inc.
Borsheim Crane Service Inc.
Central Machining and Pump Repair
Hive Built Homes – Hive Modular
Jericho Services
Kuntz Builders Inc.
MT Rigmat LLC
Steffes Corporation
Wells Concrete
Annabelle Homes - Bakken Shale
Oil Pipeline Blues
Canada Focus
Orbite Aluminae Inc.
New Millennium Corp.
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc.
PCL Contractors
Colter Energy Services Inc.
Zargon Oil and Gas Ltd.
Prodigy Gold Inc.
Rambler Metals and Mining PLC
Innovator Industrial Services
TWD Technologies
Veresen Inc.
Columbus Castings
Comstock Mining Inc.
MS Energy Services
White Star Pump Co.
Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
Pershing Gold
Summit Casing Equipment
Black Hawk Energy Services
Timberline Drilling Inc.
Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Inc.
Calfrac Well Services
Geoprobe Systems®
Pacific Energy Development
Crocodile Gold Corp.
Gold Standard Ventures Corp.
GreenHunter Water LLC
Preferred Sands
Romarco Minerals Inc.
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Fall/Winter 2012