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E M I KUNTZ BUILDERS INC. THE WILLISTON BASIN/BAKKEN SHALE FA L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 2 Building Communities Kuntz Builders has helped develop communities for oil and gas workers and their families moving into the Bakken Shale region. Kuntz Builders is taking advantage of the growth spurt in the Bakken Shale area. . • Dickinson, N.D. “We’ve had good, steady growth from year to year.” // KYLE KUNTZ, associate has continuously grown. “We’ve had good, steady growth from year to year,” Kyle Kuntz says. “With a staff of 14 employees, our job sites can have anywhere from 30 to 60 people working at any given time.” One of the critical aspects of its success, Kyle Kuntz notes, has been its ability to maintain a strong reputation. Because the company does not use much marketing, it has to do this through its work. “We work really hard to make sure we do things right every time,” he declares. “That is how we stay busy and keep a good reputation. “Depending where the market leads us, we have done up to four commercial projects per year,” Kyle Kuntz says. “But in the last couple years, the market for us has been the housing sector.” [ BY ALAN DORICH ] For many oil companies, the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan has proven to be a worthwhile venture. But for Kuntz Builders Inc., operating in the region has paid off for another reason entirely, as it has built new homes there. “It’s been rewarding,” Associate Kyle Kuntz says. “It’s been enjoyable to see a PROFILE strong community starting to turn into something more.” The Dickinson, N.D.-based general contractor specializes in residential and commercial projects. Kyle Kuntz’s father and uncle, owners Tom and Larry Kuntz, founded the company in 1978. “They were in their lower 20s when they started,” Kyle Kuntz says. Throughout the years, Kuntz Builders FAMILY LEGACY Kyle Kuntz says he has wanted to be part of the family business for his entire life. “I grew up with Kuntz Builders,” he says. “Getting a degree in construction management, working for a larger homebuilder after college and working for the company at every level has always been my path to continuing on the family business. I am so excited to see the first and second generations working hand [in] hand and we see that continuing over the next decade.” “Everyone takes their role and per- Kuntz Builders Inc.. | Headquarters: Dickinson, N.D. | Employees: 14 Specialty: Residential and commercial construction 98

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