About Us

Midwest Foundation was founded in Tremont, Illinois near Peoria in 1969. Originally specializing in pile driving, Midwest Foundation has expanded our services to include:

 

  • Major bridge construction and rehabilitation

  • Bridge demolition

  • Marine work

  • Bridge and dock repairs

  • Lock and dam rehabilitation

  • Reliable and fast transports on land and water

  • Equipment leasing

 


In 2016, we became a Byrne & Jones Company, one of the largest asphalt, concrete and sports-related construction companies in the Midwest. Falken Construction Company is also a part of our company structure. . We offer turnkey solutions to our clients that include planning, budget estimating, bridge inspections and retrofits, rigging calculations, barge design assistance and safety compliance.

Working with state transportation departments, Army Corps of Engineers, and various private companies, Midwest has successfully completed over $750 million in quality construction projects. Our highly qualified and experienced team continues to deliver successful projects throughout the Midwest

We have the equipment, the manpower and most important, the know-how to perform the most complicated projects on, under and above the water. We listen to our customer's needs and respond quickly. Then we provide quality workmanship and overall value for dollars invested from concept through completion. Let us put our marine engineering and project management expertise to work for you.

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Safety

Adding value for our customers through our on-going commitment to safety.

Working on, under and above the water adds an entirely different dimension of difficulty to any construction project and the role of safety takes on an even more important role. With our long history of marine construction and rehabilitation projects, we know that safety is first and foremost and have integrated safety practices into our culture. We take safety very seriously and our statistics prove it, year in and year out.

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Awards

We've been recognized by our peers and industry experts for quality projects, timeliness, safety and for our productive working relationships with a variety of agencies. It is this award-winning excellence as a marine contractor that Midwest strives for with every job.

2012 - CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD – Illinois Department of Transportation

Outstanding Subcontractor of the year

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE presented to: Midwest Foundation Corporation

Shade Lohmann Bridge, I-474, West of Creve Coeur.

2011 - CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD – Illinois Department of Transportation

Award of Excellence – Bridge Contractor – New Construction

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE presented to: Midwest Foundation Corporation

In recognition of the replacement of the structure carrying IL 15 over the Wabash River near Mr. Carmel.

2011 UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DIVISION

“Safety Now Advocate Group”

Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to Midwest Foundation Corporation

2010 Superior Safety Performance – Rock Island District

Peoria Riverfront Development, Illinois Ecosystem Restoration Project

Stage I and II Waterway

The team exhibited outstanding management and safety awareness working a total of 16,067 man-hours with ZERO Lost Time Accidents.

2009 - CONSTRUCTION AWARD FROM: TEXAS DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION AND AGC

In Recognition of Exemplary Cooperation & Performance

TO: Dick Wurster, Midwest Foundation Corporation

In Recognition of Exemplary Cooperation & Performance In The Construction of

BR 2006(667), FM 2031, Matagorda County, Yoakum District

Presented 10/21/10 in Austin, Texas

2008 - AGC OF ILLINOIS

SAFETY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Presented to: Midwest Foundation Corporation

In recognition of the Most Improved safety performance during the 2008 construction season.

2007 - UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - Mississippi Valley Division

“Safety Now Advocate Group”

Certificate of Appreciation to Midwest Foundation Corporation

2006 Superior Safety Performance – Rock Island District

For their outstanding attention to safety and results achieved in the performance of the

Lock & Dam 19 Major Rehabilitation/Major Maintenance Project

The contract work required considerable planning and coordination, and was completed

with Zero Lost Time Accidents.

2006 - MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE

Presented to: Midwest Foundation Corporation

In Recognition and Appreciation For Achievement Of Top Ratings For Quality on the

2005 Contractor Performance Rating System for Specialty Contractors.

2005 U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS – ST. LOUIS DISTRICT

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