Quality. Integrity. Expertise.

Proudly serving British Columbia’s beautiful West Kootenay region since 2006, Kays Contracting provides core services in underground utilities, earthwork, excavation, site preparation, grading and paving, structural concrete and slope stability/retaining.

Kays has built a reputation for quality, competency and trust. We consistently meet our client’s expectations, on time, on budget and safely, regardless of the project size or change in plans. And we know that happens.

With a diverse employee base of professionals and a modern fleet of equipment, Kays has the infrastructure to complete any project in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors. You can view an inventory of our latest marquee projects, which is a testament to the strong networks we have built in both the public and private sector over the years.



Featured Project

Heddlestone Village Site Preparation

Located in a rural setting west of Nelson, Heddlestone is a unique co-housing community consisting of 24 houses and a community hall. We were hired to install a water main, sewer network and on-site wastewater system for 25 connections as well as other site preparations.


Featured Project

Taghum Stop Restructure

The gas station and store located in Taghum is a popular spot so when it came time to completely rebuild the site, we were hired to do it wisely and efficiently. We prepared the site, excavated, built retaining walls, installed utilities and created new parking areas.


Featured Project

Gore Street Water Main Servicing

The City of Nelson is replacing a lot of its outdated underground infrastructure including water lines. We were tasked with servicing 250 metres of water main on Gore Street and adding 20 new house services. We also prepped the site for new asphalt and curbs.


Proud to support our community

Active in supporting what makes our area great.

The west Kootenay Region is an amazing place to live and work. Kays is proud to support the local based organizations that build our community. A sample of the organizations we support: Nelson Soccer Association, Nelson Cycling club, Whitewater Ski Team, Nelson Museum, Kootenay Kids Society, Nelson Friends of the Family, Nelson Food Center, Cube Climbing Gym, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, Legacy donation Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Emergency room Improvement.

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“Spearhead has worked with prestigious private and public sector clients in many of the world’s most beautiful places. They expect extraordinary results. We in turn expect that of our partners. Kays was a key partner with Spearhead during our recent major facility expansion. They were exceptional in coordinating logistics and performing extensive site work such that we could continue operations without interruption. We are enthusiastic to continue working with Kays on future planned expansion projects.”

Ted Hall Founder/Co-owner
Spearhead Timberworks

Spearhead Expansion

“We’ve had the opportunity to work with Kays several times over the past five years, completing community infrastructure improvements for municipalities, improvement districts, and private land developers. All of our experiences with Kays have had positive outcomes and resulted in successful projects. They have a skilled team. Matt and Jeff’s leadership and organization keeps the work progressing smoothly, even when challenges arise. Their knowledge also allows them to develop a solid understanding of the design intent and collaborate when needed to achieve the clients’ goals.”

Scott Wallace General Manager
TRUE Consulting | Engineering and Land Surveying

Green Avenue, Village of New Denver

"We’ve had to work thoughtfully and thoroughly to ensure the Whitewater experience remains true to the values of all those who truly love this place. And those people are Kays' people. That’s why we've entrusted them to help steward Whitewater's legend into the future. They’re real pros, and great folks."

Kirk Jensen VP Operations
Whitewater Resort

Base Area Infrastructure improvements

“My experience with Kays has been excellent. They’re very punctual, met timelines even when there were unforeseen issues and were on budget. Kays is one of the easier contractors to work with.”

Craig Spears Utilities Superintendent
City of Trail

Green Avenue Reconstruction

“Kays Contracting are excellent people to work with. They accommodated our project start date with no delays and changes as the project progressed without issues. Their crew worked diligently and offered suggestions to improve efficiency to save time and costs, worked well with our team, and completed the project on schedule.”

Willy Kalesnikoff Project Manager
Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd.

Mass Timber plant Expansion

What can I say about Kays? They’re simply awesome. So knowledgeable and detail oriented. We have a high reliance on their capability and estimating ability.

Rob Roy
Vector Projects Group

Gore Street Water Main Servicing

In a word: professional. Anytime we had any questions, they were answered immediately. We were always kept in the loop of what was going on.

Cam Robertson
Taghum Stop

Taghum Stop Restructure

The word “quality” is written on all the guys shirts from Kays Contracting and for good reason. They live up to that 110 percent. They are completely dependable.

Andrew Earnshaw
Heddlestone Village

Heddlestone Village Site Preparation

Kays Contracting were professional from start to finish. Anytime I had a question, it would get answered. Everything they did went super smoothly.

Scott Moorey
Elkview Estates

Elkview Estates Subdivision