History & Mission

KWH is founded on the construction engineering expertise provided by our present day subsidiary, Somerset Engineering. Peter Saunderson founded Somerset in 1981 to provide construction engineering to a few select clients. In 1984, Jeff Mullins joined him on the Alex Fraser Bridge site, teaming up to provide the scheme to PCL for the superstructure and cable erection. The project was a huge success so after completion in 1986, Jeff joined Somerset as a full partner. Somerset’s client list expanded to include many large General Contractors throughout North America. Services included erection estimates for labour and equipment, erection schemes and erection site supervision. In 1989 they took the next step to perform erection services themselves through KWH Constructors. Since then, KWH has grown in strength and reputation within Canada and the U.S. to become a leader in challenging and technical erection projects. Both senior partners have over 45 years of direct, hands-on construction experience. From our structural engineers to our construction superintendents and field supervisors, the KWH team knows steel and precast erection from start to finish. We are an engineered erector and installer of bridges, machinery, heavy equipment and complex steel and precast structures.


KWH Constructors will work with our clients to perform challenging and technical steel and precast installations, supported by our fully engineered means and methods, and supervised by our experienced industrial trades. Our aim is to establish lasting relationships with our clients by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional, safe and professional performance by every member of the engineering and construction team