We are open for business; however, in response to preventing the spread of COVID-19 we strongly suggest that all queries and payments be done by online or telecommunication. We ask that all: owners, consultants, engineers, sub-trades, suppliers or any authorized visitors please complete the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire prior to entry of our facility or job-sites. Please direct all COVID-19 related questions to samantha@hawkriver.ca.

We thank you for your patience during this time, and value your business.

705-457-1386, info@hawkriver.ca


Full service site preparation for over 40 years


Full service site preparation for over 40 years

No job too big or small – we specialize in meeting your specific needs and timing.

Serving Haliburton County since 1975


Hawk River Construction was founded more than 40 years ago providing all aspects of site preparation for residential and commercial applications.  Our services include road building, septic system installation, excavation, landscape architectural design and more in Haliburton, Minden, Highlands East, Algonquin HIghlands and area.

Mission statement

Hawk River represents the essence of Haliburton charm and wholeheartedness while providing services and quality expected in a more demanding and often less friendly environment:  and we do it with a sense of good nature and pleasantry.


Complete Site Preparation Services

Hawk River Construction LTD. provides all aspects of site preparation services including road building, septic system installation, excavation services, landscape design, soils engineering and barge services.  We provide a complete line of aggregates including sand, gravel, limestone, granite and topsoil for all new home and cottage landscaping and construction.  Our fleet of heavy equipment and access to aggregates in our own quarry allows us to take on your job in your timing.

Planning is Key

Before starting digging, pouring and framing, there’s a key first step in the building process: site planning and preparation.

Our site planning and site preparation guide contains answers to some of the common questions we have been asked.  We hope you find it to be a useful resource as you begin the building process.


Complete site works for new home and cottage construction.


Road and driveway building, repairs and seasonal maintenance.


Eliminate rock for development of roads, building or septics.


A soil engineering firm to certify your building envelope for construction.


Dream outdoor living space with rock walls, patios, and gardens.


Design and installation to suit your new or current home/cottage.


Complete line of sand, gravels, limestone, granite & topsoil.


Facilitates building and improving for water access only property.

Managing Team

Founding Owner
Larry Hewitt
Founding Owner

A fifth generation Haliburtonian, Larry started Hawk River in 1975.  Larry started the company working with clients in and around Little Hawk Lake, eventually expanding throughout all of Haliburton County. Larry prides himself on visiting virtually every job site to ensure that his mark of excellence has been made on the project.


Construction Manager

Kris Graves
Construction Manager

Kris has worked as a Geotechnical Field Technician with Golder Associates Limited, and possesses a strong understanding of various construction material properties.  After several years in the geotechnical field, Kris worked as a Heavy Civil Construction Project Coordinator with Drain Bros. Excavating Limited before taking the opportunity to work as the Construction Manager with Hawk River Construction.


Our Community

Hawk River Construction is proud to be a major contributor to local community projects in Haliburton Highlands. For more than 40 years, Larry Hewitt – his family – and his many dedicated staff have participated in countless community projects.

They know that charity starts at home, and you can be sure there is not a local construction company that is more interested in helping the local community.

By using sound construction methods, Hawk River Construction also helps to minimize the impact of construction on the local environment.


“This past year we engaged  Hawk River Construction for several aspects of our cottage rebuild. These included teardown, excavation, foundation backfill and infill, septic installation,  landscaping and laneway reconstruction. In all tasks,  Hawk River met or exceeded our expectations  with the result that we are very satisfied with the outcomes. 

Most importantly, we appreciated efforts by all staff both in the field and in the office to build and maintain a positive working relationship with us. Where costs and pricing were under discussion, Hawk River staff worked to amend plans to more closely meet our budget constraints and design preferences  and still deliver a quality product. We always felt that we were given good advice and suggestions. 

As well, Hawk River worked co-operatively with our builder to accomplish their tasks in a timely way so the building project could proceed according to schedule. 

Special thanks to Rob Hoard, Project Manager and Adam MacIntosh landscape designer for their  efforts.”

Collin and Marnie Jutzi

“We had the pleasure of working with several of the Hawk River people.  Not only did they “get” our vision for our new build, they made it better and then made it a reality.  Quality and timely workmanship delivered in a friendly and professional manner.  Will continue to use their services and expertise.”

Mary Barker

“We built a new cottage on a vacant lot on Soyers Lake. Larry Hewitt the owner of Hawk River Construction helped us from the very beginning. He advised us on site planning, excavation, blasting, planning for future development of the property, water drainage, septic system location and installation and landscaping. The best thing I did was listen and do what he told me and let him complete the work. Larry and Hawk River know what they are doing. He runs an honest and genuine business and I would recommend Hawk River Construction to anyone who needs any of their many services.”

John Watts

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General inquiries


Hawk River Construction Ltd welcomes skilled individuals to join our ever growing team. If you are interested to join #TeamHawkRiver, please either:

  • submit your resume and/or the PDF application form provided below to hr@hawkriver.ca, or
  • submit your application by filling out the online application form provided below.

Hawk River Construction is an equal opportunity employer. As such, should you require accommodation with application submission or throughout any of the hiring process, please let us know.