Serving Haliburton County since 1975


Hawk River Construction was founded more than 45 years ago providing all aspects of site preparation for residential and commercial applications.  Our services include road building, septic system installation, excavation, drilling & blasting 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.

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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