How We Began
It all started out as a hobby. Ken Jackson of Inverhuron began his construction business with a dump truck and an old backhoe. It was a fill in job after working 8 hours at Ontario Hydro.
Now that hobby has become Ken Jackson Construction Ltd. And on November 15, 1995 it was named Business of the Year by the Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce.
Ken Jackson, born and raised in Erin, Ontario, started out working as a truck driver in Guelph and Georgetown for Boehmer Redi-Mix. He learned to run the Redi-Mix plant in Nanticoke and was transferred in 1971 to become an operating engineer at the Redi-Mix plant at Ontario Hydro.
In 1973, he struck out on his own. Within two years he had more than 20 pieces of new equipment rented and, in turn, he rented the equipment to the company that built the Bruce Heavy Water Plant.
Throughout the years the business has expanded. Jackson now has between 15 and 20 employees.
Jackson also owns an 80 acre gravel pit near the Nuclear Plant which supplies granular material to the area.
Ken Jackson Construction is still doing work at the Bruce Nuclear Plant, along with septic systems, new home projects and general construction in the area.