PIONEERING THE FUTURE
The way we see it, what we do, is about more than safer and easier travel. It’s bigger than construction. It’s about connecting communities, growing an entire region, and building new roads to the future. We keep the spirit of the West’s pioneers alive and well.
FOUNDED IN 1954 WITH INTEGRITY, QUALITY AND RELIABILITY
Simon was founded 64 years ago in 1954 by James E. Simon. At the time, James Simon was just a guy who liked to play with big toys – the messier the job, the better. He started his company by taking-on any kind of construction job he could get his hands on. The projects started with minor building, concrete and pipe – and eventually asphalt work.
Simon’s project scope and size grew, as well as the company. During the ensuing decades, Simon added three more locations, opened an asphalt plant in North Platte NE, and purchased Read Ready Mix in Cheyenne WY, in order to create concrete mixtures off-site and deliver in bulk to construction zones. Later, Simon established a bridge division to provide both bridge building and maintenance.
Simon has completed projects in most states west of the Mississippi River. Today, Simon, a Colas company, still operates with the integrity, quality and reliability it was founded on 61 years ago – a distinction the company is proud to have fostered, and one that it is determined to continue.
KEEPING THE SPIRIT OF THE WEST’S PIONEERS ALIVE AND WELL.
The frontier towns of the American West were built on promise and possibilities by pioneers who worked hard and dreamed big. Even though that was over 100 years ago, the values they lived by back then – honesty, pride, respect – are still just as prevalent today. In fact, they’re the foundation of the Simon culture, and guide us every day.
It’s in our DNA to work the only way there is – the right way.
It’s why you’ll never see us compromise on integrity or take a shortcut. It’s a philosophy that’s stood the test of time, and allowed us to shape the landscape since 1954.
THE WORLD’S LEADING ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE GROUP
Simon is one of several subsidiaries of Colas USA, a leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Colas USA’s goal is to set the pace in the industry and to be a model of excellence by providing safe, innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions for its customers.
Colas USA companies are part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. The Colas Group is active in the construction and maintenance of road, air, rail, and maritime transport infrastructure, urban development projects, and recreational facilities. With more than 60,000 employees spanning five continents around the world, the Colas Group carries out over 100,000 projects each year, backed by a tight international network of construction materials facilities, including: aggregates mining sites, asphalt plants, Ready-Mix concrete plants, liquid asphalt terminals, and emulsion plants.
Our team of pioneers are the key to our success – they are also among the most skilled and hard-working in the industry. We are proud to offer our employees a safe work environment, learning, development, and growth opportunities, and access to an industry-leading benefits package.