Our Heavy Highway Division

Underground Utilities, Roads, & Site Development


Since 1982, PirTano has evolved tremendously. From humble beginnings as an underground contractor, we have grown into being a full-service prime contractor for residential home builders, commercial developers, municipalities, IDOT, and the Illinois Tollway Authority.

Handling and excelling in all the lines of services, we have added over the years. PirTano gained its excellent reputation by working on many complex, high-profile projects throughout our seven-county area. That seven-county area includes the Chicagoland area, southern Wisconsin, and northeast Indiana.

We have attracted many talented and dedicated people to build this company over the many years that have passed since 1982. The Strength of the company has always been our people.

Experience, Integrity and Quality are not just words – it’s what we stand for!

Repeat Clients

Our Heavy Highway Services Include

The core of our business is the installation of sanitary sewers, storm sewers, and water mains. We have installed countless miles of sewer pipe ranging in size from 6” to 144”. We routinely work in rock, sand, clay, and various other soil conditions. Our experience and equipment allow us to effectively install these utilities.

We construct lift stations for wastewater, stormwater, and potable water. We have successfully built and placed into service some of the largest and most complex lift station projects in our region. The heart of any lift station is the pumps. We have a great deal of experience specifying, installing, and maintaining all types and sizes of pumps.

The underground detention system is one of the most common and effective ways to manage stormwater runoff. Our company has extensive experience constructing underground detention systems. We have the expertise to ensure that your detention system meets all the necessary regulatory requirements.

Our heavy civil construction company services include the construction of pre-cast bridges construction and box culverts. We have the experience and expertise to complete your project on time and within budget. We are committed to safety and quality control, ensuring your project is completed to the highest standards.

Directional boring, also known as horizontal directional drilling, is a trenchless method of installing underground utilities. Using this method, we have the experience and equipment to efficiently install your underground utilities.

We offer full-service Evacuation Services for all types of commercial and industrial properties. Our team is highly trained and experienced in evacuating the most challenging situations quickly and safely. We understand that every evacuation is unique and will work with you to develop a customized plan that meets your specific needs.

As your heavy civil construction partner, we provide expert site supervision to ensure that your project is completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards. Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to develop a construction plan that meets your specific needs and objectives. We will execute the plan flawlessly, providing regular progress updates along the way.

Our heavy civil construction company specializes in demolition services. We have the experience and equipment to handle any size demolition project. We can demolish buildings, bridges, and other structures. The safety of our workers and the surrounding community is our top priority. We will develop a demolition plan that meets your specific needs and objectives.

We offer a full range of mass grading and excavation services, including earthwork, site work, civil construction, and utility installation. Our team has the experience and equipment to handle any size project. The success of your project depends on proper site preparation. We’ll work with you to ensure that your project is completed on time and on budget.

The concrete curbs and pavement we lay are the first line of defense against water and soil erosion. They are also an important part of the drainage system for your property. We have the knowledge and tools to create long-lasting concrete curbs and pathways.

Our asphalt pavement and patching services are second to none. We have the experience and expertise to get the job done right the first time, every time. We understand that asphalt pavements are a critical part of any commercial or industrial property, and we take our responsibility to our clients very seriously.

Equipment & Mechanical

Heavy Equipment

To meet the demands of working in the heavy highway construction industry, PirTano owns over 100 pieces of heavy equipment.

Our heavy equipment includes large and small backhoes, track loaders, dozers and rubber tire end loaders.

No matter the brand name – Komatsu, Caterpillar, Bomag, John Deere or Mack – PirTano has ALL THE EQUIPMENT required to get the job done.

Trucks & Trailers

With more than 125 trucks and trailers, we use our fleet to move our people, equipment and parts to and from the many job sites we manage.

Essential Equipment

Whether it’s a steel trench box, stone box, steel plate, pump, generator, heavy equipment attachment, drill, cut off saw, and or testing equipment – we have the equipment required for EVERY job, no matter what the site conditions may be.

Mechanical Support

To support our field construction operations PirTano runs 2 shifts of fully trained and certified auto, diesel, and heavy machinery mechanics – allowing us the capability to perform most maintenance and repairs in house.