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Veteran Owned Business of the Year

Bowes construction recently received the veteran owned business of the year (2021) in Brookings. This is what the Brookings area chamber of commerce had to say. Help us congratulate Bowes Construction Inc. and Jason Bowes on receiving the Brookings Small Business Week Veteran-Owned Business Award! This was one touching nomination. “I truly believe Jason Bowes …

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The Road Ahead: Asphalt for Generations

Long before “sustainability” became an eagerly pursued part of the American business plan, the asphalt industry initiated research and field practices that have constantly enhanced the viability of asphalt as an environmentally sound building material. To date, the monumental accomplishment of this initiative lies in recycling. Asphalt is the most recycled material in America. About …

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Asphalt or concrete: a ‘hard choice’ for council

BROOKINGS – On a night when councilors tried to shoot a hole in their own 2014 budget with last-minute gifts and subsidies, and on a night when one councilor obliquely threatened to pull financial support for the SDSU Research Park, the real drama at the Tuesday city council meeting hinged on a single question:  Asphalt …

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Road Recycling

Full-depth Reclamation (FDR) is an in-place road rehabilitation method that works by uniformly crushing, pulverizing and re-mixing the pavement section of a road and utilizing a predetermined portion of the underlying base materials. This process offers a cost effective, time saving and environmentally-friendly recycling solution for road construction. The rehabilitation procedure enables pavement and shoulder …

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Donor Spotlight

DONOR SPOTLIGHT – BOWES CONSTRUCTION Contractor’s Donations Pave Way To Better Facilities Eric Peterson and Miranda (Bowes) Peterson of Bowes Construction make donations in kind to SDSU by working on grading, gravel, and asphalt projects at athletic facilities. It usually takes more than a little rain to dampen the spirits of Jackrabbit football fans on …

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Triple Threat

The heat was on – both literally and figuratively – the Bowes Construction crew as they worked to widen Highway 45 in South Dakota last August. Afternoon high temperatures routinely pushed 100° F, and they had just three weeks to reclaim nearly 32 km (20 miles) of road that had a 229 mm (9″) asphalt …

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New Technology

NEW TECHNOLOGY SPEEDS RUNWAY GRADING A wet summer delayed reconstruction of the airport runway until Jason Bowes decided to use the fastest available machine-control technology to keep on schedule When reconstruction of a Mitchell, SD, municipal airport runway fell behind schedule because of rain in summer 2009, Bowes Construction, Brookings, the grading subcontractor, had two …

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