Lakehead Constructors was founded in 1916 by Roland C. Buck, a civil engineer, under the name R.C. Buck Company. The business specialized in design and construction of large scale harbor facilities. The young company rapidly earned a reputation for innovation, honesty, and integrity and soon began to expand into other areas of construction. In 1934 a young engineer, Floyd Bernard, joined the company and worked his way up to ownership with two others and in 1955 incorporated as Lakehead Constructors. Through the ensuing years the direction of the company has been influenced by its customers. Service has expanded to include piping, boiler maintenance, industrial painting and coatings. Safety, quality, service, and innovation are hallmarks of this company.