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Earthwork/Site Development/Grading

NIC's growth has been largely attributed to our attention to detail on commercial site work projects. Whether its a small parking lot or a 40 acre commercial site we have the experience and personnel to get the job done on time and on budget.

Access Roads/Site Access

NIC provides a wide range of site access and road building services. Our staff will work with you to provide the most cost-efficient and time-efficient  means of access to your work. 

Hydro-Excavation/Pipe Jetting Services

New for 2018 NIC now offers hydro-excavation services for utility potholing, manhole sediment removal, and trench cleaning. Our truck is also equipped with a pipe jetter capable of cleaning several hundred feet of sewer or culvert pipe at a time. Please call us for a quote or more information. 

Land-side Marine Support

Through partnership with area Marine Specialists, NIC is well-versed in support work for cribbing, revetment, scour protection, and dockwall stabilization.

Dump Truck & Heavy Haul Services

NIC owns and operates a fleet of quad-axle dump trucks licensed for interstate commerce. We are also equipped to handle standard and over-sized permitted loads in Wisconsin & Minnesota up to 140,000lbs. 

GPS Site Positioning, 3D Modeling, and Machine Control Automatics

NIC employs a variety of powerful Trimble and CAD technologies that help make our projects run smoothly. Our Trimble rover systems allow us to locate design points anywhere on the site. The GPS systems on our heavy equipment ensure that our operator meets the design grade quickly and accurately. 

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Culvert Lining

Sometimes the most cost-effective way to mend a problem culvert is with a polyethylene liner. This no-dig solution can be installed quickly and with little to no operational impact in high-traffic areas. Call us for a quote or to learn more. 

Salvage/Environmental Cleanup

From storm debris to contaminated soil remediation, NIC is ready for to handle your environmental needs.

Underground Utilities

NIC is licensed, bonded and insured for utility work in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our certified pipe-layers and specialized equipment are capable of tackling any water or sewer project. 

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Since the very beginning, NIC has been an expert in demolition. Whether it be a bridge, a house, or a large commercial structure we have the knowledge and experience to get the job done safely and efficiently.

Construction Materials

As a construction materials and vocational truck brokerage firm, NIC offers delivered pricing for all of the aggregates your construction project needs. In addition to operating a sand pit in Superior, WI and a quarry in South Range, WI, NIC offers mobile custom screening on your jobsite or mine site.

Industrial Maintenance

From high pressure waterlines to general upkeep, we are a go-to for you industrial maintenance needs. Our OSHA compliant safety policy meets the most stringent requirements around. 



Northern Interstate Construction, Inc. (NIC) was founded in 1985 and incorporated in the state of Wisconsin in 1986, by brothers Bruce and Bill Johnson. Bruce and Bill gained experience by working for their father, Wayne Johnson, an owner of DL Johnson Construction in the 1970's and 1980's. The brothers founded NIC to continue the family's tradition of construction after DL Johnson Construction was purchased by RJS Construction Group, LLC. in the 1980's. NIC began to grow in the late 80's by taking on DOT projects in northern Wisconsin. The company specialized in bridge demolition and road work as a "closed shop" corporation. After 35 years, NIC has continued to grow and is in its second generation of ownership with Bruce's son, Blake Johnson, and Bill's Son, Justin Johnson, as owners. The company is now signatory to the Operating Engineers (Locals 139 and 49), the Teamsters (Local 346), and the Laborers (Local 1091) in both Building Trades, Non-metallic Mining, and Highway & Heavy divisions. NIC is licensed, bonded, and insured for demolition, utility, and earthwork in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. NIC is a certified ISNetWorld Member Contractor. Historically, NIC has specialized in mid-size to large private site work projects as well as DOT projects. However, over the past decade we have transitioned into a broader variety of services including industrial maintenance, utility work, railway work, pipe rehabilitation, hydro-excavation, pipe jetting/cleaning, material supply, access roads, ROW clearing, contract mining, truck brokerage, and more.  Our company operates a growing fleet of over 60 pieces of heavy equipment. NIC has one office/yard location in South Range, WI, owns a sand pit in Foxboro, WI, and operates a quarry in South Range, WI.



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7835 East Bayfield Road

PO Box 57

South Range, WI 54874

Tel: 715-398-7561

Fax: 715-398-7585


To apply for a job with Northern Interstate Construction, Inc., please complete the online form or download an application and email it to You can also fill out an application in-person at our office during business hours.

Get a quote: 715-398-7561
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