About Us

Our Story

The Nicholls name has been in the Canadian construction market for over 40 years. Since our establishment, we have experienced steady growth with a solid base of repeat customers.

In 1975, Bill Nicholls and Dave Radtke founded the construction group of Nicholls-Radtke. Throughout his time at Nicholls-Radtke, Bill Nicholls developed strong relationships, insightful experiences, and a knowledge of construction that formed an integral part of who he was. Bill was a driven individual who was instrumental to all the successful undertakings the group achieved.

With change in the wind for Nicholls-Radtke, Bill made the difficult decision to move in a bright new direction where he could bring his skill set to bear in new markets and challenges. Following a brief hiatus from the industry, Bill made the historical decision to found W.S. Nicholls Construction Inc. in 1996.

Since the inception of W.S. Nicholls, we have been a strong presence in the Ontario industrial construction market, providing elite services to a number of repeat partners. From those successes, W.S. Nicholls increased its national footprint. In 2000, W.S. Nicholls expanded operations into Western Canada with W.S. Nicholls Western Construction Ltd., located in Delta, British Columbia.

Continued growth and success led to the 2010 acquisition of W.S. Nicholls by the Link-Line Group of Companies. When Link-Line was later acquired by Centuri Group, Inc. in 2014, W.S. Nicholls also became a Centuri company.

In 2020, the W.S. Nicholls brand evolved to WSN Construction. Our new look represents the advancements within the organization, while paying tribute to the best parts of our heritage. Our history, combined with our forward-looking spirit, continues to be the backbone of our successes and the differentiating factor between us and our competitors.

Centuri Group, Inc. supports its operating companies in the U.S. and Canada with sound investment and critical resources. With our enhanced capabilities as a Centuri company, WSN Construction is well-positioned for continued growth in the markets we serve across Canada.



A Centuri Company

WSN Construction is part of Centuri Group, Inc.a strategic infrastructure services company that partners with regulated utilities to build and maintain the energy network that powers millions of homes and businesses across the U.S. and Canada.

As part of the Centuri team, we share a vision of long-term sustainability in our markets, being a solid employer where our employees can thrive, and benefit from the resources of a utility infrastructure services team operating across the U.S. and Canada.