About Us


In 1977, Peter Thwaites started Formula Contractors with a goal of providing clients with excellent service, exceptional quality, and cost-effective infrastructure construction solutions. We are still motivated by the same objectives, and are proud to consistently achieve them on every project we undertake.

Our company has grown from a small group of talented bridge-builders into a leader in the construction, engineering, contracted services, and heavy equipment industries. We work with clients in oil and gas, mining, forestry, utilities, renewable energy, and government. Across every sector, the Formula team brings experience and professionalism to the job.


In 2019, Formula amalgamated with Forbes Industrial Contractors, Ltd. (FIC). Started in 1996 by Andrew Forbes, FIC has provided outstanding workmanship to transportation, resource, and power generation organizations throughout BC. Under the corporate guidance of Formula Contractors, Ltd. majority owner, Brian Fehr, this consolidation has positioned us to become an even more dynamic force in the heavy construction industry across Canada, and beyond.

We’re proud of our team’s comprehensive experience and our ability to provide our clients with engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM), end product specification, and turn-key deliverables. From the simplest project to the most complex, we consistently deliver long-term, reliable results.


We are committed to maintaining strong and healthy relationships with the Indigenous Peoples on whose traditional lands we often work. As such, Formula has developed solid partnerships with several First Nations. Together, we pursue long-term, sustainable engineering solutions that respect the surrounding culture and environment.

Since the 1970’s much has changed in our industry. Formula stays at the forefront with modern engineering and construction techniques that minimally impact the surrounding area, and will be safe, strong, and sound well into the future.

With the highest standards of service, quality, and safety, Formula Contractors continues to create innovative and efficient solutions for our clients, from concept to completion.