Utility & Heavy Civil Services

Entera’s Heavy Civil division, launched in 2006, has grown to 50+ crews providing a multi-disciplinary service for many utilities and private concerns, including Telecommunications, Natural Gas, Hydro and Water.

Our Heavy Civil division had a humble beginning in 2006 with five crews completing infrastructure upgrade projects for Toronto Hydro in the downtown core and surrounding Burroughs. Since then, we have grown to 25+ crews providing a multi-disciplinary service for many utilities and private customer, including Telecommunications, Hydro and Water. Services include open trench; chamber/vault builds and rebuilds; trenchless technologies such as jack and bore, directional bore, cap and lag tunnels; and hydrovac.

Working in Toronto, with a history of over 225 years, presents challenges when opening up the ground. Our specialty, working in this environment while installing new infrastructure successfully and without damage to surrounding utilities or structures. Over the years, we have uncovered the original foundations of the first buildings in York (Toronto); uncovered the original break wall for Lake Ontario (north of Lakeshore Blvd) and constructed chambers and trench in the center of it; replaced pole bases in the middle of the Humber River; jack and bored 48” utility tunnels under the 401, 404, 427 and Major railways; and completed all requested projects in spite of countless other challenges.

We are consistently relied upon to complete the most difficult projects in sometimes unrealistic timelines and still get the job done on time while maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality. Our workforce is highly trained, motivated and competent to complete any challenge and is a testament to our core beliefs in safety and quality, as the majority of them are long-time employees, including those who began with us in 2006.

Today Entera is one of the GTA’s leading providers of both overhead and underground electrical utility services, civil utilities construction, engineering design, and trenchless technologies (directional and auger bore).

In addition to Toronto Hydro, Entera has worked with Bell, Rogers, Toronto Water, various business improvement associations throughout the area, as well as with private business.