Whitaker Construction Co., a Brigham City-based contractor that is owned by its employees, has acquired Das-co of Idaho Inc. Both companies specialize in underground utility construction. As part of the transaction, Das-co will also become an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company.
“For us, Das-co is a new market, specializing in similar underground utility services of natural gas and telecommunication construction, allowing for additional growth opportunities in the sewer, water and heavy civil segments,” said Mike Whitaker, president of Whitaker Construction. “It’s also a chance to grow our ESOP and help a company that was looking to transition to employee ownership.”