Coastal Group of Companies, formally Coastal Bridge & Construction Ltd is a full service forestry support operation, from road building, bridge building and maintenance to site remediation after logging is complete.
We also provide construction services including building docks, boathouses and fabricating aluminum ramps. A Woodmizer saw cuts lumber - from fence boards to bridge timbers and everything in between.
Chris Dods started Coastal Bridge & Construction Ltd. in 2008 after a forestry contractor in the Alberni Valley ceased operations. He saw a opening that needed filling in this industry and decided to purchase his first piece of equipment.
Chris is a ticketed bridgeman with 30+ years of experience, including equipment operating and truck driving.
His company started with one excavator, one truck and 2 employees with his office located in a trailer parked in his driveway.
Fast forward to 2021 where Coastal Bridge now has 30 employees, several with 10+ years of experience! The crew is made up of equipment operators, truck drivers, log truck drivers, carpenters, welders, shop mechanics and sawmill operators. The company also a full fleet of excavators, dump trucks, tractor, trailers and lowbeds.
What We Do
At Coastal Group of Companies, we provide a full range of forestry support services. Road building and maintenance, bridge maintenance and installation, culvert installation, stick piling and site reactivation. We also provide log hauling - highway and off-highway, equipment lowbed moves and equipment rentals.
In addition to forestry work we also provide site excavation and preparation, custom aluminum ramp fabrication, dock building and installation, tug boat and barge services.
We have a Woodmizer sawmill and are able to make timbers up to 24" x 24" x 44ft long! We specialize in making bridge timbers but take custom orders for lumber from red cedar, yellow cedar and fir.