About Us

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Our Mission

By remaining at the forefront of the industry's technological advances, employing the best technicians, furnishing top-quality equipment, and providing ongoing training, North Country Concrete will consistently deliver results that exceed industry standards and customers' expectations.


North Country Concrete Inc. was founded in 1996 by Karl and Beth Virkus. Karl had been working in the concrete industry since the early 1980s when he decided to venture out on his own. Beginning modestly, Karl and his new team worked out of the basement of his home with only one estimator and field crew. Now North Country Concrete employs over 80 union employees and maintains eleven field crews. To manage these crews three field superintendents schedule and oversee the projects. North Country Concrete also employs several estimator/project managers with over 60 years of expertise in the construction industry. With this knowledge they are able to bid all types of site concrete projects no matter the size or complexity.

Over the years, we have developed our own proprietary systems that have greatly increased our efficiency. More than that, our systems allow the best concrete workers in Minnesota to grow in their careers in a family-oriented, family-run business.

Our company specializes in concrete placement of curb and gutter, sidewalk, stairs, pavement, walls, driveways and colored stamped concrete. We proudly serve the Minneapolis / St Paul metropolitan area, as well as its outlying communities and western Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota. 

Proudly Union

North Country Concrete is proud to be a union contractor. We employ the best trained union workers in the region, resulting in truly excellent work everywhere we go. 

Going Green

Technology advancements in concrete are something that is always at the forefront of North Country Concrete's attention. In 2007 we started working with pervious concrete, a material the U.S. Environmental Protectian Agency (EPA) has recommended among its list of Best Management Practices. 

The material allows water to flow through the concrete without sacrificing any quality or durability, thus creating more efficient land use by eliminating the need for retention ponds, swales and other stormwater management devices.

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