Our Company

Waterworks is passionate about exceeding the expectations of clients.  We strive to create an unrivalled commodity, and execute each project to the best of our ability, while continuing our internal quest for excellence.  The philosophy of pride in our work and workmanship dominates our corporate character.  There has been no pre-considered notion or strategy, it has simply been that way since 1975; it seems like-minded individuals of similar conviction are drawn and destined to continue together.

Waterworks undertakes projects all over the Atlantic Coast including Labrador, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.  With a primary focus including all types of piling and unique or challenging heavy civil infrastructure.  Waterworks have never had a bankruptcy, a bonding call, a legal suit that went to court, or a project failure of any sort.

The entire staff is committed to maintaining the excellent reputation and completing the high quality work for which Waterworks is known.  Waterworks is founded on a system whereby planning and organization of every construction detail will yield success, even when projects are considered as high-risk and difficult.

The Construction Team

Roderick L. Kerr

Roderick L. Kerr of Halifax founded Waterworks Construction Limited in 1975.  Rod continues his involvement with support for all aspects of the business, including: long-term strategy, critical project planning, company culture & values, and team morale.



Gregory Kerr

Gregory Kerr is a professional engineer registered with Engineers Nova Scotia.  He began working with Waterworks labour team as a summer student in 1998.  Greg’s unique experience operating at every level of the organization gives him the ability to comprehensively manage all aspects of the construction process.  He oversees contract execution, estimating, project management, and recreational marine infrastructure.


Gordon Roach

Gordon Roach began his career with Waterworks in 1991.  He is most often called upon as the project superintendent to manage crane work from Waterworks’ concrete barge, recreational dock & marina construction projects, DND maintenance services, and generally any marine related work in Halifax Harbour.  Gordon is also Waterworks on site safety representative.

Gordon Spencer

Gordon Spencer is the Vice President and General Manager of Waterworks Construction Limited.  He has been a professional in the construction industry for over 40 years.  Gordon’s experience and understanding of the heavy civil industry allows him to work hand-in-hand with engineers and architects to develop the most cost effective, best quality, and responsible designs for construction.  His role at Waterworks includes planning & developing designs for construction, construction methodology, project management, estimating, and supervision.


Trent Davis

Trent Davis is a senior superintendent.  He has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years, and with Waterworks since 1996.  Trent’s commitment to site safety, compliance with regulatory authorities, and strict adherence to contract plans & specifications is above reproach.  His role at Waterworks involves the day-to-day management, coordination, and execution of work on our most complicated projects.


Randy Burbine

Randy Burbine is a licensed crane operator, licensed heavy equipment mechanic, and project superintendent.  He oversees the site management on many of our heavy-civil projects that utilize modern drilling techniques (overburden, downhole, et al.) and crane work.  Randy also assists with the strategic maintenance management plan for Waterworks specialized construction equipment.



Waterworks’ staff includes other Superintendents who have been with the company for over thirty years; and operators, site workers, and office staff of similar duration.