original Rivard company, Rivard Contracting is a land clearing effort that started in 1989 as a tree removal/trimming service. We have since grown into a state-of-the-art land clearing operation capable of handling any size project. Employing the latest, most efficient equipment available, we recycle ALL of the raw material removed from clearing projects at our 33-acre recycling facility in East Bethel, Minnesota. Doing so enables us to reduce land clearing costs and pass the savings on to our customer.
We specialize in clearing for a broad range of projects including: road construction, street and utility improvements, gravel pit expansion areas, housing developments, tree trimming, storm damage, and more. Material from clearing projects is then processed into wood chips, Rec-Step certified playground material, and a complete line of premium and colored shredded mulches. We are a wholesaler to many nurseries and landscapers throughout the upper Midwest and our crews are both OSHA and MSHA certified.
In addition to the wood chip and mulch products, stumps excavated from jobsites are processed into material for use in our BioRoll erosion control products. Packaged 160 feet per pallet, BioRolls provide outstanding benefits in a range of applications including use as an innovative alternative to silt fence. They are a MN/DOT-approved product for all of the Department’s inlet protection projects.
See our Erosion Control section for more information.