T&R Contracting is locally owned and operated by the Atkinson Family who have extensive experience as gravel pit operators, ready-mix concrete suppliers and the manufacturing of precast concrete products.

History in Powell River

T&R Contracting has a long-standing relationship with the community of Powell River and qathet. As the new owners we value the commitment the company has in building relationships with our staff, clients, vendors, and community. With the recent purchase we are working hard to bring the best of all the companies together – T&R, Hyland and Coast Hydrovac. Together is better, where we can share knowledge, resources and expertise – giving back more to all our stakeholders.

Trucks & Rocks

Going forward, it is time to see a brand transformation that reflects the values of T&R, our core business strategy, and the place it sits with sister companies. Keeping with the history of Ted & Robert – who originally started the company – coupled with our future vision, we are transforming to what our company stands for today, plain and simple: Trucks & Rocks.

You will see that the new logo symbol is a combination of the history of T&R, coupled with a synergy of our other companies, Hyland Precast and Coast Hydrovac.

Our company colours are analogous to what we do daily: grey – for the solid of the earth (aggregate is innately grey!) and various tints of burgundy. In the world of color, burgundy is a mash up of red with a dash of green and blue. Burgundy reflects energy, strength, determination, and being grounded. A perfect choice to represent our companies and their values.

Guiding Values

The success of T&R extends well beyond trucks and rocks. We are committed to growing the business, contributing to the livelihoods of staff and partners, and providing a service to the industry in line with our values: fair pricing, quality MMCD certified manufactured products, teamwork, and contributing to the ecosystem of our community of the sunshine coast and the surrounding area.

  • ​T&R is committed to producing quality construction aggregates and stocking high end garden mediums sourced within British Columbia. We know how important quality materials are to any job so our focus is on making our products consistent so our customers can count on us.
  • ​Daily consideration is taken in all areas of our operations to be environmentally responsible. Within our work environment we pride ourselves on safety first.
  • As owners, we are proud of the community we do business in and are committed to supporting our community in meaningful ways.


We are proud to be a SAFE certified company and offer a full Occupational Health and Safety program for our staff. The BC forest sector developed SAFE Companies (Safety Accord Forestry Enterprises) as a pre-qualification safety initiative. We are also COR certified through WorksafeBC.

Community Support

Our group of companies supports many organizations in Powell River and the Comox Valley including:


T&R Contracting operates out of three different locations to bring customers a wide range of products and services. Our offices and public product yard are at 4240 Padgett Road in Powell River. We also operate the West Lake Quarry and Block Bay, though these are not open to the public.

Affiliate Companies

Through our two affiliates – Hyland Precast & Coast Hydrovac – we can offer a broad range of services from Hydrovac, to precast products, and Redi-Rock®.

Meet the Team

Kyle - T&R Contracting

Kyle R – Quarry Manager

As T&R’s Quarry Manager for over 14 years, Kyle likes making products that are both the building blocks for major projects, and the finishing touches that make customers’ properties feel like home. He loves hitting the fishing rod then sitting down for a family pork rib dinner.

Josh - T&R Contracting

Kyle H – Landscape Specialist 

Kyle has over 14 years of heavy equipment landscaping experience and we have been lucky to have him at T&R for 6 years. He loves to transform the landscape of Powell River and have happy clients. When he’s not earth moving, he likes to dirt-bike and camp in the Powell River backcountry.

Grant - T&R Contracting

Grant – Truck Driver

Grant is an easy going guy who loves to drive his truck, hauling materials to customers. He has been driving T&R trucks for over 7 years. Grant’s hobby is building hotrods and he enjoys a great BBQ steak.

Ernie - T&R Contracting

Ernie – Loader Operator

Ernie started with us in 2022. He likes the people he works with (Team T&R) and on his time off he likes to BBQ a steak at his cabin on Powell Lake.

Eddie - T&R

Eddie – Excavator Operator

Eddie has operated the excavator for 20 years at T&R (go Eddie) and the best part of his job is building rock walls. On his days off he jumps in his corvette and loves to find the best hot dog stands!

Steven - T&R


Steve is known as “Crane Truck Steve”. He wears many hats including full-time crane operator, Class 1 dump truck driver and he drives the Coast Hydrovac truck on busy shifts. Steve is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. He likes to fish and hunt, and hang out with his family and grandkids.

Steven - T&R


Hunter is our T&R Yard Manager. He is the man for keeping all things straight – scheduling, inventory, loading trucks and maintaining equipment. Hunter came over from working with our Coast Hydrovac company and likes the opportunity to advance in the group of companies. Hunter has many interests – spending time with family and friends;  and one of his favourite Powell River activities is to visit his grandpa’s farm.  And two fun facts, Hunter went to cooking school and has a furry Silver Dipped Chinchilla Persian cat named Apex!


Call our office to discuss our services and receive a quote.


T&R can deliver directly to Powell River, qathet and along the Sunshine Coast.