Builders to the Core


With locations in Deerwood and Monticello, Minnesota, Rice Lake is a nationally recognized water and wastewater treatment construction provider throughout the Upper Midwest, offering best-in-class, self-performing construction services, and collaborative delivery methods to municipal, federal, and private sector clients. In our everyday work as water and wastewater specialists, we’ve also constructed hundreds of buildings for commercial and industrial clients, expanding our expertise into these sectors.

As an ENR Top 200 Environmental Firm, we utilize our extensive industry expertise and proven track record to assist our customers and communities to achieve the utmost project delivery success. We prioritize delivering the construction with the highest level of quality, value, and safety.

Our highly-trained team members, proven processes, and commitment to excellence ensure a superior construction experience that exceeds expectations. Our ability to self-perform most projects allows us to control quality, cost, and schedule, passing those benefits on to our clients. From project initiation through completion, we strive to deliver exceptional customer service with unwavering integrity and professionalism.

2023 ENR Top 200 Environmental Firms

Our Numbers Tell the Story


Completed Projects

Unique Owners Served

Annual Self-Perform Hours

Construction Dollars (Billions)

Bonding Capacity (Millions)

Mission Driven. Values Led.

At Rice Lake, our mission is to be a leading self-performing water contractor and leader in collaborative delivery methods while using our core skill sets to provide services to the industrial and commercial markets. We believe that our values are the foundation of building a better future. We strive to uphold these values in everything we do.

Core Values

Core Values

Core Values

Core Values


Safety for all employees

Core Values


Integrity in dealing with employees and clients

Core Values

Quality & Value

Quality and Value of work representative of our reputation

Core Values


Learning to improve on what we know and find ways to be better and add value

Core Values


Relationships built through trust, respect, and collaboration

Core Values


Employees are our greatest asset and we seek to provide rewarding careers

Core Values


Loyalty to our employees, clients, subcontractors, and vendors

Where We Build

We leverage our deep regional expertise, knowledge, and proven track record to provide high-quality construction services to customers. Represented by shading are the states we have worked in. Pins indicate our active construction sites.

Our Story

Since 1984, our business has thrived on an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service, products, and value to our clients, the communities we serve and the long-lasting relationships we’ve developed with our employees and industry partners. All these things have made us who we are today; each is a part of our story.