About Us

Zutphen was founded by brothers John and Ted van Zutphen in 1964, and we've been digging ever since.


Zutphen Contractors

Founded in 1964, Zutphen Contractors specializes in construction services throughout Nova Scotia. Our group of companies have the ability to self-perform a majority of the projects we undertake. We employ up to 200 union tradespeople each year.

Ideal Concrete

Founded in 1977, Ideal Concrete provides ready mix concrete to residential and commercial clients. We have the ability to deliver over 100 yards per hour from our modern facilities as well as a portable batch plant that can produce 80 yards per hour – our computerized batch system enables us to produce concrete faster with consistent quality. We have a complete fleet of equipment, including conveyors, straight trucks, stone slingers and concrete pumpers.

Nordlys Environmental

Founded in 2007, Nordlys is a joint venture between Zutphen Contractors and ECC to provide large scale environmental remediation, such as our Sydney Tar Ponds cleanup effort.