• Granite Mountain Memorial (GMMA)

    GMMA is an icon representing Butte’s mining heritage. In 1917, one of the deadliest disasters in metal mining history occurred. Pioneer successfully completed Superfund remediation within the strict confines of an existing community, turning a previously unusable area into a viable community park. Learn More »

  • McLaren Tailings Reclamation

    The McLaren Tailings Site has contributed to acid mine drainage into the Butte Soda Creek, which leads to Yellowstone Park. Pioneer Technical developed a corrective design to stabilize surrounding water sources and removed mine tailings.
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  • Whitney Canyon Gas Plant

    Whitney Canyon Gas Plant was closed due to declining gas production; Pioneer Technical has been brought in to reclaim the site.
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Welcome to Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. is an employee-owned full-service engineering and environmental services firm. Pioneer’s corporate office is located in Butte, Montana, with branch offices throughout the northwest.

Pioneer was founded as an environmental science and engineering firm, and to this day that work remains our focus. The scope and breadth of our projects dictated that we expand our skills. Today, we are also a premier civil engineering, construction management, land surveying and materials testing firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions that enable our clients to build and maintain a competitive advantage.

Pioneer provides our customers with start to finish support so they can confidently address their engineering needs. Our corporate strategy is to complete each project as quickly and efficiently as possible without compromising quality. This strategy results in a large percentage of return business, allowing employees to maintain productivity and minimize marketing-related overhead expense.

As technology advances and our world changes, we stand ready to solve problems, meet deadlines, and deliver superior performance to all of our clients.

Announcements

Pioneer Receives Local Business of the Year Award


November 14, 2014

November 13, 2014. Pioneer Technical Services, Inc., along with two other Butte businesses (Steele’s and Headframe Spirits), received recognition from the Butte Local Development Corp. Thursday night during its annual awards dinner.  “We are truly inspired to receive this award,” said Brad Archibald, CEO of Pioneer. “Our community is a big part of who we are as a company and as individuals. We enjoy giving back to the area that has been a major part of our success.” Full press release

DEQ and Pioneer Technical Services Receive Engineering Excellence Award


November 7, 2014

Helena — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. this week received an Engineering Excellence Award in the environmental category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award was for the successful reclamation of the McLaren Abandoned Mine Site Reclamation project in Cooke City, Montana. More

Pioneer and Local Projects – Fish Concrete Barrier and American Legion Baseball Field Plan


September 24, 2014

9-24-14 Pioneer designed a fish concrete barrier as part of the overall Silver Bow Creek remediation/restoration project (and part of the trail system and facilities master plan for the Silver Bow Creek Greenway). The barrier is on Silver Bow Creek in Durant Canyon, west of Butte. Biologists are trying to protect the native species, west slope cutthroat trout, from invasive species such as rainbow trout. More 

9-23-14 American Legion Field Design. Pioneer is working with Butte-Silver Bow and the American Legion Baseball Club to develop a master plan to convert an existing baseball field located at the Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex (Butte, Montana) into an American Legion Baseball Field.More

Baseline Field Data Collection Project



9-22-14  Pioneer was awarded a contract to collect baseline field data for producing oil and gas facilities located in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota on a monthly basis through December 2015.  Baseline field data collection at each facility includes an inventory of all emission equipment and recording features applicable to developing Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans.

Pioneer to Perform Preliminary Assessment/Site Inspection for BLM



Pioneer was awarded a task order under our Environmental Services Blanket Purchase Agreement from the U. S. Department of Interior/Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct a Preliminary Assessment/Site Inspection (PA/SI) to determine the presence and concentrations of contaminants at the Sunrise Mine, the Columbia Heap Leach, and the Arizona Zinc Platers sites in Arizona. The sites include heap leach pads, ore stockpiles, solution ponds, tailings pile, and other features associated with inactive mining and ore processing operations.   

The BLM also awarded Pioneer a task order to complete a PA/SI at the Table Mesa Recreation Management Zone north of Phoenix. The objective of the PA/SI is to characterize 32 recreational shooting sites on the TMRMZ for determine if they pose any threat to human health or the environment.

Featured Projects

Interstate-Callahan Rock Dumps Remedial Action

Pioneer Technical was hired by the Coeur d’Alene Trust to take remedial action on the Interstate-Callahan Upper and Lower Rock Dumps. This project included excavating, loading, hauling approximately 183,000 bank cubic yards of mine wastes from the Read more »

Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex

Pioneer completed planning, design, and construction-phased engineering support for the Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex, a new park facility, including approximately 1 mile of new pedestrian and bicycle trails. The project included deta Read more »

Class II Landfill

Pioneer planned, designed, and provided construction oversight services for two 10-acre lateral expansions at the Butte-Silver Bow County Class II Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (Phase 2 expansion in 1998 and Phase 3 expansion in 2008). These project Read more »

Greenway Trail Pedestrian Bridges

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. (Pioneer) assisted with the development of the trail system and facilities master plan for the Silver Bow Creek Greenway, a 26-mile corridor along Silver Bow Creek in Southwest Montana. The objective of the Greenway i Read more »