Phone: 530-629-3300

Our Qualifications

K’apel Construction is a Native American owned construction company. We specialize in Civil Engineering and Municipal Works.   K’apel has demonstrated time and again by its past performance that work is completed ahead of schedule.  Our reputation is most important to us and therefore our philosophy is to complete work on time or ahead of schedule with no compromise in integrity, safety, or workmanship. We will not leave a project until our customers are fully satisfied.  As you will find in contacting any of our past contract administrators, we take our work very seriously, integrity coupled with safety is our main priority. Please feel free to contact any of our past Clients.

Services we provide include: Structural Concrete, Heavy Highway Construction, Road Rehabilitation, Drainage and Stream Restoration, Coffer Dams, Dewatering, Aggregate Base Production and Quarry Products, Slide Repairs and Storm Damage Road Repairs, Culvert Installation and Rehabilitation, Rip rap, Underground and Site Work, Commercial Buildings.


Lance “Tyke” Robbins
K’apel Construction Founder

I am a Native American Indian of the Yurok Tribe in Northern California; my name is Lance (Tyke) Robbins. I am 100% stockholder of K’apel Construction Inc.. In 2004 I began working small construction projects for local land owners and my tribe while gaining experience from an established construction company. In time it became clear to me that my goal would be to start my own business and provide careers in the construction industry to others from my tribe. K’apel is the name of the village where my ancestors and my family originated which is now located on the Yurok Tribe reservation. This is the name I chose for my business in honor of my ancestors.


Bo Hughes
General Manager

Mr. Hughes is new to K’apel Construction, Inc., but not new to the construction industry, having over 16 years experience as a Project Manager and Estimator with a large nationally recognized heavy civil general contracting company. This affiliation allowed him the opportunity to manage large and small construction projects, with single project budgets in excess of $33,000,000 (33) million dollars. On the North Coast, Mr. Hughes was the Project Manager and Estimator for two (2) projects recognized as instrumental for the betterment of the North Coast, the “Shelter Cove Jetty Construction & Boat Ramp” and the “Alton Interchange” for which he received two (2) Gold Awards for Partnering from the California Department of Transportation.

Mr. Hughes has worked for many agencies including but not limited to: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City of Eureka, County of Humboldt, City of Crescent City, County of Del Norte, City of Rio Dell, City of Fortuna,, U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Transportation, Private Developers and others. Mr. Hughes has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Construction Management & Engineering from Chico State University is also a Licensed “QSP” Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, and “CEWSSI” Certified Erosion, Water, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector.


Mary Anne Skelton
Office Administration

Mrs. Skelton began employment with K’apel Construction Inc., in 2006, bringing with her an extensive background in construction office management and contract administration, as well as Federal Agency administration. Mrs. Skelton has been employed in the construction industry for over 14 years. Previously, Mrs. Skelton was employed by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Mrs. Skelton’s wide-ranging knowledge and initiation in matters of construction contracting, finance, accounting, T.E.R.O rules and regulations and business development have been instrumental in the growth and development of K’apel.


Licenses & Certifications

DUNS Number  624614223

Federal E.I.N.   30-0357719

State of California Corporation #2875180

California Contractor’s License 893331

8(a) Contractor SBA Certification

HUBZone Certification #26613

MBE Certification #9AN00015 by Utility Supplier Diversity Program, P.U.C.

MBE Certification #BA08-0134 by National Minority Supplier Dev  Council

UDBE #37235 (Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Certification) by Caltrans

Small Business Certification #59600

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