More From 2013 Contractor of the Year

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small town’s moment of crisis provides framework for growth

South Dakota contractor’s work in his small...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2014

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife Sandy and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about a month to ...

Family’s love of equipment, disciplined work ethic grew R.L. Caudill Construction into a company that’s hard to compete with

Family’s love of equipment, disciplined work...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 01, 2014

Robert L. Caudill started a small construction company in eastern Kentucky nearly 50 years ago. But today, at age 73, ...

How one 3rd-generation paver expanded the family business into concrete, sealcoating

How one 3rd-generation paver expanded the family...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 31, 2013

Operating the business started by his late father Dale, third-generation contractor Chris Fink knows a thing or two about paving. ...

Knocked down by the recession, how contractor Michael Thibault came up with a plan to win at T-Bone Construction

Knocked down by the recession, how contractor Michael...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 01, 2013

  Mike Thibault has a favorite quote: “The harder I work, the luckier I get,” he says with a big Colorado ...

HDD contractor Scott Kelly’s “Journey to Elite” pays off in Contractor of the Year win

HDD contractor Scott Kelly’s “Journey to Elite”...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2013

"This is not the business for us.” That’s what Scott Kelly remembers thinking in 1995, the first time he saw horizontal ...

Loyalty a two-way street for successful Colorado contractor T-Bone Construction

Loyalty a two-way street for successful Colorado...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2013

With a company he built from the ground up starting in 1987, Michael Thibault's T-Bone Construction in Colorado Springs was ...

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for Texas contractor

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

By the time he graduated from high school, Ken Lester, president of Lester Contracting, Port Lavaca, Texas, could operate just ...

Father and sons team up for growth and diversity at R.L. Caudill Construction

Father and sons team up for growth and diversity at...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

Stuart Caudill, owner of R.L. Caudill Construction,  Owingsville, Kentucky, and his brothers Robert and Shannon learned to operate equipment from ...

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through tough times

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2013

Richard Gordon has been operating equipment since he was a kid, running Bobcats around in the yard, the machine a ...

NASCAR driver Jeff Burton talks Gen-6 cars, answers contractors’ questions

NASCAR driver Jeff Burton talks Gen-6 cars, answers...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 18, 2013

At Equipment World’s annual Contractor of the Year event this year, we were able to spend an hour of quality ...

Charles D. Lowder Inc. wins Equipment World’s top safety award

Charles D. Lowder Inc. wins Equipment World’s top...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 14, 2013

When a firm is well established, there can be an attitude of not fixing what isn’t broken while old ideas ...

Nitteberg Construction Co., small South Dakota town share a bond

Nitteberg Construction Co., small South Dakota town...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 01, 2013

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about month to escape the ...

advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement