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Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful company with a family atmosphere

Sibling dynamic builds Guyer Brothers into successful...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2014

When talking with successful contractors, you often hear them credit the people that work for them. There’s a reason for ...

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 01, 2014

Most contractors understand you don’t waste daylight. But by the time the sun breaks over the mountains of central West ...

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for his people keep Dallas contractor at the top of his field

Impressive level of quality combined with a passion for...

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 01, 2014

After Vern Larman returned to the Dallas area from a two-year stint as a missionary in Bolivia, he found he ...

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 01, 2014

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has ...

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting grow during the recession

How adding services helped J&S General Contracting...

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Aug 01, 2014

Neither lengthy winters nor a crippling recession slowed down Steve Mueller or Dan Thiel. Instead, they combined their business savvy, passion ...

SHARED SUCCESS: Pennsylvania contractor gives 10% of profits to charity each year

SHARED SUCCESS: Pennsylvania contractor gives 10% of...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 01, 2014

Although undergoing changes in your life or career can be a hardship, for Brian Winot, owner of Northeast Site Contractors ...

Mentoring spirit enables Pennsylvania contractor Doug Thomas to build a people-first company

Mentoring spirit enables Pennsylvania contractor Doug...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 01, 2014

There are two red chairs in Doug Thomas’ office. Sitting in one when Thomas closes the door is not where ...

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school skills makes Jeremy Hiltz our 2014 Contractor of the Year

Reputation built upon speed, technology and old school...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 01, 2014

Although Jeremy Hiltz started his own company in 1996, his roots in construction go much deeper. When he was just ...

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy who outweighs him by 100 lbs. in the Golden Gloves

VIDEO: Watch our 2014 Contractor of the Year box a guy...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 22, 2014

You don’t get very far in the construction business without a competitive spirit, the ability to duke it out, to ...

New Hampshire’s Jeremy Hiltz Excavating named Equipment World’s 2014 Contractor of the Year

New Hampshire’s Jeremy Hiltz Excavating named...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 10, 2014

In an awards banquet Saturday night at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Jeremy Hiltz Excavating was named Equipment World's Contractor ...

Community involvement, business acumen drives Phillips Companies, one of our 2014 Contractor of the Year finalists

Community involvement, business acumen drives Phillips...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 24, 2014

“How about some basketball tonight?” It turns out that Brad Phillip’s question to me was less about cheering on the Wright ...

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big growth for your construction business

How a loyalty to your employees can result in big...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 12, 2014

“I’ve stayed with Larman Construction so long because of this guy right here,” said Fred Barhydt, pointing a finger at ...

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