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Contractor killed by falling materials on North Carolina jobsite

Contractor killed by falling materials on North...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 21, 2015

The owner of a construction business who also served as the mayor of his small North Carolina town was killed ...

Contractor discovers drywall signed by his father 50 years ago while demoing a bathroom

Contractor discovers drywall signed by his father 50...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 18, 2015

Just in time for Father's Day comes a story out of Michigan where a contractor recently made unexpected contact with his ...

Contractor busted for using his construction company’s office to grow pot in Massachusetts

Contractor busted for using his construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2015

Police in Maryland arrested the owner of a Bellingham construction company earlier this week after discovering the man was using ...

Contractor digs 40-foot-long hole in the middle of a road with a backhoe, then just leaves it there

Contractor digs 40-foot-long hole in the middle of a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 06, 2015

You operate construction equipment long enough, you're going to get a machine stuck. Sometimes the thought of throwing  your hands up and ...

Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for entries

Our 2015 Contractor of the Year contest is open for...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 29, 2014

Our 2014 Contractor of the Year, Jeremy Hiltz, accepts his award in Las Vegas. Equipment World’s Contractor of the Year program—which  honors ...

Succeed by learning how to fail

Succeed by learning how to fail

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on May 07, 2014

We’ve all heard that you get stronger with failure, but who actually likes to fail at something? Maybe that’s because we ...

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 ...

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, ...

VIDEO: It’s Contractors vs. Architects in this Rap Battle for the ages

VIDEO: It’s Contractors vs. Architects in this...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 21, 2013

“If only the architect would spec things out right.” We’ve heard variations of this thought throughout the years from contractors (insert ...

In Court: Contractor sues government, “act of God” defense boosts plaintiff’s case

In Court: Contractor sues government, “act of God”...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 14, 2013

Dismissed! Contractor’s differing site conditions and delay claims proceed as government’s motion to dismiss denied In a recent court decision involving a ...

Third-generation paver creates his own roads to follow

Third-generation paver creates his own roads to follow

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 18, 2013

During January, the Equipment World editorial team spreads out across the country to interview the 12 finalists for our Contractor ...

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