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California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

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Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 07, 2015

When you ask Brad Phillips when he first became interested in construction, his answer is straightforward: “I can’t remember when ...

Best of the Best: Here are the 12 finalists in our 2015 Contractor of the Year awards

Best of the Best: Here are the 12 finalists in our 2015...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 03, 2014

Equipment World announces its 2015 finalists for the Contractor of the Year program, now in its 15th year. Each of the ...

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 01, 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

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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

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Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as just another giveaway

Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 08, 2014

Yes, our 12 finalists get a free weekend in Las Vegas. And it’s true they get VIP treatment from sponsor ...

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

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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 ...

Building the future of your construction company: Matching tech-savvy, young employees in a mentorship with seasoned crew members

Building the future of your construction company:...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 18, 2014

When I listen to contractors tell me how they first became involved in construction—usually a tale of early exposure and ...

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 ...

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