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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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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