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Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co., 2014 Contractor of the Year finalist (VIDEO)

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Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 28, 2014

“We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Co., one of 12 ...

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

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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 ...

How contractor Richard Gordon found the right size for success at Baystate Engineering

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 01, 2013

Richard Gordon grew up in the operator’s seat. He’s been operating equipment since he was a kid, running skid steers around ...

The 9 leadership rules every contractor should know

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 09, 2013

One of the great assignments the editors at Equipment World get every year is to go out and interview a ...

Too much of a good thing? Three steps for managing your construction company’s growth

Too much of a good thing? Three steps for managing your...

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 03, 2013

It’s the time of year when Equipment World editors start scouring Contractor of the Year nominations, looking for the best ...

Are you our 2014 Contractor of the Year? Apply now

Are you our 2014 Contractor of the Year? Apply now

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 16, 2013

Each year around this time we start the search for our next Contractor of the Year. These are contractors who have ...

Lester Contracting grows 50% in one year thanks to focus on customer service, training and investments in machine control

Lester Contracting grows 50% in one year thanks to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2013

Like many who work in construction today, Ken Lester got his start as a teenager working for his father. His ...

West Virginia contractor inspires devotion through his own loyalty to others

West Virginia contractor inspires devotion through his...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 01, 2013

In today’s fickle world, many are often willing to abandon what they know and like for the latest and greatest, ...

How did Stalco Construction triple its project volume during the recession? Adaptability and marketing.

How did Stalco Construction triple its project volume...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 24, 2013

Kevin Harney started Islandia, New York-based Stalco Construction in 1992 with only $1,700. Fast forward to 2012 and the company ...

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

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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

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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 ...

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