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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, ...

ConExpo coverage begins and ends with honors for the best in the construction industry

ConExpo coverage begins and ends with honors for the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 27, 2014

Who are the best contractors, technicians and fleets in the heavy construction industry? We're about to find out. While ConExpo is traditionally ...

How a flooded ice skating rink helped one contractor start his own business

How a flooded ice skating rink helped one contractor...

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 25, 2014

Everyone has to deal with unexpected changes in their lives, and often in their careers. For Brian Winot, owner of ...

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 ...

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

Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co.,...

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

How one 3rd-generation paver expanded the family...

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

How contractor Richard Gordon found the right size for...

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

The 9 leadership rules every contractor should know

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 ...

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