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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

HDD contractor Scott Kelly’s “Journey to Elite”...

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

Loyalty a two-way street for successful Colorado...

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 ...

Diversity, flexibility lead North Carolina’s Mitch Cox Construction through recession

Diversity, flexibility lead North Carolina’s...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2013

Editor’s Note: Mitch Cox was a finalist for 2012 Contractor of the Year. He started Mitch Cox Construction Inc. in ...

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for Texas contractor

Husband and wife’s business savvy spell success for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

By the time he graduated from high school, Ken Lester, president of Lester Contracting, Port Lavaca, Texas, could operate just ...

Father and sons team up for growth and diversity at R.L. Caudill Construction

Father and sons team up for growth and diversity at...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 27, 2013

Stuart Caudill, owner of R.L. Caudill Construction,  Owingsville, Kentucky, and his brothers Robert and Shannon learned to operate equipment from ...

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through tough times

Communication brings Massachusetts contractor through...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2013

Richard Gordon has been operating equipment since he was a kid, running Bobcats around in the yard, the machine a ...

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to navigate worst recovery in modern history

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

In this era of partisan news both sides will spin any facts any way to make their side look better. ...

NASCAR driver Jeff Burton talks Gen-6 cars, answers contractors’ questions

NASCAR driver Jeff Burton talks Gen-6 cars, answers...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 18, 2013

At Equipment World’s annual Contractor of the Year event this year, we were able to spend an hour of quality ...

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