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On Record: Quotes from the construction front lines

On Record: Quotes from the construction front lines

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 04, 2013

When they’re not dodging snowflakes, our editors relish this season, since it’s the time when we visit our Contractor of ...

Jesse Steger (right) with his son Paul.

Fourth-generation grading firm evolves with industry...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 01, 2013

  The story of Steger Construction, Dyersville, Iowa, is one of generations. The family business, one of our 2013 Contractor of the ...

Robert Brash, Roice Construction, found his career on a whim

Robert Brash, Roice Construction, found his career on a...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 31, 2013

Editor's Note: Robert Brash was a finalist for 2012 Contractor of the Year. He started Roice Construction in 2000 in ...

New Jersey’s Glendale Excavating is a company run by brothers

New Jersey’s Glendale Excavating is a company run...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 23, 2013

Contractors and great stories are natural duos, proven once again during my time with Glendale Excavating in Vorhees, New Jersey. ...

Third-generation paver creates his own roads to follow

Third-generation paver creates his own roads to follow

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 18, 2013

During January, the Equipment World editorial team spreads out across the country to interview the 12 finalists for our Contractor ...

Culture is key: zero accidents does not mean perfect safety

Culture is key: zero accidents does not mean perfect...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2013

A great new article by Terry L. Mathis over at EHS Today makes a pretty interesting argument: just because you've ...

The difference between knowing and discovering

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 05, 2012

It hit me while I was on a press trip to Geneva, Switzerland: all of these people walking with me ...

2013 Contractor of the Year finalists named

2013 Contractor of the Year finalists named

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 28, 2012

  Equipment World editors have named the 2013 Contractor of the Year finalists, a group of 12 contractors hailing from a ...

Overheard: Is this what your customers say about you?

Overheard: Is this what your customers say about you?

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 21, 2012

Try this thought experiment: Imagine if somebody called four of your customers and suppliers and asked them what kind of guy ...

Where to make $100K a year

Where to make $100K a year

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 24, 2012

With all the wenging and weeping about the job market, it's worth pointing out again that if you're willing to ...

Smart contractors read their daily paper

Smart contractors read their daily paper

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 04, 2012

    When I read of the demise of the daily print newspaper I can't help but think back to something our ...

Proof of how good the gas boom is for construction

Proof of how good the gas boom is for construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 25, 2012

  News is coming hot and heavy in the mainstream media about the benefits of natural gas as a fuel replacment ...

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