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From digging graves as a boy to relocating a construction business during the recession, Tim Humerick built a career staring down the odds

From digging graves as a boy to relocating a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 18, 2016

Tim Humerick has spent little of his life doing things he didn’t want to do. There was the one time he ...

Announcing the 12 finalists in our 2016 Contractor of the Year awards

Announcing the 12 finalists in our 2016 Contractor of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 25, 2015

We are proud to announce the 2016 finalists for our Contractor of the Year program, now in its 16th year. Sponsored ...

Spreading his love for the work has been key to this California excavation contractor’s success

Spreading his love for the work has been key to this...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 06, 2015

Although a star football player in high school, Dave Spurr had the sense to realize that only a rare few ...

Rigid equipment strategy, social media parts of the formula this Texas contractor used to build a booming business in less than 10 years

Rigid equipment strategy, social media parts of the...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Sep 02, 2015

After a few years of working for other contractors in Austin, Texas, Dan Corrigan saw an opportunity 70 miles south ...

Contractor of the Year contest honors industry’s best; nominations due Oct. 2nd (VIDEO)

Contractor of the Year contest honors industry’s...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 06, 2015

The Equipment World Contractor of the Year contest is now open for nominations. The program honors 12 finalists each year, ...

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 02, 2015

"I knew from high school I wanted to be a contractor,” says Jeff Pettiecord. So he started doing small remodeling jobs ...

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

“Hiring for character, training for skill,”...

Posted by Amy Materson on May 06, 2015

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His ...

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

Third-generation contractor manages company transition...

Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 02, 2015

For James Tollestrup, running the family business has included mastering the ability to transition the company from one phase to ...

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2015

You could say that as Don Facciobene climbed to a height of around 200 feet in the air just to ...

Larry Merle, Genesee Construction Service in Dansville, New York, our 2015 Contractor of the Year.

New York’s Lawrence Merle, owner of Genesee...

Posted by Amy Materson on Mar 08, 2015

In an awards banquet Saturday night at Wynn Las Vegas, Lawrence Merle of Genesee Construction Service was named Equipment World‘s Contractor ...

Contractor honors his father’s legacy with successful paving business

Contractor honors his father’s legacy with...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 20, 2015

The TCW in TCW Construction stands for “Tony’s Cement Works,” a tribute to the company started by Joe Delgado’s father, ...

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 10, 2015

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved ...

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