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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. ...

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Announcing the Equipment World 2014 Contractor of the Year finalists

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Are you our 2014 Contractor of the Year? Apply now

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Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 24, 2013

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Loyalty a two-way street for successful Colorado contractor T-Bone Construction

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2013

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

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Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2013

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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 ...

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