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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 ...

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 ...

Nitteberg Construction Co., small South Dakota town share a bond

Nitteberg Construction Co., small South Dakota town...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 01, 2013

Each February, Gale Nitteberg, his wife and their grandchildren pack up and head south for about month to escape the ...

Entrepreneurial spirit serves North Carolina’s Page & Associates well in tough times

Entrepreneurial spirit serves North Carolina’s...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 01, 2013

Editor’s Note: Jane Page was a finalist for 2012 Contractor of the Year. She and her former husband started Page ...

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 ...

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