2013 Contractor of the Year finalists named

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Updated Dec 5, 2012
Glendale Excavating, Vorhees, New Jersey, has been named one of 12 2013 Contractor of the Year finalists.Glendale Excavating, Vorhees, New Jersey, has been named one of 12 2013 Contractor of the Year finalists.


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

Each finalist will receive an expense-paid trip to Las Vegas on March 8-11, to participate in an industry roundtable and awards banquet, where the 2013 Contractor of the Year will be named. These contractors will be the special guests of program sponsor Caterpillar at a NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, plus be featured in the pages of Equipment World magazine.

The 2013 finalists are:

Richard Gordon, Baystate Engineering, Holliston, Massachusetts. Markets: Sitework, demolition, utilities. Annual volume: $5 to $7 million.

Albert, Ellis and Michael Brown, Brown Brothers Construction, Loa, Utah. Markets: Road construction and excavation. Annual volume: $5 to $7 million.

M. Eugene Lowder, Charles D. Lowder Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, www.lowdergrading.com. Markets: Site development, public utilities, stormwater management. Annual volume: $8 to $10 million.

Chris Fink, Dale’s Paving Inc., Bossier City, Louisiana, www.dalespaving.com. Markets: Asphalt and concrete paving, sealcoating, parking lots and driveways. Annual volume: $5 to $7 million.

Daniel Williams, Dan’s Marine Service, Grafton, West Virginia. Markets: Commercial water lines, mine maintenance, gas well locations. Annual volume: $3 to $5 million.

Scott Kelly, Enterprise Trenchless Technologies, Lisbon Falls, Maine. www.hdd-etti.com. Markets: Directional drilling, natural gas construction, pipe fusion, utility locating. Annual volume: $4 to $7 million.

Thomas Giangiulio Jr., Glendale Excavating, Vorhees, New Jersey, www.glendaleexcavating.com. Markets: commercial and industrial site development, road construction, small dams, sewer and storm and water systems. Annual volume: $3 to $5 million.

Ken and Melissa Lester, Lester Contracting, Port Lavaca, Texas. Markets: Civil construction. Annual volume: $11 to $13 million.

Gale Nitteberg, Nitteberg Construction, Estelline, South Dakota. Markets: Water and sewer, township road work. Annual volume: $5 to $7 million.

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Stuart Caudill, R. L. Caudill Construction, Owingsville, Kentucky, www.rlcaudillconstruction.com. Markets: Grading and drainage, excavation, site preparation, storm systems, abandoned mine reclamation, drilling and blasting. Annual volume: $3 to $5 million.

Jesse and Paul Steger, Steger Construction, Dyersville, Iowa. Markets: Grading, heavy and highway construction. Annual volume: $8 to $10 million.

Michael Thibault, T-Bone Construction, Colorado Springs, Colorado, www.t-boneconstruction.com. Markets: Commercial and industrial buildings, parking lots. Annual volume: $8 to $10 million.