Video: Meet a 2021 Equipment World Contractor of the Year finalist: W. F. Delauter & Son

Updated Nov 12, 2021

We'd like to introduce you to W. F. Delauter & Son of Emmitsburg, Maryland, one of our 2021 Equipment World Contractor of the Year finalists.

W. F. Delauter & Son began in 1955, started by Willie F. Delauter and his son Russ Delauter. Now the $8 million to $10 million firm is headed up by third generation Kirby and Tina Delauter.

With 60 employees, W. F. Delauter & Son does a variety of work, including site development, demolition, utilities, sewer pump stations, bridges, excavation, storm water management and stabilization.

Meet the Delauters and hear what they have to say about technology, how they weathered the pandemic and the advice they’d give to those considering starting a construction business. 

The Equipment World Contractor of the Year program, now in its 21st year, has been sponsored by Caterpillar since its start. It recognizes contractors who display the highest standards of business acumen, equipment management expertise, attention to safety and community involvement.