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Old 11-05-2016, 07:49 PM   #1
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Well since I'm not too tech savvy and totally botched my last account up, I created a new one with the company name...

I'm back!! It's been a hell of a year, stressful yet wonderful! My company and I have learned and grown so much since starting full time a little less than a year ago, it has been an expensive, yet very fun process to go through.

So I'm gonna give some updates on equipment, projects, crews yada yada, you know, give y'all the skinny.



So starting off, this is a very challenging trade to get respect in, especially at my age (21). But the people who give me a chance, have been happy and continuous customers. As many remember I did a large site project last year into this spring and it was a challenge. From week long rains flooding the whole site and making it a 3' deep lake, to the business side of under bidding the project, to wasting time and doing stuff differently than I should have, and wasting all the money on rental equipment.

Renting was the worst thing yet best thing that could have happened to me. Spending 100k in just 4 months made me realize all the money that I was throwing out the door for it to sit during the bad weather of the season. So after that project ended, I regrouped, unfortunately I had 5 weeks that I didn't bring a single dime in. So I knew it was time to change, time to lower cost and get more jobs.

Mid June I finally bought my first machine, a 2005 Cat 314C, plumbed, coupler, blade, 6,200 hrs, 3 buckets, $79k, real nice machine. At the same time I was awarded a larger road project that was a lot of curb removal, casting adjustments, and 2 small widening projects. Upon starting that project I bought an '89 ford L8000 triaxle dump truck to move material and my machine. So I got to it, a month of hard work I was awarded another project installing storm sewer and replacing the road sections from the storm. About that time I leased a new Komatsu WA270 to help finish these projects.

Currently finished with all my projects. Starting 2 new projects that will finish off November then starting a new storm sewer project. I had never thought in a million years that we would have had this well of a time in our first year. But good hard work, performing excellent work, and treating everyone right definitely pay off!
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More pictures of our projects from this summer/fall
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And the remainder. These ones show the new 270, it is a fantastic loader, I just hope it is reliable in the long term future!
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Congrats! Keep it going.
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And the remainder. These ones show the new 270, it is a fantastic loader, I just hope it is reliable in the long term future!
We have a Komatsu PT250 tool carrier wheel loader. It has the JRB quick coupler. We have a set of forks and side dump bucket for it. It has 12,000 hrs and it has been a great machine.
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And the remainder. These ones show the new 270, it is a fantastic loader, I just hope it is reliable in the long term future!
We have a Komatsu PT250 tool carrier wheel loader. It has the JRB quick coupler. We have a set of forks and side dump bucket for it. It has 12,000 hrs and it has been a great machine.
I have found that komatsu makes a great loader. I couldn't be happier with it.
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At 21, you're ahead of the game... you seem to be goal orientated... maximize your youth and and look towards the future... think about where you want to be retirement age (whatever you determine that to be) and work backwards to determine what bench levels you need to reach to get there each year...

Just be careful about debt... it's a tool that can burn you quickly... think of debt in terms of an employee you have to pay whether it's producing or not...

Impressed with what you've accomplished by age 21...

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