EasiPour picEasi-Pour adds machine control automation to its paving equipment.
By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

When it comes to paving and surface mining equipment, string-less paving technology with three-dimensional controls is becoming the preferred standard among contractors. 

A 3-D machine control automation system simplifies jobsite logistics, saves time, reduces costs and improves quality and safety. When the technology is integrated with a quality machine, the results are even better.

“It’s more efficient,” says Curtis Bales, business manager at Easi-Pour. “You can set up a 15,000-foot linear job in one day with one guy. That one man can design that job in a 3-D file format. So, you’re minimizing overhead and maximizing production. A string line requires much more manpower and time.” 

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CenturyCentury Mechanical Contractors Inc. excels at performing commercial, industrial and geothermal projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

The knowledge and experience of Century Mechanical Contractors’ staff have made the company a leading specialty contractor in its geographic market for more than 40 years. “We have a lot of people who have been here for more than 15 years,” Vice President of Industrial Operations Jarod O’Neill. “Our people do a phenomenal job, and that’s what sells our work.”

Ram JackRam Jack is at the forefront with its foundation products and services.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

After five decades, Ram Jack not only provides reliable foundation repair services, but has its own firm foothold as a leader in its market. “There’s no doubt about it,” General Manager Scott Holland says. “We’ve always been at the forefront of the technology side.”

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Underground Fuel Oil Storage TankTanks Direct offers construction industry and other clients a host of water, chemical and petroleum storage solutions.
By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Tanks Direct’s product knowledge and diverse capabilities have made it a leader in its field for 25 years. “Having that much longevity in this market and industry is rare,” Sales and Marketing Director Rob Mourlas says. “That endurance speaks to the fact that we know what we are doing and we’re good at it.”

The Laurel, Md.-based company is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of aboveground and underground storage tank systems. Tanks provided by the company are used around the world to store water, petroleum and chemicals for applications including rainwater harvesting, fire suppression, dispensing fuel storage, emergency generator fuel oil systems and potable water storage. 

Nearmap picNearmap’s aerial imagery helps its clients save money and time, while improving their performance.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

When construction companies buy a drone to take aerial photos, it requires a substantial commitment. Not only do they have to make the investment in the drone, “They require a specialized skill set,” Tim Frank says. “You have to be able to fly it, and then you have to be able to maintain the imagery.”

Frank is the vice president of marketing for Nearmap US Inc., which takes these responsibilities out of its clients’ hands. The company, which has its U.S. headquarters in South Jordan, Utah, offers high-resolution aerial imagery for multiple sectors, including construction and real estate.

Digital Time Capture pixDigital Time Capture’s Industrial Timesheet Management software meets its clients’ needs by providing real-time insight into project costs.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

As a consulting firm for key clients in the industrial construction sector, Digital Time Capture discovered a systemic issue between operations and finance that was a common pain point. “While working with them, we found this need where no one had a good handle on timesheets for their field operations,” COO Robert Oska says. “It was particularly poignant in large plant turnarounds and capital projects as accurate cost reports are typically due early in the morning the next day. There wasn’t much out there in the market that was flexible enough to provide this crucial information in a timely manner.”

mtwoscreenRIB’s MTWO platform helps the industry work smarter, drive down costs.
By Staci Davidson, Managing Editor at Knighthouse Media

The North American construction industry is on an incredible run in 2018 with spending up quite a bit even since last year. However, this is creating other issues. Construction is one of the industries dealing with a talent shortage, and although BIM is in greater use and iPads have found their way to many job sites, construction has not embraced technology and continuous improvement philosophies as quickly as markets such as manufacturing and healthcare. With a background in construction, engineering and innovation, RIB Software is focused on delivering solutions that can ease these struggles for builders large and small. 

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BUILT ON THE ROCKBuilt On The Rock Industries uses faith to guide its dedication to quality.
By Staci Davidson, Managing Editor at Knighthouse Media

The longer people work in a job or industry, the more they get set in their ways. This can be bad, in an old-dog-new-tricks sort of way, but if a person values quality work, that only strengthens as he or she grows in the industry. With quality as a value, a strong reputation builds, and a person will settle for nothing less than the highest standards. 

This is the case of J. Raunel Tejeda, founder and owner of Built On The Rock Industries in Round Rock, Texas. Tejeda spent most of his early career in construction, working with a general contractor for several years. Eventually he started working with a drywall contractor, but after a year, he got a call from another contractor who was offering more money. Tejeda took the offer, but his quality values didn’t jibe with that operation. 

“Things went sideways with him because they weren’t offering quality work,” he says. “I started looking for other offers.” 

Rob Wall sawingHard Rock Sawing & Drilling Specialists Co. works on some of the largest projects in the Midwest with its experienced, long-tenured team.
By Staci Davidson, Managing Editor at Knighthouse Media

Family businesses can be difficult to maintain – familiarity breeds contempt, as the saying goes. But when families work together well, businesses can thrive, and that is the case with Hard Rock Sawing & Drilling Specialists Co. The company’s familial culture has helped it attract skilled workers who maintain their tenure with the business for the long term, which is key for any company in the construction industry.

“[Owner] Mary Dvoratchek is very understanding with people,” says Mike Hobolich, who performs sales, estimating and other functions for the company, and is Dvoratchek’s son. “She believes family comes first and the job comes second, and as a result, she treats everybody really well.”

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