Chadwick-BaRoss Volvos Used on Extreme Makeover

Fri January 18, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Chadwick-BaRoss Inc., Maine’s Volvo Heavy Equipment Construction dealer, had two of its customer-owned Volvo EC240 excavators along with a Volvo L90F wheel loader equipped with forks and bucket at work on the site of the recent Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Milbridge, Maine.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s design team prepared to build a new home for the Ray-Smith family of Milbridge, Maine, and found R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction with online research. President and owner Pat Jordan did not hesitate to get involved in the project to assist another local eastern Maine family in such a rewarding contract.

John Thebarge, general manager of the Bangor and Caribou Chadwick-BaRoss branches said, “R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction has been a customer of ours for many years. When Pat told us about his involvement in the project and that Chadwick-BaRoss would have Volvo machines on-site of such a reputable, inspiring national program, we were thrilled for them and for the Ray-Smith family.

“Under those kinds of time restraints and conditions, the show’s construction team really needs a company that operates equipment that is dependable and reliable. Volvo CE really has a lot of pride in the safety features in all the machines, as well as the operator comfort features and environmentally friendly engineering … it was so great to know that several of our Volvos were working on such an important project, since we trusted they would be up for any job site needs that may come along — and under those conditions … the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition construction team needed machines that performed consistently under pressure with absolutely no downtime and with a Volvo under our service care, we knew that’s exactly what they would get.”

Stuart Welck, Chadwick-BaRoss president and CEO, noted that “Our customer, R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction, and their team of skilled operators did the work on this with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but it is a real pleasure to be part of something of this magnitude. Seeing to it that our customer’s machines are in top condition at any moment is one of our goals, and because of this, customers like Patrick Jordan can trust that we will be right there providing necessary assistance to get any project done with as little downtime as possible, including a high pressure job like this extreme makeover in Milbridge.

“Volvos are technologically advanced machines with new service advantages, like Care Track — a satellite and computer monitoring system that tracks machine usage and directly alerts owners and us, right to our manager’s desktops in fact, of any service concerns machines may have. We can then promptly address them and keep our customer’s machines working for them … We like to think of it as a new partnership in this advancing age of technology where we are literally working for our customers 24/7.”

Chadwick-BaRoss Inc. began in 1929 as the Portland Tractor Company in Portland, Maine. Beginning as a dealer for Oliver crawler and wheel tractors and Walters all-wheel drive trucks, Chadwick-BaRoss is now one of the largest multi-line heavy equipment dealers in New England. In 2000, it was voted one of the top 100 companies in the state of Maine.

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