Gorilla Hammers

United Bros. Development Corp. of Jacksonville, Fla., needed another hydraulic hammer — the ultimate question would be which one? Though he had used other hammers by various manufacturers over the years, David Dostie, president of United Bros., decided to try something different after reaching out to his dealer, Great Southern Equipment — a Gorilla hammer.

Tracing its history back to 1919, Louisville Paving and Construction is a family-owned business serving both the private and public sectors in the greater Louisville, Ky., and southern Indiana area. Managed by fourth-generation family members John and Joe Dougherty, the company shows no signs of slowing down, as it has continued to grow from its beginnings as a driveway paving company.

Sometimes a day at the "office" for a contractor can be like working in a rice patty field. Torrential rains can transform predictable, systematic work to a challenging endeavor in the midst of a mud bath. GeoConstructors, based in Purcellville, Va., has overcome these types of job sites before — many times.

Boston-based P. Gioioso & Sons Inc. is a multi-faceted general construction contractor who has the necessary personnel, financing and equipment resources to complete a wide range of projects, including utility, heavy construction and design/build throughout the state of Massachusetts and adjacent states.

Beck Equipment is celebrating its 50th year in the construction industry. Founded in 1968 by Roger Beck, the company has progressively evolved and expanded to meet the needs of the industry and its customers, making it one of upstate New York's leading resources for equipment sales, rentals, parts and service, according to the company.

JOB Rentals and Sales, a full-service heavy equipment rental, sales and service company, located in Jeffersonville, Ind., recently added Gorilla Hydraulic Breakers to its fleet. Customers will now have 600 to 13,500 ft. lb. hammers readily available for rent on any of their excavators or available to sell individually, as well.

Boyd and Sons Machinery, is an Indiana based heavy equipment parts and used equipment dealer. Committed to stimulating the local economy, creating opportunities for local jobs, and developing a customer focused vision has allowed Boyd and Sons to experience significant growth since joining the industry in 2009.

Gorilla Hammers has acquired the assets of AT Equipment, based in Sutton, Mass., a provider of hydraulic hammer and boom mounted demolition products for 20 years. AT Equipment, which is known for offering competitive pricing on hydraulic breakers, tools, parts, rentals and sales, was founded by Alex Topolewski, who has more than 35 years of experience working with construction and demolition equipment.

A long-time excavation company knows a thing or two about rock removal. As the third generation owner of Allgeier Excavating, Carl Marrillia has had a lot of experience with rock standing in the way of excavation projects in Louisville and the surrounding areas.

Kevin Keroack, general manager of East Pine Bush Equipment couldn’t be happier with his company’s relationship with Gorilla Hammers. "Hammer sales and hammer rentals are a big part of our business at East PBE, " Keroack began. "Over the years we have represented a number of different manufacturers.

Founded by husband and wife team Eddie and Joyce Blair 40 years ago, Southern Pipeline Construction has built its business on serving water and electric utilities in Louisville, Ky., and the surrounding area. Over the past 40 years, the company has become a loyal Case Construction Equipment customer; the company’s Case machines range from backhoes, track loaders, and compact excavators, to wheel loaders and large excavators.