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Through Economic Highs, Lows, Crestview Adapts, Continues to Grow

In 1983, neighbors John Dziengelewski, a dairy farmer with a gravel bank on the farm, and Bernie DeLuc, a union truck driver, got together and started a business selling and hauling gravel. The two combined their resources, procured a loan for a dump truck and a loader, and started what would eventually develop into Crestview Inc....


Company Acquires Nortrax Inc., Schmidt Equipment Inc. to Become United Construction & Forestry

Fernandez Holdings Inc., which owns a diverse portfolio of businesses, including 57 John Deere Ag and Turf dealerships in the northeast and south central United States, has acquired 14 John Deere Construction and Forestry stores, nine locations from Nortrax Inc....


VIDEO: Bridgewater-Raynham Sand & Stone Built On Determination, Will, Family

When Joe Arruda took over Bridgewater-Raynham Sand & Stone (BRS) on Plymouth St, in Bridgewater, Mass., it took determination and will. He grabbed an opportunity to rent the 180-acre yard containing an aggregate material that had been around since the 1930s, having been used and turned over by many before him....


MassDOT's $169M Chelsea Viaduct Project in Boston Presses Forward

The Skanska-McCourt Joint Venture (Skanska US and McCourt Construction Co. ) started its work on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) nearly $204 million (total cost) rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct Bridge in Boston, a project that began in April 2019....


Schmidt Equipment Showcases New Facility at Open House

Schmidt Equipment hosted an open house Sept. 14 at its new location in Billerica, Mass. After more than 20 years in its previous location on Republic Road in Billerica, Schmidt had outgrown the facility....


Mass. Firm Downsizes Projects to Grow Amid Tough Times

Francis A. Hebb didn’t realize it at the time, but adding a compact excavator to his fleet was a stroke of genius. The general contractor from West Boxford, Mass., was faced with an extended downturn in the commercial construction market and had been shifting resources to residential work....


Hertz’s John Deere Rentals Transform Boston Landfill Into a Golf Course

Quarry Hills Associates in Boston had a tough job ahead of them: reshaping what was once a landfill and an eyesore into a recreational Mecca with a beautiful golf course. Located approximately 8 mi. south of downtown Boston and adjacent to the 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation and the Boston and Quincy harbors, the 259-acre recreational complex offered a beautiful setting and fantastic views....


Schmidt Equipment Provides Excavators for Giant Flag

If only Betsy Ross were alive today, surely she would be proud of artist Dave Cole’s patriotic creation. It took two 30-ft. (9.1 m) long John Deere excavators and a team of Cole’s assistants to hold up his 20-ft....


MA’s Francesco Demolition Does It All With Hitachis

Big or small, Francesco Demolition Inc., of Duxbury, MA, does it all, said Frank Durante, company founder. “Houses, factories, or large shopping centers — there’s nothing we can’t tackle.” Durante did not start out in demolition....


UEL Does Business the Old-Fashioned Way: Hard Work, Loyalty to Employees

In 1991, UEL Contractors, Fitchburg, MA, started from scratch with approximately a million dollar’s worth of general contracting business. Today its does millions a year, approximately 90 percent of it from public work projects contracted through cities, towns, municipalities or government agencies....






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