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    To paraphrase the golden rule: “Do unto other contractors as you would have them do unto you..”
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    The quality of your work will always matter. Above or below the ground. Under a slab or behind a wall. Leave a product you’d be proud of whether it’s going to be seen or not. You never know when another contractor may have to add on or tie on to your work.

    To paraphrase the golden rule: “Do unto other contractors as you would have them do unto you..”
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The quality of your work will always matter. Above or below the ground. Under a slab or behind a wall. Leave a product you’d be proud of whether it’s going to be seen or not. You never know when another contractor may have to add on or tie on to your work.
    185 7 15 January, 2019

    This one goes out to all of the new guys starting out. The new guy is probably my favorite person on a construction site. To me there are 2 types of new guys. 1) the over achiever and 2) the guy who would probably look for the fuel cap on a shovel.
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    Today I wanna talk about the latter type of new guy. And to some it may seem like I’m poking fun at this particular guy I worked with, and to some degree I probably am, but for the most part I want to show that everyone starts out with little to no knowledge of their trade in the beginning.
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    At my last company I traveled quite a bit. Which gives way to a lot of interesting and sometimes odd conversations. I can recall one conversation that tops them all in the sense that it was both shocking and so genuine that it can’t be made up. I was traveling with a guy we called “Peanut.” Peanut had been driving and dipped off the road a little and hit the rumble boards. I jokingly told him to keep it on the road. He then says “Why didn’t they back drag those dozer marks?” He was wholeheartedly convinced someone had tracked down the side of every interstate he’d ever been on with a dozer.
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    After a brief moment of hysterical crying/laughing I gathered my composure and explained that they’re put there on purpose and are not a product of dozer cleats.
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    He comes the short drink of water after a long walk. Everyone starts out somewhere as the new guy. Don’t be afraid to ask the dumb questions because sometimes a new guy can ask a question out of lack of knowledge that opens up the eyes of a 20 year veteran simply because when you don’t know everything you notice everything because it is so new to you.

    This one goes out to all of the new guys starting out. The new guy is probably my favorite person on a construction site. To me there are 2 types of new guys. 1) the over achiever and 2) the guy who would probably look for the fuel cap on a shovel. 
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Today I wanna talk about the latter type of new guy. And to some it may seem like I’m poking fun at this particular guy I worked with, and to some degree I probably am, but for the most part I want to show that everyone starts out with little to no knowledge of their trade in the beginning. 
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At my last company I traveled quite a bit. Which gives way to a lot of interesting and sometimes odd conversations. I can recall one conversation that tops them all in the sense that it was both shocking and so genuine that it can’t be made up. I was traveling with a guy we called “Peanut.” Peanut had been driving and dipped off the road a little and hit the rumble boards. I jokingly told him to keep it on the road. He then says “Why didn’t they back drag those dozer marks?” He was wholeheartedly convinced someone had tracked down the side of every interstate he’d ever been on with a dozer. 
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After a brief moment of hysterical crying/laughing I gathered my composure and explained that they’re put there on purpose and are not a product of dozer cleats. 
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He comes the short drink of water after a long walk. Everyone starts out somewhere as the new guy. Don’t be afraid to ask the dumb questions because sometimes a new guy can ask a question out of lack of knowledge that opens up the eyes of a 20 year veteran simply because when you don’t know everything you notice everything because it is so new to you.
    407 7 13 January, 2019

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    Was a chilly one this morning, down to -20 at one point

    Was a chilly one this morning, down to -20 at one point
    134 1 13 January, 2019

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    When I say there’s a fitting every 30 ft. on this run I am NOT exaggerating! We’ll get it though. Always do!

    When I say there’s a fitting every 30 ft. on this run I am NOT exaggerating! We’ll get it though. Always do!
    232 4 10 January, 2019

    This isn’t a 9:00-5:00, 5 days a week kind of job. Some days are longer, some days are shorter. The work is hardly ever easy or straight forward. But each day I wake up looking to rolling up my sleeves and working along likeminded individuals I now consider to be extended family. Here’s to long hours and doing what you love!

    This isn’t a 9:00-5:00, 5 days a week kind of job. Some days are longer, some days are shorter. The work is hardly ever easy or straight forward. But each day I wake up looking to rolling up my sleeves and working along likeminded individuals I now consider to be extended family. Here’s to long hours and doing what you love!
    180 7 9 January, 2019

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    Weather finally broke! Laying electrical, tying in live sewer, and throwing down some 8 inch ductile! Pretty sure I’ve walked 6 miles with the rover and it’s just now lunch

    Weather finally broke! Laying electrical, tying in live sewer, and throwing down some 8 inch ductile! Pretty sure I’ve walked 6 miles with the rover and it’s just now lunch
    226 4 7 January, 2019

    Love it when I get to try new equipment. This Ring o Matic reminds me of the hydro truck days on the pipeline

    Love it when I get to try new equipment. This Ring o Matic reminds me of the hydro truck days on the pipeline
    148 5 3 January, 2019

    Jameson is a pup that's Built For It! #LetsDoTheWork

    Jameson is a pup that's Built For It! #LetsDoTheWork
    59 4 30 December, 2018

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    When it comes to power tools the @stihlusa demo saw has got to be my favorite. You can’t help but feel a little badass as you’re ripping through whatever gets in your way

    When it comes to power tools the @stihlusa demo saw has got to be my favorite. You can’t help but feel a little badass as you’re ripping through whatever gets in your way
    228 14 21 December, 2018

    No light at the end of the tunnel as there seems be no end to all this rain. The wet is getting wetter by the minute..

    No light at the end of the tunnel as there seems be no end to all this rain. The wet is getting wetter by the minute..
    513 14 20 December, 2018

    akimbo backhoe kinda day, it’s sad to say but this might be the last job of 2018 for the guys. We have lots lined up for 2019 and I couldn’t be more proud of the work and growth that we did as a team this year. I know I say it often but life is so much more enjoyable when you truly love what you do. Growing the company alongside my father is one of the most amazing gifts that my life has to offer. The roads of Ottawa and surrounding areas will soon be covered with our equipment, and no one can stop us! 2019 watch out. 🙌🏻

    akimbo backhoe kinda day, it’s sad to say but this might be the last job of 2018 for the guys. We have lots lined up for 2019 and I couldn’t be more proud of the work and growth that we did as a team this year. I know I say it often but life is so much more enjoyable when you truly love what you do. Growing the company alongside my father is one of the most amazing gifts that my life has to offer. The roads of Ottawa and surrounding areas will soon be covered with our equipment, and no one can stop us! 2019 watch out. 🙌🏻
    86 10 19 December, 2018

    “Ain’t morning cool ‘til you wear the new off of it..” And we aim to do just that.
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    We had two impacts on the truck and both have kicked the bucket as of yesterday. Walked into the shop this morning and found a brand new @makitatools impact waiting on me.
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    It’s a great feeling knowing you work for people who will get you the tools you need to do your job as quickly as they possibly can rather than cutting corners and trying to make do. @mechanix_wear

    “Ain’t morning cool ‘til you wear the new off of it..” And we aim to do just that. 
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We had two impacts on the truck and both have kicked the bucket as of yesterday. Walked into the shop this morning and found a brand new @makitatools impact waiting on me. 
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It’s a great feeling knowing you work for people who will get you the tools you need to do your job as quickly as they possibly can rather than cutting corners and trying to make do. @mechanix_wear
    574 7 19 December, 2018

    Walking the little CAT and the big CAT

    Walking the little CAT and the big CAT
    278 5 19 December, 2018

    One of the most used pieces of equipment we have. And I don’t mean the excavator.
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    Being able to move your equipment to where it’s needed as it’s needed is not only a job saver, but also a money saver. Sure you’re moving things round at the cost of a few gallons of diesel, but at the same time you’re saving money by moving that piece of equipment to a place where it can be used to its full value. I’ve seen countless sites littered with iron that hasn’t moved in a week or in some cases longer because “we might need it for this or that.” __
    You may need it next week, but iron only makes money when it’s moving dirt. Idle equipment and the men who occupy it are only costing the job and company money. If you can move it to another site for even a couple of day for good use you’re already saving some money.

    One of the most used pieces of equipment we have. And I don’t mean the excavator. 
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Being able to move your equipment to where it’s needed as it’s needed is not only a job saver, but also a money saver. Sure you’re moving things round at the cost of a few gallons of diesel, but at the same time you’re saving money by moving that piece of equipment to a place where it can be used to its full value. I’ve seen countless sites littered with iron that hasn’t moved in a week or in some cases longer because “we might need it for this or that.” __
You may need it next week, but iron only makes money when it’s moving dirt. Idle equipment and the men who occupy it are only costing the job and company money. If you can move it to another site for even a couple of day for good use you’re already saving some money.
    290 1 18 December, 2018

    I guess I’m a girl mom now! I can’t wait to meet you Miss Magnolia! 💗

    I guess I’m a girl mom now! I can’t wait to meet you Miss Magnolia! 💗
    656 28 15 December, 2018