Every year the Utility Contractors Association hosts a fishing competition off Tilghman island and the Chesapeake Bay and Gaines and Company employees attend each year to compete in the Trophy Rockfishing season. This year was especially memorable because it was the first time a Gaines and Company employee won both categories. Dominic Pope caught the largest and heaviest fish, measuring 47" and weighing in at 36.5 lbs. Way to go Dominic!
Mike Gladfelter and Myrt Gaines showcase three new pieces of equipment that are prepped and ready to go out on site.
Check out views of our crews and equipment from 30 feet to 400 feet up. Special thanks to Charles Tucker and Jeremy Wilkins for taking the drone video and photos.
This is our latest video featuring drone footage of our crews in action.
It’s been a rough winter and none of our jobs has been particularly productive due to the rain and snow and mud. When the 30+” snow fall hit Maryland, Gaines and Company was asked to help in snow removal and our shop crew jumped into action. Our mechanics, under Mike Gladfelter’s leadership made sure all of our loaders were ready to go for the 24 hour snow removal effort. Our driver’s Glen, Ed and Bubba braved snowy conditions to move equipment where it was needed. Jeff managed to deliver fuel around the clock. Brian Pettie also put in long hours making sure everything proceeded smoothly. This operation is not something we do every day, but the extraordinary work of our operators and especially the shop crew made the snow removal operation a success. Thanks to all.
Latest video featuring Ronnie Rogers, who has recently retired with over 43 years of service at Gaines and Company. Vice-President of Gaines and Company, Myrt Gaines, interviews Ronnie Rogers in the video below. (Ronnie Rogers- Left) (Myrt Gaines - Right)
Check out our latest employee spotlight video. In this video, Jeff Grove, talks about how essential the fuel truck is to the operations at Gaines and Company.
This crew installed 1,400 LF of 16″ PVC water main along the road at Fort Bragg on the Pope project. They also installed one fire hydrant, one 16″ butterfly valve and one 16X2 tee. The foreman was Darren Martiano.
Jeremy Hinson’s crew broke the 24″ DIP record at Gaines and Company, laying 1106 LF of pipe alongside the road on the Pope job at Fort Bragg, NC.
We have not selected any crews for outstanding performance in quite a while, as we have been suffering from rainy, snowing and muddy conditions on most jobsites, which has prevented significant production on most jobs. One pleasant exception has been Tanyard Springs D-1 and D-2. The grading on the job was led by Jason Glancy. Jason was forced to grade the site with utility crews nipping at his heels for pretty much the whole job! Rod Naylor and his crew came to the site to do some stormwater management work and never left! Ron Rogers also made a “guest” appearance. It wasn’t just the outstanding production that they each achieved; it was their ability to work extremely well together, enabling each other to succeed and the company to prosper.
It wasn’t just Tanyard Springs that Jason and his crew were grading. Coincidentally, they were working at Tanyard Cove, Tanyard Creekside and Joyce Lane, depending on the day. His crew of Dan Kline, Josh Buzzell, Kyle Davis, Oscar Morales, Julio Jimenez and Pedro Rojas were able to accomplish great things, despite the rotation between sites. One day they were able to import 185 loads of fill from Tanyard Cove to Tanyard Springs. On two other days they moved 135 and 118 loads.
Rod also had some impressive days, once installing 757 feet of 8” and 4” sewer as well as a manhole. On another he installed 1,045 LF of 8” ductile iron water pipe along with two fire hydrants, two 6” valves and five fittings. Impressive! Rod also had a day of 790 LF of 8” and 12” water, a fire hydrant, two valves and six fittings. The next day they installed 820 LF of 12” water line along with five valves, two fire hydrants and four fittings. Other notable days for Rod and his crew included a day with 580 LF of 8” and 4” sewer and a day with 600 LF of sewer and a manhole. They followed the next day with 616 LF of sewer, but their most remarkable day was spend laying 740 LF of sewer pipe and a manhole.
Rod’s crew was, as always led by Miguel Coreas on the excavator, Jim Hindle and Elmer Garcia on the track and wheel loader. Laying pipe was Joel Rivera who was competently assisted by Ely Rivera, Wil Garcia and Keith Duvall.