Recent News from Gaines & Company
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Congratulations to Rod Naylor’s pipe crew: Miguel Correas, Jim Hindle, Elmer Garcia, San Lopez, Joel Riviera, Anton Escobar and Cliff Graham for earning the Gaines & Company’s Safety award this quarter.
Heritage Shores job underway in Bridgeville, DE.
Production this fall has been excellent all up and down our geographical area. At Fort Bragg we have performed a valuable service not only installing new water lines, but also Mark Butcher has gone to great lengths in understanding the water system and keeping it on line through literally hundreds of tie-ins and shutdowns. Under his leadership, this has involved many successful all-night tie-ins which are not easy to accomplish. Jeremy Hinson and crew had a particularly good month at Division having many days over 300-600 LF. Most days however were spent doing multiple tie-ins in which they excelled. Key members of his crew include operators Matt Gleeson, Jack Sehestedt and JR Gleeson, pipe layer Joe Fulton and helpers Jamie Sequin and Edgar Lennar. Thanks to all for a great effort.
In Maryland, where the work has been more traditional dig and backfill, there were also some particularly high achieving crews, even beyond the very solid contribution from every crew. Keith Collins and his crew of Bryan Kerns (excavator), Jim Hindle (track loader), Christian Perez (wheel loader), Carlos González (pipe layer), and helpers Alfonso Ticas, Victor Rivera did great work at Jacobs Landing. This job involved bringing off site water and sewer down an existing street, among many buried utilities to the site. The half-finished site was left a mess by the previous owners. Keith continued onto the site, helped clean it up, finished ahead of schedule and delivered the finished lots to our customer.
Ever Sorto and his crew were sent down to Upper Marlboro to complete the latest phase of Beechtree. With operators Alvaro Orellana and Will Griffin, they worked this job aggressively. Even in the fairly deep cuts they were able to lay consistent 350-500 feet of sewer per day. Led by pipe layer Carlos Lopez, helper Daniel Lopez, Francisco Leon, Joel Rivera, they were also able to break 1,000 feet of 8” water line one day. It was a great effort throughout the whole job.
The most impressive performers of the fall were turned in by Pat Dixon and his largely new crew. Led by veteran hoe operator Brian Gifford, loader operator Wayne Allen and pipe layer Alfredo Manzano, their crew attacked each job with vengeance. At Wilson’s Grove, they were able to consistently produce near record footage of 165-200 LF per day while digging over 20’ in depth. On shallower cuts of 18’, they pushed production +/- 250-310’. On 14’ cuts they reached 400 LF one day. Other crew members included Daniel Torres, Aristides Calderon, Mike Wrede and Cody Darling. As always, a great effort by this crew.
As I tried to come up with an August crew of the month, it was apparent that each and every crew had a strong month.
Our two newest pipe foreman, Ever Sorto and Gary Collins had very good results even though they were jumping around from job to job quite a bit. Keith Collins has a very strong month at Jacobs Landing. Pat and his crew did their usual kick-ass job at Tanyard Cove, finishing well ahead of schedule. The job that really got the most notice was Fairland where Ronnie, Rod and Ever basically finished the job in half the promised time, making our new customer extremely happy. Although each crew did an excellent job, the Ron Rogers crew was able to produce at an even higher level and is the utility crew of the month.
As far as grading, we also had a good month. Jason Glancy bounced from Joyce Lane to Tanyard Cove and did well. Jim Cree’s crew moved a lot of dirt in Reisterstown. Bill Gaines and crew did amazing things at Wilson’s Grove with a super charged crew. They consistently moved 4,000-5,000 yards a day and topped out at 7,000 yards. That a lot of loading trucks and pushing dirt! They also are the crew of the month.
Due to everyone’s efforts, August was our best month in 7 years! That’s pretty amazing. Great work!