Vermeer ... On the Job

Safety, precision spur Superior Pipeline Success

Published: May 2022

Superior Pipeline Services has gained success in the Fort Worth area for 20+ years, and the contractor is growing because of its ability to adapt.

An injured caterpillar turns into a social butterfly for Jerry's Tree Service

Published: May 2022

Ethan DeBarge of Jerry’s Tree Service explained how social media has increased awareness and professionalism and has created loyal customers for the company.

Solar HDD: Drilling contractor expands into renewable energy

Published: February 2022

Renewable energy farms are being constructed all over Texas, and Hard Rock Directional Drilling is becoming the go-to HDD partner for those installations.

Texas' Rocky Grounds are no match for this family of drillers

Published: October 2021

Hitting it hard seven days a week, drilling fiber conduit through the rocky ground of the great Austin, Texas area is how Mike McCall and his sons spend every week. They cover a lot of ground with their fleet of Vermeer horizontal directional drills. 

Service, staffing and soil type seal the deal in the Texas valley

Published: September 2021

Eddie Maciel, owner of Maciel Communications started his business nearly 15 years ago. He attributes a lot of his success to his fleet of Vermeer equipment.

Price Builders truck and Vermeer D20x22

Exceptional equipment, service and reliability increases productivity and profits for west Texas boring company

Published: June 2021

Trent Price, owner of Price Builders, LLC, started his company nearly a decade ago as a construction and steel building operation. Infrastructure regulations and a budding relationship with a local Vermeer Texas-Louisiana branch have contributed to the evolution of his business into the utility installation market.

Hard work and diversification produce results for Dakota Utility Contractors

Published: May 2021

Aaron Graff of Dakota Utility Contractors shares insights on how customer diversification and Vermeer equipment has helped grow his business.

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Attention to detail makes a big impact for Samson Services

Published: April 2021

Drew Samson, owner of Samson Services, explains how the Vermeer equipment he’s purchased and rented from Vermeer Texas-Louisiana has helped make his job easier and equipped him to do more. 

TCH Directional Drilling - Vermeer D100x140 horizontal directional drill

Diversification fosters TCH growth

Published: March 2021

In one of the most competitive construction markets in the country, TCH Directional Drilling has separated itself from many of its competitors by way of diversification.

Burkett Arbor Care on the move

A completed checklist plants the seed for a fast-blooming tree care business

Published: March 2021

Husband and wife team, Tyler and Amy Burkett of Burkett Arbor Care, lead a successful tree care company of 16 employees. Together, they recently shared how working with the Vermeer Texas-Louisiana store in Selma (San Antonio area) has contributed to that success.

Yanmar VIO35 and SV100

Growing from the ground up with a local Vermeer dealer

Published: February 2021

Billy Ryals, owner and operator of Ground Zero Equipment has developed a positive working relationship with Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, which has helped his small business get off the ground successfully.

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Quality equipment and effective communication provides solutions and success for Kasparian Underground in Texas

Published: December 2020

For more than 22 years the owners of Kasparian Underground have grown the business and relationship with Vermeer, achieving success in the drilling industry.

Apex Line Clearance - Job Story

Small business. Big results. A winning combination.

Published: October 2020

Clayton Love, owner and founder, attributes part of his start-up’s success to the relationship with Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, proving that a new kid on the block can establish secure roots.

AA Rental of Dallas job story

Fast, friendly service forges a lasting relationship in Dallas

Published: September 2020

Paul Knowles, operations manager of AA Rental of Dallas, shares how Vermeer Texas-Louisiana has helped further his company’s business objectives.

Brazos Wifi

Filling a need in Brazos County

Published: August 2020

James Bouse, founder of Brazos Wifi, partnered with Vermeer Cypress to help provide internet access to customers in rural areas of Brazos County, Texas.

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Faster and stronger produces positive results for Mad Ax Lawn & Tree

Published: July 2020

Lastin Johnston, founder and owner of Mad Ax Lawn & Tree in Midland, TX explains how Vermeer tree and landscape equipment has made his business more efficient.

Willowgrove Landscape - Vermeer S925 mini skid steer

A good first impression

Published: June 2020

Matt Knick, president & founder of Willowgrove Landscape – Covington, Louisiana discusses his relationship with the Vermeer Texas-Louisiana Baton Rouge branch. 

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A hard day's night

Published: May 2020

New start-up HDD company, Blasdel Drilling, finds success with the Vermeer Texas-Louisiana Cypress branch serving the Houston area.

Interview with Michael Denham of Mission Site Services

A reason, a season ... a lifetime partnership

Published: May 2020

Michael Denham, president, owner and founder of Mission Site Services, LLC talks about his long-standing relationship with Vermeer Texas-Louisiana and how it has helped his business grow.
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The family that digs together, stays together

Published: April 2020

Steve English and his family formed English Directional Drilling and quickly developed a long-lasting and successful relationship with Vermeer Texas-Louisiana.
S&J Contractor job story

S&J Contractors expands with horizontal directional drilling

Published: April 2020

S&J Contractors, a full-service operation, finds success when adding larger Vermeer horizontal drills to the company’s fleet – making them larger and more efficient.
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Saving time & money, a winning equation for Fence Plus

Published: April 2020

Vermeer Texas-Louisiana in Cypress helps land clearing company, Fence Plus, LLC with quality Vermeer and Yanmar equipment.

Equipped to do more good in the community

Published: August 2019

At Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, our yellow iron has far reaching effects, as evidenced by Remmington Holt, owner of Amarillo Land Services – a landscape and irrigation company in Texas.

Hettinger comes out of retirement, builds new company

Published: July 2019

Some folks count the days until they’re able to retire, while others retire and then count the days until they can go back to work again.

Vermeer Texas-Louisiana hosts biannual tree climbing school in Irving, Texas

Published: June 2019

Vermeer Texas-Louisiana hosted its biannual tree climbing school in Fritz Park in Irving, Texas on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The spring course focused on basic tree climbing techniques and applications for beginner arborists.

Hugo Construction chooses Vermeer for pipeline equipment partner

Published: December 2018

When cutting trenches for new pipelines in the Permian Basin, caliche rock combined with daunting oil company deadlines pose challenges to even the most seasoned trenching companies — so how would a relative newcomer to trenching work tackle…

East Texas contractor celebrates 20 years in HDD industry

Published: March 2017

As a guy who used to work at a dairy farm, Jeff Wilson never imagined what a career in directional drilling would provide for him and his family.

Hard Rock Directional completes HDD rescue

Published: August 2016

Long, deep directional drills beneath bodies of water are challenging for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors with the equipment and personnel able to perform this type of work, and each project has elements…

Dakota Directional overcomes obstacles to install pipeline

Published: July 2016

Think about some of the biggest challenges a directional boring crew may face on a job. There are constricted work areas. Obstacles like existing utilities and natural features such as bodies of water.

Lonestar Directional completes challenging lake-crossing bores

Published: October 2013

For the thousands of lakeside dwellers and tourists that live and play on Missouri’s famed Lake of the Ozarks, the arrival of economical, clean-burning natural gas has been a long time coming.

SACC Construction trenches through tough Texas rock

Published: June 2013

Set among rolling ranchland and majestic live oaks in the limestone-laden terrain of Texas’ famed Hill Country, San Antonio-based contractor SACC, Inc. enlisted a trio of Vermeer track trenchers to carve an intricate network of roads and utility lines that now serves as the infrastructure for an exclusive residential community. 

Rolling plains turns manure into money

Published: December 2012

Managing manure in ways that maximize its benefits while protecting water resources has long been a challenge for feedlot operations.

Go Green Services clears pipeline right-of-ways....the right way

Published: February 2012

James Dixon and Terrell Sims had been working in the mulching business for more than a decade when an opportunity came to build their own company assisting energy contractors in clearing the way for pipeline installation…

Hard Rock Directional keeps pace with oil and gas boom

Published: December 2011

Pipeline installation contractors have long recognized the importance of proper equipment selection; pairing the right machines to specific jobs is critical for help


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