Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Drive-way repairs or new, French drains, grading, tilling, brush hogging, barn addition/demos, round pens, electric gate openers,...We can do most anything on the farm or in the farm house and barn.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Find someone that will work with you, [not that easy] Check out how he keeps his equipment. Make sure HE does the work.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Dirt is heavy. There is allways a bigger tractor that can do the job. You have to way the pros and cons. Tractors are great, they are fast but they allmost allways need ground help to give the job a finish look. It is very hard for just the tractor and driver to get that look on their own. Most the time you need another guy on the ground or in the trench.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Does our tractor fit on your property. A 3 foot gate will not work. We need a good 7 feet to fit through.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We work with the home owner. We prefer the customer to be home as we have found even best thought out plans need to evolve once work begins. We are not primadonna tractor operators with an attitude. We enjoy the inter-action between us and the customer.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. We are outside for the most part. People in Oregon are MUCH nicer then the people we worked with in Los Angles for over 25 years. And I get to do, what took me the first half of my life to get to.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Are you guys with Z Z TOP? No, we just like beards.....
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. It is not easy. We may make it look easy, but there are so many considerations in my head when I am behind the tractor wheel...and that is the main reason you will not see me with a cell phone when I am on the job. The job that I am working gets 100% of my attention. Not that we don't line jobs up. We save that for our day off, not when we are on your job.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I did'nt....I was born with diesel for blood.....It is something I have allways wanted to do...
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Complete kitchen remodel, see the pictures at our web site. We ran all new water, electric, plumbing, floor, drywall, cabinets, best to see the pictures. Repaired a 1/2 mile drive way with a 33% grade, [steep]. The owner said it was the first time since they bought the house they could use the drive way in winter. We hear that often. We have pulled out tree stumps other tractor drivers could not. We brush hog where others are afraid. And sadly, we will help out customers with old family pets when the time comes....