Contractor of the Year Awards 2021



Each year, the editors of Equipment World recognize (12) finalists and name the winner in Las Vegas during the Contractor of the Year Awards. The 2021 ceremony was held September 23-25. During the event, finalists participate in two …

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Gregory Poole Aids in Increasing PNC Arena Capacity for NHL Playoffs

Chiller for PNC ArenaAt Gregory Poole, our temperature control equipment helps create a comfortable atmosphere in many applications, such as inside manufacturing plants and entertainment venues. Recently, we added PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, to the list of local establishments we serve.…

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Antique Cat D4 Pedal Car – Donated Dec 2020, by Donald Matthews

In December 2020, Donald Matthews of D.L. Matthews Inc. in Fayetteville, and his wife, came to visit  the main Gregory Poole branch in Raleigh to donate an antique Caterpillar D4 tractor.

The Raleigh Construction Service team is using their free …

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Landart Solutions Growing with Cat Equipment

Michele Horn of Landart SolutionsMichele Horn is the proud owner of Landart Solutions, where she and her team find the joy in problem solving. Based out of Fayetteville, NC, Michele and her husband and business partner, Matt Horn, have built their company over the …

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Why Repower Your Boat with Cat Engines?

Riptide RepowerFred Wallace, owner of a 32’ Topaz Express named ‘Riptide’, came to a crossroads many boat owners face – do I repower or do I buy a new vessel? Mr. Wallace weighed the options available and after careful consideration he …

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Mebane Mulch – A One-Stop Shop

Mebane MulchMebane Mulch Plus, Inc., dba Mebane Shrubbery, prides themselves on being the landscaper’s one stop shop. The company went under new ownership last summer – owner, Susan Hayward working alongside her husband W.A. took over the business with the same …

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Ford Companies Rely on Cat Equipment

Ford CompaniesChris Ford, owner of Ford Companies, relies on his Cat® equipment to get the job done every day. From 2013, when the company was incorporated, Chris has been working with Gregory Poole for all his equipment needs. The first …

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Peace of Mind For M&W Land Improvement, Inc.

M&W Land Improvement, Inc. started in 2003 with a handful of guys landscaping residential yards for newly constructed homes. They have grown to an average of 38 employees. Today, they provide landscaping services to several home builders in the area. …

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Exciting Partnership with Weiler on Purpose-Built Forestry Products

As previously announced, Caterpillar Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell the Cat® purpose-built forestry business to Weiler, Inc. Gregory Poole will work closely with Weiler and Caterpillar to ensure a smooth transition for customers.

“We are …

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Consistency Helps Logger Achieve Success

On land where his grandfather harvested tobacco decades earlier, Jimmy Williams worked a feller buncher to select cut a mix of pine and hardwoods on 71 acres now owned by the Army Corps of Engineers near Jordan Lake in Chatham …

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Pinehurst No. 4 Course Redesign

Hydrema and Dozer

LaBar Golf Renovations Builds NC

In North Carolina, we all recognize Pinehurst for its legendary golf courses.  As America’s first golf resort and three-time U.S. Open site, Pinehurst has greatly helped define the American golf story. Of the 9 great …

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Wright Contracting Brings Expertise to Stream Restoration

MorookaJoe Wright could almost serve as the face of the small-business construction business in 2018.

A young, college-educated man who, in a relatively short time, has built an outstanding reputation for himself and his specialized company, Wright Contracting LLC.

Wright …

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Rex Hospital GeneratorsWhen UNC Rex Healthcare elected to build a new central energy plant, it meant relocating standby power generation equipment from the basement of the hospital in Raleigh, N.C. to a new standalone central energy plant in the rear of the …

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Granite Construction Inc. Completing I-40 Fortify Project in 2018

Crews Rebuild Portion of I-40/I-440 in N.C.

FortifyStarted in May 2013, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) $200 million Fortify I-40/I-440 Rebuild project — the 11.5-mile rebuild of a stretch of I-40/I-440 in southern Raleigh — will be fully …

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Zachry Construction Replaces Two Bridges in Raleigh, NC

Zachry Construction Corporation began construction of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) $36.9 million Capital Boulevard Bridge replacement project in September 2016. Crews are replacing two bridges in Raleigh — one on Capital Boulevard (U.S. 70/U.S. 401) over Peace …

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Kenneth West Inc. – On Time Delivery

Telematics and GPS Play a Big Part in Being Able to Deliver Jobs On Time

On Time Delivery

As a contractor serving housing tract developers in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, time is of the essence. In a …

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Wellons Construction Doubles Production with GPS

As the housing boom continues in the greater Raleigh-Durham area, site prep contractors like Wellons Construction have all they can do to keep pace with demand.

“Raleigh is one of the Southeast markets that a lot of builders entered and …

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Work Abounds for Clero Landscaping, Inc

When Powell Fox, owner of Clero Landscaping Inc., had his first trial with a skid steer in 2005, he was impressed by the Cat equipment and knew he would continue working with Gregory Poole. Fox shares his reasoning for choosing …

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Citadel Contractors Inc. Builds NC with Rental Machines

Citadel Contractors Inc. is a national leader in Tilt-Up construction. 90% of Tilt-Up work is done on the ground, where concrete wall panels are poured at the job-site and then lifted into place. This saves time and money for construction …

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Chipping for Answers

Energy Efficiency in Wood Chips Made for Energy Production

Chris Hopkins, a research associate with North Carolina State University, is pretty good at finding partners when he sets his sights on a new project.  His latest research revolves around energy …

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JP Edwards Inc Celebrates 50 Years

JP Edwards Inc, out of Smithfield, NC is celebrating 50 years in business, and building the state of North Carolina. The company has been loyal to Cat® since they started working with Gregory Poole 35 years ago after making the …

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Yardology – Landscaping with Cat

Yardology Corp. began in 2014 when President, Eric Smith decided to leave his job in the banking industry and start his own landscaping business. He put together a team with more than 20 years of experience in the industry and …

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Barnhill Building the Greenville Southwest Bypass

Barnhill Contracting Company has been working with Gregory Poole since we began in 1951. Similar to the Gregory Poole story, Barnhill Contracting Company has also been in the family since they were established in 1949. The company was built on …

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Consolidation of Pioneer – Gregory Poole Forest Products Locations

Dear Valued Customers,

Since 1951, the Poole Family has proudly served our customers with a commitment to high quality service in a timely and professional manner. I hope you know how much we appreciate your business and that you allow …

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Building Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

We Build NC

If you have been in Raleigh, NC over the last year, chances are you’ve seen the site for the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral for the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh. Gregory Poole Equipment Company has multiple customers …

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S.T. Wooten Builds NC

stwooten-sas3We here at Gregory Poole want to honor all of you who help build the great state of North Carolina. We know your job isn’t easy. That’s why we’re here to give you a hand, even if you rarely ask …

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