Ring Power Lift Trucks Appoints Robert Burkhead as General Manager

February 24, 2010 at 9:01 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Burkhead to the position of General Manager for the Lift Trucks division. During Burkhead’s 17 years with Ring Power he has worked closely with management, sales staff and vendors for every division within the company. Most recently Burkhead, a Six Sigma Black Belt, was the Assistant Governmental Sales Manager facilitating bids, contracts and sales to all government agencies in the state of Florida. In his new role, Burkhead and his management team will oversee all Ring Power Lift Trucks operations. Burkhead has excelled at every position he has held with Ring Power, and management looks forward to his continued success with the lift trucks division. Robert Burkhead Lift Trucks General Manager

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Trucks represents: Caterpillar® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts and Container Handlers, Clark Lift Trucks, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, specialized products by Bendi and productive Cascade Attachments.

Ring Power is the Central and Northeast Florida Caterpillar dealer, headquartered in St. Augustine. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 45 years of experience selling, servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment opportunities can be found on the Internet at www.ringpower.com.

 

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All Parts eXpress Launches New Website

February 16, 2010 at 1:25 PMRing Power

Ring Power’s All Parts eXpress, the one stop source for all makes of heavy equipment parts, has launched a new Website. Now owners of John Deere, Case, Hitachi, Gehl, Volvo, Bobcat, Komatsu, Kobelco and other leading brands of construction machines have All Parts eXpress, 
Heavy Equipment Partsparts availability and quotes at their fingertips! 

Whether you own a John Deere® tractor, Hitachi® front-end loader, Case® dozer, Volvo® articulated truck, Bobcat® skid steer, Komatsu® tractor, or a Kobelco® excavator, ApeX can get you the parts you need—and fast! APeX offers the best quality rubber tracks, starters and alternators, hydraulic seals, cylinder seal kits, pumps and components, ground engaging tools, replacement parts, engine, transmission and final drive components, and more—all at the best possible prices, and most backed by warranty.

As an undercarriage and parts specialist, Brian Beatty makes it his mission to provide the best quality construction equipment parts to Ring Power customers, regardless of brand. "Ring Power’s partnership with VIPAR gives us access to discounts on many parts and components that can be used on most heavy equipment," Beatty explains. "If a customer needs parts, chances are we have it in stock or can locate it quickly, either through the VIPAR network, or our other reliable sources, and all for a great price."

ApeX takes pride in supplying the best quality replacement parts. If you need it, we can find it. Quickly and economically. Log onto http://allpartsxpress.com/default.aspx today and explore our new Website. Or contact Brian Beatty at 1.800.671.0025 or via email at brian.beatty@ringpower.com for information about the parts you need, no matter what make your machine is!

All Parts Express has parts for heavy construction equipment owners throughout Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. We welcome your comments about this article.

“CAT®”, “Caterpillar®” and CAT Corporate Yellow are all trademarks of Caterpillar Inc. The trade names “John Deere®” and “Deere®”, and the John Deere logo are all property of Deere and Company Inc. The trade names “Hitachi®” and the Hitachi logo are all property of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. The trade names “Volvo®” and the Volvo logo are all property of The Volvo Group. The trade names “Komatsu®” and the Komatsu logo are all property of Komatsu America Corp. The trade names “Bobcat®” and the Bobcat logo are all property of Bobcat Co. The trade names "Takeuchi®" and the Takeuchi logo are all property of Takeuchi Mfg. Company Ltd. The trade names "Gehl®" and the Gehl logo are all property of Gehl Co. The trade names "Case®" and the Case logo are all property of CNH America LLC. The trade names "Kobelco®" and the Kobelco logo are all property of Kobelco Construction Machinery America LLC. The trade names listed above are used for descriptive purposes only.

 

Six Reasons to Choose Linde Electric Forklifts

February 12, 2010 at 2:21 PMRing Power
Linde Electric Forklifts Performance

The Linde RX60 Series Electric Forklift is the ideal forklift truck for manufacturing, freight forwarding, storage and distribution businesses, where there is a need for high performance forklifts without emissions. linde electric forklift

Linde electric forklifts have power and strength inside and out. The customer driven design of Linde’s high performance electric trucks make them versatile and effective even in uncommon applications.

The RX60 series electric forklift trucks have been designed by constantly analyzing customer applications and by adapting to changing design requirements, needs, and requests. Linde makes every effort to develop and apply technology by designing and manufacturing safer, more productive, and more durable forklifts.

Innovation is the foundation of our success. More than 400 employees work in Linde’s forklift research and development department, making sure that we constantly improve existing equipment and continuously develop new technology.

Six good reasons for choosing our Linde material handling equipment:
1. Performance
2. Ergonomic excellence
3. Designed-in durability
4. Safety
5. Versatility
6. Low maintenance

1. Unmatched Performance
► High residual capacity
► Fast acceleration
► 12 mph travel speed (laden and empty)
► Automatic power boost function
► Fully programmable hydraulic functions
► 100 fpm lift speed
 

2. Ergonomic Excellence
► Adjustable forklift steering column
► Low noise level (68 dba)
► High comfort, full suspension seat
► Floating operator compartment
► Ergonomically-shaped floor board
► Armrest with hydraulic mini levers (optional)

3. Designed-in Durability
► Cast ductile iron steering axle with shock mounting
► Electronic components located inside counterweight
► Three phase AC travel and hydraulics
► Thermo-sensor — motor protection
► On-board diagnostics

4. Safety
Battery side discharge
► Ramp-hold
Optimized visibility mast
► Programmable performance
► Available interlocks
    (optional)
► "Quick set" parking brake

5. Versatile & Energy Efficient
► Operate forklift indoor or outdoor
► Full forklift operator cab
    (optional)
► Electric heating system
    (optional)
► Cold environment operation
    to -22˚ F (optional)
► Energy return system
► Heat management design

6. Lowest Maintenance
& Operating Cost
Forklift with 1000 hour
    maintenance intervals
Easy forklift component
    access
Adjustable automatic
    deceleration
Dual, independent CAN-bus
    diagnostic systems
Maintenance free multi-disc
    brakes

 

 

 

 

When it comes to electric forklift trucks in Florida, Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida’s real industry leader. No matter the forklift manufacturer, we supply electric forklift batteries and parts for Linde, Toyota, Caterpillar, Mitsubishi, Clark, Crown, Hyster, Komatsu, Nissan, Raymond and Yale. Our technicians service and repair electric motor drives, hdraulic pumps, power steering and electric control board assemblies.

Contact any one of our five Florida branch locations serving Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Jacksonville, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee or email us below.

  

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Ritchie Bros. Auction Draws Used Equipment Buyers from Around the World to Orlando, Florida

February 11, 2010 at 8:56 AMRing Power

Ritchie Bros., the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is gearing up for its annual unreserved public heavy equipment auction—the largest on their calendar. This year, close to 6,000 used construction machines and previously owned trucks will go to the highest bidders over the five-day period from 8:00 a.m. Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19 when the last unit is sold. Ring Power Corporation, a regular consignor with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, is once again excited to participate!

The annual February auction attracts thousands of equipment buyers from around the world to Ritchie Bros.’ permanent 200-acre site at the corner of Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27 in Orlando, Fla. Last year the auction attracted a record 7,600 bidders from 75 countries. Out-of-state bidders purchased approximately 80 percent of the equipment sold in the auction, of which about 30 percent went to bidders from outside the U.S. used heavy equipment auction

This year the used equipment will be offered by category on specific days according to the following schedule:

Monday, 2/15: Brooms, 2WD Tractors, Dozers, Loader Backhoes, Forklifts, Aerial & Lifting Equipment.

Tuesday, 2/16: 4WD & MFWD Tractors, Skidders, Wheel Loaders, Rock Trucks, Articulated Dump Trucks.

Wednesday, 2/17: Motor Graders, Motor Scrapers, Crawler Tractors, Boom Trucks, Cranes, Aggregate Equipment.

Thursday, 2/18: Skid Steer Loaders, Recreational Vehicles, Compaction Equipment, Pick-up Trucks, Excavators.

Friday 2/19: Transportation Equipment – Cab & Chassis, Van Trucks, Truck Tractors, High Boys, Low Boys and more!

Prior to the auction, Ritchie Bros. is offering free "How to Bid" seminars on site to help customers new to the experience; in English at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 and in Spanish at 9:00 a.m. February 13. Attendees will learn more about unreserved public auctions, how to bid in person or online, and what to do after making an equipment purchase.

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or ask a question.

 

 

Ring Power Lift Trucks Appointed as Authorized Clark Forklift Dealer

February 10, 2010 at 8:31 AMRing Power
Ring Power Lift Trucks named new Clark dealer in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida

Lexington, KY-February 10, 2010- CLARK Material Handling Company today announced it has appointed Ring Power Lift Trucks as an authorized distributor of CLARK forklift products in the Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida markets. Ring Power is a full Clark Forkliftservice CLARK Dealer, featuring full forklift sales and forklift service departments, a forklift rental fleet, an aftermarket forklift parts department as well as a full offering of allied products, such as piggybacks and specialty material handling equipment.

"The appointment of Ring Power as an authorized CLARK forklift dealer in these APRs is significant for CLARK Material Handling Company as well as our family of dealers nationwide" said Scott Johnson, Director of Dealer Services for CLARK. "As we have demonstrated in other areas of the country we were able to move swiftly and definitively in appointing Ring Power Lift Trucks as an authorized CLARK dealer. Ring Power Lift Trucks represents for CLARK, a major enhancement and improvement in our distribution capabilities in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. Ring Power holds a leadership position in the material handling industry and their affiliation with CLARK forklifts will immediately assist with re-establishing our brand name in this important part of the North American market. Ring Power, along with W. E. Johnson in Miami gives the CLARK brand a very strong presence in Florida. We mutually believe our products and services will complement the Ring Power business model in such a manner that we both will enjoy incremental growth. We are honored and humbled that they have partnered with our family and look forward to many years of mutual success."

Ring Power Lift Trucks will support CLARK forklift sales and forklift service and repair activities out of three Florida facilities including:

ORLANDO
803 Taft-Vineland Rd
Orlando FL 32824
407-857-1973

TAMPA
1401 US Hwy. 301 N
Tampa FL 33619
813-620-1337

JACKSONVILLE
8040 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-448-5438

The primary contacts at Ring Power Lift Trucks for CLARK material handling products are Jeff Dierickx, Vice President of Sales and Lewis Byers, Vice President of Product Support. They may be reached at 800-395-1337. Curtis McClellan is the Senior Vice President of Ring Power Lift Trucks and may also be reached at 800-395-1337. Or contact us using the branch links above.

An forklift industry leader since it invented the first material handling truck in 1917, CLARK has built more than one million forklifts during its more than 100 years of business. CLARK supplies a full line of electric forklifts and internal combustion forklifts, manual pallet jacks, powered pallet jacks and narrow aisle forklifts. CLARK products are distributed and supported through a network of over 550 dealer locations worldwide.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Caterpillar® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts and Container Handlers, Princeton and Navigator piggybacks, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, specialized products by Bendi and productive Cascade Attachments.

 

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Case Equipment Owners Rely on Ring Power for Repairs and Maintenance

February 4, 2010 at 4:55 PMRing Power
Former Briggs customers turn to Ring Power for service and preventive maintenance

Ring Power Technician Briggs Equipment, North American distributor for Case articulated trucks, track loaders, crawler dozers and loaders, excavators, Yale forklifts, loader/backhoes, tool carriers, motor graders, skid steer and wheel loaders, pavers, compaction equipment, material handlers, demolition tools, and asphalt and concrete equipment, has closed its doors in Florida.

Case heavy equipment owners throughout north and central Florida can rest assured that Ring Power parts warehouses have access to the replacement parts they’ll need to keep their construction machines up and running: adjusters, brakes, engines, hoses, batteries, buckets, filters, hydraulics, pumps, blades, cab and chassis, fuel systems, pins and bushings and seal kits, as well as undercarriage, power train, steering and front axle components.

Also,Ring Power shops and technicians are equipped to perform repairs and preventive maintenance on most heavy equipment makes and models. In addition to Case construction equipment, Ring Power services skid steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders,manlifts, aerial lifts, mini hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, compactors, boom trucks, dump trucks, utility trucks, backhoe loaders and dozers made by Caterpillar, Bobcat, Genie, Terex, JCB, Lull, and other leading manufacturers.

Call or email us at any of our locations in north or central Florida to schedule service for your Case construction machine. Ring Power is open for business and we are here to stay!

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. We welcome your comments about this article. Click on the title to leave a suggestion or ask a question.

Ring Power is not associated or affiliated with CNH or the Case Company

 

Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars and Operator Safety Training

January 25, 2010 at 11:21 AMRing Power

Ring Power Ag Division offers Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars & Operator Safety Training in March. Challenger Mowing & Training Seminar

Roadside and Boom Mowing Safety Seminars will continue in 2011. Click here to see the 2011 Roadside Mowing Course Schedule.

The Challenger Roadside Mowing Course, offered at five different locations throughout Florida, is taught by Ring Power’s Customer Training Manager, Lon Barfield, CPT.
The Roadside Mowing Seminar uses Challenger Agricultural Tractors, Land Pride bat-wing Mowers and Diamond Boom Mowers. In addition to covering features and safe operation of agricultural/farm tractors and mowers, the roadside mowing course covers the following:
► Clear & Focused Mind - Personal Assessment
► Understanding Risks and Hazards of Roadside Mowing
► Operational Site & Tractors and Mowers Assessment
► Safe Mowing and Tractor Operation Techniques
► In-the-field Training/Hands on Challenger Mowing Demonstrations and tractor and mower walk-around

The Roadside Mowing Seminar concludes with a Course Review and Final Exam. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

The Mowing Seminar costs $75 per person and covers: Course Materials, Classroom Training, Hands-on Demonstrations & Field Training, Door Prizes for Participation, On-site Lunch, and a Certificate of Course Completion. Click here to view Challenger Mowing Seminar flyer: Mower Safety Training.pdf (246.64 kb)

All Roadside Mowing Seminars start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The Challenger Mowing Course locations and dates are as follows:
► St. Augustine, March 16, 2010
► Ocala, March 18, 2010
► Orlando, March 23, 2010
► Tampa, March 25, 2010
► Tallahassee, March 30, 2010

To register for Ring Power’s Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminar and Operator Training email us at info@ringpower.com or phone our Training Department at  904-494-1376.

Ring Power sells and leases new and used Challenger Agricultural and Farm Tractors throughout North and Central Florida, with service and repair facilities located in Perry, Tallahassee, Lake City, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine and Tampa. Ring Power also supplies a range of farm implements and attachments from Sunflower disc harrows, field cultivars and grain drills, SprayCoupe sprayers, RoGator ag sprayers, TerraGator, Diamond Boom Mowers, and Land Pride grooming mowers.

RING POWER HAS FINANCING OPTIONS TO HELP BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

January 19, 2010 at 11:17 AMRing Power
Ring Power The Cat Rental Store offers contractors a variety of financial solutions.

Wise management of business costs can help keep you afloat during lean times and growing during good times. Ring Power’s Cat Rental Storeoffers a range of solutions, backed by Cat Financial, that can enable you to obtain the machines you need—any time! Available financing options include:

Financing OptionsInstallment Sales Contract
The lowest total-acquisition-cost option for contractors who want to take immediate ownership of new or used equipment and get tax deductions for depreciation and interest.
Rental Purchase
For contractors who want the option to purchase the machine at any time during the rental contract period, RPO requires no minimum time frame for the rental and 100% of the rental rate can be applied toward the purchase of the machine. Furthermore, there is no penalty for returning the machine at the end of the rental contract.

Tax Lease—Cat Value Option
The perfect option for qualifying contractors who want to keep their payments as low as possible, while having the flexibility to either purchase the equipment at the end of the lease term (at Fair Market Value), or return the equipment to Cat Financial.

Finance Lease
With this solution, contractors who want to own or have the option to own the equipment under lease can enjoy full 100 percent financing if they qualify, lower-than-traditional monthly payments and interest expense deductions at tax time.

Window Lease
This option offers all the benefits of a tax lease while providing the contractor the ability to purchase the equipment at a specified Early Purchase Option price and date before the end of the lease term.

Flex Lease
This option was created for contractors who want a finance lease with multiple options to return or purchase the equipment at specified intervals or "outs".

With Ring Power’s variety of quick and easy financing solutions, customized payment plans and competitive rates you'll find a way to put the power of Cat to work for you! For details, contact an account manager at your nearest Cat Rental Store in north or central Florida.

 

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Special Financing for Cat Construction Equipment

January 18, 2010 at 12:25 PMRing Power
Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store, now offering 0% financing for 36 months, plus up to $2000 credit.
Get 0% Financing for 36 months, PLUS an allowance up to $2,000 when you buy a new qualifying Caterpillar construction equipment.*Cat Equipment Financing Offer

Now when you purchase a new qualifying Cat construction equipment, you’ll receive 0% financing for 36 months, plus a credit allowance worth up to $2,000 that you can use toward future heavy equipment parts, machine service or repairs, Work Tool attachments or construction equipment rental transactions, plus much more right here at Ring Power.

Receive $2,000 allowance when you buy a new:

  • Cat Backhoe Loader
  • Cat Small Wheel Loader or Front End Loader
  • Cat Track-type Tractor or Dozer
  • Cat Hydraulic Excavator or Track-hoe

Receive a $500 allowance when you buy a new:

  • Cat Skid Steer Loader
  • Cat Multi Terrain Loader
  • Cat Compact Track Loader
  • Cat Compact Wheel Loader
  • Cat Hydraulic Mini Excavator

See how much you could save. Visit, click or call Ring Power, the Cat Rental Store today.

Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store, is North and Central Florida's Caterpillar Dealer. Ring Power rents, sells and leases Cat equipment by the day, week, month or longer. We supply the youngest fleet of construction equipment -- the average age of our fleet is less than 18 months. Our competitors' fleets, like Neff, Hertz, United, RSC, Sunbelt, average more than 40 months and in some cases more than 50 months.

Other rental houses carry multiple lines of equipment, like Bobcat, Komatsu, John Deere, and Kobelco. Ring Power supplies one brand: Caterpillar. If we have to swap machines, it will be a Cat machine. Unlike the competition that will substitute any brand, which creates operator confusion and lowers productivity.

Call any of our 15 locations throughout Florida, including Tallahassee, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona, Palm Bay, Orlando, Ocala, Sarasota, Tampa, and our newest location, Lakeland. Click here to see a map of all store locations. To receive a map and directions to each office, click on a branch location. Email us for more information on any of our machines or special offers.

*Offer good from February 1 to May 31, 2010 on select models at participating dealers. Offer from Ring Power open to customers within North and Central Florida; customers outside these areas contact your local Cat Dealer. Customers in the USA will recieve a credit through Cat AccessAccount for use at participating Cat Dealers. Credits will expire on September 30, 2010; Financing is subject to credit approval through Cat Financial.

 

Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

January 11, 2010 at 10:30 AMRing Power
Godwin Brothers Construction
Goodwin Brothers Construction, located in Brooksville, Fla., specializes in site preparation, mining operations, underground utility and excavation work, and—recently—land surveying. The company also owns a fleet of dump trucks to haul quarry loads to processing centers and reclaimed asphalt to recycling plants. Daniel "Boone" Goodwin, the man behind the company, has relied on superior time management skills and Cat® construction equipment to build a solid reputation for quality work ever since he founded the company in 1987.

Goodwin grew up in what is now called Wesley Chapel, Fla. back when about a dozen families lived within a five-mile radius, and began his career in construction in 1966 as a dozer operator for a Lakeland-based company. After 10 years with this company, Goodwin tried relocating to North Carolina but soon realized his dislike of cold weather and snow. Upon his return to Florida a year later, Goodwin took charge of a subcontracting company in the Brooksville area that specialized in stripping overburden. By the mid-eighties Goodwin was doing mining work all over the state from Newberry to Ft. Pierce. Then, during a slow point in 1985, he took advantage of an option to buy out his partner and incorporated Goodwin Brothers Construction two years later.

As Goodwin continued to grow the company and adapt to customer’s demands for underground utility and excavation work, Goodwin Brothers continued to expand and upgrade its operational facilities: from residential offices, to a pole-barn on agricultural land, to its present location just across the street from Ring Power’s Brooksville branch on Ponce de Leon Boulevard, where it has remained for the past 12 years.

Goodwin’s foresight and self-confidence are evident in the name he chose for his company, which he figured would spare his sons the trouble of having to change the name after he retired. And he was right. Each of the four Goodwin brothers now manages a different aspect of the family business. Daniel handles the estimates, orders the materials and oversees the day-to-day operations. Eddie oversees the underground utility, site prep and paving projects. David is in charge of the company’s mining projects and Michael and the mechanics keep the company’s entire fleet of equipment and trucks running smoothly. This delegation of responsibilities leaves Goodwin free to enjoy his preferred duty on the job site: operating equipment—especially the paver.

Goodwin firmly believes he owes his success to the community that has provided him and his company so many opportunities from the beginning, and he gives back whenever he can. Sometimes by sponsoring little league teams, sometimes by bidding high and often on livestock at the county fair (and giving the bulk of the meat to employees and friends!) Known as a man who still values a handshake, Goodwin is held in high esteem by those with whom his company does business. He lets his company’s reputation speak for itself.

"That’s the way you do business; that’s the way I do business. If I tell somebody I’m going to do something, that’s the way it is," said Goodwin. "People that see us working on one job…see the name on the equipment, and want us to come work on another."

Goodwin has been a Ring Power customer for three decades, since the Rozier days. He still keeps an eye out for new machines that offer ease of use and superior productivity. As a result, he has amassed a broad variety of equipment over theGoodwin Brothers Construction years, allowing his company to meet whatever challenges they face. His inventory of equipment includes off-road trucks, a 400-series backhoe, a 330 and a 345 excavator, various D3, D5, D6, and D8 tractors, a 950H and a 980 wheel loader and a 12H motor grader. Goodwin also recently purchased an AP600 paver to replace an AP800 because he preferred the extended screed for parking lot work; and a 12M because the company needed a second motor grader.

Recognizing that a good name and the respect of your clients and community comes first may not be a new idea, but the commitment to the ideal is something Goodwin Brothers Construction strives to maintain in daily operations. While Goodwin may someday step down, his long-term planning will allow his sons to carry on with the company’s goals—and they won’t even have to change the name on the sign out front.

Goodwin Brothers Construction can be reached at 352.796.0149 or goodwinbrosconst@yahoo.com.