Equipped for Success

We bring a top-notch fleet of construction equipment to the challenging projects we encounter and it sets us apart from the competition. By aggressively managing the quality and utilization of our equipment, we are able to tackle large-scale earthwork projects that other companies can't.

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This commitment is evident in the average age of our equipment. Our 55 excavators are, on average, less than five years old. Our 34 dozers, which are primarily CAT and John Deere, range from D3 to D10. Our 25 haul trucks are less than seven years old. We maintain a youthful fleet with planned acquisitions and sales.

We also have an active maintenance program, spearheaded by Terry Tomasko, a 35-year industry veteran. This ensures our equipment fleet is available to finish your project on schedule. At our 66,000 square foot heavy shop facility, we have the resources to conduct rebuilds on all major construction equipment.

Greater Accuracy with GPS

Over the past seventeen years, we have made a significant investment in machine control technologies. Our GPS machine control has the ability to utilize 3-D models which allows our bulldozer, motor-grader, and excavator operators to work within a 1/2 inch tolerance. We also work with robotic total station technology. When paired with several bulldozers and motor-graders we are able to achieve 1/4 inch tolerance. We have recently begun using total station machine control with a concrete slip-form paver.  

We purchased our first GPS system in 2003. All of our bulldozers either come from the factory with machine control systems or have been modified to include machine control. Today, we have more than 40 machine control equipment systems including, 35 GPS bulldozer systems, 4 GPS motor-grader systems, 2 GPS excavator systems, and up to 14 total station systems. We also utilize 16 GPS reference stations and 20 GPS rovers.

Our field managers significantly enhance production through the machine control technology deployed on the majority of our dozers, graders, and excavators. This makes us one of the leading machine control based excavators in the region.

Software for Better Management

State-of-the-art software ensures we stay organized and connected throughout the duration of a project. We build estimates with HCSS Heavy Bid, plan job schedules with Primavera Project Planner, and manage documentation and submittals with Spectrum Construction Software. HCSS Heavy Job provides us with dashboard capability to view the daily production progress and allows our field managers to report daily production and resource metrics.

“Independence completed several demolition jobs for American Electric Power in order to make way for new construction as part of an environmental upgrade project. These demolition tasks were not easy, and if safety & health were not controlled, injuries could have occurred. I.E. safety was on site conducting safety inspections, OSHA training, and monitoring the lead abatement process. The safety professionals that I worked with were knowledgeable and very cooperative in conforming to American Electric Power safety & health requirements.”

-Jarrett Quoyle, M.S., OHST
American Electric Power