PIT STOP WITH THE PIT CREW
Scott Petry, founder, owner, and president of Petry Excavating, Greenfield, Indiana, owes the better part of his knowledge and experience in construction to working for his father-in-law. “He’s just a one-in-a-million guy. He’s taught me so much. When it came time to branch out on my own, it was an easytransition.”
Having recently hit the company’s 25-year milestone, Petry is on the up and up when it comes to its usual projects including hotels, shopping centers, car dealerships, and the occasional racetrack. “We have 14 employees, and two of them are my sons. They both went to college and started as laborers here. Eventually, we were growing so fast, we had to change how we worked. I’m still involved every day, but they’ve really taken the load off me.
“Running Deere equipment is in our blood. My grandfather was a Deere mechanic, my dad worked at Deere for a while, and we always ran Deere equipment on the family farm. When I first started the company, West Side Tractor Sales was the only dealership to give me the time of day and set me up for success. It’s just been a great relationship — Deere has supported us 100 percent along the way, and we appreciate what they are and what they stand for.”
The Kespry drone flies over the jobsite to quickly and precisely gather survey data.
Using that data, CAD files are created to illustrate what the site will become.
Those files are easily uploaded to GPS-enabled machines.
The computer does the rest! Simply drive the machine and the blade automatically adjusts as needed.