There are many boys, and likely quite a few girls, who grew up digging in the dirt. They would spend hours out in the backyard or in the sandbox at the local park making believe they were in charge of large excavation projects, digging sand from the earth and hauling it off in their dump trucks. If you asked around, you would be hard pressed to ask too many people before you found someone who pretended to own one of the many heavy haul companies in the neighborhood.
Children and make believe have gone together since there have been children on the planet. They pretend to be a part of what they see all around them. Civil construction companies that provide excavation services are something they see almost every day. Whenever they are taken around town with their parents or caregivers, they can see evidence of civil construction contractors doing their work, building and making the country more modern and new.
Heavy haul companies are, in many ways, the visible sign and demonstration of the civil construction business. When we think of civil construction companies, we might have a general idea about what they do but the details will vary depending on the project itself. For the most part, civil construction is the creation and building of infrastructure, involving the moving and manipulating of earth, water, building materials.
For heavy haul companies, their jobs might include moving earth dug up from a new construction site. It might also involve hauling away debris from demolition sites that are to be transformed into something new.
With expenditures over $1.162 billion and an annual revenue of $1.73 trillion, the United States is one of the largest construction markets in the world. In 2016 alone, the value of commercial construction in the UNited States was $257.6 billion. With so much construction happening in virtually every area of the country, it is no wonder that children imitate the heavy haul companies with the toy trucks and other play things.
It would only take a cursory look to give someone a clear notion that we will not be seeing less of the construction crews in the near future but likely many more. The state of our nation’s infrastructure is undeniably poor. We will need repairs on our nation’s bridges, highways, and tunnels very soon or we will see a great deal of trouble as a result of the neglect.
Civil construction companies will be the keep to making our country safe and prosperous once again. When our bridges, tunnels, and highways were first built to the extent that we have them today, thousands of people were put back to work after suffering a great deal from the days of the Great Depression.
America was made great because of the work of civil construction companies. From the heavy haul companies to the makers of the steel beams, to the workers who make it all possible, civil construction will continue to build and continue to inspire children in their sandboxes.