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Dirt Hugger 2.0 Open for Business!

While we won’t finish construction until spring 2015, phase one of construction is complete which allows us to begin operations in Dallesport, WA. All inbound material and retail sales are now occurring out of the new location. We couldn’t be happier to move into the new ‘dream site’. Nor could we be happier with our whole construction team and material suppliers who worked very hard the past 60 days to make it happen on time and in budget! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen (full list below) – it was truly a collective effort.

There will likely be some hiccups while we transition to the new site and begin to wind up operations in The Dalles. We are doing our best to make the transition as smooth as possible for our customers. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Here are directions to the new spot.

Huge thank you to our construction partners and financing team:

Crestline Construction. The whole team at Crestline: Erik for making it happen, the legendary Bill Lancaster, Carl for getting all the equipment there and back,  Yani for lunch break excavator support, Allen and Carson for dancing with the dozers, Glenn for keeping the model in line and everyone else.

Kerr Contractors: for soil cement stabilization support and work. Two of the longest work days ever turned into 5 acres of hard surface

Klein Surveying & Engineering: Elizabeth, Craig and Leo for getting us on grade

Bryant Pipe & Supply The Dalles: two-a-day visits to BPS for all of our pipe and conduit needs. Thanks Chuey, Henry, Derek(s) and Paul.

NW Linings: for getting us covered. Your team rallied. 3 ponds – 1 day.

HR Sand and Gravel: for 2100 tons of recycled concrete for roadways and ongoing support. (If you have a road project this is a great, recycled material.) Thank you Dubber, Larry, Scott and the driving team!

Tenneson Engineering: Darrin and Riley thank you.

Green Mountain Technologies: amazing technical and design support for compost facilities: Jeff – working while we sleep.

James Dean Construction: For our most valuable resource – WATER! We used over 600,000 gallons (172 loads) in Sept for dust control and compaction.

Kiwi Construction: Ross, Gary and Jerry for hauling support

Funding and Additional support: Our Kickstarter backers! Klickitat County, USDA Rural Development, Port of Klickitat, Port of The Dalles.

Team of Advisors: Nate at Friend and Reagan, Pat at Columbia River Insurance, Lisa at Davies Dunn, Stephen at Current Commercial.

Our Financing Team: Community Bank. John, Holly and Britt. We truly appreciate your help and support in putting together a great financial package.

Community Bank loan signed! John and Holly.

Community Bank loan signed! John and Holly.

 

Here are some photos of the second half of construction.

unloading liners

unloading liners

top of the mornin'

top of the mornin’

we're lucky to live here

we’re lucky to live here

grade checking - the easy way

grade checking – the easy way

$120K in GPS gear in a $1200 truck. love it.

$120K in GPS gear in a $1200 truck. love it.

d6 in the pond

d6 in the pond

finish grading pond

finish grading pond

installing liners

installing liners

taylor and andrew finish grading the pond

taylor and andrew finish grading the pond

like a boss

like a boss

installing liners

installing liners

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a joke on tyler- his office

a joke on tyler- his office

pond liners in

pond liners in

backfilling anchor trench on pond liners

backfilling anchor trench on pond liners

testing the roadway to make sure trucks can pass

testing the roadway to make sure trucks can pass

pond liners are in

pond liners are in

the first load of material!

the first load of material!

unloading blocks for retail bays

unloading blocks for retail bays

rock for roadway and storm water bioswale

rock for roadway and storm water bioswale

pond filling with rainwater

pond filling with rainwater

first loads arrive!

first loads arrive!

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