Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24it and a PC220-5 with nearly 18,000 hours. One of its wheel loaders is a Dash-1 model. Degen Excavating and Columbus Equipment Company have “a good relationship, a good partnership,” Degen said. “Everyone has problems with equipment from time to time that we can’t repair ourselves, Columbus Equipment fills that need. “We do lease-purchases on a lot of equipment, because our needs vary, and Komatsu Financing has been good to work with,” Barhorst noted. “The service tech- nicians have been very helpful, and I enjoy working with Luke and the sales department. When we need a machine, Luke makes it happen—loaner machine, rental machine, you name it. The service is outstanding.” Bill Degen has had a passion for the construction busi- ness since he was 8 years old and his father would take him to jobsites and have him do small tasks. “Other boys had toy trucks and equipment, I had real ones,” he said. It’s a passion many in the industry know—a passion that helps companies sustain through the tough times and make smart decisions about equipment and jobs that can lead to future growth. People are also key at Degen Excavating. With 12 years of experience under his belt, Operator Josh Sherrick is equally as versatile. Sherrick is seen above, in a Kubota SVL 75-2 compact track loader, distributing base layer on the $2-million, 5-month Main Street, Cairo Improvement Project. “The service technicians have been very helpful, and I enjoy working with Luke and the sales department. The service is outstanding.” Josh Barhorst, VP and project engineer Degen Excavating Co. Inc. 7 The Main Street, Cairo project approaches one mile, involving the removal of 18,500 sq. yds. of concrete street, as well as curb and sidewalks. Replacements include concrete sidewalks and curbs, asphalt streets, and 19,000 l.f. of storm sewer piping and 66 related structures.