Hitachi Construction Machinery - North America
New ZX245USLC-5 working on Route 29 bypass
October 24, 2016

Hitachi ZX210LC-6 hydraulic excavator

J.R. Caskey, a leading commercial site and utility contractor, added a new ZX245USLC-5 to its fleet that’s working on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Route 29 bypass project in Charlottesville.

J.R. Caskey is setting about 3,000 feet of pipe, including four sections of 84-in. special design pipe, some weighing 21,000-22,000 lbs. per joint, and  four sections of 60-in. special design pipe. Alan Baughan, project manager, and Ellis Cline, superintendent, have been leading the charge.

“We’re fortunate in that we’ve got good equipment and support from James River Equipment, and we’ve got great people with tons of experience,” said John Caskey, company founder. “All of that makes a big difference in our success.”

While the project has required extensive and creative logistics, such as dealing with raw terrain, limited site access and walking the pipe onto the site, J.R. Caskey’s crew has confidently tackled all of the challenges. After all, the company has been providing complete site preparation services in central Virginia for more than 30 years and has grown from three people to 40 employees.

J.R. Caskey is a woman-owned company and a family business – John Caskey serves as general manager/vice-president and CFO, and his wife Ginger serves as president. The Caskey’s sons have been involved in the business since they were kids. The company earned recognition earlier this year as a 2016 Washington SmartCEO Family Business Award honoree.

“Our company was built on hard work and standing behind our services,” Ginger said. “Honesty and integrity are the principles on which our company was built and will continue to operate.”

J.R. Caskey, Inc. is serviced by James River Equipment, Ashland, Va.