1950s

$75,000 in Annual Sales

 

1953 – Dug residential basements and sewers for Stark County, Ohio homebuilders. By 1957, a used dozer and Bay City backhoe joined Beaver’s five-employee staff (counting Don).

 

1956 – Operated small dozer at $7/hour.

 

1957 – Did first industrial project: J&L Steel Mill in Louisville, Ohio (Beaver was selected because it had the largest ad in the yellow pages). Since then, 25 percent or more of Beaver’s work has come
from industrial contracts.

 

1958 – With the purchase of an HD-5 track loader, TL-40 large rubber-tire loader and four additional backhoes, Beaver’s workforce grew to nine machines and 15 employees.