Honcoop Gravel Services

When Len Honcoop Gravel is approached with a potential project, it becomes our mission to help ensure that the final product is delivered on time and in budget.

Project Estimates

Our team of professional estimators and support staff employ complex tools to ensure their bids are competitive and complete. Laser and GPS equipment are used to gather topographical information about a site when plans are unavailable. Our modelling software can turn data into extraordinarily accurate material takeoffs.

We leverage our extensive past performance to select the appropriate equipment and crew members for a project. This all results in efficient productivity. Our estimators are well-regarded by our clients for accurately predicting project development costs, even when designs are incomplete.

Late-Model Equipment

At Len Honcoop Gravel, we operate a fleet of late-model production equipment. Machines are replaced on a regular schedule designed to minimize major scheduled maintenance, as well as losses in efficiency that follow years of service. Our GPS-equipped computer controls help squeeze every ounce of productivity out of the equipment.

Highly Skilled Staff

We employ talented, dedicated and motivated personnel to operate our machinery. Honcoop Gravel has made it a point to attract talented people and take good care of them. We encourage them to continually grow their skills while providing family wages and competitive benefits. As a result, there is very little turnover, and our clients can depend on seeing familiar faces on project after project.

Our veteran employees offer mentorship and impart knowledge to younger workers. Equipment operators understand the laborers’ jobs, and our laborers are expected to develop their operating skills. This culture multiplies the productivity of our workforce.

Aggregate Pit Properties

One of the most important things that Len Honcoop did for his company was the purchase of aggregate pit properties and mining rights around Whatcom County. The gravel from the Van Buren Pit in Lynden, and the Cherry Point Pit in Ferndale have made it possible for Len Honcoop Gravel to offer highly competitive pricing. Operating in a third pit near Blaine has complemented this capacity.

Availability of inexpensive gravel is only part of the story. We enjoy great ties with other local aggregate suppliers and can supplement our fleet of six dump trucks with rental trucks to meet demand across muliple projects simultaneously.

Summary

Len Honcoop Gravel has spent 43 years learning how to maximize its resources. We are a lean, well-oiled machine. The experience of our office staff, the interchangeable nature of our field personnel, and the employment of the latest technology enable us to deliver quality products and services at a lower cost for you. This frees up more of your capital for other aspects of your project. (About Us… for more about our history)

Safety

Safety is paramount to every contractor, especially when your crew are members of an extended family. As such, Honcoop Gravel maintains a comprehensive Accident Prevention Program, and generates site specific safety plans when the general guidelines do not meet the challenges of an individual project, or when specifically requested by a client. We conduct regular safety meetings and discuss a wide variety of topics to engage and challenge our personnel to make safety a priority in their daily work. Matt Hungerford is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of our safety programs.

Washington State Labor & Industries EMR Rating: 0.9112 (2018)

Trench safety is especially important at Honcoop Gravel. We maintain a fleet of trench safety items in our inventory including a 6x6 expandable manhole box, (2) 16-foot and (1) 20-foot trench boxes, plus speed shoring. Each unit is regularly maintained and carries current certification.

Honcoop Gravel Project

In over 43 years of business, Honcoop Gravel has completed thousands of projects of all sizes. Some of our projects are new construction, others are additions to existing facilities, or removal of derelict or obsolete buildings. Others require street improvements, upgraded utilities or parking lot improvements to accommodate future growth. As agricultural work has ebbed in recent years, commercial and residential have exploded. Below is a select list of some of our commercial, residential and public works projects, including the project name, city, client and contract value. Where multiple projects have been completed at the same location, the total value of work for that project is listed. Further information, including references, are available upon request.

Single-Family Residential

Whatcom County has seen unprecedented population growth while the entire region has enjoyed an enduring economic boom. Many builders have turned to Len Honcoop Gravel to assist with earthwork associated with single family residential construction, including foundation excavation, footing and downspout drainage, sewer, septic and fresh water connections, and driveway installation.

Agriculture

Agricultural projects have been a staple for Len Honcoop Gravel since it was founded. The work has ranged widely in complexity and value, from minor drainage alterations to lagoon construction, preparation for new structures, and demolition of old ones. We are proud of our work with the farms and institutions.

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