FHE Commercial Construction Project

FHE is one of the growing businesses bringing jobs to our region. Thank you FHE for allowing us to make your vision a reality!

Excerpt from the Grand Junction Sentinel,  “Commercial projects continue to move forward

The commercial real estate market moves at a slower pace than the residential market, as projects tend to have larger price tags, with more complicated lending, more complicated planning and design and longer construction phases. Some commercial projects involve multiple end users, as well.

There are several large commercial projects in various stages of construction in Grand Junction that are continuing to move forward, with some that will soon be ready for the more exciting, visible phases of construction with buildings emerging out of the ground.

In Fruita, FHE, a manufacturer of oilfield service equipment, recently moved into a second building that’s right next to its existing building, which it purchased in 2011. The new building has more than 68,000 square feet, and will allow the company to continue its explosive growth.

The FHE facility in Fruita is the headquarters for the company, which has a worldwide presence, with sales offices in three states and multiple countries. Engineers in Fruita developed the company’s signature device, RigLock, which makes operations at the wellhead safer and faster. All design, engineering, assembly, testing and certification for the equipment happens in Fruita.

Read the entire article

Oversize Load Grand Junction to Fruita

Follow along as we move an amazingly heavy oversized load from Grand Junction to Fruita.

It’s a 225,000 pound hydrostatic pressure bay.



Tips to protecting your home from wildfires

Reduce the risk of your home being hit by wildfire by creating a defensible space and upgrading your home exterior.

Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association provides some crucial tips for protecting your home from wildfire that you can do before fire season hits.  Their article “Wildfire” includes the following advice on reducing the risk of a wildfire hitting your home.

Tips for helping prevent a wildfire from destroying your home:

  • Create a 30-foot defensible space around your home by removing as much flammable material as you can. Replace flammable vegetation with fire resistive plants.
  • Reduce the number of trees in heavily wooded areas by spacing native trees and shrubs at least 10 feet apart. On trees taller than 18 feet, prune lower branches within six feet of the ground.
  • Remove branches overhanging the roof or coming within 10 feet of the chimney. Clean all dead leaves and needles from the roof, gutters, and yard.
  • Install a roof that meets a fire classification of “Class B” or better. Cover the chimney outlet and stovepipe with nonflammable screening no larger than half-inch mesh.
  • Install dual- or triple-paned windows, and limit the size and number of windows that face large areas of vegetation.
  • Put woodpiles and liquid propane gas tanks at least 30 feet from all structures and clear away flammable vegetation within 10 feet of those woodpiles and propane tanks.
  • Check out additional resouorces on the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise Communities website for homeowners.
  • Check out the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes interactive WildFIRE Wizard tool designed to help those in wildfire prone areas understand how landscaping, terrain and structural features increase or decrease a home’s vulnerability during a wildfire. Input details about features including windows, doors, roof, exterior walls and landscaping and create a customized report that includes specific recommendations about how to reduce your home’s potential to ignite during a wildfire.

Be sure to head over to “Wildfire” to read the excellent information on dealing with wildfires before, during, and after they hit.

We had a full day today getting a 250,000 pound piece of equipment through Grand Junction and Fruita.  If this is the sight you saw this afternoon in Fruita on 6&50, we apologize. There was a mechanical issue with our specialized towing subcontractor’s truck and it caused a bit of a delay. 😞