Marion Dozer Service

Location: Natural Dam, Ark.
Owners: Jamie and Christina Marion

History: “In 1999, I decided it was time to work for myself and decided to go into a dozer service because I could also make use of the equipment on my own farm. I began using a leased dozer with an option to buy, but within a year opted instead to purchase an 850 Case dozer that was more dependable and versatile,” owner Jamie Marion said. “Next I added another dozer and a dump truck and backhoe. Recently I purchased articulating dump trucks that rotate in the middle. My first jobs were cleaning fence rows and building ponds. The business grew large enough that my wife Christina takes care of the paperwork and is the backbone of the business.”

Services: “I have a variety of equipment: dozers, dump trucks, articulated dump trucks, track hoes and backhoes so that I can meet a wide variety of needs. Dump trucks move material to where we are working, but also deliver to individual farmers. While my most common jobs are ponds and clearing land and fence rows, I also do road building for farmers and road easements for the county. I construct driveways and lanes as well as pads for new construction. I even build lakes which are usually for recreational purposes. In addition, we subcontract cleaning out lagoons for Denali Water Solutions in Russellville, Ark. My crew and I also travel to other states such as Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, but usually lease equipment when we go out of town. I have seven full-time, cross trained employees though only three of us do the finish work. ”

Philosophy and future: “I have good workers and good workers produce good work. Being dependable and accountable is the best kind of customer service this business can provide. Reputation is everything. Most of my business is with friends and neighbors, and my philosophy is I want to do the kind of quality job for everyone that I would do for myself. My 14-year-old son Cole is starting to help me on the job occasionally, and I hope someday he and my daughter, 12-year-old Kenzie, take over.”

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