Contractor Finds Success Embracing Island’s Pristine Environment

September 2011, Vol. 66 No. 9

“Over the years, we have gotten to as many of the engineers as possible, serving as HDD missionaries,” Farrissey says. “We have also done a great job in successfully educating the locals about the many merits of trenchless installation technology. With no intent of patting myself on the back for being able to thrive here, I would also venture to say that Martha’s Vineyard is likely among the most difficult places to do business. Not necessarily because of the varying ground conditions like many contractors face -- and overcome -- but because we are under constant scrutiny to maintain the geology, ecology and environment of the island.”

“Many contractors have tried to get established here, and all have since left,” Farrissey continues. “Most just weren’t able to deal with all of the additional components we face in doing business here be it good, bad, easy or what may seemingly appear to be impossible. Our attitude is that we will always conduct ourselves as professionals, work through the sensitivities, environmental concerns and the subjective issues and not only embrace them, but assign value to them. After all, we live here too. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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