Large Rig Market Profiles: Carving A Niche In Rock

H&H Enterprises Focuses On Work In Difficult Soils
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | January 2013, Vol. 68, No. 1

Two drills were made in wetlands to the river with the Underground Professionals 90,000-pound SS-90 machine. Pilot holes were seven-inches in diameter and enlarged by an 18-inch hole opener. Depths under the wetlands reached 50 feet. Multiple bundles of four-inch HDPE pipe were installed to accommodate various fiber optic communications lines. Subsurface conditions were sandy silt formations with some rock. Mud motors were used on all bores.

H&H has remained successful throughout up-and-down business cycles and is quick to adjust to market changes. One of the keys to being adaptable and proactive to market changes is quality employees, Hockran believes.

“One of our greatest employee partners is Operations Manager Scott Kilgore,” Hockran says. “Scott has been with H&H for almost eight years, and his personal, relatable and professionally-responsible approach to customer and project relationships are crucial for our continued success. It is through quality individuals like Scott and our other professional employee partners that we continue to succeed.”

Hockran says company management and employees strive to be a business that is lean and adaptable.

“Workloads ebb and flow and our range of experience helps us when slow times come,” Hockran says. “As demand for our services has grown, we have allocated capital to be able to meet demands, and we don’t compromise our principles for maintaining quality work consistent with the high standards we set for ourselves.

“Proper planning and contingency plans are the most important steps in minimizing mistakes or unknown obstacles for successfully completing a project. The number one thing that keeps us in business is quality relationships with our customers, and those are built and sustained over time.”

H&H Enterprises is based in Andover, OH and maintains a branch in Bemus Point, NY.

FOR MORE INFO:
H & H Enterprises Inc., (440) 293-8911, www.handhent.com
American Augers, (800) 324-4930, www.americanaugers.com
Underground Professionals Inc., (419) 282-6400, http://undergroundprofessionals.com
Prime Horizontal, (570) 675-0901, www.prime-horizontal.com