Christmas came early for one local excavating contractor.
Ron Hunsche, owner of Ron Hunsche Excavating Inc. in Highland, was the winner of a “Contractor’s Dream Package,” from Equipment World magazine. The $84,000 sweepstakes package included a new Ford F-550 Super Duty truck, a tilt trailer from Landoll Trailers and a Ditch Witch walk-behind trencher.
“I guess I won’t have to buy myself a Christmas present this year,” Hunsche said.
Equipment World is a “leading business-to-business publication reporting equipment and business practices in order to help America’s contractors run their companies more efficiently.”
This is the 13th Contractor’s Dream Package Equipment World has awarded since 2002. Hunsche accepted his prizes during a special presentation at Tri Ford on Dec. 8.
“I plan to use all of the equipment,” said Hunsche, whose company will celebrate its 40th anniversary in June.
In addition to the prize package, Hunsche will be featured in the an upcoming issue of the magazine, which was launched in 1989 and is part of the construction division of Randall-Reilly. The company’s publications also cover the highway and heavy construction, aggregates, landscaping and used equipment markets.
This will be the second time Hunsche will be recognized by Equipment World. In 2003, he was a “Contractor of the Year” finalist in a contest sponsored by the magazine.