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Specialty ContractingCreating Safe and Challenging Ways to PlayPlaygrounds Unlimited

Specialty Contracting

Creating Safe and Challenging Ways to Play

Playgrounds Unlimited

The business that is Playgrounds Unlimited officially incorporated in 1996, but the motivation behind it took shape a bit before that. The idea sprang from Co-Owner and President Joe Mendes, who wanted to build his son a playground to celebrate his first birthday. This intention eventually spun into him carving out a niche in the construction industry and moving into playground construction full-time, with two partners to help his new venture get started.

February 2024 | Specialty ContractingA Premier Specialty ContractorJ. Pettiecord

February 2024 | Specialty Contracting

A Premier Specialty Contractor

J. Pettiecord

Known as one of the Midwest’s premier specialty contractors, J. Pettiecord, Inc. handles large-scale land clearing, environmental remediation, demolition, wood waste grinding, railroad services, underground storage tank removal, snow removal, dump trucking, and heavy haul trucking. With 70 full-time employees at the ready, the Bondurant, Iowa-based business is well prepared for whatever short-term, long-term, or emergency project comes its way.

February 2024 | Specialty ContractingAt SWAT, People Are the Backbone of the BusinessSpecialty Welding and Turnarounds (SWAT)

February 2024 | Specialty Contracting

At SWAT, People Are the Backbone of the Business

Specialty Welding and Turnarounds (SWAT)

Boasting superior productivity, exceptional commitment to its employees, and a safety program unparalleled in the industry, Specialty Welding and Turnarounds (SWAT) implements outstanding execution capabilities for a wide range of services including specialty welding, general mechanical services, project management, cooling towers, catalyst services, and more.


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