Gamka Construction World

By December 13, 2012Announcements

Gamka Construction World

Construction: Your world, my world, OUR world. Love it or leave it, it is what it is. Gamka Construction World. Gamka has been in it for over 25 years; I have been part of it for almost twice that. An old Caterpillar salesman once told me you get infected, “I got yellow paint in my veins,” he said, “and it don’t come out.”

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We are in a cyclical economy. The money in the construction pipeline keeps us going after other industries slow and shut and we start up later because the money to get going again takes awhile to flow back. Still, we go through this every 7 to 9 years. Boom, bust, boom, bust.

 

This bust is a big one and most of us, those of us who are still in the game, have diversified to get more of what little there is out there. Gamka has always specialized in concrete applications. Until recently. As you have noticed (we certainly did), there are not a lot of concrete slabs being poured or anything else. We became the Wacker Neuson distributor of Compact Class wheel loaders, Mini-excavators and Dumpers for most of New Jersey. Why? Different markets, different work, more opportunity. We did the same for the line of Husqvarna landscape, tree and snow removal products. Was this original? No. The survival instinct in us all took over. You, our contractor customers, have been doing the same, bidding different work, working other territories.

 

The economy sucks, to be blunt, but we have been here before and will be again. “All” it takes is hanging on, hanging in, tightening the belt and doing what it takes, whatever that is.

 

So this blog is part of diversifying. Gamka has joined the Social Media Revolution. You have too or you would not be reading this. We are in FaceBook, LinkedIn and, God help us, we Tweet. It is all part of reaching out. Now we blog.

 

What have you done to make it through so far? What gripes you? What works? Bitch if you want, preach to the choir or whomever, just share.

 

Let’s blog together!

 

Bob Hibler

Blogger Czar of Gamka

JR Weiss

Author JR Weiss

I have been selling and renting to the commercial and industrial contractor since 1984. We specialize in concrete and site related sectors of the business. We have always worked with only a few reputable companies and product manufacturers. We are not the supermarket of the industry, but rather the specialty line distributor of the construction industry. Give us your toughest problems and we usually come up with excellent solutions. We are a distributor of Husqvarna equipment like chainsaws, lawn mowers, zero turn mowers, riding lawn mowers, trimmers, backpack blowers, leaf blowers and many other lawn and garden items. We also handle the complete line of construction equipment for Husqvarna. We perform all repair and warranty work as well as stock many Husqvarna parts. We are the NJ Distributor for Wacker Neuson Compact Class of machines that include Mini-Excavators, Wheeled Excavators, Compact Wheel Loaders, and Dumpers. These are incredible compact machines that are capable of doing big work. Specialties: I have broad knowledge of construction chemicals for concrete, restoration of concrete, small to medium sized construction equipment. Warehouse floor restoration is a specialty of mine, specifically failed floor joints, shifting concrete slabs and random cracks. Ground Thawing is another specialty as we were the first company in NJ to add these machines to our rental fleet before the market knew what they were used for. Please check out our website for more information.

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