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Jobsite Demos Lead to a Lasting Relationship
Mary Beth Hartman, Hunter Chase and Associates

Mary Beth Hartman, President of Hunter Chase and Associates had quite a few good things to say about her Takeuchi equipment, and we tend to agree with her.

The Missouri-based Hunter Chase and Associates focuses on heavy-duty concrete work, especially streetscapes. Most of their customers are municipalities (including big names like Springfield, Ozark, and Joplin), and she puts her Takeuchi equipment to good use constructing storm drains, abutments, and sidewalks.

The relationship with Takeuchi all began when a dealer representative for Takeuchi equipment from The Victor L. Phillips Company got in touch with Ms. Hartman. “Mike Curry from the dealer called on us, and was very good to my men,” she explains. “He would bring pieces of equipment to the jobsite to demo, and from there, my guys fell in love with the Takeuchi machines,” she adds. Takeuchi equipment works really well in the concrete game. As Hartman puts it, “They have a machine that works very well for streetscapes in their mini excavator.”

Thanks to great Takeuchi dealers like The Victor L. Phillips Company (you can check out last quarter’s dealer feature to learn more), Hartman plans on continuing the working relationship with Takeuchi. Being a self-made woman in an industry dominated by men, it all comes down to the bottom line for Hartman. If her machines aren’t performing or need constant service, it has no place in her equipment fleet.

Hartman’s company owns a pretty healthy mix of Takeuchi machines and the “other guys.” When asked about her future plans for the rest of her fleet, Hartman responded simply, “Whenever I can make that switch to a Takeuchi, I will. Our guys love our Takeuchi machines. The equipment is consistent and they hold up well.”

Now that’s what we call a concrete testimonial.

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