Scott Wells, Scott Wells Construction Company
“I am a general contractor engaged primarily in residential projects. Over the last four years I have hired John Winters Jr. (Owner of Medford Excavation) on numerous projects to provide me with push-outs, utility trenching, drains, and backfills. John is unique to me because he has the ability to handle large scale push-outs with a lot of elevation change, and has the right equipment and know-how to navigate the small additions at the rear of a customer’s home in a subdivision. In addition, his knowledge and experience with the various soils in this area has saved me some headaches (not to mention dollars) on more than one occasion. To sum it up, take John Winter’s experience and equipment, and add it to his knowledge of the region’s soils – and you have a special skill set that will get your project off to a great start every time.”
Jim Bender, Former Owner and Developer of Manzanita Hills Subdivision
“It’s without reservation that I can recommend John Winters, owner of Medford Excavation, for any and all excavation jobs that he is willing to take on.
I have considered it a rare privilege to use John as my primary excavator these past 5 years for the development and maintenance of Manzanita Hills subdivision in Shady Cove, Oregon. John has consistently proven himself to be technically competent with each of the jobs he has taken on – ranging from house pads to hillside erosion control to trenching for drainage and irrigation alike (the list goes on). He’s shown himself to be professional and versatile from beginning to end on every job, from the bidding through the clean up. I might mention that the soil in our subdivision is of the worst kind of clay that makes challenging work when it is wet as well as when it is dry.
I have to make special comments about how willing John has stepped up to the plate when I’ve given him last minute emergency calls that required immediate attention. John has adjusted his schedule to accommodate these needs and did what was required to get the job done in the most expeditious and economic fashion.
I’ve seen how John handles his employees, his equipment and himself in many different and sometimes challenging situations and I can honestly say that he is a man of superior integrity and skill.
Though I am no longer a part of the contracting world, I would not hesitate to use Medford Excavation for my personal excavation needs. So it is with great pleasure that I give my highest recommendation to anyone that requires this type of expertise.”
Rob Horton, Vice President Horton Homes
“This is my personal recommendation for John Winters, Owner of Medford Excavation. Until just recently, I had been one of John’s General Contractors for several years. I found him to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.
Besides being a joy to work with, John is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. He has successfully developed several ideas for our company that has resulted in increased revenue. During his tenure, we saw an increase in savings that exceeded the company’s expectations. The new revenue was a direct result of the plans implemented by John.
Though he was an asset to our excavation efforts, John was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the project. In addition to being on time and being below budget, John assumed a friendship role with the rest of our team, inspiring and motivating other employees.”
Dennis R. Clark, Synergy Properties
“I was asked to give a reference letter for John Winters, owner of Medford Excavation. My response was without hesitation because of the quality work and the character of the man I have done business with over the last several years.
Since approximately 1999, John has provided excavation services on a number of single family homes for my personal residences as well as investment development projects. John has the skill to work on the most complex hillside grades and the business experience to manage the larger projects.
While I would be glad to vouch for his excavation skills further, I know John’s character for fairness and honesty to be his greatest business asset. If you have the chance to speak with people who have used John’s services over the years you will find out that they are STILL clients of his. This speaks volumes!”
Don Walker, Contractor
“My name is Don Walker, Owner/Operator of Don Walker, Contractor. I have done various custom home contracts, subcontracting, and construction management on the east side of Medford. The sub grade preparation in that area is very challenging and requires a good working knowledge of the soils in that area, and the fill installation procedures required by the local soils engineers. I have hired John Winters to prepare my sub grade in my last two builds in that area, and found him able to put the right equipment on the job with qualified operators – and it turned out to be a good job to put my foundations on. In good faith I can say that John can provide a good, engineer-directed sub grade. If you wish to contact me to confirm any of this information you are welcome to call me, 541-941-1500.”
Jerry and Pam Gerisch
“We are strongly recommending John Winters for his excavation work. He prepared our home site, and built our 1/4 mile long, steep driveway in the Applegate on our five acres. He has also helped us maintain a steep hillside above our home and driveway years later. He is the kind of professional you know you can count on in the long term for any of your project’s needs.
The work he did for us was extensive, as our site had many unknown buried large trees. He educated us on removing them, and doing the extra quality work to ensure our home’s stability. He guided us in proper decisions for drainage of our land, as we have a pad with a steep peak above us. Our work was done in 2003, and we feel safe and secure with the plot on which our home sets.
He always described all of the options and alternatives and breakdown of costs. He helped us to make informed decisions during each new step. He is a problem solver and researcher. We felt we were very well informed, and we trust his knowledge and judgment at all times. His honesty and commitment to doing the best job possible is a quality that is recognized in John after the first few minutes of meeting him. He is dependable, reliable, and does excellent work. He is truly a professional in his field, and an artist in what he creates with the earth.
You cannot ask for a more professional, wise, gifted with common sense and decency kind of man… a talented man with the earth.”