Moving dirt is in our blood.
Since focusing solely on earthwork, we’re grateful for the sense of purpose that dirt brings us. We see an amazing amount of potential in the sites we work on. At first, an undeveloped piece of land doesn’t look like much, but to us, it’s an opportunity to build and strengthen our communities.
The earthwork industry is our true calling. We believe our purpose in life is to help build infrastructure that enhances lives throughout the Midwest. With moral and ethical standards as our guide, we continue to look for opportunities to improve how we work. This provides better service to our clients, better relationships, and better lives for our families.
We see an honest and transparent approach to construction as extremely valuable. Our client’s and communities’ needs are important to us. Exceeding their expectations and building with their families in mind is why we do what we do.
Boyd “Pete” Witvoet Jr. was born at home on May 28, 1937 to Boyd and Sadie Witvoet. As a child, Boyd Jr. would sometimes wear his shoes on the wrong feet. Consequently his uncle Gerritt nicknamed him Pete from the old cartoon character ‘Pete the Tramp”. The name stuck and most people knew him and called him Pete throughout his life.
Pete worked for Witvoet Trucking as a driver and as an operating engineer, which he was very good at. He married Nancy Van Hattem on February 6, 1959. They had three children; Barb, Tom and Dave. After a family business split, in 1993 Pete became president of Witvoet Trucking at their new location in South Chicago Heights, IL.
Pete loved working in his garden, spending time with the family, coin collecting, antiquing, estate sales and steam engine shows and vintage farm tractors. He later retired from Witvoet Trucking and later hung out at Witech Company—always "stirring the pot" as we say. He had a gift of reading people, mainly by saying outrageous things, giving people a hard time and see how they reacted. But he in reality would do anything for anyone.
Pete passed away on August 12, 2012 and is greatly missed. Pete never got to see his great-grandchildren, but when his granddaughter Ashley told him she was pregnant with Colten Boyd Frederick, he was overjoyed. His legacy of sharing, teasing and faithfulness to his Lord is continued through his family.