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9/30/2013 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Tempe firm did great street work


Kudos to the VSSI, Valley Slurry Seal International company in Tempe. After more than three years of constant nagging the city about repairing the streets in Granite Heights subdivision, it came to pass this week.

VSSI was the company that won the contract. The City of Prescott should be using VSSI for all our street repairs.

First, VSSI placed a notice on our doors that the repair work was going to be done and instructions regarding parking, pets, etc, They placed signs throughout the neighborhood for no parking on the streets for the dates of construction, four days in advance.

On the day of chip-sealing, an abundance of humongous trucks and other equipment were lined up throughout the subdivision and ready to roll. A supervisor was on duty coordinating the project, the street sweeper came through each street and the crew went to work!

It was astounding to watch these men at work as a team effort. Each man knew his job and did it with precision. Not one minute was wasted. At no time did I see one man working and three standing to supervise him as is usual in Prescott.

They completed the chip sealing of the entire subdivision in less than one day (Loren Drive, Luanne Circle, Sarah Kay Circle) to perfection.

Immediately signs were posted throughout the neighborhood: "loose rocks." The next day, the sweeper came out to clean off excess rocks, and the huge compactor came in to do its job.

Thank you VSSI for restoring faith that there is still a work ethic in this country, professional construction workers that take pride in their work, do the job efficiently resulting in an excellent work product.

Please bid more jobs in Prescott, there is a real need here for your company's proficiency! This taxpayer thanks you for a job well done and hopefully, your check is in the mail!

Genny Ingram


Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Article comment by: When You Get It.

@Dana Hoyer...so sorry you haven't been able to keep up...do a great job, bid competively...that is the name of the game...as a competive subcontractor in the Phoenix area...you do great work, don't try to gouge the general public...you can earn a decent living.

Competition is the name of the game...from there...it is who does the most...the best price and best job. What the hell has happened to America?

Locals...you show that you can be competitive, do a super job, take pride in what you do...you will excell...you fall short...and many from the Prescott are in business have shown they do not have the stuff to do the job.

Instead of whining...bolster your workforce, educate yourself...produce, get competive. Free advise...Go for it...willing to support you when you get it and so wanting to see locals survive. Not willing to put up with the B.S. from business in Prescott!

Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Article comment by: Gary Dean

Dana Hoyer, are you serious? The jobs go out for bid. Most of the time the lowest bidder, with the best record gets the job. The problem is the local contractors add in so much profit, they don't get the job. Better start looking here for the real reason the jobs go to out of town companies.Been this way since 1965, isn't going to change until the local contractors change their minds .

Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013
Article comment by: Dana Hoyer

Are you serious? They do not need to do anymore work here we need to be giving that work to local contractors so they can keep our local people working. I dont care how happy you are about it because your happiness or contentment with the job is irrelevant. We have starving families here in the tri city area with men willing to work and no work available because we are looking elsewhere for it just as our call centers for our american businesses are based in india or some other country. This all needs to end so we can get back on our feet.

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