The Kolb Advantage

Competitive Advantages

Since 1960 we’ve been moving mountains, healing the environment, paving the way forward, protecting what’s important and getting the job done. Our business is based on our values: quality, integrity, teamwork, safety, innovation and continuous improvement. We know what it takes to do an outstanding job, starting with extensive planning at both the pre-bid and pre-construction phases. We bring the power of our experience to our bidding process creating solutions that work. We value long-term relationships. We’re committed to quality, safety and value engineering. We’re prepared to take on the challenging project and handle the details for you. In short, we’ll help make you a success.

We will implement your plan or design one for you. Either way, we will do an outstanding job.

During initial meetings, we help to define requirements and specifications for your project. We collaborate with you to develop a scope of work and engineering plans, defining cost and preparing a bid. When approved, we provide project management, quality assurance and delivery.

Our method, as industry leaders, is to work through a preliminary plan before we create a bid. We’re sensitive to the customer’s needs, time and economics of every bid. We do extensive pre-bid planning utilizing innovative software to prepare detailed take-offs during the estimating process. This helps ensure a correct project scope and defined requirements. Our creativity and experience are a factor in every proposal.

We look for and present all the options that will increase the success of your project. We’re on site, watching over the project and finding ways to get the job done more efficiently, economically and safely. Our crews are experienced and committed. With over 60 years of experience, we see challenges as growth opportunities that help us constantly improve our approach to subsequent projects.

Keeping a fleet of new, state of the art, well-maintained equipment results in greater efficiency, delivers a high-quality result, reduces downtime and increases crew members safety. Our in-house fleet of equipment is extensive, with new additions arriving on a regular basis.

Current Technology

Kolb Grading was a leader in the early adoption of GPS connectivity on their rock drills, providing precision control when drilling. Their robotic-controlled bulldozers, motor graders and scrapers provide the ability to get the job done quickly, accurately, on target and right the first time. Indicator controls on their track hoes, rock drills and compactors provide real time information to experienced personnel, providing mission critical metrics used in field decision making.

Through ongoing training, crew members are prepared to read and interpret what our equipment is telling us, providing feedback and allowing them to perform the job to the specifications required.

Project Modeling

After a contract is awarded, Kolb refines its original project plans to increase the precision of the information used to control machines on the job site. This process maps site detail of the project route, including elevation changes and bend trajectory, in 12-inch segments, building a project model that is far more accurate and detailed than the general files originally used in the bidding phase. The new mapping file is then uploaded to Kolb equipment GPS systems to guide and direct equipment operations during the project work, increasing the overall quality, accuracy and efficient execution of the project.

Kolb Grading is committed to building the future based upon a solid foundation established by Janet and Dave Kolb over 60 years ago. By building a large, strong, stable company with an outstanding track record, it has the resources, people and knowledge to approach projects with a creative, seasoned eye and to be a committed partner.

Whether we are serving as the general contractor, or we are one of several subcontractors, Kolb is dedicated to providing an outstanding team experience for our crews, customers, owners and communities. Long term relationships are the most important thing to us. From business owners to inspectors and engineers, we value all of our customers, partners and associates. From our viewpoint, being a valuable partner means delivering on our promises and keeping our commitment to quality, delivery and outstanding results. We’re problem solvers and we’ll help put the right people and tools in the right place.

We’re a well qualified firm with decades of firsthand experience along with formal education. Our teams are designed to bring multiple skill sets to the table. We value continuing education, skills training, and we support our team in expanding their competencies and expertise.

Simply put: we’ll manage it. All of it. We’ll coordinate every aspect of a project.

Our central US location allows us to work in any part of the lower 48 with quick response times and adequate access. We’ll build a team to manage any project, using our experienced employees partnered with local talent to field the job; alternatively, we will bring in talented crew members to manage the job’s requirements ensuring a successful project completion.


Our customer's success is our success and always leads to the next project.