July 2019

Happy July, everyone! We all know that the weather has been an absolute bummer. It seems like every phone call or meeting starts with “geez, when is this weather going to stop!” While the weather has been terrible, Valenti-Held has still been able to move forward on some projects: Belle Arbor, Serenade 1A, Greystone Section 2, and Manchester Phase 1 have all been paved. So, yes, the weather has been terrible, but we’re making progress! Thanks again to all of you that have worked/battled in the conditions. We hope that the remainder of July will bring great weather!

June 2019

It was great to see dust blowing the last few weeks on some sites event though the dust is from the lime contractors spreading (the lime dust did allow us to at least move forward on some things)! Valenti-Held Contractor/Developer is currently looking at the weather forecasts and schedules to gauge whether another round of lime drying is warranted on some projects.
Since last month, we’ve landed a small new project: Hoosier Village Entrance Drive. This project will help transform the roadway off of Zionsville Road into the “main” entrance for all of Hoosier Village. The first phase of this work will be completed by middle-end of June; the latter part of the project will be done just as soon as the city’s contractor completes the road improvements on Zionsville Road.

May 2019

Happy May! Not sure about you, but we are sure ready for consistent dry weather here at Valenti-Held Contractor/Developer! Hopefully, the weather decides to cooperate soon; we have a bunch of work to get done. Since last month, we’ve landed four new projects:

Towns at Avalon North – Fishers, IN

Hunters Run Section 9 – Fishers, IN

McCord Pointe Section 2 – McCordsville, IN

McCord Pointe Section 3 – McCordsville, IN

These projects should start end of May or first of June – weather dependent!

April 2019

Wow, what a crazy winter we’ve had; 60 degrees today, -10 degrees the next. I tip my hat to those of you that have endured these conditions!
Below I’ve listed the new projects that we’ll need to jump on as soon as the weather breaks – these are in addition to any carry over projects we may still need to finish up.

Serenade – Westfield, IN

The Oaks Phase III – Zionsville, IN

Belle Arbor Section 1 – Brownsburg, IN

Manchester Square – Zionsville, IN

December 2018

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already! During the month of November, Valenti-Held was hammered with budgets and bids for projects that are set to kick off in 2019. Several clients have already asked to sit down with us to discuss our capacity for next year. We are hopeful that by the first part of February, we will know the majority of the projects that we’ll be working on in 2019. Valenti-Held is preparing for another busy year!

November 2018

Happy November! To follow up on the “big” utility project mentioned in the previous newsletter, the project is Serenade and is located on the west side of Ditch Road and runs between 156th & 161st Street in Westfield, IN. The goal with Serenade is to get as much dirt moved this fall as Mother Nature will allow. Topsoil is currently being stripped. Approval on the utilities should be in the next month or two, which will put Valenti-Held starting utilities the first of the year; the hope is to pave as early as possible in the spring of 2019.

Serenade – Westfield, IN
+237,000CY’s of earthwork
+158 Utility days – 7,880’ of sanitary sewer, 4,628’ of sanitary sewer laterals, 11,498’ of storm sewer and 11,122’ of 8-12” water main.

We continue to be amazed at the amount of projects we have coming in to bid – we cannot bid them all, but we will try to snag some projects yet this year to start in the spring of 2019.

October 2018

For the first time in a long time, Valenti-Held Contractor/Developer does not have any newly awarded projects to discuss. As it stands, Valenti-Held currently has a great backlog to finish the year for both earthwork and utilities. The winter utility backlog is looking very good as well. As mentioned in previous months, Valenti-Held has turned its attention to bidding work for winter utilities and 2019 projects. All indications from our main clients is that 2019 will be every bit as busy, if not more than 2018!

September 2018

Valenti-Held Contractor/Developer, Inc. has landed two new projects: Greystone Section 1 (Pulte Homes of Indiana) and Springmill Villas (Platinum Properties). Greystone Section 1 will have dirt flying just as soon as one of the mass crews open up and Springmill Villas currently has dirt being moved.

Greystone Section 1 – Brownsburg, IN – Pulte Homes of Indiana:
+102,675CY’s of earthwork
+92 Utility days – 5,456’ of sanitary sewer, 3,050’ of sanitary sewer laterals, 5,880’ of storm sewer and 4,877’ of water main.

Springmill Villas – Westfield, IN – Platinum Properties:
+95,042CY’s of earthwork
+71 Utility days – 4,428’ of sanitary sewer, 2,356’ of sanitary sewer laterals, 4,463’ of storm sewer and 3,454’ of water main.

Valenti-Held is officially done taking any work that has hopes for asphalt placement in 2018. We’re currently bidding work that will generate winter utilities and putting together budgets for projects that would start in 2019.

August 2018

Valenti-Held Contractor/Developer has landed two new projects since last month: Hawthorne Ridge Section 1 (Pulte Homes of Indiana) and 777 Bates (Onyx & East). Hawthorne Ridge Section 1 will have dirt flying the first part of August and 777 Bates will most likely start in September. Valenti-Held is still receiving more bids in than we can bid or construct for the 2018 season so our focus has turned to fall dirt with winter utilities or projects that would start in 2019. As things stand, there are several fall dirt projects that we will have a great opportunity on that will lead to additional winter utility work. Much like the Chicago Cubs pitching staff, we will need to wait and see how it all works out!

July 2018

Since last month, Valenti-Held Contractor/Developer has landed two new projects: Osbourne Trails Section 1 (Platinum Properties) and Enclave at Andover Section 3 (Pulte Homes). Osbourne Trails Section 1 will likely begin the first part of July and Enclave at Andover Section 3 will start shortly thereafter.

Osbourne Trails Section 1 – Westfield, IN – Platinum Properties:
+166,000CY’s of earthwork
+107 Utility days – 3,751’ of sanitary sewer, 6,274’ of storm sewer and 7,481’ of 8-16” water main.

Enclave at Andover Section 3– Westfield, IN – Pulte Homes:
+5,774CY’s of earthwork
+16.3 Utility days – 985’ of sanitary sewer, 195’ of storm sewer and 1,320’ of water main.

Valenti-Held is still receiving bids, and the focus has turned to fall dirt and winter utility projects and any work that would start in 2019. As things stand, we only have a few spots left for new projects this year. We also should be getting the “official” word on at least 2-5 projects in the month of July.