About Us

Dale, E. Percy, Stowe VermontBack in 1944, Dale E. Percy purchased a large tractor for $1200. From this piece of machinery one of Stowe’s first usable bucket loaders was born. From this bucket loader, Dale started small excavation projects. Luckily, Dale was a master at altering machinery, based on the type of work he needed to do. In 1946, however, Dale had to postpone his newly founded excavation business to serve time in the U.S. Air Force. There he learned more about machinery and the use of hydraulics.

After returning home in 1947, Dale began doing excavation work for hire. Demand for his machinery grew more and more each year. During the late 1950’s Dale’s company worked on site work for various projects in Stowe, including the Round Hearth, the Buccaneer, and the Goldbrook developments.

In 1959 Dale’s company gained an established location with the construction of the office and garage located at 269 Weeks Hill Road, where the company still operates today. By 1970 Dale had between 12 and 15 employees. In 1974 Chip Percy, Dale’s nephew, came to work with the company driving a dump truck. In 1980 Dale’s company became incorporated with Chip Percy as the President/Owner, making Dale E. Percy, Inc. now a second generation family-owned and operated company.

Dale E. Percy, Inc., Stowe Vermont ExcavatingToday, Chip is joined by a workforce of 60 seasonal employees, including two project managers, four supervisors, three members of his office staff, three mechanics, and numerous operators, truck drivers, and laborers. From 1980 until now, Dale E. Percy Inc. has worked on hundreds of projects ranging from small and large septic systems and house foundations, to many commercial projects around the town of Stowe. Percy Inc. has also played a major role in municipal projects for the town, installing thousands of feet of water and sewer lines, sidewalks, and even major roads. On top of that, Dale E. Percy Inc. now operates a gravel pit and crushing plant used to crush and screen gravel for their own jobs and retail customers. Throughout a normal day, 12 dump trucks run continuously, feeding the demand for gravel.

All of this could not be accomplished each day without the dedication that Dale E. Percy Inc. receives from its employees, some of whom have been with the company for over 40 years, and many who are actually part of the family! The most remarkable aspect of our company is that we are able to take on a wide variety of projects. This is due to the experience and expertise that is displayed by our workforce and the ability of always providing us with someone who knows how to get the job done.

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