Updated: May 14


SharpeSoft has been in the cost estimating business for more than three decades, and we have built a client base of hundreds of businesses whose work encompasses every aspect of heavy construction, from grading and excavating, to site development, paving and road construction, underground utilities, bridges, powerline construction, and more. We are proud of our clients and so we frequently publish individual client spotlights in which we talk about their company history, the type of work they do, and the principles that guide their success.

This post updates on a regular basis, so be sure to check back to see who has been added. If you see a company you know or have worked with before, give them a shout out and let them know you saw them on our page!


Jim Crawford attributes the nearly four decades of continuous success and growth of his family’s namesake company to the simple down to earth philosophy of treating people the way you want to be treated, and providing the best quality workmanship you possibly can. Consequently, since first opening their doors in 1983, Jim Crawford Construction, Inc. has grown from a small, family-owned general contracting firm in Clovis, CA to one of the central valley’s most recognized and trusted names in heavy civil construction.

They provide unmatched grading, paving and earth moving services, as well as site development for residential subdivisions and public works projects of all kinds.

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Through the years the company has maintained a commitment to keeping costs low while maintaining the highest standards for the many public agencies and the private developers and companies they serve. Their family of talented individuals work as a team to complete each task as efficiently and accurately as possible, without sacrificing quality.

They have completed jobs for KB Homes, Home Depot, Toys R Us, Western Sky Dairy, Best Buy, Edwards Theaters, and dozens of other commercial and public entities.

No matter the size or scope of the job, Jim Crawford Construction meets every challenge with a focus on safety, teamwork, and the highest ethical standards. SharpeSoft is proud to be part of their continuing success.


Before starting his own company, Dave Ramsey spent years honing his skills as a general superintendent for one of the top civil construction contractors in the Northeastern United States. That experience laid the groundwork for Ramsey to open Ramsey Construction in 1986, which itself has gone on to become a respected name in heavy civil construction throughout western Pennsylvania.

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Because of their sterling reputation for exceptional work completed on time and on budget, public agencies routinely rely on Ramsey Construction for transportation infrastructure projects, administrative offices, and other public work.

At the same time, health care agencies and businesses depend on the Elizabeth, PA company to design and construct the most efficient and technically advanced medical and emergency services facilities. Moreover, Ramsey is well known for the planning, designing and building of educational facilities of all types.

In addition to public and DOT work, the family owned company also enjoys a solid reputation as an expert general contractor for commercial building of all types, including apartments and hotels, and retail and hospitality spaces.

Ramsey Construction is one of the most recent additions to the SharpeSoft family and we are proud and excited to welcome them aboard.


“A smooth finish for the wine country,” has been the motto of Pengrove CA contracting firm, Harris Company Concrete Construction since they first began offering top-notch concrete services in Sonoma County in the summer of 2010.

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The company was right in the middle of the deadly wild fires that swept through the area last year that killed dozens of people and left thousands homeless. In the aftermath, Harris was among the many construction firms that stepped up to help with rebuilding efforts throughout the devastated area.

The company specializes in concrete work of all kinds, including metal building and residential foundations, site work, and architectural concrete. They are known for being reliable, trustworthy, and easy to work with. They can take on any concrete project and complete it with the highest quality, on time and within budget.

Harris has the experience, skills, knowledge, and tools to get the job done, and SharpeSoft is proud to include them in our family of clients.


Since opening their doors in 1988, S.E.T., Inc. (a SharpeSoft client since 2008) has worked under the premise that getting the job done on time, safely and efficiently is the best way to ensure customer satisfaction. As a result, the family owned and operated company has carved out their niche in a highly competitive market, completing more than $100 million in government and private contracts, while developing a reputation throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania as a top provider of premium construction and general contracting services.

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Taking on jobs of all sizes and scope, the Lowellville, OH company specializes in underground utilities, roadway and heavy highway work, site work, streetscapes, and buildings and foundations. In addition, oil and gas companies throughout the region routinely turn to them for unique troubleshooting solutions and for unmatched around-the-clock support services.

Moreover, S.E.T.’s proven safety record and commitment to “zero incidents” reflects a total dedication to their employees' wellbeing and to that of the industry. SharpeSoft is proud to include S.E.T., Inc. among our family of clients.


SharpeSoft client, Duran & Venables was formed in 1979 by two young contractors who made it their goal to become Northern California’s top grading and paving provider. Four decades later, the Milpitas, CA company has not only fulfilled that goal, but has expanded on that original vision to become one of the most highly regarded heavy civil construction contractors in the north state.

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Today the company is a full service general engineering contractor with expertise in all service areas, including cost estimating and project management, ground up site infrastructure construction, underground utilities, and more. They also specialize in all types of grading, earthwork and paving, including heavy civil highway and road construction.

The company employs more than 100 professionals at offices in both Stockton and Milpitas, providing award winning service to commercial, industrial and public works developers of all types. They maintain a sterling reputation for employee safety and they are known for their charitable work in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.

We take great pride in having Duran & Venables among the SharpeSoft client family.


Over the last 60 years SharpeSoft client, Sanco Pipelines, Inc. has established itself as a leader in underground construction throughout northern and central California.

The Los Gatos-based company was founded in 1956 by former World War II Navy pilot, David Schrader, and aided by his wife, Jean, the couple steered the company through 30 years of success and steady growth.

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In 1970, son David joined the company as superintendent. The three continued to run the business for another 15 years before David and Jean retired and Michael ascended to company president.

Today Sanco employs a crew of more than 150, performing work throughout northern and central California. They specialize in the installation of sanitary sewer, storm drains, domestic and reclaimed water systems, and underground fire lines.

Thanks, Sanco for allowing SharpeSoft to be part of your success!


If you have a project with extensive and complicated underground piping work, there is no better contractor in the northwest to turn to than SCI Infrastructure, LLC - a SharpeSoft friend and client for nearly 20 years.

The SeaTac, WA company is the area’s leading expert in piping and underground development, road construction, site work, and utilities. Over the last six decades, they have provided the foundation for some of the most ambitious and noteworthy projects in the northwest, serving local, state and federal agencies as well as commercial and private developers of all sizes.

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The company traces its origins to 1951 when brothers Armondo and John Scoccolo began doing grading work for local builders. By the end of the decade, Scoccolo Construction had expanded into public highway work, subcontracting topsoil layering and hydro seeding for area highway contractors.

The company incorporated in 1961 and operated until 2001 when Armondo turned the company over to his sons, Mark and Patrick and changed the name to SCI Infrastructure, LLC.

The company is active in both local and national construction trade organizations, and every year in June they sponsor the annual Dozers Days festival in Puyallup, a family event where kids get to operate all types of heavy equipment.


Over the last four decades, Franklin Construction, Inc. of Chico, CA has become a leader in civil construction throughout Northern California. A SharpeSoft client since 2006, the company provides general contracting and subcontractor services on both public and private works projects, with an emphasis on clearing and demolition, earth moving and grading, asphalt paving, and chip sealing.

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The company provides commercial, agricultural and industrial services to school districts, single and multi-family residential developers, and for various public works agencies ranging from small towns to state and federal agencies. In addition, their three rock quarries, asphalt plant, and recycling operation provide all types of aggregate materials and disposal services to five neighboring north-state counties.

No matter the size of schope, Franklin Construction strives to ensure that every project is completed safely, on time and within budget, while providing competitive prices and outstanding customer service.

Thanks Franklin, for making SharpeSoft a part of your success.


If you live in California’s central valley you are likely to have run across crews from Emmett Valley Construction, one of the area’s premiere civil construction contractors, and a SharpeSoft client since 2013. The Fresno-based company is known for providing top quality grading, excavation, underground utility, road construction, and paving services for builders and developers ranging from Bakersfield to Sacramento.

Since 2005, the company's formula for success has been a commitment to building lasting client relationships, and total dedication to the project and team. They bring value to their projects by providing expert analysis and creative solutions to every aspect of the job.

Relying on their extensive in house resources and years of experience, the company assures quality and professionalism by focusing on the unique needs of each client and project. SharpeSoft is proud to have been part of their continuing success.


SharpeSoft client Nelson Stark came together in 1993 when Nelson Excavating and Stark Plumbing merged to form a brand new company with 75 years of combined experience in plumbing and heavy construction. Over the last quarter century, the Cincinnati, OH company has grown to become a top provider of commercial and industrial plumbing and heavy site development services throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. They offer complete design/build services and have the capability to install all sizes of storm, sanitary, water and natural gas systems.

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Having their feet planted in both plumbing and heavy construction allows them to tackle projects from the ground up; performing all of the excavation, site utility and underground plumbing under one umbrella. This has allowed them to grow from a humble one-man residential plumbing company to a major commercial plumbing, site utility and excavation contractor with a workforce of more than 220 and a fleet of more than 200 pieces of heavy equipment. Thanks, Nelson Stark for choosing SharpeSoft!


At Western Engineering, quality, teamwork, integrity and performance are the core values that have made them the go-to site development specialists in the greater Sacramento area for going on four decades.

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A SharpeSoft client since 1997, Western Engineering offers complete pre-construction services, with an emphasis on mass grading, utility installation, and paving. Under the leadership of company President, Don. J. Carrol, Western Engineering provides top-level service to public works agencies, school districts and commercial and retail developers throughout northern California.

The company uses a full service, full commitment approach, performing nearly every aspect of the job in house with their own labor and equipment. Because of this, over 70 percent of their business comes from repeat customers.

SharpeSoft is proud to be part of the Western Engineering success story.


At NW Construction, knowledge, experience, integrity and teamwork have been the foundation for a solid record of success and customer satisfaction since 2013. In fact, in just five years the Bozeman, MT company has emerged as a leading provider of heavy civil construction services throughout the country. Their work includes dams and hydroelectric projects, concrete work, piping of all sizes, site preparation, underground utilities, slurry walls, demolition, marine and environmental work, aggregate processing, and more.

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Company founders, Neil VanAmburg and Neil Worden based their business model on hiring only the very best people and by emphasizing teamwork and collaboration. By treating each team member as a valued asset and stakeholder, the company is able to tackle jobs of any size, scope, and level of difficulty, and deliver them on time, within budget, and with the highest quality.

Thanks, NW Construction for choosing SharpeSoft!


Rock trenching machines are like giant chain saws on tracks that can cut through solid rock like a knife through butter. In Northern California, Cox and Cox Construction is one of the few heavy construction companies that knows how to use them, making them the go to company when the project requires digging through solid rock in difficult terrain.