Russ has built fences, improved roads, repaired dams and improved water sources including spring development while working with land encumbered by a conservation easement for the benefit of the California red legged frog, California tiger salamander and Alameda whipsnake. All of Russ’s work has been performed in a professional manner.
Russ builds excellent corrals, fencing and installs water troughs, tanks, etc., he is an efficient worker and a pleasure to work with. There is no doubt in my mind that Russ is the most skilled operator in the hills this side of the Pecos.
Russ with Spur X Ranch Improvements, has performed several large conservation and habitat enhancement projects on watershed lands of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. These projects included road grading, culvert installation, stock pond de-silting and pond spillway re-construction. Russ is a very skilled equipment operator and possesses a solid understanding of the processes needed to complete projects within regulatory guidelines.
From the design and bid process to construction, clean up, and invoicing, Spur X Ranch Improvements has operated with complete professionalism. They are able to adapt to dynamic conditions with terrain, weather, business regulations and habitat requirements. Their finished product is top-notch and built exactly to specifications.
As a new, inexperienced “rancher”, we are VERY fortunate to have Russ who has completed several infrastructure projects for us including ponds, grading and building 12+ miles of roads on extremely steep hillsides and removing tons of debris. I always rely completely on Russ’s consultative opinion and guidance. He’s easy to work with, works hard, manages his team efficiently and is very professional. We will continue to use Russ for all our ongoing road maintenance and new projects.
When you own a large ranch (2000 A plus buildings), there are always things that have to be done that require a higher skill level. Russ with Spur X Ranch Improvements has been up to the challenge every time from building fences and roads, clearing land, grading and maintaining roads, fixing ponds, assisting in planting trees, bush mowing, and nearly any other task that has come up. In a case where he may not have the skill (e.g. I need new wires run up some existing utility poles) he finds and supervises the crew to do the work. In addition, he responds to emergencies (e.g. broken water pipe, failed well) to make sure things are right for us and our tenants. I am very pleased with his professionalism and the quality of his work and skill on heavy equipment.
I have observed the miracles that Russ with Spur X Ranch Improvements consistently performs on our ranch, along with some other really ‘hurting’ properties I’ve seen him work his magic on—it’s an awesome sight to behold. I would describe Russ as a talented combination of a brilliant Civil Engineer along with that of an Accomplished Artist where grading is concerned. Coupled with Russ 10 hour-a-day work ethic, and very fair pricing for value delivered, there’s no one else I know of that could do a better job.