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Looking for a Pond Builder in West Central MO
#529831 01/20/21 07:41 AM
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Hi Folks,

I have an old pond which need some form of a rebuild or perhaps a new pond altogether if this one can't be saved.

Any suggestions for Cass County, MO? I'm about 15 minutes South of KC.

Thanks

Re: Looking for a Pond Builder in West Central MO
LarryBud #529833 01/20/21 08:34 AM
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gehajake is a member here and has experience with pond building as he is an excavation company owner. PM him to see if he is interested or knows someone to recommend. I believe he resides near Columbia, Mo.


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Re: Looking for a Pond Builder in West Central MO
LarryBud #529850 01/20/21 11:39 AM
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I am a member in an association that has excavating contractor members all across the United States and could hook you up with a professional in your area. I am actually VP of the Missouri chapter.
Go to mlica.org, which stands for MO chapter of Land Improvement Contractors Assc. there you can click on locate a contractor tab that will bring up a map of contractors across the state. obviously I don't personally know every one of them but do know a good percentage of them and will put a ton of faith in any one of them.

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Re: Looking for a Pond Builder in West Central MO
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Thank you.

What a great resource.

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Re: Looking for a Pond Builder in West Central MO
LarryBud #529864 01/20/21 06:39 PM
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I dont remember the pond builder's name, but the owner of https://raccoonvalleyfisheries.com/ highly recommended a guy close to you. I talked to him but he was too far from me.


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Re: Looking for a Pond Builder in West Central MO
LarryBud #529902 01/21/21 10:58 AM
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I used James Robertson custom dozing out of Knob Noster Mo. They did a fantastic job and he was very reasonably priced,you are more than welcome to come out and check his work here in Holden if you like. He keeps you well informed with the project. He built my pond which is 22 ft deep at the basin, and I had them cut a 10 ft wide 5 ft deep channel down the middle, 1 1/4 acre, cost was $12600.

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This pond build included clearing the trees, a lot of them, taking out a lagoon, and ripping out a seam of rock that we ran into about 20 feet down. He has the equipment and operators to do the job, that's why I went with him. I got quotes from four other builders and their prices were from 13000 to 25000 and most of them just had one piece of equipment i.e. Dozer, track hoe, etc. I just felt better with a company that has the man power and equipment to do the job. When I asked him why he was so much cheaper than my other bids, he explained to me the amount of time it would take to do the job, and then we did the math at $135 an hour and it came to right at $10000. The extra cost over run was due to the rock we ran into that had to be ripped out, I was informed of this before we started the build that we could run into this. When we hit rock, he showed me, and then told me what it would cost before he continued so there would not be any surprises, very professional. I asked about a guarantee against leaking, he told me he had never built a pond that didn't leak some, and had never seen one that didn't leak a little, well, this pond has not leaked a drop that I can see. It was built a year ago last November and I filled it from a creek about 200 yards below the dam. I used a two inch trash pump to fill it, took about three months to fill it, might want to check into that if you have a creek nearby. Anyways I am very happy with his work and would highly recommend him

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Thank you to all who responded.

I will continue my search for a solution.


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