Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
RED OAK, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, today announced her Small Business of the Week: Hands On Excavating of Hardin County. Throughout this Congress, Ranking Member Ernst plans to recognize a small business in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties.
“As fourth-generation farmers, Brett, Brian, and Jacob understand the hard work and dedication it takes to build a small business from the ground up,” said Ranking Member Ernst. “They found a way to meet a need faced by farmers in their area and positively impact the entire Iowa agriculture community with their ground-breaking approach to comprehensive excavation services.”
When brothers Brett, Brian, and Jacob Handsaker of Radcliffe, Iowa saw a need for agriculture excavation and tile repair services in their community, they came together with family friend Bob Lepper to found Hands On Excavating in 2010. Over the past 13 years, Hands On Excavating has expanded to include demolition, material transportation, and conservation construction projects in addition to their successful tiling and excavation services. The Handsaker brothers grew up on their family farm and are actively involved in the Hardin County community. They have been recognized by Drainage Contractor magazine, Iowa State University, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for their contributions to Iowa agriculture.
Stay tuned as Ranking Member Ernst recognizes more Iowa small businesses across the state with her Small Business of the Week award.