It would be 6:30 in the morning. John had already left home, had his two cups of black coffee, drive from his home into the heart of Compton, California. After exchanging brief pleasantries with his employees he'd walk up to his messy office. Sit down at a desk covered in notes, yesterday's lunch wrapper, and an order he was working on getting equipment ready for anyone of his hundreds of customers. With rolodex in hand, John would start his daily calling. "John with the Buckets, John with the Wheels, where do you want me to deliver this bucket too?" The poor dispatcher on the other end of the phone would always get so confused. "Uh, John we didn't order a bucket?" My father would respond "Well, why not? Do you need one? I've got a lot of them." This wasn't just a rare occasion, this was the man's MO. I still here customers to this day recant conversations that sound almost identical to this one. John was beloved by his family, his friends, his employees, and his customers.
John was passionate about three things; His kids, his wife Peggy, and his business. John kept things as simple as he could. Sometimes to a fault. But his love for his family was never wavering and only rivaled by his love for his business. My father by no means was perfect. And although he'd tell you different, he was a very humble man who loved to help.
John has a total of 5 kids. A total of 12 grandchildren , and as of this writing two great grandchildren. When I think of my father I often think of the legacy he has left behind. Obviously there are many branches under John's family tree.
John's life came to an end August 21st 2017, one day after his 76th birthday. My father's health declined after the passing of my Mom. And although he battled heart problems, he made sure to share love and joy where every he could. He loved his family and his family loved him back entirely.
John's influence is still felt today at Buckets4Rent. We will do whatever we can to help our customers.
If you have a memory of John and would like to leave it here, please do. I would enjoy reading them.
According to the Los Angeles Times, "Developers are now adding homes, relative to population growth, at a far higher pace than in recent years. But it’s still below what experts believe would be enough to keep up with California’s growing population, which topped 39.5 million last year."
In the Inland Empire every where you look there seems to be new construction; be it residential, industrial , or commercial. With more and more construction; there is more and more earth moving. A greater need for excavation, pipeline, grading, and compacting the earth as spots are being prepared for new developments. Buckets4Rent specializes in providing attachments for excavators and backhoes that help our customers dig, trench, grade, and compact their jobs. We carry V-Ditch Buckets, Skeleton Buckets, Grading Buckets, Earth Moving Buckets, Compaction Wheels, and Rippers. We also offer Grizzly Screens and Tow Behind Compactors. Our Buckets and Wheels fit most popular excavators and backhoes.
The Times also added that "Economists say that if housing costs are to be kept in check, developers should build at a rate roughly in line with average household size, which as of Jan. 1 was about three people in California. To hit that rate, the state would have needed to add about 23,400 more homes than it did last year."
If we can help you with your job, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (800)-282-5173. Buckets4Rent, our equipment really gets attached to your job.