His small business started with one 30-tonne boom truck and a loader, but rapidly grew.
“The first year was hit and miss,” he recalled. “But then people got to know me and what I was capable of.”
With each passing year, Spence continued to get busier. As business picked up, he needed more equipment and staff.
Spence has since added to his inventory a 35-tonne boom truck, four dump trucks, a backhoe, a Bobcat, two excavators, one front-end loader and an assortment of trailers. He now employs four people, and his father often helps with maintenance.
After a few good years for Spence’s business, the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric mega-project began. He saw it as an opportunity to get more work, and it has added to his company’s success. However, he spends a lot of time on the Northern Peninsula, with steady jobs and repeat customers.