Pictured from left are Blake Long, Paul Long and Nicholas Long. In front on tractor is Henry Long.

Owners: Nicholas Long and Paul Long

Location: Weaubleau, Mo.

History: Nicholas Long is a row crop farmer in St. Clair County, Mo., and has always had an interest in heavy equipment. After combining his two interests and helping out his fellow farmers with their farm work and excavating projects as a side income, Nicholas and his father Paul began Long Farms and Excavation earlier this year.

“I love equipment, building things and seeing the finished product,” Nicholas said. “I was already farming and I saw a need for some help in the area. 

Nicholas is a one-man show, but Paul does help when needed. 

“I have a great father and mother (Brenda Long),” Nicholas, who is 24 years old, said. “They help me out with the business and dad will come to help me with whatever needs to be done and lend a hand.”

Products and services: On the farming side, Long Farms and Excavation offers groundwork, planting, and can arrange spraying and fertilizing. Come harvest time, the business offers custom combining and hauls the harvested products.

“We will haul about anything,” Nicholas said. “If we don’t have the right trailer, we’ll rent one or figure something out.” 

For excavation services, the Longs offer dump trucking of gravel, river rock, topsoil and fill dirt, or anything else requiring a dump truck. Long Farms and Excavation can also prepare for construction, including land clearing, the razing of existing structures, pad construction, fence row clearing and driveway construction. 

“We can do just about anything with our equipment,” Nicholas said, adding that Long Farms and Excavation does not build structures.

Nicholas added that he also can install livestock watering systems, dig and bury electrical and water lines, construct culverts and install drains. He is also in the process of obtaining licensing for sanitary sewer construction. 

“I can do just about anything underground,” he said.

Business philosophy: For Long Farms and Excavation, customer satisfaction is the priority. 

“We like to see the customers smile and be happy with our work when we’re done with a job,” Nicholas said. “If something I’ve done isn’t up to their standards, then I will come fix it.”


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