Project Profile: Hawkins Farm

Now that most planting is (finally!) out of the way, it’s time to once again think about prepping and preparing your grain systems for fall harvest. Maintenance of your grain systems and equipment – or starting a system expansion – is something to consider while you’re combining wheat and planting double-crop beans in the coming weeks.

Summer is the perfect time for local farmers to get their grain systems ready for the biggest time of the year. One particular farm out of Valmeyer is already ahead of the game with prepping their systems that were installed by FS Construction Services.

This past September, we completed a job with Ellery and Garrett Hawkins of Hawkins Farms to build a brand new grain system for their farming and production needs. The Hawkins’ system includes a grain leg, grain drying system, handling and transfer system, and three storage bins. In addition to the system, Garrett himself decided to install a grain pit to complete the package and ensure speed, safety and ease of harvesting.

“It was great working with a co-op system such as Gateway FS. Their main objective is to satisfy their customers with the best service, equipment and products,” said Garrett, Ellery’s son.  “Overall, I was very pleased with the outcome of the job. It was exactly what I’d envisioned.”

At Gateway FS, we were also very pleased with the outcome of the project and happy to provide them with the equipment and service they needed to complete the job. FS Construction Services offers the most current grain systems technology in grain drying and aeration, grain handling and transfer, as well as grain bin storage.

We offer brands such as GSI, Lowry, Sukup, Grain Handler, Brock and more. Contact FS Construction Services today at 866-551-3454 to find out how we can help you with any of your grain system needs and how you can prepare for the upcoming harvest.