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Diggin' It!
ISSUE NUMBER 8                                                               MARCH/APRIL 2010 
In This Issue
Korbel Brut
In celebration of our 10th Anniversary here's a recipe for a celebratory beverage that
can be made for virtually any kind of gathering! Enjoy!
2 bottles sparkling white wine (Korbel Brut works well)
2 cups Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
1 cup orange juice (no pulp)
2 cups apple juice
Mix together in pretty punch bowl or large glass container with spout. Garnish with sliced citrus fruit and/or green and red apples... I like to keep it simple so I use lemons and oranges!
Garnish with your favorite citrus fruit! 
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Even the largest structures began as an idea.
The guy who takes a chance...who walks the line between the known and unknown...who is unafraid of failure will succeed.

Well. it's been two years since we started this silly little newsletter, but more importantly, it's been 10 years since Jason started this (silly little) business! Bennett Contracting is celebrating 10 years this month... and like all things, it seems like only yesterday! We'll have some fun in this issue sharing our very own Top 10 List. Thank you to all of you for your continued support during these past 10 years.

Top 10 For Our 10 Year Anniversary in 2010
10. Every municipality has a different set of requirements -- different permits, different costs, different forms! Fun, fun, FUN!
9. If you need a lesson in how to talk like a REAL construction guy just ask Big Jake!
8. When you say you do demolition work nearly everyone says, "Cool, what's it like to blow up buildings with explosives?"
7. Instead of a suit and tie, business attire around here includes reflective safety vests, hard hats and steel toe work boots.
6. Even if you only have one dump truck people will see your trucks "everywhere!"
5. Blue pipe = Water.
4. Purple pipe = Don't drink this water.
3. Green pipe = Ick! You really don't want to drink this "water!"
2. Much like sewer pipe, crap runs downhill in construction (from owners, engineers, contractors, building officials and then finally to sub-contractors!) LOL
1. And the number one thing we've learned being in business ten years is... It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it!
JOB UPDATE: What We've Dug and Where We're Diggin' Now
Toledo Blade Elementary Sidewalks are underway with Jon F. Swift Construction. The Bennett Team installed more than 32,000 feet already for Atwater Elementary and is working this second phase, which is an additional 20,000 linear feet of concrete sidewalk for this other North Port elementary school. Bennett Contracting was recently awarded a project at Caples Hall on the campus of New College of Florida with DooleyMack Constructors, Inc. Work continues on the City of Sarasota Police Headquarters being built by KRAFT Construction, the project should be completed in the next few months. Quite a few projects have recently been completed by our team including the Aqualea Resort & Residences for Bovis Lend Lease in Clearwater, the Mobil at Portal Crossing for J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., and the final portions of the Out of Door Academy's Athletic Fields are being completed now for Willis A. Smith Construction.
Instead of "Men at Work" You can Now Experience "People at Play"
PNG logoFor more than three years Jason and I have been working on a very fun concept that we are finally ready to "roll out" to the public... People at Play is our new company offering men and women an opportunity to experience the power and thrill of operating heavy equipment in a safe and fun environment!
On March 19th People at Play was officially introduced to the local community at the Wellness Community's Night of Hope Event where a package for 12 people raised $4,000 for cancer patients! We couldn't be happier that our live auction item was the top seller that evening! 
If you are interested in scheduling a group (between 4 and 12 adults) to experience People at Play please call Alisa at (941) 756-8200. We are still working on finding a permanent home for People at Play, so programs won't start in earnest for another couple of months! Call today to be one of the first!
Try your hand on the Excavator
We hope you enjoyed receiving Diggin' It! Thank you for making our first 10 years absolutely terrific! We look forward to partnering with each of you for many, many more.
Jason & Alisa Bennett