Plateau Excavation

Father’s Day Feature – Landon Perkins, Superintendent

Father is one of the most exceptional titles a man can hold, and these heartfelt features about some of the fathers at Plateau, shared by their children who work alongside them, embody the Plateau Excavation culture.

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine Francois Prevost

Happy Father’s Day Landon Perkins, Superintendent at Plateau Excavation for over 13 Years

Father’s name, Title, and Years at Plateau Excavation

Landon Perkins – Superintendent – over 13 years

Child’s Name, Title, and Years at Plateau Excavation:

Chloe Warren – Project Manager Intern – < 1 year

How did your father influence you to get into the industry / join the Plateau family? 

My dad’s influence on my career has been profound. As a superintendent on a job site for Plateau Excavation, he showed me the importance of meticulous planning, attention to detail, and effective communication. His expertise in moving dirt and excavating land sparked my interest in the field of civil engineering, and his dedication to ensuring projects were completed on time and within budget instilled in me a strong work ethic. As I pursue my education and eventually become an estimator/ project manager for Plateau Excavation, I will carry his lessons with me, applying the skills he has taught me to drive success in my own career. His guidance has been instrumental in shaping me into who I am today, and I am grateful for the opportunity to follow in his footsteps.

How would you describe your dad’s role? How he works? 

As a superintendent for Plateau Excavation, my dad is a master of efficiency and coordination. He arrives at the site early, equipped with a keen eye for detail. He begins by ensuring that every crew member knows their tasks and deadlines. He directs the team of operators, laborers, and mechanics as they work to move dirt and excavate land. He is constantly monitoring progress, offering guidance and troubleshooting as needed to keep the project on track.

My dad’s expertise is evident in the way he seamlessly navigates the complexities of the job site. His attention to detail is impressive, as he ensures that every aspect of the project – from grading and compaction to drainage installation – is executed to the highest standards.

Despite the demands of the job, my dad always prioritizes safety and maintaining a positive attitude. He is a true leader, inspiring his team to work together towards a common goal. His dedication to getting the job done right has earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from him.

What’s your favorite memory with your dad?

One of my favorite memories with my dad is our countless adventures riding side-by-sides in Kentucky. We’ve spent hours exploring the rolling hills and scenic countryside, feeling the wind in our hair and the sun on our faces.

My dad is an expert navigator, always finding new trails to take us on and secret spots to discover. We’ve seen wildlife, like deer and turkey, and taken in breathtaking views from atop scenic overlooks. And as the sun begins to set, we’ve parked our side-by-sides and watched the sky turn pink and orange.

These days have become a staple of our relationship, a special bonding experience that we cherish and look forward to. Whether it’s a quick afternoon ride or a full-day adventure, we know that every time we hit the trails together, we’ll have lots of fun and create new memories.

What’s your favorite part of working with your dad / at the same company? 

I absolutely love working with my dad at Plateau Excavation! One of my favorite parts is the sense of teamwork we share. We’ve worked together on project SWITCH, and I’m always impressed by his expertise and dedication to getting the job done right. Plus, we’ve had so many great adventures exploring the great outdoors and creating memories together. It’s a special feeling knowing that we’re building memories together, both in the office and out on the trails. Working with my dad is like having a partner in crime, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to do so.

If you could describe your dad in one word, what would it be? 

One word that describes my dad is professional. This word captures the sense of dedication, expertise, and commitment to his work that I mentioned earlier.