Fayette County Business Spotlight!

Baker Concrete & Excavating

Fayette County Business Spotlight!

Mike and Steve Baker are a great example of local entrepreneurship in Fayette County. Natives of Clermont, the brothers started small in the concrete business. With just a backhoe and trailer the business began with small driveway projects and concrete garage floors.  Now, after about 18 years in the business, Baker Concrete operated with about 45 to 55 employees during the construction season, which typically runs from April through November, depending on the weather. The scope of Baker Concrete's services has grown over the years to meet the market's needs. In 2009, the company purchased another excavation company in Waverly to help expand their area of service. Most of the jobs handled by Baker Concrete are light commercial or government projects. Laying pipe, pouring concrete and lots of digging are the mainstays of the business. Baker Concrete isn't limited by these bigger projects and they still find time to do some house basements, sidewalks, decorative concrete applications and even trucking! Most of the company's work is done wight here in Iowa, within a 200 mile radius of Clermont.

Baker Concrete appreciated the hard working employees at the company and relies on some key staff members to keep everything running smoothly. Maureen Johnson is the long time Clermont Office Manager, and like the Bakers, is an active community member in Clermont. When asked what's great about living and working here in Northeast Iowa, Maureen pointed to the quality of life, "the area is a beautiful place to live." In addition to being a supportive community business, Baker Concrete is a family affair. Steve's son Shawn has joined the company as a project coordinator and Mike's son Blake does estimating and bidding for the company. As the construction season ramps up again this spring - watch for Baker Concrete to be hard at work in Northeast Iowa and beyond!

Welcome to Fayette County!

Welcome to Fayette County!

Fayette County ranks 13th in the midwest as a "Best Place to Live". Fayette County covers 720 square miles of prairie, farmland and scenic bluffs. This is a great place to build any business. We're convenient to transportation and wireless communication and there's a choice of five industrial parks - some 175 acres groomed for business growth. You and your employees will enjoy a great standard of living in Fayette County. Our school systems are great which is indicated by the fact that 83 percent of our graduates are college bound. Our beautiful parks and array of outdoor recreational activities is endless. Come see how fantastic Fayette County is!

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Marketing Group Meeting Rescheduled

Posted: Tue, December 30, 2014
Fayette County Economic Development and Tourism would like to form a county-wide marketing group to help market local businesses, cities and County. A stakeholder meeting will be held Thursday, January 15th at 2:00 pm at the West Union Chamber Building, 101 North Vine Street, West Union.

We understand that a lot of our local tourism is drawn to the area by our many innovative local businesses. This is everything from local greenhouses to antique shops and local foods. By working together to determine peoples individual marketing needs we hope to be able to develop an effective overall strategy to market Fayette County.
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Business Consultant Feb 18

Posted: Thu, December 11, 2014
Steven Horman, a professional business consultant, specializing in one-on-one business counseling and long-range strategic planning for businesses, government and non-profit organizers is scheduled to be in Fayette County on Wednesday, February 18th. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Fayette County Economic Development by phone at (563) 422-5073.
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Oelwein Plaza Park

Posted: Mon, October 27, 2014
The Positively Oelwein Committee is helping raise funds for picnic tables in Plaza Park. If you would be interested in donating towards this project, please call the OCAD office at 319-283-1105. Thank you so much for your support of this and all of our projects!
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2014 Tourism Membership Drive

Posted: Sun, March 16, 2014
Fayette County Tourism encourages you to become a member during our 2014 Membership Drive!

Membership helps support Fayette County Tourism with publication of the annual Calendar or Events and the promotion of Fayette County in numerous publications and media outlets. This years major projects include updating the Fayette County Live, Work & Play magazine and the Fayette County Barn Quilt publication along with continued marketing of Fayette County.

Benefits of membership include quarterly newsletters, 2014 Calendar of Events, Fayette County Tourism window cling, invitations to monthly tourism council meetings, and promotion of your community or business on our website, Facebook page and business directories.

The cost of memberships for the 2014 year are:

$65 for City/Community
$45 for Business/Non-Profit
$25 for Individual/Family

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