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Military Grade Testimonial

In 1996, Whispering Pines Development won its first job as a subcontractor at the United States Military Academy at West Point—a small drainage project that also included installing permanent lights. Based on its good work, more jobs soon followed, and the Vails Gate, New York contractor earned additional work at the historic U.S. military academy that trains cadets for military careers. “After that job, we locked in with three or four major general contractors that hire us for certain tasks,” says Whispering Pines vice president John Leonette, who supervises field operations. “The work gradually increased and we’ve been here ever since.” Whispering Pines Development specializes in commercial and government contract work, with a concentration in site prep, utilities, drainage, concrete curbs and sidewalks and repairing burst pipes. Today, Whispering Pines’ is a proven resource at West Point. The firm also handles infrastructure work for municipalities. “We do a wide range of infrastructure work— piping, concrete, slabs, curbs, sidewalks, handicapped ramps—even laying sod and installing sprinklers,” Leonette says. The assignments at West Point are heady stuff for a company that started 38 years ago as a site prep contractor developing mobile home parks in the Hudson Valley. “There’s a lot of work at West Point, and we are glad to have it,” Leonette says. “We have to go through Army Corps of Engineers training to work there. They require OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 training, something all of our crews are certified in.”

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