Hydroexcavation Company Digs Through The Tough Times

Hydro Spy turned a deep recession to its advantage in starting and building a successful hydroexcavation company.
Hydroexcavation Company Digs Through The Tough Times
The Hydro Spy field crew includes, from left, Pablo Vasquez, operator; Adam Karraker, technician; Iram Beltran, supervisor; Anthony Young, technician; and Jeremiah Perez, Hugo Jimenez and Frank Vasquez, operators.

Conventional wisdom says the middle of a recession is the wrong time to start a business. For Richard Young, co-owner of Hydro Spy Vacuum Excavation Services, it was exactly the right time.

The company started operations during the Great Recession of 2008. Early on, lenders...

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