Our experience with managing large tracts of land for agricultural development and production, where smaller margins and efficiency is key, has taught us that it is important to get the quality and work right the first time, but more importantly, do it efficiently.
At BGC, we subscribe to Profile Products 5 Keys to Establishing Vegetation:
1. Understand the Substrate – We soil test to determine soil pH, nutrient levels, and organic matter to ensure sustainable
2. Pick the Right Plant Species – We select plant species by site depending on intended use, maintenance expectations, and
3. Select the Correct Erosion Control Practice – We follow Profile’s Green Design Engineering™ Triangle to select the best.
product based on effectiveness, longevity, and vegetation establishment.
4. Ensure Proper Installation – We install products based on the manufacturer’s specification.
5. Conduct Inspection and Maintenance Activities – Our inspections only begin when we have completed a project. The
obvious post-installation inspection occurs; however, we routinely and regularly visit our past sites to ensure proper
vegetation establishment and erosion control effectiveness. These inspections occur at predetermined intervals and after
significant weather events.
We give home to a variety of equipment and tools, doing in house repairs on all our equipment and often fabricating what we need in our shop. We take pride in our unique abilities, from our long reach excavators to our vast amount of talented staff working to make every project a success.
“John Deere also has helped in the development of our extreme-reach excavator fleet with 100 percent duty 95-foot-long-reach excavator as well as several 75 foot-extreme-reach machines.”
– Scott Holmes, BGC Vice President
We pride ourselves on our ability to tackle difficult and unique projects. All of this is possible with the help of great connections we’ve made along the way, great relationships, and reliable equipment.
“This will have a lasting impact on the Indian River Lagoon system, helping to protect one of the most diverse marine environments in North America..” – Kevin Powers, Indiantown Realty Corp. & SFWMD Vice Chairmen
Our C-44 project works to improve water flow and quality of marine life in the surrounding areas. We strive to create canals, berms and structures that will be beneficial to the Estuary.
In the city of Fellsmere, we constructed an entrance drive consisting of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals required to construct approximately 4,000 lineal feet of 22 foot wide asphalt roadway as well as two lakes, six concrete headwalls and ancillary items and more were all needed to complete this project. We worked with care and caution for the surrounding environments.
One of our more massive projects is underway in Martin County, the C-44 Reservoir is a multi-phase water management project dedicated to protecting the St. Lucie Estuary by filtering and cleaning water before it flows through the connecting canal and then into the St. Lucie River.
Working closely with the South Florida Water Management District the C-44 has proven to be our largest project yet, with nearly 200 pieces of equipment working to move nearly 17 million cubic yards of earth.
The completion for this project will not only clean and filter water in the Estuary but will also help protect the various Marine Environments and species. Site work for the C-44 Reservoir/STA Storm Water Treatment Area consists of the construction of 32 miles of STA levees/berms; 30 miles of distribution, collection, and drainage canals as well as 6,300 acres of clearing and STA cell interior grading. Utilization of 60’+ long reach excavators, LPG dozers, 9000 series tractors with pans, and drones, all equipped with GPS, allow for safe, precise production and as-built surveys. Through the implementation of creative sequencing for men and machines, over 2 and a half miles of Milestone 1 levee was completed on schedule. We finished by removing/remediating, tracking, and relocating 500,000 cubic yards of impacted soil from 26 separate locations 6 months ahead of the initial contract schedule, while meeting all other milestone activities.
This job consisted of removing organic material and existing sand from approximately 10,000 Linear Feet of cooling pond swale for improvements to the surrounding environments. Dewatering was required to remove excess water before and after the muck was removed. Fresh filter course sand material was then placed in the prepared swale and graded and sloped to allow for proper drainage. Work was accomplished with success and without incident in an ‘exclusion zone’ of a high hazard dam. This project was completed in the best interests of gentle giants found in Florida’s warm coastal waters.
Here we installed 115,000 square feet of Armorflex ABS systems at various locations within the city’s drainage system. Our scope was to survey, install erosion control & monitor, strip undesirable material from surface area, fill voids with engineered fill and compact, grade to line and specs, place geotextile filter fabric, place ABS mats, grout around inlets and seams, grade embankment and top of slope to grade elevations, place fill into mats (blinding), & sod to conclude the project. We finished with installation of new mitered ends around existing pipe inverts.
The removal of anything potentially harmful to the environment is a top priority to us, debris removal included. Near the St. Lucie river, we installed approx 1500 tons of bank & shore (12″ to 30″) type of rip rap along 450′ of Ten Mile Creek. The area was environmentally sensitive and extreme care was needed not to damage or destroy any indigenous plants. We wanted to assist in the filtering of trash to the St. Lucie River Estuary.
We also offer a number of Hurricane relief projects like dewatering and large Debris removal (depending on project needed)