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Draves Pipeline Inc. | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

Leveraging Compact Equipment and Hawthorne Rentals to Increase Profits

Draves Pipeline, Inc., established 1979, works primarily on wet and dry utilities for custom home projects throughout San Diego county and greater Southern California. Using efficient, compact equipment bought from Hawthorne Cat, Draves Pipeline handles a variety of projects from water services and sewer laterals, to electric and gas utility work. Building on their success, Jon Draves, Vice President of Draves Pipeline, created Compact Equipment Specialists, Inc. (CES) to address a growing need for compact equipment rentals in Southern California. Expanding his relationship with Hawthorne Cat, Jon acquired additional Cat machines to build out his inventory and help customers that may not own equipment or have qualified operators in-house.

Together, Draves Pipeline and CES have a combined fleet of four Cat mini excavators, two rubber-tired skid steer loaders, two track skid steer loaders, one Cat backhoe loader, and a variety of attachments including planers, sweepers, and breakers. For projects that require larger equipment, Draves Pipeline relies on equipment from Hawthorne Rentals in order to maximize profit.

“In all our years of business, we have never purchased our compact equipment from anyone other than Hawthorne Cat,” says Dale Draves, company president. “They offer top notch service that is second to none, and Cat equipment retains its value over time, with low maintenance costs to boot.”

Dale continues, “We want to thank Hawthorne Cat for all of their support over the years… Working with our Cat equipment has brought us a better return on our investment.”

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Ross Farmer
Corporate Machinery Sales Manager
858.674.7048 office
760.815.4094 mobile