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Are you thinking of hiring a general contractor to do work on your home? Not sure whether you should go big or hire the local guy with a sound reputation? There are certain benefits that come with hiring a local and sometimes small contractor.

Benefits of Hiring the Local Guy

1. Locality: A local general contractor knows the area including which permits are needed and the rules and regulations for building. Hiring an out of towner that doesn’t know his stuff can lead to setbacks and a world of headaches that aren’t worth saving a few hundred bucks.

2. Availability: Hiring a general contractor from your area has many benefits including him being able to be at the jobsite each and every day without relying on a foreman to keep him in the loop. If a problem should arise would you rather make a phone call and have the contractor you hired to do the job appear the same day or schedule you in for later in the week when he can make a trip in from a few hours or a state away?

3. Small Operation: Small general contractors have their benefits too. An honest contractor won’t bid on a job he doesn’t have the manpower for. He’ll also be available to you one on one and be present from start to finish without giving you the runaround. The operation may be small but the connections may be big, including securing the best prices for materials which will be reflected in his estimate.

4. Community: Hiring a local general contractor, whether big or small, keeps work and money in the community. Your contractor may buy his lunch or fuel from the gas station down the road or subcontract from a local company. Hiring local helps complete the circle of economy in the community.

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Who is Beaulieu Industries?

Beaulieu Industries is a family owned and operated general contracting company. We call Maine home and are based out of the city of Lewiston. Established in 1973, our name may have changed over the years from Beaulieu Logging to Beaulieu Brothers to Beaulieu Industries, but our hard work and loyalty to our customers hasn’t budged.

Beaulieu Industries prides itself on being an honest, fair, hardworking, and competitive general contractor. We are classified as a small business which makes us more readily available to you. That means you deal directly with the foreman/boss, Roger Beaulieu, from your free estimate, to the beginning and completion of your job. We primarily do business in central and southern Maine, which keeps us local.

What Beaulieu Industries Can do for You

Beaulieu Industries specializes in topsoil  and Excavation. We provide Loam, Clay, Gravel, Screened Gravel, and Sand from our own pits. This eliminates the middleman and keeps prices of materials more affordable to you, our valued customer. We will deliver any of these materials locally at your convenience or schedule a pick-up time for you to come by and get loaded.

Services Offered but Not Limited To:


Curbing Work






House Lots

Land Clearing


Parking Lots

Pipe Work

Site Restoration

Septic Systems

Sewer Lines

Commercial Snow Plowing

Water Lines


Beaulieu Industries Topsoil Price List 2018

Type of Soil

Price per Yard Delivered


$16 Lewiston/Sabattus Area


$18 Auburn/Poland Area

Screened Gravel








Beaulieu Industries delivers to Androscoggin and its surrounding counties. We have loam and other topsoil for sale by the yard. If you need less or want to come pick it up yourself from our business in Lewiston, Maine call ahead for a date and time.

Our topsoil is now available for delivery or pick up. Loam for sale is screened and contains no fillers.

Please contact Roger Beaulieu at 207.240.4499 to set up a deliver/pick up date/time.

Commercial Snow Plowing Services

Beaulieu Industries has 30+ years of experience when it comes to snow plowing, sanding and snow removal. We are currently accepting commercial snow plowing  jobs. Our list of references includes the city of Lewiston and its municipalities and schools. No general contracting job is too big or too small.

Private/Residential, Commercial, & Municipalities

We accept Private/Residential, Commercial, and Municipal jobs. Contact us for a list of references, with questions, to set up a time for your FREE ESTIMATE or for full contact information.

Contact Beaulieu Industries

Email:  @ BeaulieuIndustries[@]gmail.com

Tel: Roger Beaulieu 207-240-4499 

Remember, “We’ll dig anything but your wallet!”

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Home construction projects can get quite expensive especially when you hire a general contractor in your area to do the work for you. With that being said, hiring a general contractor that you trust and will see the construction project through from start to finish is a must.

What to Look for in General Contractors

Experience: Are they qualified to do the work you want done? What experience do they have and how long have they been in business? Ask for references and pictures of works in progress and in completion.

Note: The length of time a general contractor has been in business is not always an indication of how well their work is.

License and Insurance: Always ask for a copy of their contractor’s license and insurance. If hiring a general contractor with employees, ask for a copy of their workers compensation insurance as well.

Note: Look for dates. The general contractor’s license should be current and insurance should be valid through the time it will take to complete your home construction project.

Contracts: Request a copy of the contract your general contractor wants to have you sign. Make sure you agree with everything stated in the contract. Keep an eye out for terminology you don’t understand and find out exactly what it means to keep from getting bamboozled.

Note: Always request a copy of the contract once you and your general contractor have both signed it for your own records.

Supervision: Who will be supervising your home construction project? Will it be the general contractor himself, a foreman, or a subcontractor?

Subcontractors: Is your general contractor going to hire any subcontractors to help complete your home construction project? If so how many and what exactly will they be doing?

Note: Always make sure subcontractors are reliable and reputable as well.

Guarantees: Does the general contractor offer any guarantees or warranties? Make sure these are clearly indicated in your contract.

When you hire a general contractor in your area always listen to your instinct. If something sounds off or something about the contract doesn’t seem right, check into it before signing the contract and before work begins.

Are there any tips you can share with others looking to hire a general contractor?

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